Two weeks ago, I got fired from an LTC job.
My SECOND firing from an LTC job.
When I got fired from the first LTC job, I managed to pick myself up, dust myself off, and went and did some agency work... did that for about ten months, until finally I found another LTC job. Not a great job, but it paid good, paid the bills, put food on the table, yadda yadda... and I halfway enjoyed it; enjoyed my residents, enjoyed my coworkers...
HOWEVER, we were all worked to death, doing lots of overtime to cover the numerous holes in the schedule... I needed the money...
And one night I made a terrible mistake and ended up getting fired by the SAME DON who fired me from the first job. LTC is a small world where I live and in a roundabout way, she ended up being the interim DON at my new facility.
Now I truly, truly feel like my career is over... I'm the breadwinner in my house and money is running out... I can probably do agency again... but I feel like I have ruined what once might have been a good thing. I've had about 8-9 nursing jobs
in ten years.
I planned to stay with this recent company as long as I could... but I've left jobs way better than the TWO that I've gotten fired from, mostly from being "bored and unsatisfied".
I guess I need some sort of pep talk. Some sort of "I've been there". SOMETHING, someone to tell me that it's going to be okay.