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  • Aug 7

    they had someone else drive you home with security riding behind you? ain't no way nobody would have gotten in my car and driven me anywhere!! what kind of crap is that?? i have never heard of such foolishness!! they would have fired me on the spot if they taught i would have complied with that!!

  • Aug 7

    If your employer goes so far as to deny you access to your car, or if they want a search of the car or your person...that's the point where I would insist the police be called. The police can determine if you are under the influence enough to make driving unsafe, and the employer has no right to take that freedom away from you.

  • Aug 7

    Quote from Jesusismycopilot
    I don't have words of wisdom for you, but I want to share my story so you know that you are not alone. I have been looking for a nurse with a similar experience. Here is what happened to me...

    In May, 2016, in the middle of my shift, I was approached by the Nurse Manager. She informed me that I needed to follow her immediately. She escorted me past my Supervisor and peers; I was taken to the Administration offices. In addition to this Nurse Manager, there was a Director of Nursing, a Director of Human Resources, and another person sitting behind a computer. I was informed he would be typing notes during this meeting.

    I asked why I was there. At that point, the Director (whom I never met prior to that day) informed me that I was being investigated for diversion; I felt like I was blind-sided by a truck! The Director asked me to empty my pockets; I immediately complied and nothing was found. Also, I offered my car key and locker key; she accepted my locker key, but stated my car key wasn't necessary. I offered to submit to any testing and would allow her to search my home. I stated that I would do whatever was necessary to demonstrate that I was not diverting. I shared that I was a long-term (26 years) and loyal employee with excellent annual reviews and no Pyxis discrepancies of any kind!

    The Director informed me that they would be collecting a urine sample and if I refused I would be terminated immediately. I restated that I had already agreed to being tested. I was escorted to Employee Health to provide a urine sample. Upon returning to the Director's office, the contents of my locker were loaded onto a utility cart. The Director informed me that my belongings were removed from my locker while I was in Employee Health. She then proceeded to search my belongings; nothing was found. At that point, she informed me that I was suspended without pay, had me surrender my ID badge, and informed me that I was not to discuss the investigation with my peers. If I had questions, I was to call her.

    Two weeks later, I received a phone call informing me to attend a meeting the next morning. At this meeting, I was informed that all suspicions were unfounded and I was being returned to work with back pay. Since I had scheduled vacation during my suspension, they used my paid-time bank to pay me. I assured them, I was in not on vacation while I was waiting for them to get back to me. After waiting for 2 weeks in limbo, I was physically and emotionally exhausted. I asked them if they received my messages/emails asking them for an update and telling them that my emotional and physical health were getting worse with each passing day that I waited for their answer. I was informed that my requests had been received, but they wanted to complete the investigation before returning my calls/emails.

    I knew it would take 3 days to get the urine screen back, but waiting 2 weeks with NO information was torture. I ended up under the care of my physician who referred me to a mental health provider. I was diagnosed with a severe anxiety reaction and began medication and counseling. My providers placed me on medical leave. I've now been diagnosed with PTSD.

    Despite multiple requests to understand the basis for the accusations, I have not been given answers. Whenever I ask a question, I'm repeatedly informed that there is no record of me being investigated for narcotic diversion.

    My leave is running out and I am terrified of returning to the same position. I don't understand WHY I was accused in the first place and WHY it took 2 weeks to get back to me! I asked if there were discrepancies, patient complaints, of if I appeared to be 'under the influence'. I was informed that there were no discrepancies and no complaints, and they would not be discussing anything else because there is no record of the investigation in my employee file.

    If I leave this employer before August, 2017, I must pay back the entire amount of tuition benefits. It is a large sum; I would need to take a personal loan, extend the mortgage on my home, or tap into my retirement savings early and pay a penalty (I am only 54 years old). I have located an attorney that charges only $100 for a one hour consult; I have an appointment on Tuesday.

    I understand your feelings and concerns; this is not a situation that I ever dreamed I would be facing in my spotless (up to this point) career. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Unbelievable! And after all that, there is no record of any investigation! Right out of George Orwell. I hope your attorney is really good. And that when this is all done, you own yourself a hospital.

  • Aug 7

    Quote from Sour Lemon
    The only explanation I can think of (besides their version of events) is that you failed to sign out and someone else pulled it under your name. Are there any security cameras around the place that might show anything?
    I was wondering the same thing. Many facilities have cameras placed around Pyxis machines to show whom signed out what. The fact your urine drug screen is negative speaks volumes too.

