Tempted to Tell the Truth in Exit Interview - page 3

Dear Nurse Beth, I have been working in my first nursing job for the past 5 months. Amid applying for nurse residencies I submitted an application to a place that I had seen many job listings for.... Read More

  1. by   Oldmahubbard
    If we must start reporting people to the BON who ever get "drunk" in their off-time, I think there soon will be a whole bunch more BON type jobs, to keep up with the potentially enormous demand!
  2. by   brandy1017
    Quote from Oldmahubbard
    Not a good idea to turn someone in to the board after a couple of vague comments, if they haven't been impaired at work.e need fewer witch hunts in nursing, not more.
    I agree not to speculate whether the supervisor has a drinking problem, although to say she wouldn't hire the OP if not a drinker that is quite a shocking and amazing comment. I wonder if this was a young supervisor who liked to befriend and hang out with her staff outside of work. I've worked with a couple supervisors like this, thought it was unprofessional but minded my own business. They were appropriate at work and that was the most important thing.

    I wouldn't want to risk someone's job, reputation and get them in trouble with the board over a couple questionable statements. Give the person the benefit of the doubt and move on.

    If the supervisor really has a problem at least she is not at the bedside passing meds and treating patients!
  3. by   brandy1017
    Quote from Have Nurse
    If she has confessed it, she owns it. And the law says if you have knowledge and fail to report it, as the safety of the public hangs in the balance, then you are culpable.
    There is nothing to report. She has done nothing wrong. This isn't 1984 and we aren't living in a police state. To say something to HR or the BON would be slander, wrong and political suicide. Just don't do it!

    And where does this safety of the public come in? She didn't say she gets drunk and drives and she isn't in direct patient care, but even if she was she has every right to have a few drinks to unwind when she comes home from work!
    Last edit by brandy1017 on Feb 17
  4. by   azhiker96
    When there is something you don't like about a job the adult thing is to tell your supervisor. They may not change things but they have no motivation to change if they don't know staff is unhappy.

    Once you've reached your limit and decide to leave is not the time to list complaints. Since you are leaving there is little motivation for HR to do anything. They might think you are just more sensitive than the average RN.
  5. by   pkemp
    In no uncertain terms should you say anything negative. It will definitely come back and get you. Keep it short, sweet, positive and thank them for the job as others have suggested in this post. The only item I would add is that the alcohol comment is a great concern - what if she is drinking at work, caring for a patient? Now we're talking about a whole different level than her simply making a comment to you. That being said, IF your company has a confidential whistle blower hotline, or better yet a comment box where you can drop in a confidential note about this, I would do so. By regulatory law, any such complaint has to be documented and investigated. In addition, when the regulators come in and audit the facility, this is one of the first items they ask for - a whistle blower log. However, and I repeat again, do NOT leave or sign your name.