My heart is just not in it... - page 2

by LTCNS 7,164 Views | 32 Comments

I'm on a roll with these threads lately :shy: I started a job in a wound healing/hyperbaric clinic back in November as a Wound/Hyperbaric Nurse because I thought I needed a break from 20 years of LTC. I am a Christian and knew... Read More


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    LTCNS- Your resignation letter was perfect until you said"I feel this job is just not for me". Don't say that!!!! If your new job doesn't work out( God forbid) you may want to go back to your previous job. Never burn bridges.
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    Quote from crazy&cuteRN
    LTCNS- Your resignation letter was perfect until you said"I feel this job is just not for me". Don't say that!!!! If your new job doesn't work out( God forbid) you may want to go back to your previous job. Never burn bridges.
    Good point! I'll remember that
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    You could add a short phrase about "I am not at a stage in my life to give this position the attention it deserves" ....but in your own words. It is the job equivalent of "It's not YOU, its ME!"
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    Quote from Paul'in'FL
    You could add a short phrase about "I am not at a stage in my life to give this position the attention it deserves" ....but in your own words. It is the job equivalent of "It's not YOU, its ME!"
    Ooohh! I like that!
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    Good for you. I have been primarily in LTC for close to 37 years and i am proud of my field. I like you went elsewhere and found myself craving to go back. Bonding and establishing a relationship with the elderly is rewarding. The pay isnt as good, regulations are ridiculous, patient load is overwhelming and every day there is more to do however that one 85 year old man or woman who has established trust in you and gives u that smile when u come onto that floor is truly a reward that u cannot put a price on. That is why i became a nurse. I truly believe they are family to me and will never venture elsewhere again. Knowing that person allows us to know immediately little signs that they are getting sick leading to early intervention. Also the challenge of not always having a doc available forces us to use god nursing intervention and provides us with autonomy. God Bless the LTC nurses. We are truly the chosen ones
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    Okay how's this?


    Dear_________
    I am officially putting in my notice of resignation from **********. My last day of employment will be ________2013. I have enjoyed working with the staff and patients here and appreciate the opportunity and experience very much, but I feel I am not at a point in my life that I can give the job the kind of focused attention it deserves.
    Thank you for everything you have done to make me feel a part of the team.
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    I left a job in Hospice because the company was/is floundering and failing financially. I took a job as a supervisor for private home care patients and it took me all of 2 days to realize I cannot work with sick kids. Some people love kids. I love the elderly. As LTCNS has said, she will never wander away from her calling again. Nor will I. With hopes of becoming a geriatric NP/pain medicine, I know that hospice is where I belong and where I am most comfortable. It's wonderful that we all "find our way home" eventually! Thank you for your post, LTCNS, I thought I was the only one to feel that way
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    Thank you for your input echocat. I pray you find your way back as well and fulfill your dreams
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    Quote from LTCNS
    When it comes time to put in my notice at my current job I am going to choke. I've only been there for 3 months and they have been good to me. I was thinking of just saying "I have enjoyed working with the staff here and appreciate the opportunity and experience, but feel this job is just not for me. Thank you for giving me the chance to be part of a great company and a good group of people."
    That sound okay?
    The only thing I'd add is that you really found how much you miss LTC when you weren't around it.
    Last edit by rngolfer53 on Feb 20, '13 : Reason: Content
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    God moves in mysterious ways. You've had a taste of "real nursing" go back to where you are SO needed and appreciated. Good luck to you.
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