I'm a new grad nurse who has spent the last 8+ years working in fast food (the last 6.5 of those as an assistant manager.) My boss is the main reason I went back to school, the reason I worked so hard to pass nursing school, graduate, and pass my boards.
He doesn't think before he says things, and sometimes is just the meanest/rudest person I've ever met. He says things that makes you feel like you are scum, the biggest idiot ever... (I dealt with it because until graduating, all I had was a GED and I made really good money that I wouldn't have made elsewhere...plus he worked around my school schedule & I loved my coworkers like family.) All through school he would tell me "I hope you fail" when I would say how worried I was about an exam, "Maybe they'll kick you out" when I had clinicals...things of that sort.
Long story short, after I graduated, I was talking about how worried I was about NCLEX & was stressed out, and he told me "I bet your husband is so depressed having to wake up next to you."
That was the last straw! I was over it; my husband had already said if my boss said one more negative thing, to just put in my 2 weeks notice. So I did. Let me just say, best feeling ever & I have not regretted it once.
Anyways, I don't know what to say when this comes up at a job interview. I know better than to bad mouth my ex-boss to my potentially new one. My husband tells me to just say "I wanted to focus 100% on finding the perfect facility to begin my career as a RN" but I just don't know how that would come across.
I've thought of telling them something along the lines of: "My boss wasn't very happy when I went back to school because he knew I would be leaving eventually. Once I graduated, his attitude made the work environment negative, so I felt it was best to put in my 2 weeks and focus on finding a positive place to begin my career as a RN."
??? What do you think? Any other ideas?