Absolutely FURIOUS!!!! - page 4

Hey, guys, I need some serious calming down. A lot of y'all remember the thread "All is not well in the kingdom", where I talked about the horrible job and subsequent termination I had had. I... Read More

  1. by   CdaleJekyll
    I'm just so glad to see that the rule against giving legal advice has apparently been removed.
  2. by   AngelfireRN
    Has it? I was not aware that legal advice, beyond "Get a lawyer and sue" had been given. Last I checked, that was OK in the rulebook.
  3. by   RN1982
    Katy, you need to recognize that what the tech said was inappropriate and out of line and it doesn't even matter if it was the truth. Furthermore, I believe that Angel is the one that got crapped on by her deceitful, vindictive co-workers.
  4. by   Batman24
    I agree that it's time to stop calling your old employer. That's great advice and I would take it. I would call a lawyer and see what they have to say. It can't hurt any. Hopefully you will get one of the jobs you applied for and can start working again ASAP while this other issue is put to rest. If anyone turns you down I would ask them to supply you with a letter in writing as to why. Many will comply and it can't hurt you any.
  5. by   AngelfireRN
    Well, I have been hashing it out with myself, and I think I will call my attorney tomorrow and see what he says. In a way, I hate to sue the company over the actions of 2 (since I'm pretty sure tech's Mama was involved), especially because I have 2 really good friends that still work there. One is the NP that blew the whistle, the other is the lab girl that knows nothing about it. I talk with them each several times a week. I don't want to destroy that.

    But I agree that it's time to call in the heavy artillery. I guess the law would look more kindly to that than to me driving to the clinic and ringing tech's jaws.
    (And all you know I would not do that, just illustrating)
  6. by   LilPeonNo1
    Am I wrong? But, shouldn't that TECH be reprimanded, more like fired for overstepping her bounds?
  7. by   AirforceRN
    "Sorry, can't come to the job interview tomorrow, I'm suing the last place that fired me."
  8. by   BabyLady
    Quote from CdaleJekyll
    I'm just so glad to see that the rule against giving legal advice has apparently been removed.
    There is a difference between tossing around ideas and giving legal advice.

    When you are telling someone what you would do if you were the OP...that isn't giving legal advice.

    The definition of slander is in Webster's dictionary. An easy online Google search will tell you that you can be sued for it. That isn't legal advice either.

    Telling someone to consult an attorney is about as much to do with legal advice is telling someone to go see a doctor is giving medical advice.
  9. by   AngelfireRN
    I spoke with a lawyer today, who said that I may have a case if I do not get the job. He also said that he could not think that a potential employer would take the word of a "busybody" over that of an RN, NP, and MD, who were my references.

    I am waiting to call the PNB until this afternoon and find out what's what, and I'll post back later. Thanks again, all.
  10. by   Lucky0220
    Hi Angel:heartbeat I was wondering if you got the job or not, but did not want to ask. So you have not found out yet. That probably okay. I, like the above poster said, cannot imagine that a professional who interviews, could hold one bad reference up above the three good ones I believe you said you had gotten. Hopefully, she will use her own discernment of the interaction between the two of you to make a wise choice. I truly wish you the best of luck.
  11. by   AngelfireRN
    Well, I got the job, but now I am having MAJOR misgivings about it. The PNB said that ALL my references said that I got on people's nerves, and that the termination from the clinic was not my first dismissal, neither of which are true. I also know that MY references did not say that. I know, because I called them and asked. I told her as much, and also asked about the tech, and was met with,

    "Well, see, now you've given me even more reason to be concerned, you're getting all defensive and making a mountain out of a molehill. What I want to know is, are you willing to change?"

    Well, devil YEAH! I am going to defend myself if there are rumors being bandied about that I have a propensity for being fired. That's human nature. I swear, if I was no desperate for a job, I'd have told her where to stick it. I hate liars. So, as soon as I get my licensure (job is in a neighboring state), I start, only PRN, which is great for me. I am also going to continue to look, because this is sounding like it may be as much of a rat's nest as what I just left. Thanks again, all, I appreciate the support.
  12. by   FireStarterRN
    You got the job and now it looks like you are looking for melodrama with that last post.

    You need to do some introspection here
  13. by   AngelfireRN
    I don't know about melodrama, I just hate going into a new job with a perception like that. Feels like I'm starting off in the hole.