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Thanks iceyspots. The thing is though, the whole environement wasn't toxic. The management issue is true though. I was beginning to wonder myself if it was worth it, but I loved my job. Most of the people I worked with are great. The RN I was with the last few days before being let go was crying, she had no idea, she thought I was doing great. I was originally told that the orientation process was at least 8 wks long, but Friday was told that 8wks was too long for an experienced RN. BTW, I have almost 3 yrs experience on a very busy cardiac med-surg floor. The ED manger stepped down 2 wks after I started, so we had a new manger. Maybe that had something to do with it.
I think you hit the nail on the head. The only times I have ever had major problems at a job, was when the management staff was unstable. Sometimes they take a job and look to make changes, and don't have a plan on what they are going to do.
One of the last jobs I had, I found out almost a year after I left that I was almost terminated 6 months into my position. We got a new head honcho, and a month after she started, she turned in a list to HR of "dead weight" she wanted to get rid of...my name was at the top of the list.
It was only after upper-level management (above her), started checking on accounts I was working on, and found out that not only was I not dead weight, but was "underworking" my capabilities, did upper-management override her and told her under no uncertain terms was I going to be fired.
Well, she took this as a challenge...and then started a campaign to get rid of me. I did NOTHING to this woman!
A few months later, she got herself fired, and I ended up taking her job.
You just never, ever know what the real motivations are.