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Fired after the first month as a new grad! In shock!

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Welcome to the highly political world of medicine. It stings, its wrong, it can be traumatizing. I hope you are able to pull yourself up by your bootstraps, shake this one off and go forward. There was literally nothing you could have done to prevent this from happening. I am so sorry.

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Welcome to the world of right-to-work. If the owner doesn't like you, it doesn't matter if he's a jerk. He's the owner, he makes the rules.

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CapeCodMermaid has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

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Make sure you find out about the orientation you'll get if you get the PRN trauma job. Being a new grad is difficult enough but doing trauma nursing on a PRN basis? You'll need a solid orientation to succeed.

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MassED has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER.

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I would just move on. A blip on the radar. Don't list it as it was only a month. Live and learn. Be patient with the process and tow th e line until you are off of your probationary time.

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LoriRNCM has 3 years experience as a ADN, ASN, RN and specializes in Hospice.

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Good riddance, nasty little doctor who's barely a blip on your radar! High ho, Trauma!!!! My dream job is trauma, excites me a little.

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gonzo1 has 15 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in CEN, ED, ICU, PSYCH, PP.

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Forget about this toxic workplace that you spent 4 weeks at. It never happened. Orientation and probation is a time for seeing if the job is for you. Obviously it wasn't . If you feel you must tell anyone about this horrible workplace you spent a few days in, say that it wasn't a good fit and leave it at that.

I was fired for not dissimilar reasons and had a job a week later that has turned out to be a very sweet deal. That was 2 years ago. I did not mention the rotten job cause it was 3 weeks with a bunch of jerks. I have been in my new position for 2 years now and love it.

There is a lot of this crap that goes on in nursing..

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Its always important to take every experience as a learning opportuity. Not just your clinial skills or understanding your need to better understand nursing prioritization, but you mentioned how you should have kissed that doctors butt. You hit the nail on the head. They found an excuse to fire you and they fired you not because you were taking too long you train. You had a contract saying you would get 90 days. You ****** off the boss.

I got fired from a job for pretty much the same reason. She let me sta the 90 days though before she found a lame excuse. Going over it in my head, I realized it was my relationship with her. Live and learn, like you said. Learn that making nice and making friends onyour job is imprtant and it doesn't matter how good (or how sloppy, so it works in your favor, too) you do yourjob. If you are going to make nice with anyone on the job, it's going to be your superiors. Yes, it's butt kissng but people in those kinds of jobs love it. On your next job, do the good work you know how to do, master prioritization, and make the boss personally love you. Then you will get your magical year and after that be able to make decisions about what you want to do next. Good luck!

BTW, in your interviews, if you say your weakness is prioritization, make sure you quickly follow up with what you are doing to fix it.

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subee has 45 years experience as a MSN, CRNA.

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I think that urgent care is a tough place for a new grad to work - trauma, even worst. But I sympathize that it's difficult to find work so people take whatever horrible job they can get.

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HouTx has 35 years experience as a BSN, MSN, EdD and specializes in Critical Care, Education.

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Hate to be the bearer or bad tidings but . . . if the OP had FICA deductions, that (very short) job will show up on background checks. If resume/application does not match this information, it will be called into question. But I do like the idea of just calling it a "temporary position". That would certainly work.

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Gosh, wow, some people are just so unhappy. You will sure get a job soon. Forget dumb doctor & that place. If they allow for nurses to be treated that way, not a good place to work. Apply elsewhere. luckily you just started there and you can move around without being so much at a loss. Good luck. Jerk of a doc...he'll get his!

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Hate to be the bearer or bad tidings but . . . if the OP had FICA deductions, that (very short) job will show up on background checks. If resume/application does not match this information, it will be called into question. But I do like the idea of just calling it a "temporary position". That would certainly work.

A resume is not a job history. It's a marketing document. Failure to include a previous position on there is not a reason to fire someone. Prior to nursing I worked various jobs for 10 years and included only 2 of them on my new grad resume. No one ever called that in to question.

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