I'm getting terminated from my first nursing job - page 5

by Nurseadam | 24,383 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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    Quote from Nurseadam
    nurses are human too, so stop judging people. I am a patient advocate in the nursing setting, but when i clock off, i do whatever i want, it's no ones business, but i misjudged this and made a huge mistake.
    I agree that people shouldn't judge so much. But what you did wasn't really just "your business". By doing it where you did, you made it your employer's business, too.
    SoldierNurse22, ktwlpn, joanna73, and 5 others like this.
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    Many of my friends and RN colleagues not only m their spouses in the hospital, but *gasp* had relations with them in the hospital. Is it professional? No. Is it the right thing to do? No. Does it happen a the time between nurses, interns, residents, attendings, RTs, PTs, Pharms, etc? Yes.

    Provided this person wasn't your boss, your employee, or a patient, really it's not the worst thing in the world, in my opinion. Hope you don't get fired.

    If you do, maybe having a little passion in life is worth the consequences.
    anotherone, PinkNBlue, barnstormin', and 4 others like this.
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    I'm no prude, but having sex in a public place (like a hospital parking lot or a supply closet) is more than just some harmless act of passion. If this happens "all the time" where you work, it must be a very different hospital than the one I worked at.
    mc3, SoldierNurse22, anotherone, and 8 others like this.
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    Quote from SionainnRN
    All HR can say if you are fired is that you were terminated and whether or not you're on the do not rehire list. I don't think they are allowed to give out the details of your firing.
    They can give out any truthful information they want. Most places have a policy to confirm dates, salary and rehireability though, but that's a facility choice, not a law.
    anotherone, Meriwhen, elkpark, and 2 others like this.
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    By the way, what happened to the coworker you hooked up with?
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    I'm no prude, but having sex in a public place (like a hospital parking lot or a supply closet) is more than just some harmless act of passion. If this happens "all the time" where you work, it must be a very different hospital than the one I worked at.
    i never said it happens all the time where i work. it's a mistake, i got it.
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    Quote from Nurseadam
    i never said it happens all the time where i work. it's a mistake, i got it.
    she's in the same boat
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    What a leap. I hope you're not trying to group yourself with HIV patients and drug addict patients as those are legitimate conditions. Getting busted for hooking up in a parking lot doesn't spark a lot of compassion in me. Sorry. Hope you learn from your actions and it doesn't affect future employment.

    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.
    mc3, SoldierNurse22, joanna73, and 5 others like this.
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    Quote from Nurseadam
    i never said it happens all the time where i work. it's a mistake, i got it.
    I was referring to BostonFNP's post where he/she said hanky panky happens all the time between coworkers. Must be one of those sexy TV hospitals!
    Altra, Tina, RN, wooh, and 2 others like this.
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    But they do it on Grey's Anatomy all the tiiiiiiiiime!

    *snicker*

    Sorry I have nothing substantial to add, just good luck.
    Tina, RN likes this.


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