Got fire because manager said I need some critical thinking - page 2

Hi everyone, I came to work today and felt something was wrong already. Nurses were looking at me like they wonder why I was still there. My manager came in to work and then he told me we need to... Read More

  1. by   pagandeva2000
    I am sorry this happened. This is yet another way how managers and other nurses humiliate those with less experience. Instead of taking you under their wings to allow growth, they stomp in your tracks. Sure, it is noticeable that English is not your first language, but they could have done better. How long have you been an RN? It seems that you are new into the career as well. I wish you the very best.
  2. by   Nurse_Hagatha
    You sound like a sweet person, and my heart goes out to you. I think that with a little determination you can turn this around, and learn from it. I work with many excellent nurses for whom English is a second language. Just keep educating yourself, and you will get there. Maybe someday you will be able to help someone who is going through a similar situation. People have posted some good advice on here. Please don't give up or be too harsh on yourself.
  3. by   nicu4me
    You had to have passed the english portion to get the nclex done if english isn't your second language. I have a friend who was from Poland and was a great nurse working as a PCT here and has not yet passed the english portion to transfer over. And I can understand her perfectly. So like other posters have said, you're really great nurse with a caring attitude! However, I would just like to point out how darn many foreign trained MD's that I cannot understand and why should I have to master their accent in order to figure out what they are saying. Try this when they and you are wearing a mask. The hospitalists are worse because they are usually a traveling group. Get one of the tired in the middle of the noc and I wonder do they understand ME speaking in ENGLISH? So, brush up on a college english class, get a tutor, work on your accent and writing abilities, perhaps computerized charting would be better - just check the boxes! Good luck to you! Hugs!
  4. by   coffee4metech
    I don't understand your verbage and sentence structure , and I also have a hard time understanding your reasoning on why you got fired .
  5. by   texastaz
    Quote from Nurse_Hagatha
    I work with many excellent nurses for whom English is a second language. Just keep educating yourself, and you will get there. Maybe someday you will be able to help someone who is going through a similar situation. People have posted some good advice on here. Please don't give up or be too harsh on yourself.
    I feel bad for you. Heck my first husband corrected me for saying warsh instead of wash. English is my first language and german my second. If it had not been for carring people to have corrected me - and also out my own determination to have taken English Classes - I would be in the wurstest situation now Ya-all. I know it isn't funny but sometimes after the bad we can look back and laugh, smile - and be happy. I wish you well and all things good.
    Last edit by texastaz on May 5, '09
  6. by   nolimitam
    I just want to encourage you to keep your head up. I know that things look bleak right now but there is a brighter day on the horizon. The way that we all obtain success is by working hard and learning from our failures. Like others have said, everything happens for a reason and just trust and know that God is working it out on your behalf to put you in a better place where you will be happy and obtain job satisfaction. Good luck to you and stay positive!!!
  7. by   HNursing
    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for everyone support, especially the one who always answering my questions. English is not my second language. I can pronounce things really well. It just when it comes to medical terminology. I was having difficulty because I was really nervous and after 12 hours shift. I also intended to talk really fast and that made some mistake. I had done some mistake in my wording and pronunciation, but not all the time, but because I had done once and people kept picking on it. When I do not know or my mind has freeze due to 12 hours shift. I just spelled for the nurse. When I wrote my sentence in order sheet I wrote it not the way my preceptor wrote it. I wrote the same way as my previous preceptor wrote it and also asked the clerk to reread for me and she told me it is fine before I give it to her, but my preceptor said that not how I should write it. I can said I had preceptor before I graduated and she was really happy and they were welling to hire me, but I refused because I want to go somewhere near my house. What a mistake that I made...

    I never have a doctor complaints on me before. The doctor who I talked to, they are really nice to me. They are welling to spell the medication for me because they have a strong accent and it is hard for me to understand because they speak the Queen English.

    I did not accept that patient's gift. I told the patient I am really happy and felt so special a. (Answer to one of responder)

    The mistake that hospital make is not because people miss communicating but because people have no time to communicate and no time check and balance. I saw many doctors wrote wrong orders and even came to wrong patient room and done the wrong procedure. Do you think that doctor who done the wrong procedure was not communicating well or he just don't have time to double check himself...
    Last edit by HNursing on May 5, '09
  8. by   HNursing
    Once again thanks so much.... I really appreciated everyone for their support and love. I had passion in this career.

    I just wish that nurse will be respected in their career.
    Last edit by HNursing on May 5, '09
  9. by   caliotter3
    In your first post you spoke in the present tense, "I came to work today". In your last post you say you have been at a new job for one week. Which is it? Are you joking?
  10. by   NrsNicole
    So sorry to hear about this. Although I too can tell English is not your first language, I (and I'm sure all of us) have had to learn to understand doctors who still can not speak very good English. My advice is to study your meds and keep a Drug Guide on you. Also, use your second language as an advantage, like possibly being an interpreter for your next employer.

    Good Luck!
  11. by   texastaz
    Quote from HNursing
    Hi everyone,



    I never have a doctor complaints on me before. The doctor who I talked to, they are really nice to me. They are welling to spell the medication for me because they have a strong accent and it is hard for me to understand because they speak the Queen English.

    I did not accept that patient's gift. I told the patient I am really happy and felt so special a. (Answer to one of responder)

    The mistake that hospital make is not because people miss communicating but because people have no time to communicate and no time check and balance. I saw many doctors wrote wrong orders and even came to wrong patient room and done the wrong procedure. Do you think that doctor who done the wrong procedure was not communicating well or he just don't have time to double check himself...
    I'm Lost
  12. by   DA314
    You should work on your communication skills
  13. by   redhead_NURSE98!
    I just finished my first semester of nursing school, and even I know enough to know that the level of communication you have displayed in this post would put patients in danger. I would be surprised if this is the first time you have heard that you need to work on your English. And if English is not your second language as you say, then you may need to see a physician yourself, because I cannot understand what is going on with your posts.

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