I wanted to explain what happened to me... - page 5

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   dilynn58
    Lori, I am new but I wanted to say I have been in your shoes to many times to count. I wish there was something that I could say to make it better, but there isn't. Just stay strong and don't offer anymore information than they ask for and try to stand up for yourself. You are a good person and a good nurse. Why do us nurses who are good get treated this way...
    Good luck tomorrow..I will be thinking of you...
  2. by   realnursealso/LPN
    Hi Lori, I don't post much anymore, I read more than I write. But I really want you to know how sorry I am for what you are going through. I saw a quote in Woman's World today that pretty much sums up how we all feel.

    "When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead,you can look beside you, and your best friend will be there"

    Lori
    Here we all are, your friends from All Nurses, we are beside you !

  3. by   csiln
    Ignorance here, but shouldn't Lori be able to sue her DON and the hospital? Maybe if more innocent nurses did, the administrators would think twice about hauling a person off to pee in a cup and go through their personal belongings on a "suspicion".
  4. by   clc19k30
    ((((LORI)))))
    Thinking of you. Please keep us updated.
    I'm sorry you are going through this.
  5. by   texas_lvn
    Quote from realnursealso/LPN
    Hi Lori, I don't post much anymore, I read more than I write. But I really want you to know how sorry I am for what you are going through. I saw a quote in Woman's World today that pretty much sums up how we all feel.

    "When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead,you can look beside you, and your best friend will be there"

    Lori
    Here we all are, your friends from All Nurses, we are beside you !


    I so just read that and was going to come post that! How funny!!
  6. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from LoriAlabamaRN
    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.
    Lori,
    They don't have to have a reason...just so the means justifies the ends.

    I know what you are going through, for I lost my job a month ago under similar circumstances...and it didn't matter that I had received confirmation from my manager only two days before that everything was fine. Well, it wasn't, and they made me feel lower than the dirt in the process. All this was happening, as I was trying to hire a lawyer to defend myself against a scumbag finance company who is suing me for megabucks (the same one who sabotaged the closing on the house I was trying to sell during the summer), and this basically ended any hopes of me getting back on my feet again anytime soon. No job, no money. I don't even have the money to buy my 4-year-old grandson a birthday present for his party tomorrow, and that makes me feel worse than anything. And all because they wanted to get rid of me too...no matter what.

    I will be thinking about you today. Please feel free to PM me, if you want to.

    Pam
  7. by   BabyRN2Be
    Let me get this straight, the DON doesn't think this is important enough to make sure she has time in her schedule for this meeting, and if she's not there to just see the HR people???

    Oh, honey, you've just given so much to this place, and when it comes to possibly being fired, the DON, after all the great work that she's seen you do doesn't think it's important enough to be at this meeting in which you can explain what happened??:angryfire

    Lori, even if you are not fired tomorrow, I'd try to find a different place to work if you can. You mentioned that there's been a new crop of LPN's and jobs are hard to come by, but you have one thing they don't have: experience. You need to find a place that doesn't use you up and doesn't listen to you in the case of an honest mistake. Hon, you have so much to give, find a place which appreciates this quality in you.

    I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. And I hope that all goes well. I'll send you a PM before I log off tonight.
    (((((Lori)))))
  8. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from 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!
    Excellent thoughts! Usually the first hour, otherwise known as a consultation, is at no charge. Plus, as Elisheva mentioned Legal Aid may be an option.
  9. by   leslie :-D
    aw lori, i do understand your pain.
    i really do.
    if you are not terminated, i would be looking elsewhere anyway.
    but if you are, you need to know it's nothing you did.
    more than anything else, i truly believe this will be opening other doors for you.
    i'll be thinking of you today and for quite awhile, until i know you'll be ok again.
    even in hardship, God will not let you down.
    please, have faith in that.

    leslie xo
  10. by   Ms.RN
    lori,

    could you do me a favor and ask these questions to your don?

    does she think all the patients are drug addicts becuase they are taking

    narcotic for severe pain? did she ever take narcotic when she was in

    a severe pain? thanks :icon_hug: :icon_hug:
  11. by   RNin2007
    Lori...I hope all is okay with you. How did your meeting with the DON go?

    ~J
  12. by   GatorRN
    I'm soo sorry your having to deal with all this nonsense. You sound like a great nurse with a big heart. Working all nite, going to spend time with your loved one, and then still going into work after no sleep because you knew they needed you. Wow, I'm impressed. It's a shame whoever called your DON in didn't just come to you and ask if everything was alright. Surely things would have been different if they understood the circumstances and didn't jump to the wrong conclusion. It's even sadder that your DON didn't understand either and have your back, instead of jumping to the wrong conclusion herself.

    After all the free time you've given to her facility and what sounds like some great quality control systems you've implemented. What a shame all your hard work wasn't appreciated more. And now she may not even be available for your scheduled meeting in the morning! What's wrong with this picture? Ya know, I think if I were you, even if you're not let go, I'd be looking for another job real fast! I don't think I"d want to work for someone who was so cold hearted, unappreciative and unsupportive.

    Has your hubby checked with any agencies in your area? They pay pretty well even if it's something he only wanted to do temporarily for a quick buck....maybe a home care agency. I hope everything goes well for you at your meeting. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there. You don't deserve this treatment. :icon_hug:
  13. by   RGN1
    Lori I'm so sorry, I really hope this gets sorted out the way it should be! I can tell you're a good, caring nurse & I hope your DON is sensible enough to realise that! my thoughts & prayers are with you xxxx

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