2nd part of "Ready to Give Up" - page 2
As most of you know, I've been having trouble where I work, the write up with the insulin and all....I have put some applications in elsewhere, but have heard nothing yet. Can't afford to quit, just... Read More
Jan 30, '03Ju;ie,
Please get out of there ASAP!
I think the situation will only get worse. I really don't think you are going to be able to resolve this any other way.I think the sooner you get out of there the better!
Jan 30, '03Julie, I agree with the above about "getting out" quick. There are many many more jobs out there and probably far better than where you are.
Jan 30, '03Originally posted by emily_mom
I don't know what that has to do with this thread. She is looking for support and advice. Are RN's not allowed to give LPN's advice? Jeesh....lighten up..... This isn't specific to LPN's or RN's....it's a GENERAL nursing question.
That said, I think you should get the heck out of there ASAP!! You don't need to lose your license over this.....
And...... I've had similar experiences in LTC. I had a DON who acted like my best friend the first 2 months I was there. Then, she started writing me up for all kinds of BS. She wrote me up for "dirty work shoes"! They weren't even dirty, just really worn out from working my butt off.
I've seen the writing on the wall in the past and gotten out, at my own choosing. they had given me an excellent review, but thenrewrote it the day after I gave my notice. They made me sound like an immoral idiot. The DON ended up turning in a co-worker to The State Board (for nothing).
Did you talk to the CNA or write her up for not doing her job?
Cut your losses and get out.
Even though it may be hard to do, examin your work habits, and assessment skills. Try to identify areas of weakness and work on being more aware of your job performance.
All the best to you.
Jan 31, '03No~ I didn't write the CNA up for not doing her job because I didn't even know her job hadn't been done until I got the write up or her not doing her job...
Have an interview today at 2:30 in a Dr. office. Wish me luck!
Jan 31, '03Good luck, Julie. I agree, look for something better. Just make sure you hand in a notice, and leave in a professional manner. If you blow up or get angry when you go, it could come back to bite you in the a** later.
Jan 31, '03JUlie I agree with DR. Kate. I am sure you would find something quickly. I think it does sound like they are looking to terminate you.
Feb 1, '03Good luck with your job search, Julie....you need to "git while the gittin's good" and shake the dust of the place from your feet ASAP. Just don't burn your bridges, no matter how tempting it may be to do or say something really nasty when you leave; you never know when you might meet up with a former boss or co-worker, and you may actually need them again. I know a couple of nurses who got fired from an LTC I worked for a few years ago, and for revenge they called the state on the facility. The last I heard, one was working for a hospital somewhere upstate, and the other couldn't get a nursing job ANYWHERE and ended up working at a bank. (The word gets around; and I have to admit I too have rejected applicants because their reputation as troublemakers had preceded them.) Just be professional when you leave, and then chalk it all up to experience....almost everybody makes mistakes when choosing jobs, and you had no way of knowing when you took this one that things would turn out this way. My first job out of nursing school lasted 3 1/2 months.....the administrator was NUTS and drove us nurses like slaves, yelled at us in front of other staff members for taking our lunch breaks (!), called us at home to chew us out for some real or imagined screw-up, and staffed us below minimum by making the charge nurse take a section of seven or eight residents IN ADDITION to med passes, fingersticks, treatments, admissions, doctors' calls etc. So take heart, Julie.........all of this is a learning experience, and who knows what wonderful things await you in your next job?
Feb 1, '03I PM'd you. And just reread this thread. As you can see, the experienced nurses are advising you to get out fast! That means: Giving notice two days ago would have been wise.
Your license is in jeopardy. Give notice and be pleasant. But GO!
Don't waste any time talking to co-workers to try and determine who said what? Or getting opinions on why and what happened.None of this matters. You will probably never see these people again. You're wasting valuable time.
Feb 1, '03Julie, I agree with everyone else...get out now! But, be professional; my first job out of nursing school, I stayed for 6 months and left because I felt that the staff and myself in particular weren't getting support from the administration when it came to staffing. I said as much in my exit interview. About 1 year later, I was shocked to see my old department director newly hired as the unit manager on my unit. Within 3 months, I was on my 3rd write-up (for something stupid) and was looking at a 3 day suspension for the next infraction. I went to the VP of nursing and told her that I thought this Mgr was out to get me out of there b/c of our previous work history--the kicker was that she asked me to refrain from discussing the situation with my coworkers, as it would breach the Mgrs confidentiality, and undermine her effectiveness with the other staff! I stated that since it was my job in jeopardy, I felt that it was up to me who I chose to discuss this with. Without missing a beat, she said, "Then your services are no longer needed. We will pay you 3 weeks severance pay and you are free to leave now"
This was a shocker since I had only worked there for a total of 6 months. Sounded like they were trying to buy me off and get me out...however, I have not been able to interview for any other positions at that hosp. in the last 10 years!
The moral of my lengthy story is...don't burn your bridges, even if they are YOUR bridges and it is your right.
Hope things work out for you.
yms yms rn
Feb 1, '03Originally posted by Julielpn
No~ I didn't write the CNA up for not doing her job because I didn't even know her job hadn't been done until I got the write up or her not doing her job...
Have an interview today at 2:30 in a Dr. office. Wish me luck!
Feb 1, '03She said she'd let me know something in a week or two. Said she had other applicants to interview, but she liked my resume and said everything looked good! So maybe......
Oh! And I have an application coming from an agency in Ohio. That might pan out something. I am going to work on the paperwork to get my Ohio license today and get it sent in...
Hopefully something soon!