Quit new job after 2 days.

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    I feel really rotten about this.

    I had an interview last week at a diagnostic clinic, which also does plastic surgery every other day. At first I wasn't sure what to expect, but I found out that they only offer me two days orientation after doing a 'shadow' day and that 'shadow' day was actually one of the two days for orientation. Even during the days when I was 'shadowing' I was asked to start an IV but I told them no, as I have not filled out any paper work for employment. I wasn't even TOLD I was hired. Just to fill out the tax forms. I felt really uneasy and nervous about the whole thing. I'm a new grad who still needs some training because my last placement was in the community (mental health, health promotion) and did not feel comfortable just going out there on my own only after two orientation shifts. I spoke with my preceptor about it who I trained with in my last year of nursing school in the ED and she told me to listen to my gut. Last time I was in a hospital/clinic setting was 9 months ago. My boyfriend thinks I should go in there and work, but I just don't feel comfortable. So he's kind of irritated about it. We need the extra money (we live together). Another hospital is checking my references (although I haven't been for an interview yet) so I'm hoping something comes up soon.

    Believe me, I want to work, but I worked so hard for the last four years to get my RN license that I wasn't about to have it taken away because I made some stupid error because of lack of experience and no orientation etc. The longest one RN has been there was 5 weeks! That was a big enough red flag for me... They even said "listen, this is a business. The business comes first". I would have said the patients come first.
    Last edit by fleetfoxRN on Sep 30, '11
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    Sometimes you really need to listen to your gut. Judging from what you're saying it probably wouldn't have been a great place to work at as a new grad. In my opinion, as a new grad it's more helpful to be in an work environment where there are senior, knowledgeable and helpful nurses that will help you grow as a professional nurse.
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    from what u stated... that does not sound like a safe place to work anyways... i hope you find another job soon with support you will need as a new grad
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    I agree with Dela_RN... this does not seem to be a good place to start as a new grad RN. I think the best places are often in hospitals where they are used to hiring new grads and have a stable orientation package that allows the new grad to shadow a senior nurse with experience. I hope you hear back from the hospital soon!
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    Expect this trend to continue ... More and more such facilities are likly to exploit the New Grads ... Here in So Cal one of the better known Hospitals have recently laid off almost all of their CNAs. They are now openly putting New Grad RNs and LPNs as "volunteers" for these CNA positions. I went to the orientation and the floor manager said hospital is actually doing new grads a favor by putting them as "volunteers" for these CNA positions. Towards the end she did remind us to bring a check to pay for the mandatory hospital volunteer "Uniforms and ID Badges".
    Its all very similar to slavery and total exploitation.
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    Quote from CalNurs
    Expect this trend to continue ... More and more such facilities are likly to exploit the New Grads ... Here in So Cal one of the better known Hospitals have recently laid off almost all of their CNAs. They are now openly putting New Grad RNs and LPNs as "volunteers" for these CNA positions. I went to the orientation and the floor manager said hospital is actually doing new grads a favor by putting them as "volunteers" for these CNA positions. Towards the end she did remind us to bring a check to pay for the mandatory hospital volunteer "Uniforms and ID Badges".
    Its all very similar to slavery and total exploitation.
    Doubt this could happen up here in Canada. Our hospitals are unionized and the unions are strong.
    KimberlyRN89, Daisy_08, caliotter3, and 1 other like this.
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    Hey fleetfox,

    I read ur previous thread on backcheck. I just got a job offer from London health sciences centre. How far are you with the selection process?
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    that's scary, well done for listening to your gut. I think I would have done the same thing. Good luck
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    I agree its always wise to listen to your gut. A friend of mine worked in labour and delivery for years and decided to work in a private clinic that performed therapeutic abortions. Totally different care altogether, and its something she decided wasn't for her. I think you need to always follow your intuition and work in an area that if fullfilling both professionally and personally.


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