I'm sick of my job...(vent) - page 2

I ust started there in january...and I'm already sick of the drama. Right now they're saying that narcs are missing from the cart... Just add that to the laundry list! -Lazy, lazy, lazy CNA's... Read More

  1. by   Blackcat99
    Quote from Sgt_Chunk_Spelunker
    I'm resigning in the morning. As of July 1, this ain't my job anymore! The evening shift nurse wasted the drugs a few nights ago so they know I'm innocent...but I'm done with this job anyway...in more ways than I could ever tell you! The evening nurse on thursday evening treated me like crap. I've worked too damn hard in my life to put up with this.

    You know what, guys? I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs. I'm so conservative that my ears aren't even pierced! The anger runs deep because I'm a passionate person. I'm glad because my anger inspires me to take action and change my life!
    Congratulations :hatparty: Wow! You are conservative! Even my (super-conservative) brother has pierced ears! :chuckle
  2. by   Sgt_Chunk_Spelunker
    Resignation was handed in...entire staff is pissed that I'm leaving. I'll get into a little more detail about what happened:

    Narcotic card with 47 tabs left on it was destroyed a few nights ago by downstairs RN + night nurse. Downstairs RN has a drug problem. She has "destroyed/wasted" entire sets of narcotic pills all by herself. So, when I counted I didn't notice the narcotic missing because the patient no longer used it (had been d/c'd a week ago).

    Anyway...
    So the evening shift does the count and it's gone. She calls me stating that she is going to call the DNS. OK, fine. Meanwhile, the other evening shift nurse is trying to take up for me since the druggie nurse had worked that cart a few nights ago. He was trying to tell her that to call the druggie nurse to see if she wasted them before bugging me. So, she refuses and writes up an incident report.

    Night shift comes on and says that those had been wasted a few nights ago. Eve shift b**** doesn't even bother to call me and let me know that it has been resolved. Night shift calls me and lets me know instead. DNS (Director Nursing Services) comes in this morning with crappy attitude demanding incident report for something that has been solved already. I didn't give a damn by this point...

    I resigned. I regret having to leave but I feel branded anyway. I will miss 95% of the people there...the residents, my coworkers, etc... But I ask you this: Would they have even questioned my character/account of the story if they really trusted me.

    The DNS asked me why I was leaving and I told him:
    1) His attitude
    2) Lazy CNA's
    3) Too many drug seeking patients
    4) General negativity in the facility

    Whenever there is a drug addicted nurse, it's time to leave. I have to protect myself and my license. Period. I really didn't/don't want to leave...but I can't do what I enjoy if my license is taken away. It could've very well happened last night. What if druggie nurse would've denied destroying the drugs?

    ***Addendum***
    The worst part, you guys, is that I've noticed alot of not so positive changes in myself in the past 3-4 months since I've been working there. I have no sex drive. I'm gaining weight (up 10+ lbs from Nov 2003), etc... I've had a major shift in attitude. I don't like the person I've become since I began working there. Period.
    Last edit by Sgt_Chunk_Spelunker on Jun 11, '04
  3. by   CHATSDALE
    glad that you are getting out of a bad situation....we had a abusing nurse and they showed her the door and now she is at a different facility probably doing the same thing...nothing was put on her record. state was not notified nothing nothing nothing....other residents are at risk but as long as it was swept under the rug and this facility is clean nobody cares.... very angry and impotent don't we owe all the residents something
  4. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from Sgt_Chunk_Spelunker
    I'm resigning in the morning. As of July 1, this ain't my job anymore! The evening shift nurse wasted the drugs a few nights ago so they know I'm innocent...but I'm done with this job anyway...in more ways than I could ever tell you! The evening nurse on thursday evening treated me like crap. I've worked too damn hard in my life to put up with this.

    You know what, guys? I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs. I'm so conservative that my ears aren't even pierced! The anger runs deep because I'm a passionate person. I'm glad because my anger inspires me to take action and change my life!
    More power to you. I think there just comes a time that most of us...and for whatever reason, are no longer physically, morally or emotionally able to stay in a situation like the one you describe. I am rapidly moving in the same direction also, sick of the corporate rhetoric and being used as a scapegoat. :angryfire
  5. by   barefootlady
    Sarge, For all of the reasons you stated and probablly a few more, you have made the right decision for you. Just take the experience from this job and use it when choosing another one. I have gone through H3$$ these last few months, knowing I need to work, but being unable and unwilling to put myself in another position like the last one I left. I am slowly beginning to look for another job, one thing for sure, IF I feel that the vibes are not right, money or no money, I am not taking the job. I Wish you the best in your hunt for work, keep us posted on what you finally decide.
  6. by   mattsmom81
    Sarge I hear ya loud and clear...I just left a toxic workplace myself and am happily doing agency work. Clear your mind of this place and move on to greener pastures.

    The good thing about getting older and wiser is we recognize these toxic places quicker and can get out before they suck the life out of a good hearted nurse.
  7. by   z's playa
    Quote from kids-r-fun
    Some places are toxic (as are some of the people who work there), when you find your self in one it is best just to move on. Good luck in your new job (when you get one).


    LOL, it is kinda hard to read sometimes. In the posters defence...it came up in another thread not long after the member joined...as I recall it turns out (as I recall) when s/he posts from work the computer formats it like that, s/he has no control over it.
    Thank you for the heads up. I shall persevere.
  8. by   susanna
    Quote from Sgt_Chunk_Spelunker
    I ust started there in january...and I'm already sick of the drama. Right now they're saying that narcs are missing from the cart... Just add that to the laundry list!

    -Lazy, lazy, lazy CNA's
    -Inadequate staff nurses
    -Management getting rid of long-term staff w/o notice
    -Lazy DNS
    -*****y old hags that don't do their own job but like to dictate yours
    -Lazy, complaining drug addict patients who shoot up and smoke crack...and use us as a day shelter
    This unsupportive staff sounds horrible. If you don't mind sharing(and I don';t mind if U dont want to share because its kind of personal), can I know what department(ICU, ER, LTC, ect) you work in? Im curious as to know which departments these kinds of horrible working conditions most frequently endure in.

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