Write-Ups & Disciplinary Action - page 3

Has anyone ever been written-up or suspended by their place of employment? I received my first write-up today after nine months on the job. I am the type of person who can accept full... Read More

  1. by   Plagueis
    Quote from TheCommuter
    As I previously stated, I am the type of person who accepts full responsibility for my wrongdoings.

    I am too shaky right now to discuss what I did to deserve the write-up, but it absolutely did not involve patient care or harming patients. One of my offenses was using the internet after my shift ended, since only family members and patients are to use our so-called 'Internet Cafe'.

    My bosses did say that they did not want to see me leave the comapny over offenses that were so silly.
    I'm sorry to hear that this happened to you and I hope things turn out all right, Commuter.
  2. by   GoldenFire5
    Quote from TrudyRN
    By no means is this a problem unique to LTC. When it comes to work, we probably have no friends at all. Not really. When it comes to life in general, our mothers are probably our only friends. LOL No, I don't really mean that but it is probably a good idea to trust absolutely no one, especially at work.
    I am not a nurse yet, but in my past corporate experience, I found that CEOs and top managers who described the company environment as "we are all family here" were also the first to manipulate, be unsupportive, and unceremoniously lay people off like they were taking out the trash at the end of the week.

    On the other hand, managers who would term our relationships more like "we're professional colleagues" were more proactive in supporting their employees' professional growth, and were also more understanding when employees needed time to take care of personal crises at home. I found them to be more supportive in general.
  3. by   P_RN
    Meloney you have zeroed in. Perfect comment. Welcome to the "family" here and we aren't THAT kind of family....
  4. by   jetscreamer101
    I got written up a short time ago. Still peeves me off. I followed P & P, but should have also known to do some other stuff. ????? what gives? I assessed the situation correctly and followed what I needed to do. End of story. And I loved the line "furthur disciplinary may result in ". That's it. They didn't even finish the sentence. I'm sure "Termination" should have followed, but it didn't.
  5. by   buildingmyfaith57
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Has anyone ever been written-up or suspended by their place of employment?

    I received my first write-up today after nine months on the job. I am the type of person who can accept full responsibility for my wrongdoings; however, the disciplinary process is still so very depressing and humorless.

    Thanks for listening.
    hi commuter i know what you mean ok ive been fired four times in the rolled
    im also willingly to admit my mistake and my wrong doing but as for the last three jobs before that. its like dam if i do, dam if i don't do anything wrong it just happens. people being bully at work you could never prove it. plus i have been turn into the state had my cna pulled. but the state wants a list of all the places i have worked at. i wouldn't do it because when i try to prove that im being bully the state couldn't help me, plus i don't trust anyone what soever.
  6. by   leslie :-D
    i think a write-up much depends on the way it was given.
    there are mgrs who who will give one a write-up as if it's a counselling session, an educational session, if you will.
    then there are those who are are deceptive, miserable beings are who truly out to get you, just to create a paper trail.
    and finally, there are those where the violation was so black and white, that the write-up is warranted, one signs it, reflects, learns and moves on.

    i know too well, how it feels.
    but i never had a write up until almost 7 yrs of employment.
    after i was out of there, i didn't realize how battered i was.

    commuter, if the violation is something you agree with, you will only grow as a nurse.
    and we all know how growing pains feel.
    plus, you've been through alot of stress lately.
    it's time to plan in spoiling yourself, a little r&r.

    with peace,

    leslie
  7. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from Retired R.N.
    I see from your post that you are counting down to the end of this semester, and it's only a little over two weeks away. I suggest that you take a deep breath and concentrate on something good right now. Yes, I am an eternal optimist, but please don't let this situation (whatever it might be) escalate into something that will get GroupOne treatment.

    Your many posts have demonstrated that you are indeed a conscientious nurse when it comes to caring for your patients. Best wishes!
    I HAVE to agree with this. I have been reading your posts for some time, and am HIGHLY impressed with you. You are an advocate, conscientious as Retired RN stated and wise. I always receive inspiration from reading your posts. I do believe that it is a silly reason, something they could have spoken to you about,and would be pissed, too. There are many horrible nurses out there, and am sure that there are quite a few sour apples in your places of employment. But, the write up does not represent YOU. I don't mean to trivialize this, but just don't do it again, and move on. Do you think that it was one of the gossipy people (I read your response to another post) that was just trying to be petty? That happens all the time as well.
  8. by   brendamyheart
    Quote from TheCommuter
    As I previously stated, I am the type of person who accepts full responsibility for my wrongdoings.

