Feeling totally worthless... - page 2

Well, I just found out that I do not have a job to return to after I have recuperated from my surgery. I really do not know what I am going to do; it's almost like there has been too much to deal... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    Sorry and good luck finding something better for more fabulous!
  2. by   louloubell1
    Oh man Fab, I am so sorry. That really sucks. I'm dealing with something similar. My FMLA will expire as well long before I am able to go back to work, and though I was told by my employer that I will probably have a job to go back to, I probably won't be able to get back on weekend option which will mean a big pay cut for me.

    Please don't worry Fab. I know it is hard not to worry, but everyone is right when they say that nurses are a precious commodity and I'll bet you'll have another job in no time at all. I'll be praying for you!

  3. by   l.rae
    F4F....l am sorry you are feeling so down and having such bad luck......no matter that everything posters have said here is true, l know you still must feel aweful. lt is difficult to have so much at one time.....soon you will be back to your old self and things will iron out......meanwhile, we are here for you.
  4. by   Geeg
    When searching for a new job, pretend that you are a new grad and your salary will be better that it was before!! LOL
  5. by   P_RN
    Fab4 I'm so sorry this happened. It did to me too.

    If you have health insurance hang on to it. Do not let it expire. You soon will have a much better job and I hope the "old place" regrets it forever.
  6. by   kmchugh
    Honestly! Why on earth should YOU, of all people, feel worthless? Sounds to me like the cretins you worked with are the worthless ones.

    Truely, I hope you find a newer, better, higher paid position soon. We are all in your corner.

    Kevin McHugh
  7. by   RNPD
    "The love you take is equal to the love you make"-The Beatles

    Remember this Fab. Someday there are going to be some mighty unhappy people for treating you this way.

    I know how you're feeling-was there myslf once. Trust me something better will come along. I know you don't have the support you need right now at home-but know that we are all rooting for you and many of us are praying for you.

    Don't feel worthless-that is bogus. Finish healing, then get out there and find something. This may be just what you need to motivate you to get something better. And every ER I know is DESPERATE for experienced RNs!

    I feel for you Fab. But now it's time to make that lemonade!
  8. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by fab4fan
    Well, I just found out that I do not have a job to return to after I have recuperated from my surgery.

    I really do not know what I am going to do; it's almost like there has been too much to deal with for the past few months, and this is the straw that broke the camel's back. But once your FMLA expires, you really have no protection if you are non-union.

    Sigh...right now, I really hate this profession.
    Now that's a darn shame-Thank former Gov Tom Ridge and our lovely right to work state of Pa...I worked in a for profit LTC for 2 yrs-told them I would need to take of 6 to 8 weeks for surgery but was willing to schedule it after the Xmas holidays...They told me that they could not guarantee me the same shift (days) So I called the DON at the county run LTC I had left about 10 yrs before-she offered me full time days and the unit I wanted...and called the labor board.They informed me that this was a violation but since I had left there was nothing they could do(I wish they had called me back a bit faster) Then-during the week I took off between the 2 jobs I had abit of an accident and could not start the new job-she held it for me for almost 10 weeks...Am I glad to be back there-I really feel valued..Good LUck Fab-it would be abit of a commute for you but I'll put in a good word for you..lol
  9. by   giggly1977
    Nurses are so needed right now. Keep your head up and take your skills somewhere better. Somewhere where the hospital will appreciate you for who you are and what you have to offer. Good luck and keep us updated.
  10. by   PennyLane
    That's awful. Sorry you were treated that way. But, ditto to what everyone else has said. Sometimes a little kick in the butt to get you moving to something new is just what you needed after all...
  11. by   jemb
    They don't deserve you at that place --miserable creeps!!!!
    Take their loss as your opportunity to find a good employer.
    There are many places that will welcome you as an experienced nurse.

    Sorry you're going through all this. :kiss
  12. by   cwazycwissyRN

    A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him......David Brinkley

    can't keep a good man down, and you are one good man....
    I wish you well
  13. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by wv_nurse 2003
    My father always told me that when one door closes, another one opens.....take it as a sign, that you are meant for better things!! I doubt you will have difficulty finding another job, and hey--who knows, it might be the perfect one for you!
    I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers--best of luck!
    Ditto that! And, this is their loss. They will be kicking themselves in the rear soon for doing this to you...