Nurses and Dysfunction? - page 3

I work for a hospital that is owned by a corporation "for profit". So its all about the money lol. They can't keep a nurse manager hired, because the stress gets too bad and they leave, or they... Read More

  1. by   jodyangel
    :angel2: :angel2: :angel2:

    Why thank you very much! I am taking that advise. But I do feel compelled to make the right people aware of the situation there. Too many nurses, when wronged, just slink off and take another job and never do anything to help the nurses they left behind. See, thats what I'm going to miss about that job. It was the hardest place I ever worked, but I made some wonderful friends, and we always made it a point to have a few laughs while we worked.
    So, for them, my comrades left behind, I will be their voice. My son works for a local paper......wonder how they would feel if some letters to the editor started appearing hm?
    Thanks for replying!
  2. by   rn in 3 years
    Quote from chadash
    There is some claim that 83 percent of all nurses are firstborn children of alcoholics.....Lets take our own poll....
    Well, my birth father is an alcoholic but he did not raise me, my mom & step dad did. They hardly ever drank. Besides, I am a second born
  3. by   ceecel.dee
    Quote from jodyangel
    :angel2: :angel2: :angel2:

    I do feel compelled to make the right people aware of the situation there. Too many nurses, when wronged, just slink off and take another job and never do anything to help the nurses they left behind.
    Be careful here; look out for yourself. It is imperitive to stand up for yourself, but know that whistle-blowers are seldom rewarded, even when it is obviously the right thing to do.
    Good luck!
  4. by   redshiloh
    "and not notify the corporate offices"? I find that requirement VERY interesting and OF COURSE would definitely want to notify the corporate offices...
  5. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from redshiloh
    "and not notify the corporate offices"? I find that requirement VERY interesting and OF COURSE would definitely want to notify the corporate offices...
    I also found it very interesting that they don't want their own higher ups to know what they are up to...
  6. by   penguin2
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    Last edit by penguin2 on May 13, '06
  7. by   jodyangel
    I emailed the corporate office and have had NO replys.
    Sad state. I don't know else to do. I called an employement lawyer and he said after listening to me, was that I probably had no case. He did say IF they call me Monday and ask me if I want my job back (because they investigated and found me innocent).....that I should call him again..because then they would be showing guilt.
    Sad state.
    I looked in my employees manual. NJ is a fire at will state, and the manual clearly states that you CAN be fired for no reason. Im shocked to read this!
    I want to make some noise and make them uncomfortable.
    Any suggestions?

    Quote from RN4NICU
    I also found it very interesting that they don't want their own higher ups to know what they are up to...
  8. by   RN4NICU
    Quote from jodyangel
    I emailed the corporate office and have had NO replys.
    Sad state. I don't know else to do. I called an employement lawyer and he said after listening to me, was that I probably had no case. He did say IF they call me Monday and ask me if I want my job back (because they investigated and found me innocent).....that I should call him again..because then they would be showing guilt.
    Sad state.
    I looked in my employees manual. NJ is a fire at will state, and the manual clearly states that you CAN be fired for no reason. Im shocked to read this!
    I want to make some noise and make them uncomfortable.
    Any suggestions?
    No suggestions for you, but unfortunately most states are "at will" states. They can fire anyone at any time for any reason, even for no reason at all. It is a sad state of affairs, but very common. Nurses are just an item on the budget to administration.
  9. by   jodyangel
    Well I got the call from my formor DON and she was very wishy washy with me. She said my documentation about the Vanco was not clear in the progress notes......I said, did you see the doctors orders? She said.......well yes but YOU should of documented more about it. I said, what about my Charge nurse who Actually took the verbal orders ect......she said Im not talking about her, we're talking about you....blah blah lol.
    Anyway, I told her my point was that I was written up in error and I didnt expect her to rehire me..but to at least admit that fact. She said, well yes I would of handled the situation differantly, but I dont know if the outcome would of been differant. Shesh! She never did talk to the charge nurse.......OR write Her up for not documenting...go figure. Then I told her I wanted to discuss a severance package and she said WE DON'T GIVE ANY NURSES SEVERANCE PACKAGES.

    So, fellow nurses. All I can say is be aware. Know that every bit of paper even the silly ones..that goes into your file CAN be used against you.
    Unfortinate, but true.

    O, and they fired 2 other nurses on sunday and put another one on suspention. I got that survey in the mail about the quality of care . Anyone else? Guess what I made a priority after dinner. LOL, filling that baby out.
    Now, if someone could Just give me the right phone number to call the state up.......I'd do that tomorrow.
  10. by   jodyangel
    So, now I've received a letter in the mail from my former employer...with something in it called a Grievance Resolution in it.

    I hate to be paranoid.....but would it be wise for me to fill this out? I'm still waiting to hear about my unemployment......and I've been looking for a new job, but so far nothing.
  11. by   HappyJaxRN
    Quote from jodyangel
    I work for a hospital that is owned by a corporation "for profit". So its all about the money lol.
    They can't keep a nurse manager hired, because the stress gets too bad and they leave, or they offend someone and they fire them.
    Jodyangel, I LOVE your avatar! :chuckle
  12. by   HappyJaxRN
    Quote from jodyangel
    I'll cut it short here. We are going to form a group of nurses, LPNs and RNs to go to our CNO and complain about this. What do you all think?
    Too bad you didn't have a tape recorder. :chuckle I can't believe she said that about nurses' backgrounds....and insulted the integrity of the staff. :angryfire Might I further add that even with an abusive background, that doesn't make someone a bad nurse. Sounds like she needs some therapy.
  13. by   jodyangel
    Thanks Happy!!!

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