Something that eveyone else in that facility does but I got caught for.
Well, that doesn't make it right, does it? That defense is pretty poor.
She was farely new, and we gave her the benefit of the doubt with everything she did. The old supervisor would make sure that we were properly staffed.
Change is hard on everyone. The workers who hate to see change, and the new supervisor wants to make changes she thinks is for the good. If staffing was adequate, why did the old one call people in? Sounds like a typical understaffed LTC situation.
Here lately she would show her frustration with us and flaunt her authority, and did things because "what I say goes and I don't care what you think".
Perhaps she got tired of people questioning her authority? Afterall, she was hired as the supervisor.
The last time I worked I decided it was the last straw and called the administrator. He was totally on her side, saying we need to give her a chance. When she found out I called the adminstrator she was furious that I had questioned her authority like that!
Did you try talking to her first, or just decide to bypass that step?
So, I left on a break. I was gone 10 minutes! She was waiting on me when I got back with a write up slip. I left the facility without her knowledge. I left the keys to my med cart with the nurse that shares the hall with me, that is standard when you leave the facility.
You left without her knowledge. I wasn't there but I believe there may have been some anger involved. Probably on both sides. But, you did leave, and technically abandonded your patients, if only for 10 minutes. Did you report to another person so that your patients would be covered?
There are nurses on my job that steal meds and God knows what else and are still employed.
Those are some pretty serious accusations, I am sure you have proof of this. If you do, isn't part of your responsibility to report this type of behavior?
I was just fired. No notice or anything. I truly feel like I was set up.
You were only set up if you allowed it to happen. How does your leaving the facility of your own accord during work hours equate to being "set up"? If you are in a right to work state you can be fired for any or no reason at all.
Do you guys think that was worth termination?
With only one side of the story, it is hard to tell.
You asked, and you got some from me. They may not be what you want to hear. But, that is what happens when you ask for comments.
Hopefully this will become a learning experience for you. Number one being; just because everyone does it does not make it right.