Nurses getting fired left and right... - page 4

by Mrs. SnowStormRN

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I've been reading many posts recently of nurses losing their jobs over the smallest things. This is appalling. Are we that replaceable? Yet the nursing "shortage" rumor continues. This really grinds my gears. Is there anything we... Read More


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    Quote from joanna73
    What a stupid reason to fire someone! it sounds like many of these employers are very petty.
    ...and cocky.
    with a surplus of new and inexperienced grads, they can randomly and smugly terminate the experienced and more confident nurses, replacing them with meeker, cheaper, and easy-to-manipulate newbies.

    i say, be careful what you ask for...
    you just might get it.

    leslie
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    I got my letter today. They want to deny unemployment. I was let go about 2 weeks ago. Evidently I will not count in the 9.1 % of the US unemployment and will not get any $$. This is bull. I am only one person who lost their job but if you add all these other nurses that number would jump. The labor umemployment numbers have to be way off.

    I will also be appealing this.
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    SOP for almost any company (nursing or not) is to deny unemployment, just to make you jump through all the bureaucratic hoops to complete the paperwork for the appeal.
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    My husband was denied unemployment retroactively. It has been a nightmare.
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    I would like to know if anyone has been blacklisted by Group One. This is an information broker organization and for a price will pass on ANY information on health care workers. The collect information like credit hx, address hx, education hx, and work hx. If you are terminated you will not work in Dallas/Fort Worth for 7 years. And since Texas is an "at will" state people can be terminated for with no justification required, valid cause not required.
    I would like to know if there is anything that can be done.
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    Reading these forums makes me sad, but brings me hope as well...to say that you can talk to your mgr to explain things you did wrong WOULD be nice, but in my world that didnt happen. Im a canadian nurse who went to Fl & Az to work for a few yrs, now want to rtn but am quite excited, but a little scared at the same time. I worked many, many hospitals in Az...got fired in a few...to say that you can "talk" to the mgr about what u doing wrong is an understatement for sure...so here goes, I NEED ADVICE FOR THE NEXT TRY!!!
    1. Worked per diem at one hospital med/surg. Charge nurse said to use her name to split referral bonus. I'd done this lots so no problem. Waited 3 mos to get my share, went down to HR to ask where or how long it might be...they said she got it 2 mos ago, I approached her again, she told me, "I told you - I never f''got it" (She was a rough character, but had worked there 7 yrs, me I was just per diem. Next day I go to work, get cld into mgr's office - was told I 'forced" a mexican pt to speak english...I told them that was an out right lie (which it was) and that charge nurse owed me $, hence the false accusation. Me w/ mgr etc etc No way did they believe me, I was fired.
    2. Worked in ER, pt going down fast (drug addict) I knew something wrong and kept telling nurse who was orientating me...She yelled at me, showing me vital signs, saying "you will never make it, she is stable (VS) and just a drug addict. I had been speaking w/ Dr about her (17 yrs as anRN, u just have a hunch...) Dr walks in says what do you think< ICU? I said yes, she was inubated within 45 min. Me: Fired...I asked Mgr if I could even talk to Dr. No, its just not working out...I also, didnt want to discharge a pt as he wasnt feeling well, (alcoholic) but was told by same orienter, to "Treat and street" or I wouldnt make it in that ER. I had to pretty well force his to leave, and when he stood up, seized, broke all his teeth, blood everywhere, Dr walked in and told the other nurse who was "on me" that she should of listened to me....! There was no resolving anything, these nurses get it in their head, they are staff, u r a traveller, no chance in hell. That's why they call it "Right to work".
    3. Worked in ICU, was told I didnt give an IV abx, as the empty bag was not in the garbage - "Are you kidding me?" fired. "There were numerous complaints about you...I asked like what? "You didnt give proper report...Please elaborate...no, its just not your fit...
    Btm line - I had no problems dealing with the Dr's, Pts, difficult pts and their families, but if a woman RN doesnt like you....you are toast in those states. I tried to take it up the ladder to no avail....ANY ADVICE? CUZ I'M HEADING OUT AGAIN...MY RN FRIENDS MENTIONED BOUNDARIES AND SAID they noticed schoolyard bullying w/ me not knowing how to stop it.....thanks for ANY advice!
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    Hello Fellow nurses,

