I was fired today (I think??)
- 0So long story brief (:
I got my license in Jan this year. My back ground is cna 5 yrs, MA 20 years in ambulatory care in hospital owened facilities.
This year has been horrific to say the least!!
I have quickly learned 2 things.
1 that LTC is the most regulated facet of health care and it is staffed by the most un-professional people!!
I loved taken care of geriatric pts when I was a cna, but in all the years away from LTC I had forgotten how awful it can be!!!!
So I just started a new job that I was sure I was going to love. I have been working in a locked alzheimers unit. I have worked like crazy to learn my job, never taken a lunch break. I thought it was going really good. I have been there 2 weeks, had 2 days orientation.
So at end of shift today the adminstrator came and had a "meeting" in the hall with several people. He informed me (in front of all these people!!) that he was posting my job, and that he was looking for someone with experience to work my unit!!
I was totally shocked and brokenhearted at the whole idea of being fired! And shocked at the un-professional way he did it!!!!!!!!!
He did say I was welcome to apply, but he wanted someone with experience to have my job.
It was all I could do to get out of there before the tears came.
- 0I am sitting here wondering so do I start applying for a new job now or wait to get the "offical ax". I have never been fired in my life, I have always maintained long term employment, untill now!
I always assumed getting fired would be like, ok we no longer require your services please clock out and leave, (or something along those lines), but now I sit here wondering, ok so I was fired or "maybe I am fired????
- 10Jul 9, '13 by Sun0408Start looking now, if the place is too unbearable to go back, put your notice in.. It is generally easier to get employed if you are employed. Why that is, I have no clue..
I am so sorry he did this to you in front of everyone, very unprofessional. Not someone I work trust nor work for..
- 2Jul 9, '13 by Philly_LPN_GirlFirst off, ask him to explain to you specifically what he meant and whether or not youre fired, I would start looking for another job. No matter where you are employed there will be BS however, some places has less BS and are a little less stressful
- 4Jul 9, '13 by nursel56 GuideYes, you need to find out what he meant, because not only is that a bizarre and unprofessional way to fire somebody, telling you that you are welcome to apply for the job he just fired you from in a hallway meeting in front of other people makes so little sense it begs for clarification . . .best to you and at behavior like that . . .