I wanted to explain what happened to me... - page 13

Hey everyone... I want to thank everyone for the prayers. I'm sorry I haven't been able to explain why I needed them and what I meant by saying I was in trouble, but I have recovered enough... Read More

  1. by   jenrninmi
    Lori, You are in my prayers. I hope everything works out for you. I'm also so sorry about your grandmother. Hugs.
  2. by   amygooch
    Dear Lori,

    I hope no one minds, but since you belive in prayer as I do, I wanted to post mine so you KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am praying for you. (I had a friend tell me once that she just wasnt sure if people really prayed when they said they did, and I want you to know that we are praying for you, that is why I am choosing to post it.) So, anyone who doesnt wish to read this, please skip ahead to the next post. Thank you!

    Dear Holy, Heavenly Father,

    We come before you now to ask for you to watch over our sister, Lori. As you know, she has been having a very difficult time lately. We want to ask you to please give her the strength she needs to endure the days ahead and remind her to place her burdens on you, and trust that you will take care of things.

    Please ease the pain of her dear Grandmother, and bless those who care for her. Please ease the emotional pain of those who love her and must watch something so difficult. When her time comes, please give her a peaceful transition to the next life, and send peace to her and those who love her, especially, Lori.

    We ask you to give Lori the right words to explain her situation to future employers, and that you will guide her to the path you would like her to take. We know that everything happens for a reason, and we ask that you make Lori stronger from this experiance. Please comfort her when she cries and help her to realize that you made her human and that the only person who ever walked this earth that never made a mistake was your son, Jesus Christ. Please remind those who would cast stones, what you said about "Let them that are without sin cast the first stone." Also, help those who hear her story now and in the future (such as prospective employers), remember that it is also written "Judge not, lest ye also be judged". Please help all remember to show her compassion, support and kindness in this her time of need.

    Please help steer her to a workplace that will be a better place than where she was before, and where she can use all of her talents to serve her patients and above all, to serve you.

    Please send angels to watch over her tomorrow in the interview, and in the days to come. When she sees an empty chair in the room tomorrow, please remind her that it is NOT empty, that we are there in that chair in spirit supporting her, as we think of her, and pray for her at home.

    Please help Lori and her husband with their financial situation, and ease this burden from her. Please make her mindful that this too shall pass and she will get thru it, and help her to remember that it is written, "Consider the lilies of the field, they toil not, neither do they do they spin. And yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these!! Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field which today is and tommorrow shall be cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you? O ye of little faith!" Matthew 6:28-30. So please keep her remember that you love her, and that you WILL take care of her too!!

    Thank you again, God, for all you have done for all of us! Please forgive all of us for all of our sins, and watch over each of us, but most espeically Lori. We also ask that you watch over all of our children, and also the sick, and all of our soldiers and their families, and bring them home safely. We ask these things in the name of your holy son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
  3. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from amygooch
    Dear Lori,

    I hope no one minds, but since you belive in prayer as I do, I wanted to post mine so you KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am praying for you. (I had a friend tell me once that she just wasnt sure if people really prayed when they said they did, and I want you to know that we are praying for you, that is why I am choosing to post it.) So, anyone who doesnt wish to read this, please skip ahead to the next post. Thank you!

    Dear Holy, Heavenly Father,

    We come before you now to ask for you to watch over our sister, Lori. As you know, she has been having a very difficult time lately. We want to ask you to please give her the strength she needs to endure the days ahead and remind her to place her burdens on you, and trust that you will take care of things.

    Please ease the pain of her dear Grandmother, and bless those who care for her. Please ease the emotional pain of those who love her and must watch something so difficult. When her time comes, please give her a peaceful transition to the next life, and send peace to her and those who love her, especially, Lori.

    We ask you to give Lori the right words to explain her situation to future employers, and that you will guide her to the path you would like her to take. We know that everything happens for a reason, and we ask that you make Lori stronger from this experiance. Please comfort her when she cries and help her to realize that you made her human and that the only person who ever walked this earth that never made a mistake was your son, Jesus Christ. Please remind those who would cast stones, what you said about "Let them that are without sin cast the first stone." Also, help those who hear her story now and in the future (such as prospective employers), remember that it is also written "Judge not, lest ye also be judged". Please help all remember to show her compassion, support and kindness in this her time of need.

    Please help steer her to a workplace that will be a better place than where she was before, and where she can use all of her talents to serve her patients and above all, to serve you.

    Please send angels to watch over her tomorrow in the interview, and in the days to come. When she sees an empty chair in the room tomorrow, please remind her that it is NOT empty, that we are there in that chair in spirit supporting her, as we think of her, and pray for her at home.

    Please help Lori and her husband with their financial situation, and ease this burden from her. Please make her mindful that this too shall pass and she will get thru it, and help her to remember that it is written, "Consider the lilies of the field, they toil not, neither do they do they spin. And yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these!! Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field which today is and tommorrow shall be cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you? O ye of little faith!" Matthew 6:28-30. So please keep her remember that you love her, and that you WILL take care of her too!!

    Thank you again, God, for all you have done for all of us! Please forgive all of us for all of our sins, and watch over each of us, but most espeically Lori. We also ask that you watch over all of our children, and also the sick, and all of our soldiers and their families, and bring them home safely. We ask these things in the name of your holy son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
    Amen.
  4. by   Pedi-ER-RN
    Good luck Lori from a fellow Alabamian!! I am sorry you have had to go through what you have. Let us know how your interview goes. Is it also in LTC? Best of luck to you. I will be getting to work at the time of your interview and will be wishing you well and cheering you on
  5. by   vamedic4
    Lori,
    My heart is with you. First off, don't ever apologize for not doing anything wrong. Honest mistakes are just that, honest mistakes.

