I Thought I Had My Dream Job, but My Past Took It Away... - page 6

So a really stupid mistake I made 6 years ago came to bite me in the rear yesterday. I was working as an agency nurse staffing in correctional facilities when my NM told me I had to clock out & go... Read More

  1. by   Lisacar130
    Well if you "resigned" then you can't get unemployment. You can still try though. That's why they give you a choice... if you chose to resign then you can't get unemployment and they know it.
  2. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Lisacar130
    Well if you "resigned" then you can't get unemployment. You can still try though. That's why they give you a choice... if you chose to resign then you can't get unemployment and they know it.
    No, I didn’t resign from this current job. That was from the first time I worked there. Sorry if my previous post didn’t make any sense.

    Let me try try to rephrase it. I resigned the first time instead of being fired. When I asked my agency if they had any work they said they didn’t want to give me any but they would look into it.
  3. by   Lisacar130
    Oh ok sorry
  4. by   DTWriter
    Quote from OrganizedChaos
    No, I didn’t resign from this current job. That was from the first time I worked there. Sorry if my previous post didn’t make any sense.

    Let me try try to rephrase it. I resigned the first time instead of being fired. When I asked my agency if they had any work they said they didn’t want to give me any but they would look into it.
    Honestly, I do not think the agency will give you any more jobs. Imo...it may be best to resign from the agency before they get the chance to terminate you. As far as unemployment goes...they could defend the termination by saying "well, she omitted "x" job on her application..."
  5. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from DTWriter
    Honestly, I do not think the agency will give you any more jobs. Imo...it may be best to resign from the agency before they get the chance to terminate you. As far as unemployment goes...they could defend the termination by saying "well, she omitted "x" job on her application..."
    I know they won’t, they pretty much said so. But I haven’t been officially terminated, that’s the thing, I’m still an employee. If I resign, then I can’t apply for unemployment & they haven’t fired me. That’s why I applied, because I haven’t resigned & they didn’t fire me. So while they’re doing whatever they’re doing, I’m gonna sit over here & apply for benefits (while I look for jobs).
  6. by   DTWriter
    Quote from OrganizedChaos
    I know they won’t, they pretty much said so. But I haven’t been officially terminated, that’s the thing, I’m still an employee. If I resign, then I can’t apply for unemployment & they haven’t fired me. That’s why I applied, because I haven’t resigned & they didn’t fire me. So while they’re doing whatever they’re doing, I’m gonna sit over here & apply for benefits (while I look for jobs).
    The thing is, (imo) termination is not something one should want in terms of nursing. Suppose you were to get terminated - If a job application were to ask along the line "Have you ever been terminated?," you would have to answer "yes" and may have to explain. Though illegal in some states, a potential employer may ask the previous employer what happened.
  7. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from DTWriter
    The thing is, (imo) termination is not something one should want in terms of nursing. Suppose you were to get terminated - If a job application were to ask along the line "Have you ever been terminated?," you would have to answer "yes" and may have to explain. Though illegal in some states, a potential employer may ask the previous employer what happened.
    Oh I know. But if I can qualify for unemployment & make some kind of money while I'm in-between jobs, it's worth it. If I can keep them on the hook long enough to pull benefits, that works for me. If not, then I will put in my resignation.
  8. by   silverbat
    I work at home and my company office is 100 mikes away. I do remote work for an insurance co.
  9. by   OrganizedChaos
    Well every time I see job postings it’s for the city next to me & for RNs.
  10. by   Axgrinder
    I guess since I can't possibly imagine what happened without more hints I am unable to give advice or thoughts. Is it something you could have expulsed by an attorney?
  11. by   Megan1977
    I don't know what state you live in, but in California you could apply for disability based on your bi-polar diagnosis. State disability lasts up to 1 year. You might want to look into it as a way to receive some income while you are healing. You have had a terrible blow to your self-esteem and you need to take some time to figure things out. I know this from experience
  12. by   OrganizedChaos
    All I can say is it is nothing that has affected my license.
  13. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Megan1977
    I don't know what state you live in, but in California you could apply for disability based on your bi-polar diagnosis. State disability lasts up to 1 year. You might want to look into it as a way to receive some income while you are healing. You have had a terrible blow to your self-esteem and you need to take some time to figure things out. I know this from experience
    Yeah, I could get disability for my bipolar disorder but I don’t know if I would qualify. But it couldn’t hurt!

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