What to do?quit? stay? look?

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    I feel like a mess.
    A guy who:

    -generally gets along with everyone
    -starts at a job that pays the most money.
    -Backed out of 2 places because of a $4 dollar difference.
    -Was turned loose after 4 days, but was considered on orientation for 28 days. I
    -made a med error early on.
    -messed up some paper work that I had never been taught how to do. Gets put on a final warning.

    -Has a single night supervisor who is riding everything I do.

    What in the world should I do? I want to quit. This supervisor is all over everything I do. Is never positive. I sat down and talked to her and just let her know i was open to all the help she would give. Just trying to be the humble new guy. She is a newer grad too. But I am being ridden and it just feels like she is trying to find something. I go to work paranoid and having to watch my back about my own co-workers.
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    Sorry to hear you are going through this. I guess its always humbling to be reminded that more money=better is not always true.

    If you do not think you can work there any longer then I would start looking for a new job ( secretly of course) and don't quit until you have one lined up. It seems to me, from your post, that you have tried and shown that you were willing to accept any criticism or suggestions.

    Good luck!
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    I am so sorry you are in this situation. Having to worry about your own coworkers is just more stress to an already stressful job as a nurse even for an experienced nurse. It seem like you have already tried to address the problem with your supervisor. Did you tell her exactly what you said here? Tell her exactly what you need from her in order to succeed. Everyone learns differently and her style/techniques aren't helping you at all. Make sure to document these events.

    In the meantime start sending out your resume. I would try and stick it out for as long as you can, thus more experience to add to your resume. And when you can't take it anymore resign.

    I wish you all the best. Feel free to PM me. I went through a similar situation.
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    I have tried to clear the air, accept anything as far as criticism. Everything she sees she goes to the DNS. There have been 2 fabrications so far. I cannot fight something that was did not happen.

    The question is: How do I explain any of this to future jobs? Don't I just look like the guy who could not hack it in a tough environment?
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    Is this the 1st post RN job? How long have you been there?
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    almost 3 months! and yes first job.
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    Quote from RNtity
    I have tried to clear the air, accept anything as far as criticism. Everything she sees she goes to the DNS. There have been 2 fabrications so far. I cannot fight something that was did not happen.

    The question is: How do I explain any of this to future jobs? Don't I just look like the guy who could not hack it in a tough environment?
    Wow, if that is the case I would RUN. If she is going as far as fabrication, I'm not sure what else there is to do. What did the director of nursing say? I would rather resign then be terminated. You can say it wasn't a good fit and leave it at that if potential employers ask.

    What is her deal? She should understand how it is to be a new nurse. Shame on her! Hang in there!
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    Unfortunately I am the bread winner for the family. Makes it hard to leave. Looking for a job now! I tried to be upfront and ensure to this person I don't know everything and am willingly open to feedback and advice.
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    I am a new RN too. I feel your pain. Considering the fabrication.... I would RUN! ...I agree about the comment about not being a good fit. Lessons learned...money is not everything and the grass is not always greener.
    RNtity and krazievi3t6url like this.
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    I want to run! and i know it's great advice! I am not sure what I would do if I left without other work. Looking aggressively and willing to take per diem just to be starting somewhere.


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