Well.... I just resigned from my job and I am very angry about it! I have been a RN in a high acuity sub specialty for 14 years. I started at my new job one year ago and I've never been happy there for numerour reasons but most of all my CNM is completely innapropriate to say the least. Well, long story short, she belittled me and yelled at me IN THE MIDDLE OF THE UNIT- infront of all of my coworkers(and any other family member ect who might have been walking by) Because I refused to take a ventilated UNSTABLE pt ON 2 PRESSORS to radiology for what would have been an hour long procedure that was nonurgent and could be done at the bedside! I mean she yelled at me like I was her child! I walked away, informed the intensivist that I was not about to travel for this test- and guess what- test was done bedside!
The next day, I told my other NM that I would resign effective XYZ date( I gave 3 1/2 weeks). She encouraged me to stay on perdiem. It was decided that I would stay on a few days a month. One week before my last day.... the offending CM comes to me and asks me to cover the remaining 2 days on the schedule(after the date of my resignation). I tell her I will need to check with my husband (we planned that I would be already resigned)- turns out he was going to be out of town. I called her and told her that I could not remain for the additional 2 days- she told me that "- I was leaving her in a bind- and I needed to find someone to cover my 2 shifts or else just resign.":uhoh21:
I said reminded her that we only had one person that would not be overtime if she covered 2 shifts- she told me that I had better call her. I didn't..... I left it at that. I called HR asked for an exit interview, they called my CNM's boss who called me- I told her that if this NM is willing to loose a nurse with 14 years experience over 2 days on a schedule, then this is not a place where I would like to work. She apologizes, says she will speak to NM. Then she calls me back later and leaves a voice mail saying that "NM is sad... that there must have been a breakdown in commuication.... she thought I was going to stay on prn... that she NEVER TOLD ME to find a replacement or resign!!!!
Oh... and she never received my resignation letter! I knew I should have forwarded it to HR- I had a feeling!
I am just so disgusted with this person- she is totally inappropriate and untruthful! I am sooooo glad I left that toxic place! I just worry about retaliation- it's a small world ya know?
Jun 19, '09
You made the right decision. Take a breather. Something better will open up.
Last edit by Midwest4me on Jun 19, '09
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