I worked for a company for 10 years and worked as a nurse for 2 years with great results. I then changed departments and I have made the worst mistake ever. I am pretty sure that I will be fired on Friday of next week. I have a sick leave. Should I quit and use 4 weeks of sick leave as my notice (if my manager allows) or wait and be fired after working for only six weeks on the job?
My evaluation had 10 problem areas, and only 2 are valid. Some of the problems I had the first week I worked, but they have not fallen off of my evaluation ( like not knowing how to use the program this division uses to document). When I tried to go over some of the items on my list, my manager stared at me with a blank stare instead of addressing the issue. When I tried to address one issue as untrue, I was told that I lack integrity for not admitting what I do wrong.
The dumbest one was that I was accused of using inappropriate abbreviations in a certain circumstance. I was told that I was not to abbreviate some long words that need to fit onto a small space. So I went back to the floor and started trying to fit those words onto that slip. I was given a different preceptor while mine was at a meeting and the preceptor asked me why on earth I would not just abbreviate and named the abbreviation I used and got into trouble for. I said I was told it was not appropriate and she stated everyone uses that abbreviation. I then walked to the area where those items are kept and she was correct...everyone uses the abbreviation that I had gotten into trouble for using.
I am not sure what to do. One thing is certain, either I quit or I will be fire. With so many half truths and outright lies on my evaluation, I look like a horrible employee. Do I write a response to the false accusations and half truths or do I ask to be fired as "rehireable"?
What would you do? How will this affect my nursing career? How do I get over losing a job after six weeks? What do I say in an interview about my last job?