Quote from BrandonLPN
It isn't about what's professional or moral. If they've treated you like crap, then you owe them nothing.
It's not about what you owe them. It's about what you owe yourself. It's not in your self interest to be jobless with a great big hole on your resume.
Totally agree with this. I'm an honest person who tries to live by the highest standard of ethics possible.
... but I'll tell you this: All of this 'loyalty' crap is for the birds. If some firms knew how to inspire it and propped up managers that knew how to 'take care of their people' and tried to cultivate a less hellish/adversarial/'in crowd' working environment? They wouldn't have professionals risking their careers to jump ship in the first place.
2 - 4 weeks notice? It's fair for some but there are plenty of employers out there that simply don't DESERVE that sort of courtesy or respect. No, you really don't owe them a thing. My facility makes 'business decisions' that effect their working force negatively ALL THE TIME.
Think they care? About as much as it affects them and their 'bottom line'.
I've never walked off a job but ever since I came to nursing? I've come very close to a 12-hour notice. Yes, it's become that bad. I, literally, had to be talked down by some of the senior nurses. LOL They didn't judge me. They know EXACTLY where I'm coming from. Hell, they're dropping like flies as we speak...while encouraging me to be 'a good little soldier' and stick it out. LOL
Understandable. As a newb, I have more to lose.
They've a solid reputation. I'm in still in the building process.
However, I'm against the idea of quitting. When I entertained it, I felt/feel wronged and I just 'didn't give a d*mn, anymore'. I just wanted an end to our working relationship and couldn't stomach going back into that facility. When a position opened - I requested to be placed on w/ends, baylor. Frankly, I should've never come off it to work a standard shift. What I knew would happen...did.
But it's not wise. It amounts to shooting yourself in the foot.
All the same, do what you must, OP. Just have an 'endgame'. Just cover your back end.
I don't say that it can't be done. I'm just saying that it's a surprisingly small world out there. Everyone knows or is familiar with... everyone. Healthcare professionals tend to work in multiple areas. I had several jobs in xray/CT. For the nursing sector, it's even more true.
In a city, everyone works everywhere else and knows someone...who knows someone.
They bounce around from facility to facility.
"Winterfell? Oh, I worked there. That's where I met Bridget...the nightshift nurse" ; "Rosewood...yeah - James and Tina work out there." ; General Hospital? Yeah...the DON's daughter works over there."
I went on an interview and saw two of my coworkers working (their second job). I went on an agency interview and the interviewer knew my DON. I went to another interview by our sister company and the interviewer knew our HR manager (who used to work there as a CNA).
Something to consider.