    I am too shaky right now to discuss what I did to deserve the write-up, but it absolutely did not involve patient care or harming patients. One of my offenses was using the internet after my shift ended, since only family members and patients are to use our so-called 'Internet Cafe'.

    My bosses did say that they did not want to see me leave the comapny over offenses that were so silly.
    My goodness! Is that all you did! Keep your chin up. No one likes to be written up. I have been written up for something that did not pertain to me, however since I was the nurse manager, got it anyway.
  9. by   brendamyheart
    Quote from ingelein
    Oh , if I wasnt so decrepit I would seriously think of moving to Australia!
    Ditto!
  10. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    Do you think that it was one of the gossipy people (I read your response to another post) that was just trying to be petty? That happens all the time as well.
    You hit the nail directly on the head. The 2 coworkers who told on me are the facility gossips.

    I can readily admit that my actions went against company policy, but I don't think they warranted a punishment as austere as a final written warning before I'm terminated. After all, my personnel file was completely clean prior to this final written warning, with no previous write-ups or disciplinary action of any sort.
  11. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from TheCommuter
    You hit the nail directly on the head. The 2 coworkers who told on me are the facility gossips.

    I can readily admit that my actions went against company policy, but I don't think they warranted a punishment as austere as a final written warning before I'm terminated. After all, my personnel file was completely clean prior to this final written warning, with no previous write-ups or disciplinary action of any sort.

    NOW...I am PISSED!!!:angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire

    I have seen nurses do much worse, and get promoted, yet, to say that this is a FINAL written warning before you are terminated is an OUTRAGE! I suspect that these back stabbing people were envious of you and wanted to make life hard. I think that you mentioned that you worked another job. Would you consider leaving to pursue the other one more behind this? I mean, really...I have seen RNs that placed a foley catheter into a male, met resistance, and still keep pushing...then the patient needed packed red blood cells because of the enormous loss of blood loss. The woman did this twice within a short period (weeks), and she didn't even get written up!! I guess that if she checked the internet, she would get her just reward??? How INSANE!!
  12. by   DutchgirlRN
    I likewise accept responsibility for my mistakes and if I realize I've made one I will contact the NM, the doctor, and write myself up. It's happened 2 or 3 times in the past 31 years. I'm made more than 2 or 3 mistakes of course but the ones I reported were those I thought were potentially dangerous. Nothing happened, Praise God. The others were remedied or ok'd by the doctor and an order was changed. I think reporting myself helps from getting written up.

    I almost got written up at the HH agency I worked for last year. They decided that even though the patients were signing our NN notes they wanted more proof that we had made the visit. They wanted us to call in and have the pt talk to a person in the office so she could note it, and then we were supposed to get it approved by the DON. Well, that went over like a sack of rocks with me. I went to the owner and I told her that I was a professional woman who takes pride in my job and taking good care of my patients. I told her that if I didn't see my patients they'd be calling the office asking where I was. I could never do that to a patient and could never take money from the company that I hadn't earned. I told her if she expected me to add this one more task to my already overbooked schedule and if she thought I would steal from the company then she should just go ahead and fire me on the spot. She said nothing. I then talked to the DON and told her I refused to participate in that nonsense. She said she didn't blame me. She said the owner had told her to write me up for insolence but she told the owner that I was right and had not said anything that was out of line. Woo Hoo! I did quit a couple of months later. That agency was a real joke.
  13. by   TheOneWithGlasses
    After nearly five years at the same facility I received two write-ups within the space of a few weeks. One I admit I totally deserved; I tried to transfer a resident incorrectly and ended up having to ease them to the floor. I was written up for failure to follow proper procedure.

    A lot of other CNAs were telling me I should fight it but I said why? I didn't look at the patient's ADL flowsheet beforehand--if I had, like I should've, I would have seen that the resident's transfer status had changed since the last time I cared for them. I made an assumption, I screwed up and I admitted it. I was quite upset when I got it but I moved on and learned from it.

    The other one I guess I deserved but I feel a little more bitter about it. I have intermittent back problems that were caused by working at this facility, in addition to arthritis that I had before but has been worsened by the nature of the work. We had a couple weeks where it rained nearly every day and I was in a lot of pain. One day it was really bad so I called in sick. Not long after that I got written up (first warning) for calling in too many times.

    The attendance policy states you'll be written up for calling in three times in ninety days and technically I did, but the first two were within a few days of each other and the third one wasn't until eighty days later. I thought about going to management and trying to argue it but since I haven't seen the doctor about my back or arthritis in months (and I didn't see him that day) I don't have any documentation to back me up.

    The attendance one will be dismissed from my record if I don't call in at all for ninety days (and now I'm paranoid about getting sick or my car breaking down or something) but the other one is on my record for good.

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