So I'm fired. Again. - page 14

I must be the worst nurse in the world. Now I need to figure out my next step. And it isn't nursing. No specific reason. They think I "could" be unsafe. Pffft.... Read More

  1. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from jlsRN
    Really? Is that ethical? I didn't know people could get away with that. Wow.
    Is what ethical? My not telling them? I believe so.
  2. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from jlsRN
    Really? Is that ethical? I didn't know people could get away with that. Wow.
    Whether it's ethical and whether people can get away with it are two separate questions. What's unethical about focusing on what she didn't like about a job instead of what they didn't like about her? Unless she's specifically asked if she'd been terminated, there is no lack of ethics. The reason for leaving is "not a good fit" regardless of who declared that to be so.

    To the poster who asked about how one gets job opportunities after a termination, we do ask about being fired at my job. I was on an interview panel where someone told us about why she'd been fired and we still chose to hire her. A lot of factors go into making a decision about how much weight to give to a previous termination.
  3. by   FireStarterRN
    So, they didn't actually ask you a direct question "were you fired?". I guess that's different. It definately wasn't a 'good fit', that's for sure.
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from jlsRN
    So, they didn't actually ask you a direct question "were you fired?". I guess that's different. It definately wasn't a 'good fit', that's for sure.
    *snort*

    I do not lie if asked directly and, on an application that asks if you've ever left for other than quit or "lack of work" I am honest.
  5. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from Suesquatch
    *snort*

    I do not lie if asked directly and, on an application that asks if you've ever left for other than quit or "lack of work" I am honest.

    LOL, your *snort* cracks me up for some reason.
  6. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from jlsRN
    LOL, your *snort* cracks me up for some reason.
    That's that choking laugh snort that sometimes gets fizzies up your nose or on your screen.

    It was evoked by, "I guess it wasn't a good fit is true."
  7. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from Suesquatch
    That's that choking laugh snort that sometimes gets fizzies up your nose or on your screen.

    It was evoked by, "I guess it wasn't a good fit is true."

    *snort*
  8. by   Nurseynurseyme
    Quote from Suesquatch
    Thanks, all.

    Maureen, they gave me no reason other than I wasn't fitting in, I could be unsafe, I said weird things (I called someone a "poor old thing"), and I wasn't picking up quickly enough.

    Heather, I have no doubt at all that I am a flawed individual and nurse. I do not, however, plan to keep explaining myself to you or those who have thanked you for questioning me. Believe me or not.
    Regarding "fitting in"; that is a very dangerous requirement in a job I think. You are well out of there, in my humble opinion.
  9. by   student tired
    Well why are they saying you "could" be unsafe. You probably need to find another profession. Safety is the most important part of nursing. How would you like if an unsafe nurse was taking care of you or your family member? Were you given examples of why you are considered to be unsafe? If so you could try to work on it for your next nursing job.
  10. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from student tired
    Well why are they saying you "could" be unsafe. You probably need to find another profession. Safety is the most important part of nursing. How would you like if an unsafe nurse was taking care of you or your family member? Were you given examples of why you are considered to be unsafe? If so you could try to work on it for your next nursing job.
    Did you read the entire thread? She answered all those questions and more.

    Sue, as you have noted before ....

    Consider the source.
  11. by   Nurseynurseyme
    Quote from student tired
    Well why are they saying you "could" be unsafe. You probably need to find another profession. Safety is the most important part of nursing. How would you like if an unsafe nurse was taking care of you or your family member? Were you given examples of why you are considered to be unsafe? If so you could try to work on it for your next nursing job.
    Whoa whoa whoa there, cowboy.

    Firing someone and telling them they "could be" unsafe says to me that this is a euphemism for something else. If the person was unsafe, that would be documented and the evidence given. Either there is a real reason or not.

    In this case, I think it was more likely some sort of personality problem, or something along those lines having little to do with performance.

    Having several people within one department be critical doesn't mean a lot, sometimes there is a cliquey nature to a department and their tolerance for another point of view is nil. Everyone else is in lock step and intolerance of another point of view is a red flag.

    It takes all kinds of people to run a floor and teamwork is very important. Helping one another and approaching challenges as something to be solved as a group gets the most cooperation from everyone.

    Rooting people out that don't agree with you without any evidence of malfeasance or safety violations simply maintains the status quo; which could be dysfunctional.

    I am not saying this is specific to this circumstance entirely, however a generality.

    :spin:
  12. by   txspadequeenRN
    well good luck to you sue, everything happens for a reason and chances are you will find a job you like better and will do fine. firing someone cause they "could" be unsafe holds no ground. we all at times have the potential to be unsafe depending on our situation. :spin:
  13. by   nurse2b2010
    Quote from Suesquatch
    I must be the worst nurse in the world.

    Now I need to figure out my next step. And it isn't nursing.

    No specific reason. They think I "could" be unsafe.

    Pffft.

    I am so sorry. Believe me, I know how you feel. It's a heartbreaking experience and your self esteem takes a big blow. It takes a while to recover, or at least it did for me. As as much as you try not to say a job doesn't define you, you can't help but feel it does. So feel free to cry and let it out, then realize that there's always another day to see the sunshine! I agree with some of the other comments, you have found your niche yet in nursing and as new nurses (which I am just in pre-nursing still), you need good mentors! I always try to remember what a very dear friend said to me when I went through the job termination experiences, that "God never closes a door without opening a window"!

    God Bless and hugs to you,

    Sherri

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