I spoke with my DON today about having upcoming interviews with other companies. She knew I was unhappy managing. A few months ago, she came to me and offered an MDS position. I declined because I had left that role at a previous facility, and it would mean the firing of someone else. This person is getting fired regardless if I replace her or not, but I didn't want to be seen as the reason for the firing by others. Months went by, and I became more and more unhappy and frustrated and finally accepted the MdS role. It's been two months and I have not been moved to that role. She wants to find my replacement first- so who knows how long it will take. In the meantime I have done some deep thinking and have decided that I really need to leave LTC altogether. So I told her before any drastic moves take place. I feel it is not fair for me to accept the MdS job, and then leave anyway. So today I was told that if she finds my replacement before I find another job I will be S.O.L. Her words where "if I find someone, well, I don't know what to tell you". I went to her trying to honest and fair. I knew she would be upset and disappointed. It just hurt that this is how it is. I really hope I ace these interviews now, because so much more is at stake. I feel I did the right thing by telling her, but now I have to work there for however many more weeks/months knowing the axe may fall. This bites.