FIRED I didn't even see it coming , Please advise - page 5
by Ms.MayaRN 14,525 Views | 52 Comments
I'm a new grad graduated Jan 2012 hired into a Med Surge position in a level 2 hospital in Brooklyn. one week left to be on my own and completing my 8 week orientation I get fired. I didn't see it coming, never got written up ,... Read More
- 0Oct 24, '12 by Ms.MayaRNHi kcmylorn
Your statement , It's the meat and potatoes of what nursing is becoming.
Nursing is the nation's largest health care profession but we have no political power, no persuasion , and now it seems we have become replaceable . Hospitals don't want to train new nurses and the nurses plus years of experience are been pushed out because they are making too much money.
- 0Oct 30, '12 by PneumothoraxSame thing happened to me the other day. and i dont know what to do. I got a great performance review, i was recieving awards, i was picking up hours in other departments and poof. its all gone.
i need to find another job asap and idk what do do. leave it on my resume or dont bother?
- 1Nov 7, '12 by kcmylornI can't remember if afew on this thread posted they were working LTC but here's the latest of what I heard.
I went on an interveiw a few days ago for an insurance company who offers a medicare advantage policy, they deal with LTC, SNF's etc. they are aware of the "revolving door" aka the high turn over rate in LTC,SNF settings of the nursing staff. They told me that that lack of continuity of care makes it difficulty to pay the resident's their benefits, aka the facility getting paid by medicare. So they inturn have to decline the payment for the services because they can not justify the stay with the breaks in care- this falls under the concurrent and retrospecitve reviews. These facilites, and may also include acute care, are shooting themselves in their whinning and moaning foot by firing nurses on a dime!! So what goes around is coming around!!!
Just an FYI
- 1Nov 13, '12 by PneumothoraxQuote from Ms.MayaRNI completely agree. I did not expect nursing to be all rainbows & butterflies. However I did expect them to be a little more understanding with a new grad, and also a bit more aware of the changes that have gone on in healthcare since they got out of school and to maybe use their brains a little bit when caring for a patient instead of relying on machines.I was working at a Hospital Level I trauma.
My experience left a bitter taste about the nursing profession but I won't let it shape me nor change me.
It is sad that some of our nursing leaders DON, ADON, NM, ANM are nothing but vultures and rotten poisonous snakes.
Well put out some apps for nursing homes. I guess it will do until I find somewhere that is better eh? Who knows I might even like it.
- 0Nov 18, '12 by nurse nosaDon't give up hope in nursing or in any other career u have be a nice vulture and make it clear to everyone around That u are the wrong person to miss with but at the same time that u r there to learn and help. Good luck life is not easy .... Takeout happen and learn.....that is how we get stronger...... Hold ur head up high.
- 0Nov 18, '12 by nurse nosaQuote from nurse nosaSorry for the bad sentence coordination my i pad have a mind of its own changes word on me..Don't give up hope in nursing or in any other career u have be a nice vulture and make it clear to everyone around That u are the wrong person to miss with but at the same time that u r there to learn and help. Good luck life is not easy .... Takeout happen and learn.....that is how we get stronger...... Hold ur head up high.
- 0Nov 18, '12 by Ruby VeeQuote from Ms.MayaRN"Not a good fit" IS a reason. It may not be a reason you understand, and I would urge you to try to find out what made you a poor fit for that position. It may be a mistake you're making that is easily correctable -- and may be worth correcting before it makes you a poor fit for the next position you take.Thank you all for the replies.
Liveyourlive I never though I would be the one to get the phrase "not a good fit" but I also believe once a mind is made up you can't change it. The worse part is let go for nothing.
Mom To 4. I agree with you I won't speak with the manager is done, and I am a firm believer in blessings in disguise but we all here other nurses get fired for "not being a good fit" but we never think it would touch us. I will chalk it off and keep moving.
Various things make an employee a poor fit for a position -- here are just a few examples of reasons orientees were let go in my unit:
On Kate's first day in our unit, she sat down next to me where I was watching monitors and announced "The male nurses in this unit are all immoral." Her first day! It turns out that she was a born again Christian and had attended a Christian nursing school. Her ideas of morality were somewhat rigid, and did NOT include some of the diverse lifestyles of our nursing staff. It would not have been an employment-ending problem had she kept her ideas to herself, but Kate was always pointing out to her preceptors the error of their ways, immorality of their lifestyles and the liklihood that they would burn in hell after death. Not a good fit for most units.
Livvie always wanted to work in a busy ICU . . . but she never wanted to move very fast. Even in an emergency. She studied, knew her drugs, her rhythms, her interventions. She didn't make mistakes. But she never moved very fast. Not a good fit.
Elizabeth's first day was memorable. She wanted to make sure she didn't have to work Christmas, had to have New Year's off, and was sure we weren't really serious about making her rotate to nights. Every time the schedule came out -- three times in her six months of orientation -- she had numerous requests for weekends off, nights off, reasons she couldn't rotate to nights, etc. She called off frequently . . . her cat was sick, her stepmother was sick, her grandmother died . . . and yet was clearly visible on FaceBook enjoying some social event. Not a good fit.
In each case, we talked to these orientees several times about the reasons we considered them a poor fit -- but they either didn't get it or didn't really hear it. If any of them had truly understood what we were trying to say, they could have reversed the process that finally led to them being let go. Yet each was convinced they were "fired for no reason."
- 0Nov 18, '12 by Ms.MayaRNNot a good fit is not a reason. As to state a reason that I don't understand . I'm not iliterate I'm a nurse just like you . That's the problem with nursing be honest be upfront .
not a good fit could be anything, too fat? too young ? too old? too skinny? not blonde ?
How can a mistake be corrected if your not told what the mistake is? How can you learn from not a good fit.
I guess maybe I should had been like the nurse whom I heared calling a patient discussting and gross. She is still employed there, maybe that's the fit they want.
Thank you for giving examples of nurses who were let go.
Is sad a good nurse like livvie is let go for "not being fast enought" but if she was told she wasn't fast enought that is a good reason if speed is all a unit ones. Not a good fit means nothing without provinding objective data.
Most of your examples besides lizzie are of nurses that I can see they were at fault especially if given the opportunity to change.
I'm sorry to disagree with your point of views. As to state that each person whom is fired believe it was for no reason is putting the blame on them and on me. You where not there when it happened and I doubt you have ever been discriminate in your life.
As to the born again christian , noone knew prior to hiring her of her religious views.
I was born in Bangladesh . If you told me discrimination and hatred thrives in nursing I would had never believe you had it not happened to me.
White privilege goes far. Some people in this world don't know what is to go hungry, to struggle to find a job. come from distructives home. God bless the good people in this world who help others.Last edit by Ms.MayaRN on Nov 18, '12 : Reason: grammar