Originally posted by tigger2sassy
how does one try to leave a facility that you thoroughly enjoyed working for, worked so hard to keep morale going upbeat only to have one person come along and smash everything-- i recently left without notice because of certain issues-- harassment, belittling of the other nurses, intimidation, threats of jeopardizing your license, etc. i made an attempt to voice my concerns and it seems no one listened, so after a week of this hell i decided to leave-- now how is a person supposed to feel and encourage other nurses that they don't have to put up with this?
That's very unfortunate.
I think you did a good thing and you shouldn't feel bad about it. It will probably change once they see more people leaving. I've experienced that. I voiced my concerns during my exit interview (as I cried my eyes out because I was so afraid to speak up). It's very stressful when you have to go through something like this. What's done in the dark will be brought to the light eventually....all the b.s. You all have to get together, write things down and gang up on 'em all. It's best that you're gone.
A little blurb I read somewhere comes to mind...I try to remember it when I lose my focus.
Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls.
The balls are called work, family, health, friends and integrity.
And you're keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally
come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it
will bounce back. The other four balls-- family, health, friends,
integrity are made if glass. If you drop one of these, it will be
irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. And
once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls, you
will have the beginning of balance in your life.
I have a feeling you're going to come out of this winning.