I was FIRED today! - page 2

I had my follow-up meeting this morning and I was fired. They wouldn't even recomennd me to another unit. I am banned from working in the hospital for two yrs. I honestly do not know what I did. ... Read More

  1. by   Jessy_RN
    I am so sorry to read about your situation, you have gotten excellent advice.

    Just want to wish you the best!
  2. by   schroeders_piano
    I wish you the best of luck. I was once fired from a job and it turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me. Had I not been fired, I would have probably stayed at this hospital and not expanded my horizons. I went to another hospital that gave me great opportunities and provided excellent training. I am a more well-rounded nurses now. Good luck. You will find the job that is just right for you.
  3. by   itsme2005
    now, will you place the hospital that fired you on your resume?

    just wondering how it will look.

    anyway, you'll do fine. no one died.
  4. by   Tweety
    Sorry about what your going through. You'll be better off in the end, you'll see. Good luck.
  5. by   kwagner_51
    Quote from itsme2005
    now, will you place the hospital that fired you on your resume?

    just wondering how it will look.

    anyway, you'll do fine. no one died.

    that is a question I am pondering. Most applications ask for recent experience and then ask you to say everything is true. How can I leave that experience out w/o lying?

    Thanks!!
  6. by   AMARTIN1
    I think we all agree that everything happens for a reason. Yes, you did pass your boards and Yes, you are an RN. God takes care of us all and this probably wasn't the place for you, you felt that yourself. Hold your head up high, I know that seems hard right now, but do it anyway. I've noticed alot of hospitals have their "clicks", which is unfortunate for that floor, and you have to fit the "mold" to work there . You will find your niche. And you better, not give up! you have worked to long and too hard to get that ****** license and no one can take that from you!! God Bless you and I hope all goes well for you. Let us know how you're doing!!! :angel2: Amartin1
  7. by   CrunchRN
    My advice:

    Spend 1 day on the couch with chocolate, popcorn, whatever your comfort food is. Read, watch tv, whatever relaxes you. This is your 1 "sick" day. Or "I got screwed day". Really just wallow in it for this day. You must wear sweats for full effect.

    Then, the following day, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, put it all behind you and aggresiviley go out job hunting. Tell the truth on the applications but be vague. When you get interviews you can explain in more detail. Do not blame, but calmly explain the lack of needed orientation program.

    I hope that helps - good luck!
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I honestly do not know what I did.
    Were you given a reason why you were getting fired?
  9. by   DusktilDawn
    Quote from kwagner_51
    i had my follow-up meeting this morning and i was fired. they wouldn't even recomennd me to another unit. i am banned from working in the hospital for two yrs. i honestly do not know what i did.

    they didn't train me. look at the post titled " i am an rn, but have no training! help!!" when i told them that, they said the rns were afraid to let me take a team, that i had no confidence, and that i had to ask how to assess a pt for subdural hematoma.


    i feel like such a failure. they told me that i could work in a nursing home, or a drs office but that there was no way i could work in the hospital. christmas is coming, and i have no job.


    let this be a warning to you, if the position doesn't feel right and if they refuse to train you, get the hell out!! i passed my boards on oct. 3 and one week later i am unemployed. the nearest hospitals now are over an hour away.


    thanks for letting me vent!!
    kwagner, it was your employer who let you down. it is their responsiblity to acclimate you to your work environment, whether you are a new or experienced rn. how can one feel confident within their work environment when they are not given the tools or support? they let you down. it wasn't you who let them or yourself down, remember that.

    asking a question about subdural hematomas makes one incompetent?????give me a break. frankly the "know-it-alls" who never asked questions because they think it makes them look bad are freightening. i've learned to live with the fact that i will never know everything and neither will the people i work with. we use each other as a resource when it comes to knowledge, what i mean is that one of my co-workers may know something i don't and vice-versa.

    :icon_hug: :icon_hug: :icon_hug: in time, you may realize that they did you a big favour. right now you are feeling the sting. you can and will find a job that fits you as a nurse.

    that is a question i am pondering. most applications ask for recent experience and then ask you to say everything is true. how can i leave that experience out w/o lying?
    you could turn this into a positive. ask alot of questions about their orientation process, talk about why you feel it is important, and mention that at your last job you weren't orientated properly.
  10. by   Hodge
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Were you given a reason why you were getting fired?

    Welcome to "at will employment"........
  11. by   DARLINGLILITH
    Dear K- I have been in your shoes. Believe me, most prospective employers will be sympathetic to your situation. Take a deep breath and try again. You will be able to put this behind you and get on with your career in a better atmosphere. Good Luck!
  12. by   Esme12
    Quote from kwagner_51
    I had my follow-up meeting this morning and I was fired. They wouldn't even recomennd me to another unit. I am banned from working in the hospital for two yrs. I honestly do not know what I did.

    They didn't train me. Look at the post titled " I am an RN, but have no training! HELP!!" When I told them that, they said the RNs were afraid to let me take a team, that I had no confidence, and that I had to ask how to assess a pt for subdural hematoma.


    I feel like such a failure. they told me that I could work in a nursing home, or a drs office but that there was no way I could work in the hospital. Christmas is coming, and I have no job.


    Let this be a warning to you, if the position doesn't feel right and if they refuse to train you, GET THE HELL OUT!! I passed my boards on Oct. 3 and one week later I am unemployed. The nearest hospitals now are over an hour away.


    Thanks for letting me vent!!
    Never forget that you are of worth.. You can list them on a resume as they can only give start stop dates. Be HONEST on you next job and state that you left on very bad terms and would prefer to keep that confidential. Then give them other referances. Sounds like the facility was poor at education and that's a place you don't want to be!!!!!!! If you feel they are and issue notify JACHO or the AHA essentially they are obligated to give you the tools you need to perform your job by the federal government!!!(OSHA) Don't give it up as I believe you have alot to share and give....you recognized there was a problem that shows you have instinct and common sense!!! Good luck:icon_hug:

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