Putting in my letter of resignation today - page 2

by MomRN0913 9,796 Views | 30 Comments

I came to the official decision after working 60 hour weeks, and work becoming my life. I spoke up once and now my boss has been making my life h ell. My cases are the most difficult, they made my productivity go up for less... Read More


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    I don't think many people on their deathbed say "I wish I worked more." Live your life, and hopefully you'll find something better. Good luck to you!
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    I knew someone in a similar position. Working all the time, never got to see her kids. She finally put in her resignation, and her manager was livid. The manager actually said, "You can't leave! We'd have to hire three nurses to cover your job!" The nurse said, "Yeah, that's exactly why I'm quitting. See ya!" She hasn't regretted the time with her family at all.
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    I agree 100% with your reasoning for quitting and with the encouraging comments people are leaving you. You have to protect your health and that of your family, to say nothing of your clients (not that you were not giving good care, but 60 hours a week is just too much). Spend the time with your daughter. Keep your eyes on the job postings, but don't sweat it too much. Life is definitely too short for panic attacks.
    chevyv, lorirn58, and Jessicainsantafe like this.
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    This is the time of year to look for a school nursing job. It's the perfect job for a mom with small children. Although it doesn't pay as much as a hospital job, it's basically a part time job and you can work summer school or summer camps (and bring your kids for free)!
    You will find your nursing niche in time. Good luck to you!
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    Good luck to you OP! You have your per diem position! Good for you! All nurses should have back-up jobs.

    You do have to do what is right for you and your family. Home health nursing can be tough if you don't have the right kind of support. I have seen total BS with how they dish out the caseloads/acuity.

    You will find something better! Stay strong!
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    Good for you! I have left jobs for similar reasons. Funny that once you speak up, the boss makes your life a living hell huh? I'm not sure which is worse.... the people who DON'T speak up and are unhappy suck-ups, or those of us with a set of balls to speak up for ourselves. I was mean-girled by my manager and a few others, who I guess wanted to prove a point for others not to speak up.

    It's good you have your per diem job. Maybe just take a few weeks of working LESS, then after a few weeks let them know you need to pick up more time. And look for something else in the meantime. Best of luck to you!
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    I'm waiting it out at the moment, but I continue to look for a new position and plan my life. Do whatever is right for you.

    Nursing is actually a very unhealthy profession, one that doesn't properly allow us to care for ourselves. Within the next 8 months, I intend to decrease my hours also.

    Work should never rule your life.
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    I'll be praying. I'm an older student and I know what it is to have and not to have a balanced life, you made the right choice for you and DD.
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    My thoughts and prayers go out to you, MomRN0913. I am not even a nurse yet; I start the classes in a few months. My classmates were amazed when I told them I am only interested in Home Health...and since I am much older than most of the students, I only plan to work about 40-50 hours a week. I admire all the nurses who work in the hospital setting, and I know I will have to get through those clinicals to get my degree, but hey! I want to have a life, too, and I would rather be happy and not have the fat bank account....can't take your dough when you go!
    You go and enjoy your kids....enjoy your life. The patients you helped heal will always remember you with kindness.
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    I left a full-time HH job (intake) recently to go back to school full time. The overtime was killing me. I'm hoping the BSN will help me find something better.
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