Got fired for the first time. - page 2
by ambereyes1987 2,064 Views | 15 Comments
I lost my job today. I am so devastated. I kept making mistake after mistake when I didn't mean to. It was also the job of my dreams, and I hate that I lost it. Now after crying for a few hours, I am going to start looking for... Read More
- 0Mar 12, '13 by tewdlesQuote from ambereyes1987This makes me question the practice environment you were working in.I understand. That is why I owned up to my mistakes. Because some of the nurses I have talked to have told me which I didn't agree with was even if you gave a vitamin you weren't supposed to or too much cough syrup don't tell.
Something seems wrong here...
- 0Mar 12, '13 by OCNRN63Quote from ambereyes1987Always, always, always be truthful. Even if it costs you your job, your will have a clean conscience.I understand. That is why I owned up to my mistakes. Because some of the nurses I have talked to have told me which I didn't agree with was even if you gave a vitamin you weren't supposed to or too much cough syrup don't tell.
- 0Mar 13, '13 by Nurse_Quote from ambereyes1987I guess what we want to know is what were the medication errors? What unit are you working at? What other reasons did they give you? How many months of training did you get?I should clear that up. What I meant was that while other nurses I knew would say it was not a big deal it was a big deal to me. I can't tell a lie to save my life, that is why I fessed up to any mistakes that I made.
- 0Mar 13, '13 by ambereyes1987Quote from Nurse_I would like to tell. However I don't think I can die to the policy from where I used to work. Due to I signed a waver before I got hired.
I guess what we want to know is what were the medication errors? What unit are you working at? What other reasons did they give you? How many months of training did you get?
- 0Mar 13, '13 by sharpeimom GuideAlmost everyone gets fired at least once. ((((((((((((Ambereyes)))))))))))) The days of working at just one place for decades are long gone. While no one wants to be let go, it does happen and not always for the reason you're given.
It sounds as though you were working in a real snake pit and are better off somewhere else. When you don't think you received enough on the job training, it's usually a pretty good sign that you didn't. Some places are stingy with orientation. If you ask for more because you feel you need it, and don't receive it, that would be a valid reason for leaving, in my opinion. You worked too hard for your license to place it on the line.
Be upfront and honest about being let go. You don't have to elaborate or go into great detail about why you left. Simply say either that it wasn't a good fit or that you and your NM had differing organizational (or whatever) skills and your interviewer will know exactly what you are saying.
Either that your old job was a nightmare or that your NM was a real ##### and no one could work with her well. While you haven't openly bad mouthed her or the job, you HAVE stated the problem accurately. Good luck!Last edit by sharpeimom on Mar 13, '13 : Reason: typo