I'm getting terminated from my first nursing job - page 2

by Nurseadam 24,095 Views | 109 Comments

I have violated a hospital policy, not in patient care or a hippa violation, but I've made a mistake of hooking up with a coworker in the parking lot after work. This ended up to the manager, and we had a meeting with HR, and now... Read More


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    It is a common misconception that employers are limited to providing dates of employment & eligibility for rehire when contacted for a reference. Laws vary by state, but in general, employers are protected from liability as long as the information provided in a reference is truthful.
    joanna73, Altra, Meriwhen, and 6 others like this.
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    I've never heard the expression "getting your swerve on" before. I like it. I'm stealing it.
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    It sucks you are going through this. You obviously realize in retrospect it was a bad idea.

    Years ago when I was working as a tech a male co-worker offered to walk me to my car, which I had parked on the street, off hospital property. Once we got to my car he threatened to rape me. While I was shaken up, I did not tell my boss because it happened off the clock off hospital property. Fortunately, my boss found out through the grape vine and he was disciplined anyway. Unfortunately he was not fired, and after a few months they started making me work with him again
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    Quote from Nurseadam
    I know that it's stupid, you don't need to repeat that, it's irresponsible and immature. but it happened and nothing i can do about it now.
    maybe i;m asking for support for a dumb thing i did, but so what...
    Well, dear, you're not going to get it here. Dumb things, by definition, do not get support. You asked. Take your medicine and go forth and sin no more. At least not on hospital property.
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    kind of sounds like you're jealous of her getting some action. what's the matter? not getting any? lol don't answer the question, I probably won't bother reading it anyway. What you should of done with yer 'ol self was assist her with some good ol' nurse advice.. After all you're in "nursing" to help people arent you? patients as well as colleagues. and if you answered no to that question, god help us and your future patients, for they will have no idea that you lack such compassion.

    as to OP, first off im sorry to hear that. I do hope things work out for you. Good luck.
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    just a thumbs down on your ability to convey such words to people. dont know who you are don't care. learn some people skills. it's in your job description.
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    Quote from crazy&cuteRN
    I agree with GreenTea, this was not a mistake. However, I am not here to judge you. You had poor judgement, and had a moment of weakness. Everyone, has done something that they knew was not right.

    So where do you go from here? Well I need more info. If you have a long history with this job then you must put it down as a reference. My advice would be to resign(if you have the option) as having terminated on your record is not a good thing.

    Start looking for a new job ASAP. We don't want any gaps. When asked why did you leave your last job? Don't admit to being busted on the hospital parking lot getting your swerve on. Just simply say" I enjoyed my opportunity there however I'm looking for something that better fits my(insert here)."

    It is not the end of the world. This will pass. Good luck!
    thank you so much.... I have an 8 month experience in the ER. I been applying to positions everywhere and i have been thinking of resigning instead of getting fired to increase my chances to finding a job. is that a good idea?
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    I don't know that any of us have compassion for someone who couldn't manage to, oh I dunno, GO SOMEWHERE PRIVATE before attempting to get it on. And that has absolutely no bearing on our practice of nursing.

    Quote from mperal10
    kind of sounds like you're jealous of her getting some action. what's the matter? not getting any? lol don't answer the question, I probably won't bother reading it anyway. What you should of done with yer 'ol self was assist her with some good ol' nurse advice.. After all you're in "nursing" to help people arent you? patients as well as colleagues. and if you answered no to that question, god help us and your future patients, for they will have no idea that you lack such compassion.

    as to OP, first off im sorry to hear that. I do hope things work out for you. Good luck.
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    you are human correct? and if you want to call protocol, you might want to do a self-check on what things you might have done that were questionable in the hospital and ask again if that has bearing on your practice of nursing. im not accusing, just saying. some self-introspection goes a long way.
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    Quote from Boog'sRN246
    I don't know that any of us have compassion for someone who couldn't manage to, oh I dunno, GO SOMEWHERE PRIVATE before attempting to get it on. And that has absolutely no bearing on our practice of nursing.
    so you must not have compassion for HIV and drug addicts patients then. some of you shouldn't be nurses with all this dumb judgement on people. get out of this thread with your negative energy, im already devastated.
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