    It's sad that we work in an environment that is so incredibly hostile toward the very people who strive to make a difference in it.
    I'm sorry, I say screw those coworkers who prejudge you, your director included. Perhaps she is just "following procedure"...regardless, it's no one else's *******' business.
    I'm so sorry you had to suffer such humiliation. It's bad enough to have legitimate reasons to take medicine and have idiot moron losers question your every move.

    Next time this happens...call in sick. Period. You can't be at your best, then it's best to be at home, no matter what. To heck with them.

    Please get some rest. Take care of yourself.


    vamedic4
    hoping it all turns out okay!
  6. by   flowerchick
    It's 9:30ish central time and you can be confident that someone in IL is praying for you in advance of your 11:00 interview!!!
  7. by   NaomieRN
    I will pray for you. I know you are going though a tough time, but God will give you the strenght to go on. Everything happens for a reason, only God know the reason. From reading your story, I know deeply in my heart, you did not do anything wrong. Good luck to you.
  8. by   zahryia
    I just prayed for you!!!!!!!!!! You will get the job!
  9. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from LoriAlabamaRN
    Hi everybody,

    The meeting was horrible. I was fired. Legally I don't even have a leg to stand on because of the fact that due to the Ambien I was impaired legally. They did say that they will not report me to the BON for it, which is something I guess. I'm just so sad right now. I've been calling around town trying to see what is open, and I have an interview Monday.

    I just can't believe this happened. I can't believe they would fire me over a simple mistake. The sad part is, I believe that the best friend of my administrator (who is our current risk manager) has been wanting my job and that may have a lot to do with it. It just isn't fair. They told me that they wouldn't trust me anymore, that they would be worrying all night when I worked as to whether or not I had made the mistake again. What a load of crap. It was a freak accident, one I have taken responsibility for but I don't think the price should be so steep. I offered to go back on probation, but they said no. I was crying my heart out as I packed my office belongings. I am so devastated to leave, I loved my job.

    My resume is in good shape though, I have a wonderful annual evaluation, plus copies of the forms I had created and implemented. Someone should be willing to hire me. I just hate the feeling of being unwanted by a facility that I thought I'd be at for many years.

    I'm drowning my sorrows with a (weak) rum and coke, and I think I'll spend a couple days feeling sorry for myself and then pull myself back up and set out to find a (hopefully better) job.

    Thank you all for your support. It has really meant more than you could ever know.

    Lori
    I sure would have seeked legal counsel. From what you have posted on this Thread sounds like you got shafted. IMHO, termination of employment was a bit extreme. Did you ever seek advice from your state BON?

    However, I honestly believe most events happen for a reason. I can see another RN job for you in the very near future. Don't tell anyone during a job interview about this incident, JMO. Of course, if the question comes up give a brief, honest, but favorable answer. You will need to list this place of employment on your resume & applications. What was the specific reason listed for termination? I suppose they did not include eligible for rehire? If, they did list eligible for rehire then your clear. If not, maybe ask one of your previous RN co-workers if they would be a [favorable] job reference.

    Good luck & stay strong!
    Last edit by Corvette Guy on Sep 25, '06
  10. by   ironica01
    I don't think this warrants her termination from her job. I know 2 nurses who work with me. Both nurses have back issues too. Both are in pain med. the female is on percocet and the guy is on oxytoxin. the female was caught stealing percocet I guess she ran out of her own med. and the guy was caught stealing from his patient. he said he gave the pain med to the patient but the patient said otherwise. The two nurses were subjected for counseling and rehabilidtation for 6 months-one year. both had to work as unit clerks on the floor. once they completed their rehab they returned to work. and got their work back. this happened here in the east coast.
  11. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    Hi everyone,

    Amygooch- your prayer moved me to tears. You should be a poet.

    I had the interview today, it seemed to go well but they are not sure they will have an opening for me any sooner than a month from now, and I can't wait that long. I should know by Wednesday.

    I set up another interview for in the morning (at 0830) at a local children's psychiatric inpatient hospital. I have two years towards a special education degree so I do have a lot of experience in the field. It's also hourly pay instead of salary, which means I can finally earn overtime again. They are offering me two dollars an hour more than I was making (yay!) but the position is 3-11 and not 11-7 (boo). Wrong hours or not though, I will take it if they offer it to me tomorrow! It's within five miles of my house, too (the interview I went to today was 35 minutes away) and that makes a big difference as well.

    Maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel...

    I really don't know how I would have gotten through this without your support and friendship.
  12. by   P_RN
    Amen. There's a mural in the town where I went to Nursing School. It's called "Tunnelvision."

    Keep this image in your heart. You WILL find a brighter light.
    Tunnelvision by Blue Sky 1975
  13. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from LoriAlabamaRN
    I had the interview today, it seemed to go well but they are not sure they will have an opening for me any sooner than a month from now, and I can't wait that long. I should know by Wednesday.
    It just kills me the flaming hoops one has to go through, in order to get your foot in the door these days. You spend hours filling out applications, only never to be called or get called and go through the interview and then get told something like this. After all, they are not the ones who are worrying right now about how they are going to pay their bills or put food on the table, are they?

    Sorry for the vent, but it just irritates me to the max! I hope you do hear something positive from both of these potential employers, Lori.

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