I'm getting terminated from my first nursing job - page 6

by Nurseadam 23,934 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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    I truly think your workplace is overreacting, and who dobbed you in, like seriously?! I guess you can just look elsewhere and hope for the best. It should be kept private because obviously you have learnt!
    anotherone likes this.
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    Quote from lilaclover6984
    I don't see how it makes any difference if the OP is a man or a woman...
    Well, if the OP is a guy we should stop referring to him as a "she."

    And to the OP, here's the thing: you are going to be judged for this. Here, by your coworkers if you're not fired, by prospective employers if it gets to them, etc. You're not being judged for something you had no control over; you're being judged for exercising very poor decision making, and you know what, that is a completely fair reason to be evaluated and judged. Telling us not to judge you and saying "yeah I know it was wrong but don't kick me when I'm down" suggest that you don't fully appreciate that bad decisions often have bad consequences that you must deal with. Sometimes it's not enough to say "my bad, won't happen again" and everyone moves on. Sometimes it takes time to rebuild your reputation.

    I say this as someone who royally screwed up in the past; my mistake makes yours pale in comparison. You are nowhere near done eating crow for this, so take a deep breath, think about what is being said here, and be prepared to be completely humble and apologetic with your employer.
    SoldierNurse22, doomsayer, KelRN215, and 8 others like this.
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    Quote from Boog'sRN246
    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.
    couldn't careless what you think, you're opinion does not matter.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    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!
    That must be it.
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    Quote from Nurseadam
    but when i clock off, i do whatever i want, it's no ones business, but i misjudged this and made a huge mistake.
    What happens on your employer's property is most definitely your employer's business. Take it off campus, then it's your business.
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    Quote from Mulan
    Resign or get fired?
    You could take your chances, maybe you won't get fired and if you do maybe you can collect unemployment.
    Wanton misconduct usually disqualifies one from unemployment.
    OCNRN63, B in the USA, and demylenated like this.
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    Quote from BostonFNP
    That must be it.
    I knew it! Now, which hospital dramas are set in Boston?......
    Not_A_Hat_Person likes this.
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    OP, so you wanna know what you should do?

    Stop sulking and start applying to other jobs right away. Doesn't matter which thing happens, it may take a short while for it to happen, so if they can your butt for being immature, or, you become a big joke, you just may be able to get out and start a new job without too much harm.
    CareQueen likes this.
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    Quote from hiddencatRN
    Well, if the OP is a guy we should stop referring to him as a "she."

    And to the OP, here's the thing: you are going to be judged for this. Here, by your coworkers if you're not fired, by prospective employers if it gets to them, etc. You're not being judged for something you had no control over; you're being judged for exercising very poor decision making, and you know what, that is a completely fair reason to be evaluated and judged. Telling us not to judge you and saying "yeah I know it was wrong but don't kick me when I'm down" suggest that you don't fully appreciate that bad decisions often have bad consequences that you must deal with. Sometimes it's not enough to say "my bad, won't happen again" and everyone moves on. Sometimes it takes time to rebuild your reputation.

    I say this as someone who royally screwed up in the past; my mistake makes yours pale in comparison. You are nowhere near done eating crow for this, so take a deep breath, think about what is being said here, and be prepared to be completely humble and apologetic with your employer.
    you know nothing about what happened. I already said i was on a leave, and i have been so apologetic to my employer and asked for a second chance, and all what you are saying, I already know. judging people for their poor decision is still judging, you know nothing about me, who i am, and youre based on your opinion on something i did.

    you make no sense.
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    Quote from netglow
    OP, so you wanna know what you should do?

    Stop sulking and start applying to other jobs right away. Doesn't matter which thing happens, it may take a short while for it to happen, so if they can your butt for being immature, or, you become a big joke, you just may be able to get out and start a new job without too much harm.
    I've been applying everywhere.


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