Turned in my Resignation & need help...

  1. Am I crazy? I have decided to finally leave my job of 6yrs that pays very good money. It's not a stressful job, per say, but my DON is crazy. I can't put up with her nonsense and backstabbing anymore. She is quite new and has been with the company for about 3 yrs and has been in management for 1 yr. She is very unprofessional...talks to other nurses about other nurses and plays favoritism. She writes up some nurses for the same things that her "favorites" do but the "favorites" don't get written up for anything. Even our brand new supervisor talks about this and even talks bad about our DON and other nurses as well so I feel I can't trust her either. I'm on my phone as I type this so I don't think I can break for a paragraph so I apologize in advance. --- Here is where I need advice. My human resources director wants me to confide in him about why I'm leaving. I want to be honest but also don't want to burn my bridges as I would like to return to work there in the future after she's gone, if she ever will be. I'm assuming he wants to talk with me bc she's had several complaints. I plan on working there PRN. Should I lay it all on the table and be honest or just tell them I've accepted a new position and leave it at that?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   jahra
    My personal experience is to say nothing. Focus on your continued
    growth in nursing ie your selection of a new job to that end.

    I have found that when colleagues have spilled the beans, it resolves
    nothing and it is business as usual. Don't think that management does
    not know about the DONs behavior.....

    Put your parachute on and aim for a soft safe landing...
    Good luck with the new job..

    PS-Is the pay that great to stay on PRN? Why not make a clean cut?
  4. by   mrstaylor20
    Just tell him you are leaving because of personal reasons..

    I mean, I have worked with people that are just a bunch of backstabbers.

    Wish you the best!
  5. by   Leelee2
    If you plan on staying on PRN, then I would use the reasoning of "wanting to try something new...or a different setting" I agree that management is probably well aware of her antics already.
  6. by   Jules A
    Quote from jahra
    My personal experience is to say nothing. Focus on your continued
    growth in nursing ie your selection of a new job to that end.

    I have found that when colleagues have spilled the beans, it resolves
    nothing and it is business as usual. Don't think that management does
    not know about the DONs behavior.....
    This is probably the best advice I have read in a long time. It is a shame but this is the way it is in my experience.

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