Feeling totally worthless...

  1. Well, I just found out that I do not have a job to return to after I have recuperated from my surgery.

    I really do not know what I am going to do; it's almost like there has been too much to deal with for the past few months, and this is the straw that broke the camel's back. But once your FMLA expires, you really have no protection if you are non-union.

    Sigh...right now, I really hate this profession.
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  2. 48 Comments

  3. by   lpnga
    are you an rn...lpn...etc
  4. by   renerian
    I am so sorry you are going through this. I am sure you have some fantastic skills that anyone would be glad to have? How much longer than your FMLA will you need to be off? Maybe this will be a good time to branch out and try something brand new or maybe a different floor? What about trying home health or hospice? Could you be a case manager? I would like to try to help you tonight.

    Hugs,

    renerian
  5. by   NurseShell
    Lemme get this straight...you had surgery (broken foot right?) and now you have no job cuz you took too long mending?!?!

    doesn't sound fair to me!!!
  6. by   wv_nurse 2003
    My father always told me that when one door closes, another one opens.....take it as a sign, that you are meant for better things!! I doubt you will have difficulty finding another job, and hey--who knows, it might be the perfect one for you!
    I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers--best of luck!
  7. by   renerian
    I agree with WV nurse!

    renerian
  8. by   Mkue
    You'll find a job in no time Fab, it's their loss.
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by mkue
    You'll find a job in no time Fab, it's their loss.
    Ditto that!
  10. by   researchrabbit
    I'm sooooo sorry! Obviously, they did not appreciate you. ((((((((((((((((fab4fan)))))))))))))
  11. by   lpnga
    My dad also just lost his job...He has sold cars for 13 years and was General Manager....well he was fired two weeks ago and already has a much better job...at another car place and is GM there..pay is much better, better hours,,less stress.....The grass is greener on the the side.....even though some people say it's burnt...I think it's greener..you can go find something much much better....Good Luck...I agree with the others their loss...
  12. by   MandyInMS
    I'm so sorry you were treated this way Hopefully you will find a job where you are appreciated now..prayers with 'ya -hugz-
  13. by   CCL"Babe"
    Nurses with your experience and skills are not a dime a dozen. You have many wonderful qualities that will make you an asset no matter where you end up. Keep faith in who you are and know that you touch many lives in apositive way.
  14. by   Disablednurse
    Fab, I know what you are going thru. I had surgery back several years ago while I was the DNS at a LTC. While I was out the admin tried to get me fired while I was out, but it did not work. When I started having trouble with my back, the admin got mad because the doc took me off work on Dec 19. HE told me I would not have a job when I came back. I worried myself sick, during that four months, couldn't sleep, etc. Only to find myself in a position that I could not go back, r/t my health. Keep your head up, like the others said when a door is closed, a window will open. There is too bad a nursing shortage, a better job will be out there for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.:angel2:

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