Will I Find Another Nursing Job? - page 2

I quit my job a week ago without a notice! I worked on a horrible tele(= everything else) floor, and had no energy to look for another job while I was working! called my NM on my day off and left... Read More

  1. by   Donnetterr
    In most cases, people try to give a two weeks' notice when resigning, but I don't think it's the end of the world if you don't. I think the whole "two weeks' notice" thing gives way too much power to the employer in certain situations, anyway.

    Who is to say the NM would give a positive reference even with a proper notice? Unfortunately, I've known too many passive-agressive management types who get peeved that you left and refuse to give good references no matter how much notice you give. And how much notice does a company give an employee it has decided to terminate or lay off?

    Good luck to the OP and I'm sure you will land on your feet.
  2. by   muffie
    life is so short.
    your health and happiness are most important.
    good luck in your endeavours.
    take a life lesson from this experience.
  3. by   imenid37
    Hey, I wish you all the best! I think you will find another employer willing to take a chance on you. As others have said, taking care of yourself is essential before you can care for someone else. Nursing is a great job, but it can be an awful stress too.I hope you find something that is a good fit for for you.
  4. by   youngever
    I was fired during orientation without 2 weeks notice. The reason was lack of competency. I thought that was the end of my career, but everything is behind and I found another job after 2 months. We learn lessons through experience. Prepare a strong resume and cover letter, start looking!! You will find one again!!
  5. by   jrbl77
    most hospitals will only give dates of emplyment and not any other info. do you have a former co worker that could serve as a reference for you?
  6. by   MAP1
    Hi, I think you should when you can give notice but when nursing is so bad that you feel your sanity is at stake - LEAVE - I found out the hard way that an institution holds no loyalty to it's employees - it's big business - so when you are pushed to the edge leave - Nurses are often not treated as professionals so the statement where -no notice is not professional- sometimes does not apply
  7. by   IMustBeCrazy
    :yeahthat:
  8. by   rph3664
    Quote from youngever
    I was fired during orientation without 2 weeks notice. The reason was lack of competency. I thought that was the end of my career, but everything is behind and I found another job after 2 months. We learn lessons through experience. Prepare a strong resume and cover letter, start looking!! You will find one again!!
    Got a pharmacist smilie? This, too happened to me some years back, and the job experience was so bad, I briefly considered surrendering my license. I honestly didn't think I would be able to find another job; I later met other people who had worked with this manager, and they had stories that would knock your socks off. I also heard stories about the few people who DID make it through orientation who ran out the door screaming as soon as they found something else.

    Sad thing was, this was actually otherwise a very good hospital.

    Long story made short: I had another job THREE WEEKS LATER.
  9. by   needrn
    Thanks everyone for your kind words of support! I feel a lot better now! You guys are the best bunch ever!!! I feel that I have a lot to give to nursing (and I have been). Many people have said that I am a great nurse. I think I just ended up at the wrong place. I have prepared my resume, sent it to few places, had one interview already! I will keep you posted!!!

    THANKS!
    needrn

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