EEEEEK! Please Help Me! Losing New Job???? - page 2

:o :angryfire Hi Everyone, Happy Holidays!!!! I wish I had thought to bring this problem here a few days ago! I signed on for something totally different, then thought DUH!!!!!:selfbonk:... Read More

  1. by   Bipley
    Quote from rnmom3153
    I haven't been able to work for a few months due to various reasons. I was sick and unable to work; then my son ruined my car and I had no way to get to work. Finally, I applied at a LTCF 11/2 miles from my house and got the job! I haven't had health insurance and benefits for years and desperately need them! I've been working for WOW! 40 YEARS and haven't built up any retirement and if they base social security on recent years, I have ZIP!!!
    They base social security on ALL years, not just recent. Actually, you can get the SSA to send you a complete list of years you have paid into the system and they will also tell you on this form exactly what you would be paid if you were to qualify today.

    It takes several weeks (months?) to get this form but it is quite easy to order it. At least you would be able to start planning a retirement and I have to wag my finger at you just a little here. You should have been putting away money years ago. Even five dollars a month! Once you are back on your feet, please! Please, just put away a small amount monthly. Put it into something you cannot access easily. Something you cannot borrow from in a pinch. This is your retirement! It isn't too late to start a retirement fund.

    In the meantime, go to the Social Security website and look for a way to order this form. I haven't done it in ages (and I found a huge error, btw) but I could find it again. So if you can't find it please let me know and I'll look for the link.

    During your interview did you tell exactly what the meds were that you are taking? Or just that you are taking meds?
  2. by   Bipley
    Quote from nursediz
    It really should not be an issue if you have the scripts. Possibly she just wants to talk to you and get some copies of your scripts to put on file. Maybe she can't put you on the floor until she has those scripts in her file with a fax also from your doc stating that he did indeed prescribe those to you.
    True, I take Dexedrine (ADHD) and it was a big issue but was finally worked out. Occ Health had to contact the medical officer, the med officer had to talk to me on the phone away from the Occ Health RN (don't know why, she already knew everything because I told her and she told him), since I don't take nearly what I am supposed to I usually have an Rx I never got filled (I fill every 3-4th Rx). I had to give them the original Rx to copy and file, the Medical Officer called my NP to verify she wrote the Rxs, he called the pharmacy to make sure they really fill my Rx's and then it wasn't an issue. Until my boss found out but I posted all that on the ADHD thread.

    However, I have a question. Let's say a nurse is taking OxyC's. CAN she work unimpaired while taking that drug? If something were to happen such as a med error or anything that we ALL do from time to time, would the BON consider her impaired? Anyone know how that works?
  3. by   Bipley
    Quote from walkmygardenpath
    Are there any churches you can call? A lot of them have christmas baskets they hand out to people who need it. Or if there is a Salvation Army in your area, you can go there and get a basket, you have to registar, and it feels like begging, but hold your chin up, do what you have to do. You will be a working women soon.
    My old hospital had their own food bank and it was something employees got first dibs on if there was a financial problem. But unless you knew someone that needed the help from our food bank they didn't advertise their policy. In order to qualify for a food box you had to volunteer at the food bank for 4 hours per food box. In a way it was kind of a good deal, people had no clue you were getting a food box and it just looked like the employee was a really stand up person for volunteering their time.

    Point being, if you don't have a great holiday meal and don't want to go to a shelter then maybe volunteer at the shelter instead, or the Salvation Army. Then you are doing a good thing for people while getting a nice meal at the same time. Seems to me that matches more along the lines of what Christmas is supposed to be anyway. What is the Salvation Army's motto? Sharing and Caring?
  4. by   rnmom3153
    WOW!!! You cannot possibly know how much your support means to me! I've been alone so long! God Bless You, All!

    Biply, let me address your point for a minute here. Yes, I've heard all the ins and outs of chronic pain management. The bottom line here and this is well documented in all the literature...Chronic pain pts respond differently to meds than acute pain. There is no cognitive impairment primarily cuz I've been taking them so long (wow, I guess it's been 10 years, now) and I've been on the same dosage for I guess > 3 years now. I don't always take them if I don't have to (it's not something I take lightly) I'd rather not have to be on anything! The reality is I have no life if I don't take care of myself. I've fought this battle for years! No more! I accept that I have to do what I have to do and I'm OK with that! If you or anyone can't accept me, well that's thier loss!


    Thanks for the info re:SS. I'll try to find it! That would be good to know.

    As far as Christmas goes...that's one way I celebrate is to volunteer wherever I can!!


