Let go after three days? Seriously?!?! - page 2

by LTCNS

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I have a thread going in MDS about being burned out and going back to the floor, so I got a job at a LTC home in my area. During the interview the DNS stated she was very impressed with my experience and offered me the job on the... Read More


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    Quote from morte
    If the DON was being truthful, it could be that other nurse has a friend who needs a job.....
    I thought of that as well. I worked as a MDS Nurse in a facility where the DON gave me holy heck everyday because she wanted her best friend to have the job. I was there for over a year and did not ler her defeat me. I resigned on my own.

    Anyway, the "orientator" did talk about a friend who had been wanting to leave her job to come to work there, but it never dawned on me that she would turn on me. She knew, just like the DON, that I had been off the floor for a few years and needed time.

    At least the DON called me at home, saving me gas and time. I haven't been let go before and it was humiliating enough over the phone. I can imagine what it would've been like sitting in her office behind a closed door, walking out after being terminated, only to have people staring at me and whispering.

    I wanted to add that the DON wasn't nasty with me at all. She sounded like she really hated to give me the news and did apologize. She seems like a good hearted person. It's just business as usual I suppose. I can't fault her for doing her job. It's a job I wouldn't have if I was a RN.
    Last edit by LTCNS on Sep 20, '12
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    I am sorry this happened to you. I am thinking there may be some things going on behind the scene that you are not privey to, such as the friend wanting the job ect.
    You dust yourself off and move on. There is a reason you are no longer there and bigger and better things await you! Best of luck!
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    Quote from irisheyesRsmilin
    I am sorry this happened to you. I am thinking there may be some things going on behind the scene that you are not privey to, such as the friend wanting the job ect.
    You dust yourself off and move on. There is a reason you are no longer there and bigger and better things await you! Best of luck!
    Thank you so much for the encouragement. I have an interview for PRN shifts at another LTC home on Monday morning and am submitting my resume' all over the place. I love working with the elderly and would like to continue to go in that direction, but will do my homework before I commit to anything from now on.
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    So... you know by now that you wouldn't want to work for a joint that treats people like that, and good riddance to them. Small bump in the road and congratulations for finding out now, so the gap in your resume is minuscule (or nonexistent) and you can go right out and find something else. Imagine if they'd pulled this foolishness on you in, say, three months. ::Threaded small hardware often used on wood pieces:: 'em.
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    I'm so sorry. I know what it feels like to be fired for absoutely no reason! This is ridiculous. Stay strong, keep looking. Sounds like you dodged a bullet. Sending prayers and hugs your way.
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    Quote from GrnTea
    So... you know by now that you wouldn't want to work for a joint that treats people like that, and good riddance to them. Small bump in the road and congratulations for finding out now, so the gap in your resume is minuscule (or nonexistent) and you can go right out and find something else. Imagine if they'd pulled this foolishness on you in, say, three months. ::Threaded small hardware often used on wood pieces:: 'em.
    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    I'm so sorry. I know what it feels like to be fired for absoutely no reason! This is ridiculous. Stay strong, keep looking. Sounds like you dodged a bullet. Sending prayers and hugs your way.
    I agree it's best to find out during orientation. I'm at peace with it now and know God has other plans for me. I will not put them on the application at my job interview on Monday. Was advised by the DON where I will be interviewing not to as well.

    Thanks for the prayers and hugs OnlybyHisgraceRN
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    When I was hired at a state psych hospital, I had only ever given pharmacist-prepared unit dose meds to my
    patients. That included prefilled syringes, for the most part. When I interviewed, the DON mentioned that
    their meds all "came in big bottles." My mental reaction was simply "Okaaaay! I'll adjust."

    Fast foreward to my first week. The smallest bottle held 500 and the rest held 1000 pills! EEK! There was
    a "meds record book" that I swear went back to Clara Barton's day that had pt. names and meds names, dose
    size, and times ordered, and I had to pour and set 'em up just as they had done a generation before. The liquid meds bottles were amber glass and were HEAVY.

    I bombed big time! I gave the word slow a whole new meaning! The supervisor let me know in no uncertain
    terms that I was a disgrace to nurses everywhere. I was transferred to a different building on the grounds and, was precepted properly and given a chance to learn, and did fine! It just took time.

    I'm so sorry you were used, but everything happens for a reason. You would not have been happy there.
    Could you work for an agency or do private duty while you find sonething you really want? Hugs!
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    That sounds like a terrible experience sharpeimom! Isn't it amazing the things managers expect us to do? Unreal!! I'm so sorry you went through that but thank God you had the chance to be properly trained and came out just fine

    I do have an interview on Monday for some PRN work at another LTC home and was told by the DNS that the PRN nurses end up going full time pretty quickly, plus they work a Mon-Fri. schedule so that's a plus.

    I have submitted resume's to various places from office nurse to LTC jobs. Something will come along quickly. I have Faith
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    This is terrible!! I agree with other posters that you dodged a bullet. I have been let go from a position a couple of years ago. It took some time for the emotional hurt to go away, but now I don't even think about it anymore. Good luck to you, sounds like you have so much experience and skills to offer an employer.
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    Quote from staffing24
    This is terrible!! I agree with other posters that you dodged a bullet. I have been let go from a position a couple of years ago. It took some time for the emotional hurt to go away, but now I don't even think about it anymore. Good luck to you, sounds like you have so much experience and skills to offer an employer.
    Thank you. It still stings a bit but I know it will pass.

    I do have quite a bit of experience to offer and when given a chance, am a very good, loyal employee. I will go above and beyond and have always believed in team work. Sometimes I just want to give up nursing all together, then I remember why I went into this field in the first place. I am determined to push through and not let this defeat me. Something great will come along soon. I have to keep the faith.
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