I love this site because you guys offer so much hope and it's nice to be able to consult with fellow nurses who have probably been in my shoes. Long story short, I quit my first RN job after only a month because it is definitely true...NURSES EAT THEIR YOUNG (some nurses do). I quit while on orientation after constantly being humilitated by my preceptor and her "friends" for not knowing something even after I talked to DON and NM. Now my 2nd job makes my first job look like a piece of cake lol but even though I vowed to stick it out I just found out that I have some health issues going on and Im gonna have to quit work immediately until its resolved. The thing is I just got off orientation. I do however know that my job probably wont be held for me and I totally understand (I dont want to go back to that unit anyway lol). My question is..once my health issues are taken care of and Im ready to go back to work, would this be considered job hopping? I dont want to burn any bridges because although I dont wanna go back to THAT unit, I may possibly wanna work at that hospital again (possibly). Please no sarcasm or criticism, Im just a RN trying to find her path through all of these obstacles.
Jan 20, '13
by Inori, ASN, BSN
not much to be done about it ... if you need to take your leave for medical reasons then thats what you need to do. Gather your documents, doctors infos. Either way employers will still see that its a short time between jobs and lable you as a risky investment / job hopper. Anyways read up on your benefits and see if you qualify for medical leave, short term disability from social security, medicaid etc, food stamps whatever you need to survive. otherwise its just normal quit. Good luck
Last edit by Inori on Jan 20, '13