The long term effects of being fired

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    I have been fired once in my career. And it really hurt me in alot of ways. It has been some months, since the occurence, but I still get sad. Anyone else, with some long term effects of being fired???
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    I have been fired too, but I try not to let it bother me. I have had SOME small degree of long-term effect; I have applied for jobs at places that didn't look too kindly upon the fact that I have been fired from a job. Most places though, are needing nurses bad enough that they aren't too worried about it.

    What kind of job was it? What were the circumstances behind you getting fired, if you don't mind sharing?
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    I pm'd you.
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    you shuld make applications to other facilities asap when yo stay off you lose confidence..yo have to get out there and prove that you are capable of doing this
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    Quote from Poochee
    I have been fired once in my career. And it really hurt me in alot of ways. It has been some months, since the occurence, but I still get sad. Anyone else, with some long term effects of being fired???
    YES..I HAD A REALLY BAD EXPERIENCE AND I DID NOT GET FIRED BUT LEFT AND THIS WILL TAKE A WHILE TO GET OVER IT.YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE PAIN..I THINK IT IS A MATTER OF NOT UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPEN AND WHY..
    FOR ME I WAS ATTEMPTING TO DO THE RIGHT THING..WITH LITTLE SUPPORT..
    AT TIMES IT IS HARD BEING A NURSE..BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT CNA`S ARE THE BACKBONE OF EVERY FACILITY..IT CAN GET DIFFICULT DOING YOUR JOB,AND PLEASE IAM NOT KNOCKING CNA`S..I WAS ONE MYSELF FOR MANY MANY YEARS.
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    Years ago getting fired was an unusal experience for a nurse. Lately it seems to happen all the time. To me that does not say that quality of nurses has gone down hill. What I think has happened is that managment has become much more paranoid. You see, they have so much to hide and it is getting so much harder to hide it. I say to them, "go ahead and sacrifice the nurses in attempt to cover up your tricks, the piper will be at your door sooner or later to get paid". I wish I could gloat when I see one of you on the hot seat but I can't because it usually means someone got hurt.
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    I have been fired twice before and it bothered me so much my hair began to fall out. It made me feel imcompetent even though I knew that it had nothing to do with my abilities. I ran it over and over in my head for months and eventually let it go. The first time I was fired I was working part time waiting for acceptance to a BSc program. When I got the acceptance letter, I was so excited I told my employer who knew that I applied to school, and she fired me the next day saying I did not really want to work, I just wanted to go after books. She paid me $20 short on my paycheck and told me to get out of her place. The way she did it is what really made me take it hard. She kicked out like dirt and she did not have to do it that way.

    The second time I got fired I was working for this religious organization who were trying to press me into an arranged marriage. It got so bad there was an open confrontation. When I left for that day I got a temination message on my voice mail. That hurt because the person I worked for was someone I worked with for several years, you may even have called us friends. That was my major lesson in the difference between working with someone and working for someone. We had a lot of issues too around ethics and labor laws. I moved on.

    You will be fine, getting fired always hurt. It happens sometimes.
    RN BSN 2009, RedZeppelinRN, Otessa, and 1 other like this.
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    I was fired from a position once because I enforced the rules of the facility. It was a farce from beginning to end. Taught me a lot. I NEVER trust administration now.
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    I was "allowed to leave" or have some untrue things put in my file. I left. Not a traditional firing but for what it has done to me it might as well have been. It has taken a long time to get over it.

    I wish you well!

    I have posed this question before so if someone would like to pm me or is bold enough to post here - I am interested, for my own future reference, what kinds of things nurses are getting fired for.? And, yes I am still a little skittish after what I have already been through...
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    I was in a violent relationship and I was fired because my work found out about it.

    I took the company to an Employment Tribunal and won a few thousand dollars for unfair dismissal.

    8 years later I am still traumatised by it, I am always paranoid I am going to lose my job and every now and then I cry over the whole incident and think how much of bad person I was/am.

    I completely understand why you may still be affected by your being fired.
    HardwrknRN, ladylikeRN, marina17, and 1 other like this.


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