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
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!
Wow, I don't know what to say about this other than pure honesty. You were fired three straight times, admit no fault, call it "school yard bullying," but if I was interviewing you I would really have Serious reservations about your work history.
I understand "right to work states." I live in one, and work in and out of them regularly. They are no more "fire-happy" than the next. Everyone has and sets boundaries, but I have worked in 16 different states, and more facilities than I can count, and I only broke one assignment- which I completed two weeks later, and due to my niece's death. That was in a "right to work state," where theoretically they could have fired me.
I would ask you to rethink your work history and see really why you were fired from this many facilities. I am not calling you a liar, but maybe the way your looking at this is fogged. Even one firing can be detrimental to your future, and scrap your resume in this economy. If the facilities were sooo bad, why didn't you resign? So I'm not saying that your post is untruthful, but it just can't be the "whole truth."
I hope things get better for you next time, but if something doesn't change, I think you might be adding another termination to your, with all due respect, too long termination list.
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