Ok so a few months ago I was nodding while sitting with a group of nurses at 3am. I had no patient assignment at the time.
I work nightshift. Another employee .. Instead of tapping me, called the coordinator who then called me into her office and scolded me. Asked if I wanted to go home. No I do t want to go home...I'm so sorry!
so I'm more than upset that a fellow coworker would throw me under the bus. I figured out who it was and kept an eye on her.
A few weeks ago it apparently happened again. My head was nodding. The ANM called me into her office and said " don't Do that!! Be careful! If someone sees you they will report you and you could lose your job on the spot!" I was mortified and immediately went out and washed my face and made coffee.
So I come to work weds night and get pulled out of report to the NM office. The big boss is there and she reads me my termination letter. Then asks for my badge.
im beyond devastated. I moved 8 hrs from home for This job. I don't know a soul here and haven't felt a real part of the unit since I started. So here I am. In a house I've only lived in for 9 months so I can't just sell it and move on.
I know have been told that several secretary's and nurses have been found asleep and no ones been fired...just warned.
The secretary sits at the desk with her arms crossed. Several of the ST's have been found back in the empty OR totally asleep.
i feel very unjustly treated. IMO there is a huge difference between head nodding and laying out over the desk or hiding in patient rooms sleeping.
At this facility they also turn all the lights in the hallway and nurses station dim. Yeah crazy!
so this week I will arm myself with my argument and have a meeting with HR. This manager has been horrid to people and caused many to leave for other places.
am I way off base?