I am a new grad. I am currently in orientation on a CCU and was informed a couple of weeks ago that I was not meeting their expectations. They said that they would extend my orientation a few more weeks and at the end of that time, if I was still not meeting their expectations, I would be let go. I was also told that there were no other positions available at the hospital and that this is a terrible time to be looking for a job because of the December grads looking for positions. Needless to say, I have been completely stressed out since that conversation and have tried to work on those skills that were brought up in the meeting. However, based on comments made by my preceptor, I feel certain that I will be let go when I next meet with my NM. In order to avoid being let go, I am thinking of submitting a letter of resignation, giving 2 weeks notice.
My question to all of you who may have been in a similar situation is this: Once I turn in my letter of resignation with my last day of work stated in the body of the letter, I plan on working out my two-week notice. Since I am an orientee, what do I do if my manager insists on me leaving the hospital at the time that I hand her my letter? I am planning on giving HR a copy of the letter as well. If my NM does tell me to leave immediately, will my resignation letter still take precedence over being summarily dismissed? Should I go to HR before leaving the hospital to inform them that my NM has asked me to leave?
Any advice that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.