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- Jan 25 by WCnurse2013...so sorry that you are having to tolerated this type unprofessional behavior, I am going through a similar experience at my job. I am a older seasoned nurse and I am feeling discriminated against because of my age. Recently my manager called me in her office to let me know that she had wrote me up because one of the physicians in the clinic said I was slow. I do admit that I do sometimes take more time when case managing my patients but it is because I try to complete the majority of work in a timely manner and I try to get the biggest portion of my documentation done when it should be done, unlike my co-workers who are continously taking short cuts and wait until the end of the day or the next day to chart and sign off on their computer documentation. Today was the kicker for me...I had to leave from work early because the weather was getting bad (ice and snow). The doctor was running behind in clinic and there were 2 patients that still need to be seen. I live a hour away from work and new it would be unsafe for me to drive home if I waited until the last 2 patients were discharged, so I told my clinic manager that I would be leaving. There were still 4 other nurses left in the clinic. My nurse manager became angry and rudely told me in front of all the nursing staff that she would report me to HR and have it put on my record that I abandoned the 2 patients and that I would also get a unexcused absence. I felt threatened and bullied and by the time I left I was a nervous wreck and had to calm myself down before I could get out on the road. I want to report her behavior but feel I would be wasting my time because of previous threats that it would do no good to complain to HR because management would be backed by them and it wouldn't matter what nursing staff had to say.
- Jan 26 by buytheshoes11Congrats to you for doing this! I wish you all the best.
You should not have to be miserable day in and day out at any job.
- Jan 26 by purrrfectionistQuote from imintroubleGood advice for the future. ThanksI'm glad that you're no longer miserable. However, it's never a good idea to burn any bridge, no matter how good it feels in that moment. You never know when you might need a reference. Nursing is a small community. Somebody knows somebody who worked somewhere and "isn't she the nurse who quit without notice?" I wouldn't have drafted a complaint letter to management either. They already know. That might sound defeatist to you, but it's just reality. You didn't just burn that bridge, you blew it up.
Anyway, enjoy your new job. I'm glad it's worked out.
- Jan 26 by TASHA_RN_BSNI'm so sorry for your experience, I am glad that you took a stance and was able to seek help. As professionals we should be valued for our hard work and dedication to our patients. It sounds as if you were having an emotional break down. Keep taking your medication to get you back happy. We are not promised tomorrow; stressing over the "what if's" will kill you.
- Jan 26 by jrwestI hope someday to be able to say this.....
- Jan 26 by Blue RosesYour right, maybe I should wait until my emotions have calmed down to write to the hospital that used to employ me. I hadn't written it to complain; my main goal was to pass information on in hopes to help the nurse friends I am leaving behind in that enviromnent. But I will wait awhile and let my thoughts gather themselves in a more organized fashion and review the letters several times before I even consider sending them.
- Jan 26 by Blue RosesYou sound alot like one of my favorite nurse friends. She's older and just as unhappy as I was in the environment (several nurses there are unhappy and/or leaving). She doesn't want to leave because she's scared that no one would want to hire and older nurse like her, and this I totally don't understand. She is a wonderful kind and brilliant person whom anyone would be lucky to work with. Older nurses are a blessing, they have the strength and experience that younger nurses like me lack.
- Jan 26 by duskyjewelQuote from imintroubleCrap like this is why nothing changes for the better. Someone finally has to have some balls, and I applaud Blue Roses for choosing to be that person.I'm glad that you're no longer miserable. However, it's never a good idea to burn any bridge, no matter how good it feels in that moment. You never know when you might need a reference. Nursing is a small community. Somebody knows somebody who worked somewhere and "isn't she the nurse who quit without notice?" I wouldn't have drafted a complaint letter to management either. They already know. That might sound defeatist to you, but it's just reality. You didn't just burn that bridge, you blew it up.
Anyway, enjoy your new job. I'm glad it's worked out.
- Jan 26 by kona2I'm so glad you have hope in your heart & are feeling better. I wish you nothing but happiness in your new job! It's miserable to be stuck in a job you hate.It takes courage to stand up for yourself and make the necessary changes. Good luck & best wishes!
- Jan 26 by joanna73As bad as the economy is, there are many jobs for nurses. You just have to be persistent. Congrats! Nursing can be great, and it should be on your terms. You may need to tolerate a position you don't enjoy for a period of time, but not for years and years. I think too many people feel stuck...when in fact, this is not the case.