Anyone ever been fired before? - page 2

Hello all, I'm pretty new to this forum, but not forums in general. I'm an LVN in Los Angeles, CA. Been one for 2 years now. I recently just gave birth to a beautiful preemie girl 7... Read More

  1. by   litbitblack
    Quote from luvmydaschund
    I am so sorry that you got fired, I too was fired on Dec. 15 2006 and I have been traumatized and devastated ever since. Not only was I fired but they turned me into the board of nursing and I am now on 12 months probation. I have been so depressed it has physically made me ill. My situation goes like this,,,, I was working in a rural small town hospital (my home town) I loved every minute of it. I worked the 7pm to 7am shift and loved that too. The first year and a half was great I learned so many great skills and actually loved every minute of it. To give you a little history of what we had to do well everything ( ob/ld, geriatrics, pre and post surgical, ER, pediatrics, and we also had a substance abuse wing that at night we were responsible for, and we I mean 2 RNS granted the hospital is small and I really never felt too overwhelmed. In Feb, March we got a new DON and that is when my life went to crap.... I had great reviews always until august September of 2006. That summer i worked many 5 shift in a row weeks with one day off and back to the 5 shifts, I didn't complain as I new we were looking to hire. We did hire some new ones and I trained many of them and was happy for the extra help. Now take in to account that not only did the hospital get a new DON but also a new CEO. I was making a premium wage as I had a weekend package with pay in leu of benefits. So with all the above said, all of a sudden there were three complaints against me from non staff people, all he say she say. I was just coming off of a 12 hour shift and had stayed for a 2 hour staff meeting, was then asked to stay in this room with the new DON and assistant and I was totally screamed at and told what a horrible person I was and made to sign this form of misconduct and told that if I make one more mistake of any kind or if any one complains about me I am fired I never was told exactly what I did or who said I did it to this day, the board of nursing has it but they say I can not have access to it. So needless to say, I wish I had resigned as my life was a mess for the next couple months. I was fired for giving a less strength pain pill than was prescribed and I wrote up the report on it. I need to find a full time nursing job, but now that the board of nursing is involved no one wants to hire me. Everyday I wake up and wish that some how I could of done something different. The doctors at the hospital are even upset about what happened but this CEO wouldn't listen to them. I have been through so much in my life and was so proud to be a RN, now I don't know it I can do it I am so afraid of what next. I also at the time had a part-time school nurse position with the school system my son goes too, but It doesn't pay all the bills. I really wish I new a way to pick my self esteem back up and move on. Thanks for listening

    So did you have an attorney when it went to the board. How can they not tell you what the accusation is? its your right to face your accusers. There are places that will still hire you depending on what the probation entails. How long do you have left on probation if you don't mind me asking. Try not to be depressed over it. Facilities suck at times and all they think about is the bottom line. They don't think how what they do affects the person.
  2. by   luvmydaschund
    I am finally off of probation thank goodness!!!!!