Ever Been Fired?

  1. Hi to all!
    Just wondering how many of you have been fired.
    Got a phone call on my day off, not to report to work in the morning...just come at ten to meet with DON and Administrator.
    Walked into room, to see termination papers on the table.
    I have been at this place for almost 10 months...no write ups, only 2 excused absences.
    DON said aide turned me in for not giving a resident meds...I said I did give them...MAR signed and all.
    She snapped, "No you didn't."
    I said, "Whatever, your mind is already made up." Smiled, shook both of their hands and said "Good-bye."
    Now, how do I fill out applications? Do I put that I was fired for reason of leaving job? I have never even had a write up before, ( 3 yrs. CENA, almost as a LPN). I really don't know how to handle this....any advice is welcome and appreciated.
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  3. by   RobCPhT
    Personally I would fill out applications say it wasn't a good fit. In many states the only thing they can tell prospective employers is your employment dates and what your pay was. Even though it's honesty, it's still taboo to tell employers you were fired. You will be able to find another job with ease. Check out this link and keep your head up!
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    Good Luck!
  4. by   muffie
    too bad for the rotten treatment-good luck with the job search
  5. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from lpnurse2004
    hi to all!
    just wondering how many of you have been fired.
    got a phone call on my day off, not to report to work in the morning...just come at ten to meet with don and administrator.
    walked into room, to see termination papers on the table.
    i have been at this place for almost 10 months...no write ups, only 2 excused absences.
    don said aide turned me in for not giving a resident meds...i said i did give them...mar signed and all.
    she snapped, "no you didn't."
    i said, "whatever, your mind is already made up." smiled, shook both of their hands and said "good-bye."
    now, how do i fill out applications? do i put that i was fired for reason of leaving job? i have never even had a write up before, ( 3 yrs. cena, almost as a lpn). i really don't know how to handle this....any advice is welcome and appreciated.
    wow, that is so brutal, i think that is so unfair! well, they are not the only place to work anyways, they could have handled in a better way. don't lose hope. you will find another job soon. goodluck:icon_hug:
  6. by   Simplepleasures
    So sorry this happened to you, but oh so typical. Why do you think you were accused of not giving the medicine?Had you complained about any patient care issues recently? Think really hard about what could have prompted such an accusation. Pm me if you want, sounds like you might be getting the quick heave ho for a purpose other than not giving a med, this would be highly unlikely to happen for a one time occurance.
  7. by   kharing
    Quote from ingelein
    So sorry this happened to you, but oh so typical. Why do you think you were accused of not giving the medicine?Had you complained about any patient care issues recently? Think really hard about what could have prompted such an accusation. Pm me if you want, sounds like you might be getting the quick heave ho for a purpose other than not giving a med, this would be highly unlikely to happen for a one time occurance.
    I would recommend documenting what happened in this meeting and sending it to HR - just be careful! I'm just an RT student, but have seen similar situations as a tech in the past. Make sure you leave a paper trail, or better yet - an exit interview since your "termination" involves patient care.
  8. by   moonchild20002000
    I agree with the other poster,just tell a future employer that job was not a good fit.
    Sounds like its a good thing to be out of that work place.
  9. by   Nascar nurse
    Quote from kharing
    I would recommend documenting what happened in this meeting and sending it to HR

    If the OP worked in a nursing home, chances are there is no "big HR department", it would usually be one staff development person, most likely handpicked by the DON/administrator. This will only add fuel to the fire in a nursing home setting. No need to burn bridges as you never know who you'll end up working with somewhere down the road.

    I would tend to agree more with another poster that stated just to mark the job as "not a good fit" and move on.
  10. by   skittlebear
    At my job, a new nurse forgot to give important medications to a client. The MAR wasn't signed either. My employer understood that she may have been stressed and she didn't even get a write-up. I don't think not giving a client a med would be grounds for dismissal. It sounds as if there is ANOTHER reason why they let you go...that they just used that as an excuse. Anyway, maybe it's for the best...you wouldn't want to work for a place like that anyway. I probably wouldn't even include them in my application. Good Luck
  11. by   care4u247
    I would not tell a potential employer that you have been fired. Just state that the job was not a good fit for you and you left. I know in CT. the employer can only give the dates you worked and cannot tell if you been fired or if you quit.
  12. by   wjf00
    I have been fired before. File for unemployment immediatly. When I did that my ex-employer changed their tune. They claimed I resigned and they wanted to hire me back, but I refused. If your former employer sticks to the story of you being fired, they will most likely be liable for your unemployment benefits. As long as you are looking for a job, they are on the hook. This is a nice 'incentive' for them to say nice things about you when a prospective employer calls.
  13. by   tiroka03
    Before I got into nursing, I took a filing job. I had heard through the grapevine, that the dept supervisors niece decieded she wanted the job after I had been hired. A week later I was given the old heave ho. There wasn't a good reason, just that it was before the inital 3 months probation time was up, and they didn't need a reason.

    That being said, as a fellow fire-ee, I never mentioned the job on any of my applications. However, a 10 month blank spot could cause problems. Ten months? they may think you just had a baby, and may conclude you'll be missing work a lot when the baby gets sick. Who knows what their minds may fill in the blank with. Better to say the job was not a good fit.

    I recently worked at a facility who effectively fired or laid off approx 200 of their employees in less then a years time. I was on the lay off list, and got another job. However the stories I have heard about the way people were let go, makes my blood boil. It was poetic justice when even the people who made up the false accusations and did the firing, were fired in the end as well.

    I saw many people get so angry they carried this around for a long time. Best to find a good friend to talk it out with, and center your mind on other things, like your future and family. This place is not worth you losing your sleep over, and certians not worthy of ruining your day over.
  14. by   tiroka03
    I would like to add one more thing. I'm not sure of the size of the city you are from, but most facilities have a general idea of how the other facilities in the community work. They may already understand how difficult it was working in that place.

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