Should I look for another job - advice needed - page 4

I am a new grad and began employment on July 10th on a telemetry floor. On the same day I went to work, an experienced RN was promoted to the floor education director. Anyway, to make a long story... Read More

  1. by   Wendy_RN
    First of all, I really want to thank you all for responding. You have been supportive and encouraging, and it has helped me tremendously to feel that I am not wrong for wanting out of this situation.

    I did resign my position. Actually, I have never had to resign a position so many times in my life. They have called me back several times. I finally just emailed my letter of resignation to the nurse manager yesterday. I know, not the preferred face-to-face communication, but after 5 days of "beating a dead horse" it was just making me feel worse. Considering the phone call from my nurse manager was the first communication she has had with me regarding this entire issue I did not feel obligated to discuss it with her then. If she had not been detached from her unit this situation may not have gone on, or at least not to the extent it did.

    Thank you all again. I will update you when I find another job. I am not thrilled about the whole job search process, but I am trying to be optimistic and reassure myself that it will not be a long process and the reward of finding a job I enjoy will be worth it!
  2. by   mvsnurse2b
    Oh my goodness...you don't say where you worked but I'm sure many would like to know so they NEVER apply!!! No one has the right to treat you this way-leaving was definately your only option especially with HR's stance on the subject. What a waste of time for you, but look on the bright side-you will definately know what a winner position looks like. Good luck to you in the future. Be strong, know your rights and ask other nurses about places they like to work or not and why. Try headhunters,and go to job fairs you will definately find something worthy of you.
  3. by   RN BSN 2009
    good luck on finding new employment!
  4. by   DDRN4me
    wendy,

    i think you did the right thing, girl!!
    no one deserves to be treated that way. I would send a letter to HR AND the DON and the Administrator of the Hospital and outline your course of employment and the hassles you encountered. I would then cc it to the Labor board... they have no right to treat you or any other nurse that way. (((hugs))) and prayers for a new and better position elsewhere .
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  6. by   Wendy_RN
    Thank you for the links. I am going to read them now. It is kind of exciting seeing the sign on bonuses.
  7. by   PintheD
    Nurses and their natural habitat, the hospital, can be so unprofessional. What you have experienced is an extreme example of this. I am so happy that you have chosen to take care of yourself and find another job in another hospital.

    You are not a quitter or a failure. You are a human being who won't tolerate being abused and bullied. Good luck in finding a healthy environment that will properly support you as you begin your career in nursing!
    Last edit by PintheD on Oct 19, '06
  8. by   HuggyPuglet
    Your treatment has been totally ridiculous, unprofessional and abusive. I'm with the opinion of everyone else - it looks like you have done just about everything you can including meeting with 8 VPs (what the heck was that about - intimidation?) and a $5.00 gas card??!! I was dumbfounded when I read that. It sounds like that crew shouldn't be in charge of a box of rocks, much less a hospital floor.

    Get out now. There are many opportunities out there. Think about it this way; are your free weekends worth any of this? I'd work every weekend before taking any of this abuse.

    Good luck to you in what ever choice you make.

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