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    Have you researched on Glass Door? I don't have experience with UHC, but working from home has many perks. You would need to arrange for PTO for appointments and any time off, you would be SCHEDULED to work.
    The second interview would be a good time to ask about productivity requirements.
    Good luck, let us know how it's going.

  • 8
    NanaPoo, oldpsychnurse, CrunchRN, and 5 others like this.

    Most facilities encourage self -reporting by ensuring no penalties are applied.
    Your CNO was WAAAY out of line. Whereas you do have a director that could intercede, you are STILL walking on eggshells.

    Of course you need to move on, you don't know what could happen in the future with the power crazed CNO.

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    I cannot fathom what kind of work environment you are in , where a fellow nurse "cusses" at you. That in itself, is enough to blow that pop stand.
    Don't set yourself up for failure by challenging your weakest point , on a daily basis.
    You are fortunate to be able to return to your former position.
    Best wishes, consider a change after the baby dust settles.

  • 6

    "emotionally unbalanced" or whatever. You can label however you want. This is a power tripping duo that is not going to change. You are not in with the in crowd, get out while the getting is good.

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    Lev <3, Fiona59, datalore, and 11 others like this.

    "I find myself wasting most of my days off"
    " Health is going to hell". Focus on what matters, it's not better parking and money.

  • 34

    Your facility must have a strict PTO policy if the sign up periods are bi-annual. Any other facility I worked in, it was monthly, with summer vacations limited to 2 weeks.
    You were aware of this restriction. You should have gotten your time off, then planned the wedding. Management does not give a rat's patooty what the time off is for. They do not care about employee work-life balance, they care about their staffing balance.

    I would bail before the wedding, but that's just me.

  • 4
    Here.I.Stand, Rose_Queen, roser13, and 1 other like this.

    This is a basic math calculation. If you are having trouble. Please , get a tutor.

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    Cat365 and StellarLeigh like this.

    That is the most outrageous orientation I have ever heard of. I cannot imagine any new grad has been successful at this.
    Sounds like an attempt by clueless administration to develop an in house staffing pool. Be proactive, tell your manager you need to placed on one unit.
    Your boyfriend is supposed to be your loving, supportive life partner. It is not up to him to tell you how tired you can be. You are going through a difficult process right now, period. If he wants something cleaned, he can clean it himself, you are not a maid. Sounds like a control freak you would be better off without.
    Best of luck, take charge of your life.

  • 0

    Again.. you will get OT IF the hospital pays it. You could work 80 hours a week, "taxim" does not have to pay you OT if it is split between hospitals. Each contract is separate.

  • 4

    The medication error is one problem. Whatever counseling you receive on this, is separate from.. "leaving early and coming late on shift ."
    Your anxiety and stress means NOTHING to the powers that be. Do not use that as an excuse, It will only work against you.

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    Once you start working as a nurse, you will make MORE than friends. I have made strong bonds with many fellow nurses. After many shifts of working together in a patient care environment, the connection is amazing. Try to relax and watch it happen.

    Best wishes, let us know how it's going.

  • 5
    NewRN'16, Here.I.Stand, nrsang97, and 2 others like this.

    Sounds about right. I did not you-know what from shinola as a new grad. I had a 3 month orientation and I learned to be an adequate nurse.
    You will be surprised how it all comes together, once you actually start practicing nursing.
    During orientation, review the diagnoses you deal with and continue to learn in the real world. Know who you can count on for guidance.

    Most of us felt the way you do. You CAN do this.

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    AJJKRN likes this.

    Quote from chare
    From the OP: "So I work in a observation area of the ER."

    I have worked in two ED'S that had "observation areas." Both were extensions of the ED, and as such often got acute patients with ongoing issues. In both of these ED's, staff were expected to float between them as needed.

    Seen this as well.
    It all depends on the expectation of the unit that OP is on.
    It appears that she was not prepared or trained for ER.

  • 8

    Observation units and ER SHOULD be 2 different areas , completely. No way should you be "floated" to ER. I had 20+ years of experience, worked in 3 different Obs units and would never take an ER assignment. I am not an ER nurse. You must discuss "floating "to ER with your manager.

    You will get unstable patients in obs, days or nights. If you have an unstable patient.. then they are no longer observation patients. Stabilize them and ship them to where they need to be. Notify your charge nurse and the physician to get that done.

    P.S. Never let them see you cry.

  • 12

    Been there, done that. I have been threatened for writing up CNA's for lousy work ethic and insubordination. Their threats did not scare me, management supported me and dealt. However, if management is not going to respond to your write-ups and start the disciplinary process, your hands are tied.

    There are many other places to work, where you have management support.