    Once I was at a pyxis signing out meds when another RN raced over, pushed me out of the way and signed out a 10 mg MSO4, then ran back into a pt room. I was stunned. I also calmly signed it back in again, then marched over to the nurse in question and said: "Mary-Grace, you better get your butt over to the pyxis and sign that MSO4 out under your own name now or I'm going to go speak to Ron" (our nurse manager). She made noises about "It was an emergency", and "The pt was having CP, and needed it now". Not my problem. I also told her when things settled down that if she ever did that to me again that I was going to file a complaint. It never happened ever again.

    My point, not everyone is trust worthy just because they have a nursing license. The more I think about it, the more likely it is as Sour Lemon RN stated that you may not have signed out, and someone took full advantage of that.

    If there are cameras, or other evidence that exhonorates you, then I smell a lawsuit. That was handled poorly, and was humiliating. You need to light a fire under your attorney's arse, because he/she is not doing their to protect you.

  • Aug 7

    Quote from mustanglover
    If you truly did not take out that drug, I suggest you contact a personal injury lawyer who specializes in labor/working. Lawyers do not charge for consultations so I suggest you report the one who charged you $100 to the bar association. If the lawyers you contact are demanding money upfront they are scamming you. The personal injury lawyer will take your case for free, if you lose you pay nothing, if you win the lawyer takes 20-30% from the settlement. If what you are saying is true we are not taking about peanuts, we are talking five figure settlement.
    This is not personal injury but administrative law that knows employment law and nursing license defense. (Like TAANA Executive Office - Home) Exactly what damages were resulting from this issue? What medical care did the nurse require as a result of the accusation?

  • Aug 7

    If you truly did not take out that drug, I suggest you contact a personal injury lawyer who specializes in labor/working. Lawyers do not charge for consultations so I suggest you report the one who charged you $100 to the bar association. If the lawyers you contact are demanding money upfront they are scamming you. The personal injury lawyer will take your case for free, if you lose you pay nothing, if you win the lawyer takes 20-30% from the settlement. If what you are saying is true we are not taking about peanuts, we are talking five figure settlement.

  • Aug 7

    The only explanation I can think of (besides their version of events) is that you failed to sign out and someone else pulled it under your name. I know it's usually possible to pull meds for a patient in a different department when some extra steps are taken. I would ask if any other medications were pulled at the same time.
    Are there any security cameras around the place that might show anything? How many other people were working with you that day? Have they had any similar incidents?
    I'm assuming there's no documentation that the pulled medication was actually administered.

  • Jul 31

    Hilary clinton likes money but some of us after 29 have a clling. She needs to get out of our lives shes a blowbag, liar, thief and full of so much bs that even a nure wwould have more than they can handle necessities116@yahoo.com

  • Jul 31

    jksunshine actually said "(Believe it or not, not everything is documented online)."

  • Jul 31

    Sounds like the ANA prostituted themselves on this score.

  • Jul 31

    SCIU/NNU...Nurses....I AM NOT SAYING SHE DID NOT WALK IN YOUR SHOES FOR A DAY...I AM TALKING ABOUT HER CONTEMPT FOR YOU AS A WORKING CLASS PERSON..NOT AN ELITE...BENEATH HER..PLAIN N SIMPLE. I am a nurse..working stiff...veteran...middle class...NNU member...ignored. I am proud you got to show her what we do..and posed with her for pictures...did she bandage a wound...or provide nursing care ?? NO.. because she is a SENATOR..NOT A NURSE. So please cherish your memory of her and your time together. My Godson was assigned to Marine one (Guy who stands by the Presidential Helicopter) and HRC had informed all the staff...do not look at us, talk to us..nor our friends. They all were HRC's servants. THAT is a Fact.

  • Jul 31

    51SBHD very well said! America seems to be circling the drain.
    It's past time for the ostriches to pull their heads out of the sand.......

  • Jul 30

    Those of us who were working back then remember it well. It may not be on the highly censored internet right now, however many of us remember it well b/c it bothered us and still does-- kind of like how the veterans remember Jane Fonda's comments and how she earned the nickname 'Hanoi Jane'. The best source of history is from people who lived it. Just the fact that a person w/Hillary's criminal background can even run for POTUS is amazing. Even Whitey Bulgur was likable- doesn't mean I'd vote for evil.

  • Jul 30

    Clintoon and TRump have no respect for anyone or anything but themselves. Clinton is a medical liability who hasn't been well since a fall and head injury some 5 years ago.
    We need a national health system and more political parties with new and fresh ideas; the two-party system is running us into the ground with the same stale ideas under a different label.

  • Jul 30

    This is a great case study! Thanks for sharing.


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