He Is Thinking Of Quitting - page 2

HI ALL, I am writing here as you can tell i am a lurker more than a poster. but I have gotten to know one of the nurses that frequent here and have decided to let everyone know he is thinking of... Read More

  1. by   xantha31669
    Mark,

    I don't know you like the others here do, but just reading Holly's post gives me a great respect for you. You are what I aspired to be when I went into nursing. After having my first 2 childrens births be mediocre at best then having the most amazing, caring competent nurse for my last child, I saw what a nurse should be.
    You exemplefy all those qualities. It would be a sad day for your patients and coworkers (even if they don't realize it!) if you were to leave. Nursing needs more people like you. Don't give up, take your break with your family and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

    Best of Luck
    Lori
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Mark---
    well you KNOW how I feel about you. Do what is BEST for YOU and forget what OTHERS say or want. You are a blessing wherever you go. If you must move on, I don't blame you one bit. Ever think of traveling, say, to Seattle??????
  3. by   mark_LD_RN
    Hi everyone thanks for the kind words and all.

    smilingblueyes I have traved and though of doing it again so day. will see who things go, but if i am ever in your area I will be sure to look you up. would love to meet you as well as others from here i think it would be fun.

    well back to the topic of this post, things are looking up a lot I am enjoying my time off. I was called to meet with the nurse manager of the unit in question. it seems that Holly as well as several others turned in their resignations based on my leaving. the meeting went well, she claims to have not been aware of some of the things that were going on ( which i can believe she is very busy). she asked me to stay on staff ,after I take sometime off. she also told me she held to staff mandatory staff meetings to make sure all staff attended to discuss the issues that brought this on. it all seems sincere I meet some of the staff today and they asked me to stay,got lots of hugs and a couple of appologies. I told the manager i would consider staying. and would let her know when i get back next week.

    I feel much better already, I think i just had to much on my plate and let it all get to me. But i am definitely going to continue with my nursing career and with my regular full time job and go from there. thanks everyone,Mark
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    sometimes time off is all we need to gain perspective and strength. I know you will make the right decision for you and your family, Mark. Seattle is always good, tho. Bring the wife, we can have latte's. Take care, buddy. Iwish you well!
  5. by   renerian
    Mark I am glad you are feeling better...........seems like you have a very good friend here in the club.

    renerian
  6. by   rdhdnrs
    Mark,
    I am so glad you seem to be resolving things. I am taking time off, too. With all we do, it's a wonder any of us stay in it. You seem to be the nurse we all want when we're in the hospital and I'll echo the others by saying if you need a place to work....come to Arkansas!!! I know...get in line!
    Have a great New Year!!!!
  7. by   CMTMom
    i know I'm not a regular poster but I'm a very regular lurker. Just found out I'm expecting #2 - and Mark, if you'll move to Seattle, I'll make the drive down so you can be my nurse. c'mon, whaddaya say? lol
  8. by   mark_LD_RN
    thanks everyone!

    CMTMom i would be glad to be your nurse


    well I think everthing is working out ok here, tonight is my first night back after a few days off. it is going very well, when i got back i was notified I recieved an award and am invited to the anuall awards ceremony. it seems i am the only one in the hospital to have completed the circle of stars. which is letters recieved about me from doctors,coworkers or patients. I was very honored to be told this.was really surprised because the DON,CEO, nurse educator and my nurse manager were here to tell be about it and give me my new circle of stars badge,they waited here for me to come on shift so i would be surprised.
    boy was I!!

    as far as my PRN job, I will give it a try the manager promises me it will be different and that the problems i had were addressed.


    i feel much more refreshed and like my old self now, am glad to be back at work. the patients and their problems are the same. and i know bad births are going to happen. i tend to take them personally and need to learn how to seperate from it a little.


    thanks for all the support I am lucky to have so many friends here!


    thanks HOLLY I will see you next week
  9. by   hollybear
    Just wanted to write and let everyone know He is back! Mark is working with me tonight and all is well, he is his old self just having a great time laughing and caring for his patients. It is a lot more fun when he is here. the problems seem to be resolved.everyone is making an effort to work as a team again.

    thanks for supporting him,. we need more like him>


    another thought we need to have an allnurses OB nurse reunion or get together someday.Mark always talks about how he would love to meet some of the nurses from here.


    well, hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year. God Bless everyone of you>
  10. by   mother/babyRN
    If I may be so forward...We LOVE you Mark! I am not only happy and honored for you, but for all the patients you have and have yet to have. How very fortunate to have experienced your care and concern....I can only hope my patients are as comfortable and assisted by the care I deliver( nice OB pun don't you think?) Sorry, long night....{{{}}}
  11. by   mother/babyRN
    Hollybear..Mark is also totally fortunate to have a friend and supporter in you!
  12. by   mark_LD_RN
    MotherBabyRn-- thanks , I can feel the Love but seriously I really come to love a lot of the nurses here. you all have been very good friends to me. would love to meet and / or work with each of you someday.

    yes I amvery lucky to have a friend like Holly. I do not know what i would have done with out her. I am not surprised by her support she has always supported and loked out for me. the surprise was that she would resign and got others to join her in suport of me.

    thanks everyone

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