Having to quit

  1. 0 My shoulders hurt, sleep doesn't help my fatigue anymore. Anything I've posted on here before about being able to handle this job doesn't work anymore. I don't know if it's because I'm in a hostile work environment or my body is just saying no more. I was okay when I worked acute, but this skilled nursing job for the past few months has done a number on me. I'm done. I'm thinking of just going from full-time to PRN and not answering my phone.
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  3. Visit  mindyfromcali profile page

    About mindyfromcali

    From 'CA'; Joined May '09; Posts: 101; Likes: 50.

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  4. Visit  fuzzywuzzy profile page
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    Why would you quit that way, instead of just turning in your notice?
  5. Visit  mindyfromcali profile page
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    To avoid the politics of it, and people treating me differently because of I'm leaving.
  6. Visit  fuzzywuzzy profile page
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    I think you should act like a responsible adult and give your two weeks notice.
    Kandy83, hgrimmett, and Kitsey like this.
  7. Visit  rivershark2005 profile page
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    I've kinda got to agree with fuzzy here. If it'd bad enough to quit, just quit. But do give your two weeks. It's the responsible thing to do.
    hgrimmett likes this.
  8. Visit  mindyfromcali profile page
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    Quote from fuzzywuzzy
    I think you should act like a responsible adult and give your two weeks notice.
    You've never met me, and you can't judge someone by what they say on an online forum. The culture where I work is not an easy one to be in when having to work for two weeks with other people knowing that I'm leaving, and asking all kinds of questions. That's the reason why I'm quitting. Sure it's the easier way to take, but it's not irresponsible. Irresponsible would be just not showing up for work one day. Going to PRN is giving notice in a way, but without having to deal with nosy people who don't follow social norms.
    vintagemother likes this.
  9. Visit  saldridge profile page
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    If your not going to answer the phone when they need you then you should put in a 2 wk. notice. You are just taking up a position I'm sure someone would love to have.
    TN CNA likes this.
  10. Visit  kpossible profile page
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    It's fine to change to PRN (as needed) shift as long as you notify your employer. But not answering your phone is irresponsible and will be a major impact on future jobs since they call your past employers for job verification and they could leave a bad review. Also, we don't have much information about your job (are you a CNA in a hospital or nursing home or home health care?) to leave concrete feedback. Feel free to express your frustration here though!
  11. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
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    Quote from mindyfromcali
    You've never met me, and you can't judge someone by what they say on an online forum. The culture where I work is not an easy one to be in when having to work for two weeks with other people knowing that I'm leaving, and asking all kinds of questions. That's the reason why I'm quitting. Sure it's the easier way to take, but it's not irresponsible. Irresponsible would be just not showing up for work one day. Going to PRN is giving notice in a way, but without having to deal with nosy people who don't follow social norms.
    I've never met you, either, but believe me when I say that we can -- and DO -- judge someone by what they say on an on-line forum. Whether or not the culture at your job is difficult, the responsible thing to do is to turn in your two weeks' notice. Not to do so is to be irresponsible. You can answer the questions in a generic and inoffensive manner -- "It's not a good fit," or "I found a job I like better" or "I'm moving to Arkansas" all work.
  12. Visit  AKreader profile page
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    Give your two weeks. Put up with the drama knowing that you will leave it all. Heck, go PRN so you're not working as much and then put in your two weeks, but be responsible about it.
    I had a job where the the aides were treated like **** by management and were physically attacked by one resident on a regular basis (at a psych group home). Pretty much all of the aides quit at the same time, but we all gave two weeks notice.
    It's the right thing to do.
  13. Visit  WannaBNursey profile page
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    I switched to PRN at a SN/LTC facility thinking it would help me stay with the job longer and it did nothing. One week after switching to PRN I gave in my two weeks. Those last 2 weeks were hellish. I recommend just giving your 2 weeks and being done with it.
  14. Visit  nguyency77 profile page
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    When I put in my 2 weeks notice (blew out my MPFL and had to get ligament reconstruction surgery), my HR manager was surprised because very few people at my company actually turned in a written statement, and that it was a polite, professional thing to do. She also said I was definitely welcome to come back as an RN and that she would be happy to serve as a reference if I choose not to come back to the facility upon graduation.

    I was able to leave on a positive note. It's the right thing to do. When people ask, just give generic, boring answers. People will stop asking if you don't tell them the juicy bits they want to hear.


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