I'm getting terminated from my first nursing job - page 3

by Nurseadam | 24,398 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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    8 months of ED should not be thrown away. You have to use it as a reference. So, yes if you think your are going to get fired, ask if you can resign.
    CareQueen, Not_A_Hat_Person, Fiona59, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from Nurseadam
    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.
    ------> Negative energy leaving.
    SoldierNurse22 and midmichiganRN like this.
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    Quote from Nurseadam
    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?
    I would put down in the hobbies section of the applications that you like to have sex with co-workers in the hospital's parking lot. After all, honesty is the best policy and it will save you the worry on whether your former employer will tell them when they call to ask for a reference.

    End sarcasm mode.

    But seriously, weren't you concerned about having someone see you? What if some patient or family member went in to the hospital and told someone, BTW there is some couple having sex in your parking lot. You would have been much more embarrassed if that had happened.
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    Quote from Nurseadam
    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.
    Correct me if I am wrong, but you did ask for opinions. Sometimes we don't always hear what we want and in life you have to take the good with the bad.
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    Are you sorry you did it or sorry you got caught?
    SoldierNurse22, OCNRN63, prnqday, and 4 others like this.
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    Quote from Roseyposey
    Are you sorry you did it or sorry you got caught?
    Good question, would love to hear the OP answer.
    wooh likes this.
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    That's a mess.
    I've known people who have gotten fired, quit on their own or a just a big time warning for fooling around at work.
    Hormones... they'll get ya everytime.
    Anyway, I always hear it said that one shouldn't quit until they actually have another job, but you don't really know what's going to happen... that's a mess.
    I say keep filling out those applications if you don't want to risk it. In the meanwhile, they haven't actually said they were going to fire you, did they?
    Good luck.
    anotherone likes this.
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    Jeesh!! What a judgey bunch of people we have here!
    Sure, she messed up but who did it really hurt other than herself? She came here looking for support from her fellow nurses and you all get on your high horse and start condemning her like a bunch of nuns.
    It's no wonder nursing can be so miserable sometimes. There is no solidarity and the profession is full of a bunch of hollier-than-thou prudes who would turn on their own in a heartbeat. She wasn't asking anyone to approve of what she did, just looking for support for her peers. I'm ashamed to be a part of a profession that treats each other this way.
    anotherone, PinkNBlue, CareQueen, and 8 others like this.
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    I think that Nurseadam is a man.
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    OP, I won't kick you while you're down, so I will just say I hope you've learned a valuable lesson from this experience and can move on in a positive direction. The only advice I will give you is to use better judgement in the future.

    BTW, I'm assuming the OP is a guy by the username.


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