So I'm fired. Again. - page 15

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   tomtom101
    Quote from dream'n
    Lots of hugs!!! Just remember that this is not a reflection on how you are as a nurse, it's a reflection on how nasty your preceptors were. I think they couldn't handle the upbeat, confident nurse that you are. Personally from reading your posts, I think you brought a breath of fresh air to that unit and they couldn't handle it. Those precepters are the kind of stifling, negative people you wouldn't want to work with anyway. You are on to better and brighter things!

    Someone please clone dream'n and put one of her on every unit in the country .If backstabbing wounds were included ,the # of nurses c/o chronic back pain would be > 52 % .

    Suesquatch,

    Not to minimize your hurt , just want to tell you w/ 30 years as a nurse I've seen a lot of this. The coldness , the vague insinuations , the pointed invisibility of the person being victimized.

    At the risk of sounding trite , you are better off w/o them .Imagine them scheming for a year or so , setting you up for the pounce / kill.
    I've seen it happen.
    Their loss.:trout:

    Got to say that I have only read some of the big picture , but looks plain to me.:angryfire Not caring if this sounds trite , please keep at it . We NEED people like YOU in the profession.

    Regards to DH . All the Best, MTP
    Last edit by tomtom101 on Nov 13, '07 : Reason: Forgot !
  2. by   SuesquatchRN
    Thank you all so, so much. You don't know - or maybe you do - how much your kindness means to me.

    This site mean so much on so many levels. Heck, I was so inspired by the "pushing drugs for the man" thread that I'm sitting here eating steamed veggies with rice instead of Singapore mei fun.



    Thank you all again.
  3. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Suesquatch

    This site mean so much on so many levels. Heck, I was so inspired by the "pushing drugs for the man" thread that I'm sitting here eating steamed veggies with rice instead of Singapore mei fun.
    and whole wheat, honey-glazed donuts for dessert?

    leslie
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from earle58
    and whole wheat, honey-glazed donuts for dessert?

    leslie





    steph
  5. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from earle58
    and whole wheat, honey-glazed donuts for dessert?

    leslie
    Mmmmmm..... doughnuts......

    I'm back over 180. My knees hurt. This bites.

    And I do not think it's my metabolism.


    :trout: :angryfire
  6. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from earle58
    and whole wheat, honey-glazed donuts for dessert?

    leslie
  7. by   Tammycalifornia
    Nursing is the toughest job there is and other nuses should mentor you instead of condeming you. I am a new nurse and everyone at my job is so supportive. I probably would have quit by now if it weren't for that. Hang in there.
  8. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from tammycalifornia
    nursing is the toughest job there is and other nuses should mentor you instead of condeming you. i am a new nurse and everyone at my job is so supportive. i probably would have quit by now if it weren't for that. hang in there.
    thanks. and [color=white]...........................
  9. by   Nurseynurseyme
    Quote from Tammycalifornia
    Nursing is the toughest job there is and other nuses should mentor you instead of condeming you. I am a new nurse and everyone at my job is so supportive. I probably would have quit by now if it weren't for that. Hang in there.
    You are a lucky RN. I have a supportive environment too, in LTC. I do want to get more experience elsewhere though. But now I'm kind of afraid to leave!

    L
  10. by   Labor Nurse
    Quote from Suesquatch
    Thanks, all.

    Well, I have a new plan. DH and I are just going to live very frugally over the next few months and I'm going to bang out the RN classes I have left via Excelsior.

    I'm not going back as an LPN, and I'm sure as heck not going back to med/surg. Once I am an RN I have options, and they are not only the nursing home or med/surg.

    Thanks for all of your kind words. I'm feeling, to quote the Fuggs, like homemade shiddle-iddle-iddle it. With appologies to the TOS.



    I'll be ok. I just hate feeling played, which I was the last few weeks here.

    GOOD FOR YOU!!! You deserve better, go out and get it! There are good preceptors out there, preceptors with real insight into their new nurses & want them to be better nurses than themselves. I am an L&D preceptor. When one of my new ones hits the floor and starts looking better than me & the Docs rave. I feel like I have a gold star on my shoulder! So go out there and show em your stuff!!

  11. by   twotrees2
    Quote from Suesquatch
    Thanks, all. It's just hard to type through the tears. I've been crying off and on since I got the news.

    I didn't "do" anything. A couple of preceptors gave me a hard time, told the manager that I wasn't "open to learning" and that they "felt" I "could be" unsafe, so I was given to another preceptor who apparently agreed.

    Anyway. I actually hated what I was doing, since day one, job one. Now I need to figure out what's next.
    it breeaks my heart when i hear folks who "hate it from day one" - seems to be a going thing these days of throwing out the new grads to fend for themselves. if you dislike it that much i wuold say that is probablypart of theproblem. not that you are a bad nurse - good nurses can have bad attitudes and hating something breeds bad attitudes. perhaps you could go into a part of nursing like patient advocate or a nurse advocate!! we need people who would lobby for changes in our workplaces and having a knowlege of what we do it would help to get some changes done- then perhaps one day you can come back in and love it
  12. by   KarenGeorgeBSRN
    hi all,

    termination is and can be illegal; i am new around here and do not know your situation but how long have you been there?

    karen g.
  13. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from twotrees2
    it breeaks my heart when i hear folks who "hate it from day one" - seems to be a going thing these days of throwing out the new grads to fend for themselves. if you dislike it that much i wuold say that is probablypart of theproblem. not that you are a bad nurse - good nurses can have bad attitudes and hating something breeds bad attitudes. perhaps you could go into a part of nursing like patient advocate or a nurse advocate!! we need people who would lobby for changes in our workplaces and having a knowlege of what we do it would help to get some changes done- then perhaps one day you can come back in and love it
    since this thread, sue has landed herself a wonderfully promising job in informatics.

    it's her time to shine.

    leslie

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