I dont know where else to turn. - page 2

in advanced I dont want nothing negative Ive got enough negativity in my life right now I dont want to hear oh this has nothing to do with nursing because you aint an aide no more... no it has... Read More

  1. by   rivershark2005
    Quote from TurtleCat

    A little off-topic, but she was fired over ONE mistake in spite of being a good LPN?? That seems excessive, unless it was a very serious mistake that did or easily could have endangered a patient. I mean, although of course you want to be as accurate as possible working in the healthcare field, we're still only human and make mistakes. But then again, I don't know the full circumstances so I don't know. Just stories like this kind of scare me, I worry about getting a job as a CNA and then being fired over the tiniest mishap or nitpick.
    Yeah, one mistake. Problem was, she forgot to give a pain med to a very vocal pt, who was the administrator's grandmother. Things like that tend to go downhill rather quickly.
  2. by   IdianaCNA1993
    most people dont know Im gay unless they ask or I tell them most the time I dont tell them unless I start to feel uncomfortable about them getting to close or somthing like that, if that makes sense. for that LPN that got a job 3 days after losing her first job well good for her I wish I had her luck a for that aide that you think they keep around because hes good well think again... a lot of aides hate working with him because they csn never find him snd when they do he is out in his car smoking or he is hiding some where not doing a single thing. I hated comming in after him rounds were never done bed pans in the hopper room never done, ok I can understand the bed pans when you put the residents first its whatever Ill do it when I got the time. but its like jees you cant do bed checks and take care of the residents? I myself would only keep people around that wanted to work and who put the residents first and werent tardy or absent all the time. but thats just how I was brought up any way.
  3. by   tree73
    one thing I realized in being a certified nurse aide. it can be very rewarding but the flip side of it is can be everything totally opposite of what you thought it could be meaning it can be a thankless job. make you feel underpaid, worthless, never good enough, competing for that employee of the month which in reality does not mean a hill of beans and chances are you will never get it. and really what does it mean. and the same person seems to get it. you know the nurse who comes in and works maybe one day out of the week and she got it because she is this miss priss who is good friends with the owner or the DON. oh yes she will call me while I am giving a resident a shower and she expects me to stop a resident from leaving the facility while I am in the middle of giving a shower and the resident is leaving. why there is no reason why she cannot stop her and she get employee of the month.... big deal. I want to vomit....

    oh, and lets not forget I got yelled at because I wore my scrubs because we are caregivers not can. shame on me. you get more residents and they want you to take a 45 min break not a 30 minute break. they messed up my pay for over a month, took them several weeks to put me in the time clock and by the time I left still have no name tag I guess I had to graduate to get one/HAHA.

    more and more residents seem to becoming. oh yes, please do not let me forget a resident's daughter got mad at me because I forgot to put a straw in her ensure, lord forgive me. and the other can/from another country I cannot understand her said you are not allowed to go in mrs. smith's room her daughter asked me if I can take care of her, oh do not take it personally. don't you love those situations. and meanwhile the other girl forget to take her down to dinner and the daughter is screaming at you. you who were told not to go in there and lets no forget the trash is still in her room/and it is still a mess. remember u cannot go in her room the other girl is supposed to take care of her and some how this all falls still on you. lets not forget you put the dirty depends in the garbage bag and you got it from the trash, not to mention someone else left a dirty depend in their and their are no trash bags left in the can and of course no garbage bags left to be found and the morning shift still yells at you, day in day out about the same thing..... nothing ever changes. and the girl in housekeeping who is from some war-torn country in Europe who can barely speak English/and swears yet somehow you can barely make out what she is saying to you every facility is the same. the may be true but you need to find the one that is right for you.
  4. by   Paws2people
    Wow, that was some rant. Lol. Welcome to All Nurses
  5. by   kenya1005
    Be very, very, very careful with facebook. You are NOT entitled to voice your opinions about your employer on there. Most employers will fire you for that. Even if you say something like "Man, I had the worst day at work!" and it's in your profile where you work, they can fire you because it makes the company look bad. I'm not trying to be negative, just a heads up.

    You don't have to put every job you've had on your application/resume. Just put the good ones. Trust me. When I was younger I had a lot of one month jobs. Just work hard to get another job and do your best. This time of year, you might could get a seasonal job for the holidays or something and a lot of times that leads to something full time. Good luck!
  6. by   Corpsman514
    I have doubts about your issue. You need to drop the "I'm the victim" mentality. Obviously there is some sort of a problem as the reasons you were "let go" are similar. Body language says a lot. Professionalism is lacking. Accept responsibility for your actions and perhaps you need to do some research on customer service and professionalism. Also, your attitude needs work as well.
    Good luck and be well.
  7. by   liketheairport
    If you're in an at-will employment state, you can get fired pretty much for any reason and they don't have to tell you. That's how I got terminated from my last job. I asked why and was told, and I quote, "Remember that Wisconsin is an at-will employment state." All I really needed to hear and I didn't press the issue. It stinks, for sure, but you have to accept what part you may have had in it and also that sometimes, crap just happens. Let it go and keep trying.

    Customer service is rough. I have 13 years of experience in it and I'll tell you, other than say, nursing, it's probably one of the best places where someone can yell at you for not necessarily any reason at all. Just smile, keep your head up, and remember that you are the master of your destiny.
  8. by   mvm2
    To Tree73-LTC can be a tough job, and I am sorry for your experiances or maybe this was just one bad day that you are venting about. But maybe a different venue will be more to your liking and you can find some joy in being a CNA. There is Home Care, Hospice, Retirment Homes(many times are a lot less busy the LTCs) I hope you can feel like you can move on with a positive attitude and find a job that fits you and that can make you happy