Resignation Advice & Help Requested - page 3

background: i began at my current place of employment approximately 6 months ago. (i still feel like a "new" employee but i'm done training and overall, i'm doing well.) i currently work full time at... Read More

  1. Visit  Amanda.RN profile page
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    Your letter is fantastic! Congratulations on your new job! Good luck!
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  2. Visit  outrunningzombies profile page
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    If your hospital expects 30 days notice, I'd give them exactly that. If they were the ones ending the relationship, they wouldn't give you nearly that much notice. I'm kinda cynical, though.
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  3. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
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    Congratulations on your new job!! You must be a wonderful nurse......your patients are going to be very fortunate indeed to have you as their advocate in their final season of life.

    I think 30 days is more than adequate notice. And I couldn't improve on your letter even one little bit.
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  4. Visit  Ruas61 profile page
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    Good for you and blessings for the new gig.

    I tend to be a bit more practical in these matters. I would suggest giving them the required notice. I would also really encourage a shorter, concise resignation letter.
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  5. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP profile page
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    FWIW, our minimum lead time on resignations was 6 weeks; anything less and they were not for rehire.

    That said, IIWY I'd give them whatever the employee handbook requires, plus one week. I think it is perfectly appropriate to ask to stay on prn.

    Good luck.
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  6. Visit  Mulan profile page
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    I'd try to switch to PRN first, then you wouldn't need to resign.
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  7. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Quote from Been there,done that
    Give them their 30 day notice.If they wanted to terminate from their end ..it would have been 30 seconds.

    Move forward, do not look back.

    Do not apologize for taking a better opportunity.
    That's right! You gotta do *you* first.

    You'd feel a fool if you turned down your dream job and several weeks later they kicked you to the curb without notice and so much as a "thank you".


    Your letter is great. Give them their required notice, be sweet as sugar and your normal hardworking self during your final days (heck if you feel generous bring a muffin basket in on your last day), and part on a good note. Afterwards look forward and not backwards.

    Congrats and good luck!
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  8. Visit  Good Morning, Gil profile page
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    Even though I'm not old lol, I completely agree with what GrnTea said. The required 30 day notice is sufficient. If you knew that your job was guaranteed, that would be different, but what if they ask you to leave early? Then, no job for a number of months. It would be nice if we could be considerate and give even more advance notice, but in today's world, many employers will not extend the same type of consideration that you extend to them, which is sad, but the way it is. It sounds like you currently work for a good company, so it's your call.

    I also work for a good place/good mgmt, so I wouldn't hesitate to give even more advance notice (which I don't have to do because I love my job). Isn't it awesome when you find a job you love? Best of luck in your new hospice career! I work in ICU, and palliative care happens on occasion and is rewarding, though difficult to see families' anguish as in the ICU, they didn't have 6 months to grieve, they may have only had 30 minutes notice or so. But, compassion and the challenges of nursing are why we do what we do, right?

    Congrats!! Having a job that is a great fit for you makes a huge difference. I can definitely speak to that! Enjoy your new journey!
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  9. Visit  Good Morning, Gil profile page
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    Oh, and your letter is sincere and very complimentary of your current place of employment. Well done.

    Just a minor detail: do not end a sentence with a preposition, i.e. "work for." and "care for." Also, I wouldn't say "content." I would say something a little more complimentary; content is just that: fine, nothing special.
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  10. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Quote from Good Morning, Gil
    Oh, and your letter is sincere and very complimentary of your current place of employment. Well done.

    Just a minor detail: do not end a sentence with a preposition, i.e. "work for." and "care for." Also, I wouldn't say "content." I would say something a little more complimentary; content is just that: fine, nothing special.
    Not wishing to cause offence nor poke fun but the comment reminds one of a joke that our English Lit teacher told us in college.

    A young girl from the south was accepted to a Seven Sisters/Ivy League girls college in the north.

    Quite excited on moving in day she met her dorm roommate. "Hi.... where ya'll from?" she asked. Her roommate a cool Yankee girl replied, "where I am "from" we do not end our sentences with prepositions". A bit hurt and taken back the southern girl thought for a minute then replied, "I'm sorry. Where y'all from, b**th?"

    Just a little story. Do with it what you will.


    DGTG
  11. Visit  AllieSparksRN profile page
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    thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who responded - i very much appreciate the time you took to write me a response. i value each response from every person. i took everything each one of you said and took it to heart. i was crossing my fingers that at least a few people would be very critical of the spelling and grammar of my letter and i am happy that this wish came true. again, i really appreciate all of you who responded to my message. thank you to you all!

    allie =)


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