    Once more Thank you all so much! It feels so good to have your support and advice!
  5. by   P_RN
    Bless you. I wish you the very best. If you are unable to be with you r family for the holiday, just think how happy you will make the patients there by celebrating with them. I'd wager some need a smiling face and a loving touch.
  6. by   rnmom3153
    Quote from P_RN
    Bless you. I wish you the very best. If you are unable to be with you r family for the holiday, just think how happy you will make the patients there by celebrating with them. I'd wager some need a smiling face and a loving touch.

    From your mouth to God's ears. I would dearly love to be there!
    rnmom
  7. by   Bipley
    Quote from rnmom3153
    Biply, let me address your point for a minute here. Yes, I've heard all the ins and outs of chronic pain management. The bottom line here and this is well documented in all the literature...Chronic pain pts respond differently to meds than acute pain. There is no cognitive impairment primarily cuz I've been taking them so long (wow, I guess it's been 10 years, now) and I've been on the same dosage for I guess > 3 years now. ...
    I understand that, but how does the BON deal with this? At what point is a chronic pain sufferer abusing? Please know, I'm not talking about you but in general instead.

    If there is an error, the kind we ALL make and the board is notified, at what point is a chronic pain sufferer impaired?

    I mean let's face it, the board isn't always made up of rational folks up to date on research. So how does the BON deal with an issue that happens to occur with someone on long term narcs?
  8. by   rnmom3153
    Bipley, This issue has been debated ad nauseum , if you do a search, you'll see. I generally avoid this type of debate cuz it really serves no useful purpose. It's kinda like a subject many people are strongly opinionated on. I've never been through this type of situation, so I can't begin to address it. I've been through a lot of other things, though. It was really hard for me to expose myself to critizism (?),judgement and whatever, but this was important enough to me to open myself up! I'm secure in my choices and know myself well enough by now that I simply refuse to even justify myself. I would stand up for myself in any situation! Bipley, I admire you, but I'm not going to get in a debate about this. :icon_hug:
  9. by   Bipley
    Quote from rnmom3153
    Bipley, This issue has been debated ad nauseum , if you do a search, you'll see. I generally avoid this type of debate cuz it really serves no useful purpose. It's kinda like a subject many people are strongly opinionated on. I've never been through this type of situation, so I can't begin to address it. I've been through a lot of other things, though. It was really hard for me to expose myself to critizism (?),judgement and whatever, but this was important enough to me to open myself up! I'm secure in my choices and know myself well enough by now that I simply refuse to even justify myself. I would stand up for myself in any situation! Bipley, I admire you, but I'm not going to get in a debate about this. :icon_hug:
    Oh noooo, you misunderstood. I apparently didn't make myself clear. I don't actually have strong opinions about this one way or another. I haven't read the latest stuff on it. I wasn't interested in debating the issue, I was interested in how a typical BON handles this type of issue, that's all. No debate here.
  10. by   nursetrese
    i am so sorry this happened to u at this terrible time of year.. I dont think they can legally deny u employment if you have a R/x or a physicians note.. i will pray for u girl.......keep us posted...
  11. by   rnmom3153
    Quote from Bipley
    Oh noooo, you misunderstood. I apparently didn't make myself clear. I don't actually have strong opinions about this one way or another. I haven't read the latest stuff on it. I wasn't interested in debating the issue, I was interested in how a typical BON handles this type of issue, that's all. No debate here.

    Yeah, I did misunderstand! Hmmmm! A little defensive, do ya think??!!
    I better take a look at that! Might need a little work in that area!

    Actually, I may be a little sensitive right now! I've been to Hades and back several times over the last several months. I was really hoping and believing that life was going to start to dish out a little happiness!
    If what goes around comes around then, (I hate to say this...sorry:imbar)
    then I'm due! Things were finally starting to look better! This has been devastating! It doesn't help that it happened on a Fri. leaning me to stew all weekend. A real test of my faith!
    Thanks so much for your support. It took a lot for me to post about all this!
    rnmom
  12. by   rnmom3153
    Quote from nursetrese
    i am so sorry this happened to u at this terrible time of year.. I dont think they can legally deny u employment if you have a R/x or a physicians note.. i will pray for u girl.......keep us posted...
    Unfortunately, facilities are good at dressing things up to look like something else! If they don't want me, they'll find a way! Sadly!
    I will, however, pursue this. I WAS HONEST FROM THE GET GO! I was offered the job, went through orientation AND had a schedule!
  13. by   GingerSue
    hoping things work out okay for you
    there's always a way

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