Terminated without warning - page 3

by Lonestarrn02 4,759 Views | 23 Comments

Ive been terminated for the first time in my life and without warning or prior counseling. Ill try to keep this as short as possible. I am an RN with 10 years long-term care experience. I accepted my 1st DON position with a... Read More


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    You might feel hurt right now, but you know something , there are always people like this..........I guess the smaller the place the more it gets to be a mom and pops business , and this is not really good because it becomes too "family" oriented and you will get the drama and the playing favorites. Maybe it is good to work in a bigger company specially for this kind of a specialty, where everything is run appropriately like a corporate?? those who work hard gets the kudos instead of the family friend or uncle that needs a job? I do not like groupies in a work place......they are a nuisance and gets in the way of progress.
    So, it is a blessing that you are out of this environment, and do not forget to tell administration your story...it is good for them to know what is going on .
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    quote=cali2007;4223765. . .
    she made suggestions to move medical records to the linen closet so the don could be alone in that office, i knew she had one of her buddies in mind. and she could not let her buddy put up with getting bumped into every few minutes. she also is moving everyone from the other office to another closet and make that office to an employee break room....and the admin completely went along with all of it.


    wow. . .it is so not you, cali2007. don't spend another minute feeling worthless. moving people into closets to make a break room? unreal. i know the lord says vengeance is his, but it sure would be good if someone moved her office into an andy gump out in the parking lot. grrrr
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    I'm sorry you got terminated, especially so unfairly. You're certainly not alone, if that's any consolation. Being a DON is very tough. In my state, the average tenure of a DON is 18 months. How well you do isn't entirely under your control, as you've just learned. I've been called by headhunters for DON positions, and told them I'd do it when hell freezes over. They said, "I hear that a lot."
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    Quote from carlanocnurse
    I'm sorry you got terminated, especially so unfairly. You're certainly not alone, if that's any consolation. Being a DON is very tough. In my state, the average tenure of a DON is 18 months. How well you do isn't entirely under your control, as you've just learned. I've been called by headhunters for DON positions, and told them I'd do it when hell freezes over. They said, "I hear that a lot."
    Thats so true, the best part of being an ADON is not being the DON, although ours has lasted now 7 years...can you believe it? she has nerves of steel. Her career was from OR nurse to teaching nursing, DON for 10 years in a small hospital and now DON for a 200 bed LTCF.


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