I wanted to explain what happened to me... - page 4

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   LoriAlabamaRN
    I'm going to try to sell some things... our stupid city passed an ordinance last year banning unlicensed yard sales. To have one you have to apply for a permit, pay for it, wait up to 4 weeks for approval by the city council (you have to specify date of sale and hours, exceeding the hours can result in a ticket and fine). Apparently some people were having "perpetual" yard sales, but this is ridiculous.

    ((rehab nurse)) thank you so much for understanding me. I just don't know what to do. I feel so anxious, and now I have to hang on until tomorrow morning to even know if I still have a job...
  2. by   Elisheva
    Many lawyer will give free consultations. I had one just a couple of weeks ago. Some even do a few cases a year pro bono. It might be worth calling around. Also, there's Legal Aid, but I'm not real sure how that works.

    Good luck tomorrow!
  3. by   texas_lvn
    ((((Lori))))) You and DH are in my prayers.
  4. by   crmson_lady
    Lori, you're in my thoughts. I think it's a terrible situation for your supervisors to do to any innocent employee. I hope they come to their senses and things are made right. Hugs to you and your family.

    Ditto Elisheva on free legal aid. I've used the free legal aid offered by the state of Alabama. They have locations setup throughout Alabama in most major cities. You could always check with them and see what can be done. All the meetings, court appearance, etc. was done for free.
  5. by   Tweety
    ((((Lori))))
  6. by   P_RN
    I am so sorry that this is happening. May I ask if your Ambien was the CR one? I took the "regular" one on and off for a couple of years, but when my doc put me on the CR I had some really scary experiences with amnesia, sleepwalking etc. Anyway I hope things get better. See if your escrow agent will allow you to skip a payment. Our mortgage company did that when I was hurt and we didn't even have to pay interest until we got better financially. {{{{{HUGGGGS}}}}
  7. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    Thank you so much for the advice... if I am fired in the morning when I go in for my 11am meeting, I will call and see if I can get legal aid or advice... I have a really bad feeling about it though, since my DON told me that if she isn't in just to go directly to our human resources lady... that doesn't seem like a good sign to me.

    I just don't understand why they would turn on me like this... I feel like they are determined to fire me no matter what. I feel so helpless.

    As for skipping an escrow payment, I will try to talk with my agent in the morning. I'm just scared they won't do it since technically I am paying rent to own instead of a typical mortgage. Financially, I am in real trouble. I wish I could turn back time and make this all go away like it never happened, i wish I could wake up from this nightmare...
  8. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    Forgot to add- it wasn't Ambien CR, just plain Ambien. I'm not 100% sure I took it, but I AM 100% sure that if I was impaired, then that is the only thing that could have happened.
  9. by   subee
    Contact your SNA. Our state has a list of nurse-lawyers and other lawyers experienced in representing nurses in similar positions. Be pro-active about your job and let them know that you aren't going to react to them before you speak to lawyer "specialized in these kinds of cases." You sound like the dream night supervisor because of the quality control studies that you've initiated, but, I gotta tell you - you're acting very co-dependent with this employer and making far too many personal sacrifices in time and money for them. Please do a little research on co-dependent behavior in nursing (we have a real problem Houston) to protect yourself if you have to take another job. I know whatever way it goes that you've suffered a lot from this. Do get in touch with your SNA, though, and let them know what's going on with this institution.
  10. by   Katnip
    ((((Lori)))) I'm so sorry you are going through this.

    Kat
  11. by   busyernurse
    Hey, Lori --- I forgot to mention that earlier in my post about the consultation. The attorney that I have been speaking with has not charged us anything so far and I've spoken with 5 or 6 times so far. Apparently for legal advice and recs he doesn't charge for, which is a blessing if my bosses actually turn me in to boards. Please check into at least a phone consult, it could really help your situation.

    We are in the same financial boat too, my husband and I have full custody of his 2 children. His ex does not contribute ANYTHING to the care of those boys, and it has been really hard going through this, esp. not being able to be honest with our boys who are 14 and 8 with why Mama Anne has been off work for a month. Good luck in the AM with the meeting, and don't let them make you feel like a criminal!!

    Anne
  12. by   anamnesis2
    Lori! There is a special place in heaven for you for caring about your family and still trying to make it to work. I would be out of that place in a minute. You'll be out of a job for about a day! Hang in there, Honey, you're in my prayers.
  13. by   csiln
    I will be praying God's Will for you tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.
    What I don't understand is why your fellow nurses didn't just ask you what was up? And then when the DON came in -- why did she lie to you, why couldn't she just say "Are you OK?".
    Things like this keep me from seeking a job in nursing.
    Maybe you don't want to work there anymore.
    But, God's Will be done.

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