    I am an experienced nurse ~5-6 years. I have changed jobs every few years to get experience in a different field with plans to eventually got back to school and obtain my NP. Well, this last summer I decided to get my Masters in a neighboring state and as well decided to work full time. So, I moved, got ready for school, applied for a million jobs and surprising was offered a position in a hospital nearby, in the oncology specialty (which I had worked outpatient for 1.5 years).
    From day one there was issues with this hospital (problems with my pay, education, etc). I worked my tail off on the busiest floor I had every worked on after a 6 week orientation. I always asked lots of questions (because every hospital is different) and did my best to get all my work done, provide excellent care, etc. Up until 2 weeks ago I had golden reviews from staff, patients, unit educator, etc. I had a horrible 3 day stretch where despite working my tail off I just couldn't seem to get everything done, so I took 2 minutes, cried a tear, gathered myself and got back on the floor. I allowed a fellow nurse to help me catch up one day and suddenly my name turned to mud. I got a call the next day from the educator and instead of being encouraged I felt attacked. I had worked so hard and suddenly was told maybe I wasn't cut out for that floor. Well, I worked a couple more shifts and then took the time to call my boss and let her know I felt like I was just starting to get the hang of things and liked my co-workers and the patients, etc. The conversation seemed to go well, but a week or so later they wanted to meet with me officially on my day off. I was told that day I wasn't a good "Fit" for the floor. All the reasons they let me go I tried to explain myself, but still was told I had too much on my plate with school and a very busy floor and still "wasn't a good fit." All the reasons were so miniscule- like they were looking for a reason. I didn't make any errors, I never stayed late, etc. They said some patients complained about me- which is so heart breaking- and they wouldn't tell me why or the reasoning. I have NEVER been let go from a nursing job before. I feel like such a looser. I thought up until now that nurses only got fired if they made HUGE mistakes causing sentinel events; or were extremely lazy. I worked so hard with nothing to show for it. I've heard that within the 90 days of hiring you, they can fire you for ANY reason. I was only at the hospital for 2 months (if that). I'm just in such shock. I've heard from a fellow co-worker that that hospital is horrible, the staff is miserable, and it was a good thing I got to "escape" when I did. Any advice out there?
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    Quote from SirenRN31
    Hello Fellow nurses,

    I am an experienced nurse ~5-6 years. I have changed jobs every few years to get experience in a different field with plans to eventually got back to school and obtain my NP. Well, this last summer I decided to get my Masters in a neighboring state and as well decided to work full time. So, I moved, got ready for school, applied for a million jobs and surprising was offered a position in a hospital nearby, in the oncology specialty (which I had worked outpatient for 1.5 years).
    From day one there was issues with this hospital (problems with my pay, education, etc). I worked my tail off on the busiest floor I had every worked on after a 6 week orientation. I always asked lots of questions (because every hospital is different) and did my best to get all my work done, provide excellent care, etc. Up until 2 weeks ago I had golden reviews from staff, patients, unit educator, etc. I had a horrible 3 day stretch where despite working my tail off I just couldn't seem to get everything done, so I took 2 minutes, cried a tear, gathered myself and got back on the floor. I allowed a fellow nurse to help me catch up one day and suddenly my name turned to mud. I got a call the next day from the educator and instead of being encouraged I felt attacked. I had worked so hard and suddenly was told maybe I wasn't cut out for that floor. Well, I worked a couple more shifts and then took the time to call my boss and let her know I felt like I was just starting to get the hang of things and liked my co-workers and the patients, etc. The conversation seemed to go well, but a week or so later they wanted to meet with me officially on my day off. I was told that day I wasn't a good "Fit" for the floor. All the reasons they let me go I tried to explain myself, but still was told I had too much on my plate with school and a very busy floor and still "wasn't a good fit." All the reasons were so miniscule- like they were looking for a reason. I didn't make any errors, I never stayed late, etc. They said some patients complained about me- which is so heart breaking- and they wouldn't tell me why or the reasoning. I have NEVER been let go from a nursing job before. I feel like such a looser. I thought up until now that nurses only got fired if they made HUGE mistakes causing sentinel events; or were extremely lazy. I worked so hard with nothing to show for it. I've heard that within the 90 days of hiring you, they can fire you for ANY reason. I was only at the hospital for 2 months (if that). I'm just in such shock. I've heard from a fellow co-worker that that hospital is horrible, the staff is miserable, and it was a good thing I got to "escape" when I did. Any advice out there?
    I would move on and not look back. It sounds like a miserable place to work.


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