Should I look for a new job in this situation? - page 2

I'm a relatively new nurse with 15 months' experience. One of my patient fell over the past weekend with no injuries. When the DON questioned the charge nurse, she rendered me incompetent to make... Read More

  1. by   GPatty
    Quote from crazy&cuteRN
    I have a different perspective than others. I wouldn't resign at this point, however I think you should start upgrading your resume and passively look for a job. Always think the worse and have a plan. Worse case scenario is you'll be terminated if no improvement is shown, so make sure you have a plan B. Since I've been in nursing I've seen that it is a great idea to always have an updated resume and a plan of escape. You just never know.
    I am in agreement here. My manager took me in her office frequently with plans to improve my performance, even though I did (and had been doing) things the way I was taught, and the way the other nurses did things. Even the nurse manager did things the same way. For some reason I was singled out, over and over. I knew I should look for another job, and was even told by the other nurses I worked with, but I neglected to do so. I was liked by my patients and their families and was often commended for doing a good job with my clients (I was a hospice case manager in a small branch of a larger hospice company)...
    Eventually, she fired me for causing a "service failure". Granted, maybe I didn't follow our company expectations that time, but I was far from causing a service failure, in mine and other employees eyes... this "manager" made me attend office birthday celebrations, baby showers and wedding showers, and off hours "get togethers". Oft times, I was the nly nurse required to work holidays while the others did not.
    I was made to "report" to her office every morning before beginning my day just so she could "see me", while others were not required to even go to the office before starting their day and was denied PTO or vacation days (and consequently lost 48 hours one year because she wouldn't allow me to take my time).
    So your situation sounds dangerously like mine was at the beginning... just keep your eyes open and watch your back. Be prepared.
    I may be completely wrong and they truly want to help, but I say to "keep your options open".
    Best of luck to you! I hope and pray it turns out well!
  2. by   blondy2061h
    Any updates?