I never thought I would be in such a sticky situation and posting about it but here goes-
I am a critical care nurse with 5ish years experience. CCRN, involved in AACN, lots of committees, awards, and nice things on my resume. I'm pretty passionate about nursing. I like my job overall. No spots on my record. Even back from when I was a CNA in nursing school, Ive never been pulled into the office or written up (some of this I know is just luck too because no one is perfect).
6 months ago, I left my job of 4 years in the ICU to move to a similar job in a different ICU where I was promised a better schedule, more vacation, more $$, and a promotion. Not one of these promises were fulfilled. I was never promoted as promised. No one is allowed to take vacation, and scheduling is a mess. This made me miserable, but trying to be loyal and professional I was going to stick out a year.
Well since then, I have had some family and health changes happen. I needed to drop my hours. I asked to be part time. I was told yes.....then at the last minute I was told no and was placed on the next schedule with a full-time schedule filled with all weekends and mondays/fridays. I then nicely replied, I could not work those hours, and again said I needed to cut my hours. I received no reply. I tried to work it out with HR and they sent me back to management. I knew I would be calling in a lot if my hours couldn't be dropped. So I decided to resign giving a full 2 weeks notice (after my original 3 weeks notice to go part-time).
Today- a few days before my last day- some of the management starting saying things to me such as "If you go through with this resignation your career will be ruined, your throwing your life away." and " You will never be hired in this system again." and " Your a disappointment, if you want to stay home and not have a career, then I cant stop you, but I thought you were ambitious, this will really ruin your career." and the finally one " We think you are just quitting to take vacation."
I don't know what to do. I feel very uncomfortable going back for my last few days. I do have many doctors notes covering all call-ins prior to quitting. I checked and I dont have unscheduled abscences over the allowed (but I am at my limit which is why I wanted to drop hours/resign) and Ive never been tardy. I just feel very threatened over nothing. I have always had a good reputation and now I feel like its ruined. My old job of 4 years has welcomed me back with open arms but I hate to burn bridges. Anyway out of this? Should I go to HR? Run away?? What would you do?