Registered: Aug 2001
I was "terminated" because of school!!!
I just found out last Friday that I was terminated from my job when I started school!
I had worked in a LTCF as a CNA for awhile. I enjoyed my job, not necessarily the people I worked with, but I loved the ones I worked for (the elderly). I have always thought of going back to school when our youngest went to 1st grade. Now I am in LPN school. I had always been under the impression that if you worked in Health Care, the company would stand behind you and be for you going back to school to get a nursing degree.... not so.
As the time for school approached, I went in to my DON and told her of my plans, in plenty of time to find a replacement for me on my 1st shift, full time CNA status. About 2 months in advance. She told me she would put me on "Casual Status" when school started and they would call me when they were short to see if I could work. I agreed. After about a month of no phone calls, and after my school schedule was pretty much in a routine, I called to ask her if I could work every other Friday night. (I was doing Home Health every other Saturday all day.)
When I asked her that, she sounded a bit shocked and said, "Julie, your job has been terminated. Since you didn't work one day last month, we took you off our schedule."
But to make me feel better she did say that if I wanted to continue working for that company, I could come in and reapply and start the whole process over.
I said, "No thanks."
And you know the worst part of the whole deal? I have to do a 6 week clinical rotation there, starting next month!!!
Oh well..... Thanks for letting me blow off some steam!
PS I had this message posted in General Conversation, but I figured a student would be more apt to read this. Guess I am just angry is all...