Been there,done that 31,864 Views
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IMO, I agree with most of the posters here. This does not sound like a safe place to work...and the only person who can protect your license is YOU.
I'd consider getting out of Dodge while you can. Start looking for another position, and stay out of the line of fire as much as you can in the meantime.
Lots of good advice here. I applaud you for wanting to handle this in a professional manner. But, bottom line, you have to protect your license, above protecting your resume. It is terrible you must make this choice, but the situation sounds dangerous, frankly.
The first coworker who is socially inept, the next time she does something to YOU, you can pull her aside and use examples of the things she has done to YOU that are going to get her in trouble with the rest of the staff. You can do it nicely, under the premise of "I would want someone to tell me this and I want you to get along and be successful here) route. Key here is to do it nicely and respectively and keep emotion out of it. See how receptive she is. If she will have none of it and is not receptive, then I would stay out of it and at least you tried.
The second one, unless she does something directly to you.... I would stay out of it.
Stay out of it.
You'll get a lot of rejections, but don't let it discourage you. keep applying, and make sure you tailor your resume to the opening you are applying for. It's very tempting just to send a 'catch-all' resume cause you are casting your wide net, but a tailored resume is more impressive and shows you took the time to do it.
Don't be afraid of rejection or 'looking foolish' - when I went for a position, I knew HR would give me the usual "we're evaluating your resume, blah blah blah" - so I called the hospital operator, requested a transfer to the unit, asked for the manager's name and if I could be connected. some places told me they couldn't do that, some places forwarded me to the nurse manager's voice mail.
"Be kind , it costs nothing". In my charge nurse position, I precepted everybody that came through the door. I took them all under my wing and got them ready to go.
Hoag is always looking for experienced nurses. Leave on good terms, get some experience at hospital #2, then work where you'd like. Maybe you'll want to go back to Hoag, and maybe you won't.
Oh this brings a smile to my face. Good way to live life, like a dog. Dogs are awesome.
I had a revelation yesterday. Some older nurses are mean to the new arrivals. I work with a gal that always hates the newest hire. Then after 6 months she ends up not having a bad thing to say about them because she now hates an even newer person. She's actually a great person to work with, a hard worker, but this one trait is really not nice, and actually undermines her.
I got a new kitten last month. I also have an older cat, about 10 years old. She was super upset that I got the new kitten, who was 12 weeks old and very well adjusted. She didn't want to be in the house anymore and started eating with the barn cats. I locked her in a few nights, hoping she'd adjust.
The new kitten quickly befriended the dogs and has taken over the house. The older cat has continued her strike, and is living in the barn. I hope the cold weather will drive her indoors.
Of course I made an analogy to nursing and posted a thread!
Moral of the story: Be doggy, not catty!
Just throwing this out there-- two months really is not a long time to be looking for work. Depending on your area, you could be looking for a new grad nursing job for that long or much longer (some here are looking for a year). If you're interested in nursing because you think it's easier to find a job in this field, you may be in for a rude awakening. There really is not a nursing shortage.
I really wish ppl on here would stop giving bad advice and stop saying you won't be able to find a nursing job or the market is saturated. Unless they live all over the world they have no idea what they are talking about. I live in Texas and we have a huge shortage of nurses. I saw 5 ads for medical assistants today for one hospital and 10 ads for RNs at the other hospital. This doesn't count all the home health facilities that need help right now. So it all depends on where you live. Do some research and do what's best for you.
Doggie Day care that caters to health care worker hours. Also working on a top secret idea.
Still in nursing but wouldn't it be a great job to be an on set nurse for big budget movies or a great TV show? Or maybe even better a consultant that advises on nursing procedure for tv shows. I know they exist but with all the ridiculously blatant errors I watch on various TV shows the one's they hire must not be very good at the job. I would imagine the key to landing those jobs would mostly be knowing the right people and sadly I have no Hollywood bigwigs on speed dial.
My next career is going to be as retiree, and that's coming up soon!
I've said it before, I'll say it again:
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