Take this job and shove it, I ain't working here no more! - page 2

That was me three weeks ago. Since then, I have sought help in counseling, have started medication through my doctor, applied for several jobs, and have gotten a few job offers. TODAY, I accepted a... Read More

  1. Visit  TASHA_RN_BSN} profile page
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    I'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.
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  3. Visit  jrwest} profile page
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    I hope someday to be able to say this.....
    anotherone likes this.
  4. Visit  Blue Roses} profile page
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    Your 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.
    Ir15hd4nc3r_RN likes this.
  5. Visit  Blue Roses} profile page
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    You 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.
  6. Visit  duskyjewel} profile page
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    Quote from imintrouble
    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.
    Crap 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.
    Barley, Nurserton, silverbat, and 14 others like this.
  7. Visit  Genista} profile page
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    I'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!
  8. Visit  joanna73} profile page
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    As 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.
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  9. Visit  PRICHARILLAisMISSED} profile page
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    Congratulations, Blue Roses. I'm happy for you. I mean it. I hope you continue to enjoy your new job, and also I hope your letter helps your buddies at your previous hospital eventually
  10. Visit  cannolis} profile page
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    Quote from imintrouble
    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.

    Based on her story, she mentioned her boss has favorites and she wasn't one of them. A ”reference” can sometimes do more harm than good. At the end of the day, op made the right choice for her.
  11. Visit  imintrouble} profile page
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    Quote from duskyjewel
    Crap 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 posted the crap that duskyjewel is referring to.
    I've never quit without notice, no matter how awful the job. It might be a generational thing or an integrity thing.
    Do I owe the bad employer that consideration? No, but I do hold myself to a higher standard. The notice thing is not about them, it's about me.
    Believe me, sometimes it takes more "balls" to stay the two weeks, than to just not show up.

    As far as the letter of complaint, been there done that, and never do it again.
    Some things you just have to learn yourself.
  12. Visit  wooh} profile page
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    Agree, a letter of complaint won't do a bit of good. Do people really think the higher ups don't know?

    And agree with:
    Quote from imintrouble
    Believe me, sometimes it takes more "balls" to stay the two weeks, than to just not show up.
    Great for the OP finding another job. But being unprofessional hurts you more than them. And if you truly believe that the higher ups don't know what's going on, do you think they're going to believe a letter from someone that quits without notice?
    GrnTea, ♪♫ in my ♥, MBARNBSN, and 1 other like this.
  13. Visit  xoemmylouox} profile page
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    I have felt the need to quit before without notice. It was a dangerous job and I was sick of the lies. Sometimes enough is enough. There are other jobs out there. I give respect to the employers who treat me with respect.
    CloudySue, duskyjewel, anotherone, and 1 other like this.
  14. Visit  wooh} profile page
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    I've also quit a job without notice. Didn't think I could go in again. Didn't think I had it in me. Looking back, I took the easy way out. I had another job lined up, but I should have given notice and worked it.
    imintrouble and lindarn like this.


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