4 weeks notice? - page 5

by eileeny21

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Hi, I currently work on a Med/Surg floor and have been there for 7 months. I just accepted a full time position at a nursing home, since this has always been my passion and I now realize my calling in nursing. I recently gave my... Read More


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    1- we didn't have an employee handbook, we referred to policy and procedure files on the intranet-not even available online at home.
    2- I didn't leave because I hated it, I just applied for a really cool position on a fluke, not ever thinking I would actually get the job!

    I'll do what I have to keep my good standing. I AM getting paid for it :O)
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    Quote from mmc51264
    1- we didn't have an employee handbook, we referred to policy and procedure files on the intranet-not even available online at home.
    Ignorance does not excuse (or something like that).

    I know it's a done deal now but since you're beginning a new job, you should always read the employee handbook. It's your lifeline, the rules of your employment. Call me crazy but I read that thing... page after page. Because learning your rights, what you can and cannot do is just prudent.

    Also, the first 8-hours of employment is all about policies and procedures.
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    how can she read what she doesn't have?
    Quote from Nurse_
    Ignorance does not excuse (or something like that).

    I know it's a done deal now but since you're beginning a new job, you should always read the employee handbook. It's your lifeline, the rules of your employment. Call me crazy but I read that thing... page after page. Because learning your rights, what you can and cannot do is just prudent.

    Also, the first 8-hours of employment is all about policies and procedures.
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    how can she read what she doesn't have?
    It's in the computer system, a system she can access in the hospital she works at. She said so herself. She couldn't access it at home, but she can definitely do it at work (while at her break, after work hours...)

    She knows there's policies and procedures about these things. It's also discussed during the first 8/16-hours of orientation. Just because she doesn't have the information at hand, doesn't mean the information was not available if she choose to read it.

    Will you give a medication just because the doctor told you so? What if the medication is something you've never heard of before? Will it be excusable then to tell the patient/court or whoever that you followed it because the doctor told you so? What if something bad happens? It's the same concept.

    Just because we don't have it in front of us, doesn't mean we cannot do anything to look/find the answer.
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    I accept full responsibility for not knowing the policy. Lesson learned.

    I am frustrated that my ADMINISTRATOR was the one who gave the information I asked for.

    Also, you did not go to my orientation so don't assume you know what was covered and what wasn't.

    Going forward from here.
    BTW New job has 30 day policy.
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    2week notice is fine. When you are fired do they give u a 2 or 4 week notice? 4weeks if u want to be hired back, even then it's no guarantee .


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