Got fired for the first time.

  1. 0 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 a new job right away, even though there will be no better job then the one I just lost.

    I don't know thought if I should put my latest employer though on my resume and applications. If I do, how am I suppose to explain I was let go?

    I only worked there for three months.

    I don't know what to do right now.

    My boss can't be used as a work reference which stinks because she says I have great potential.

    Any ideas?
  2. Visit  ambereyes1987 profile page

    About ambereyes1987, LPN

    ambereyes1987 has '3' year(s) of experience. From 'Portsmouth, Ohio, USA'; Joined Feb '12; Posts: 15; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  catlvr profile page
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    AmberEyes,

    I am so sorry that you lost your job; I am glad that you were honest about your mistakes but I wish that your boss had been more supportive and given you more time orienting. I would put the job on my resume and just say that it wasn't a good fit for you. Get back on the horse as quickly as possible, and find a new job. While you are looking, you could review some pharmacology etc to keep your knowledge fresh.

    Good luck!
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  4. Visit  hope3456 profile page
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    I'm sorry. What happened if u don't mind sharing? You are not alone. A lot of nurses have been in those shoes. Just pick yourself up and try again.
    tewdles likes this.
  5. Visit  HouTx profile page
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    I know it may seem like it, but it really isn't the end of the world. A lot of us have BTDT - myself included.Please take the time to engage in a bit of self-reflection to analyze the mistakes/errors you made and figure out how to avoid them in the future. Otherwise, you may find yourself in the very same situation with your new job.
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  6. Visit  ambereyes1987 profile page
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    I made four med errors in the past month and a half. All of the that were not biggies, but I felt compelled to report them, because I didn't want to lie.
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  7. Visit  Nurse_ profile page
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    Four med errors in a month? That's quite a bit. No matter what the medication is... a med error is a med error. A person can have complications from too much Calcium, Tylenol or Iron. It is big.

    The only thing you can do is learn from your mistakes and move on.

    Ask yourself:
    What happened?
    What was I doing when the error occurred?
    Was I distracted?
    Do I need more training?
    What could I have done differently?
  8. Visit  ambereyes1987 profile page
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    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.
  9. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    Seems odd to me that your boss thought you had potential but did not mentor you into a successful position...instead fired you.
    That suggests to me that there was some gravity behind the errors made...did the errors reflect problems with critical thinking? judgement? organization?

    You are new to the game. There is lots of room for you to improve yourself and move onto a better job fit. You have invested a great deal of time, money, and effort into your degree...don't give up!
  10. Visit  ambereyes1987 profile page
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    I know I am going to sound silly, but what do you mean by "Gravity"?
  11. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    Gravity: 2. Grave consequence; seriousness or importance: They are still quite unaware of the gravity of their problems.

    Meaning seriousness.
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  12. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    Quote from ambereyes1987
    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.
    This makes me question the practice environment you were working in.
    Something seems wrong here...
  13. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from ambereyes1987
    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.
    Always, always, always be truthful. Even if it costs you your job, your will have a clean conscience.
  14. Visit  ambereyes1987 profile page
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    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.


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