I Did It---I QUIT!! - page 2

Well, this is it---I resigned this morning, and even though it won't be effective until January 3rd, I've worked my last shift in Med/Surg. I went in for a CT scan (kidney stones again) and started... Read More

  1. by   sms
    .....i couldn't be happier for you :chuckle :chuckle :hatparty: :hatparty: yippppepeee!!!!!!!!!!
    Hopefully in a FEW months that will be me!!!!!!!!
  2. by   gypsyatheart
    Good luck, I know that the right path will open up for you. Just enjoy this Holiday season with your family, and get some TLC. Congrats on your decision!
  3. by   hipab4hands
    I'm a big believer in that old saying that "when one door closes, another opens."
    When the time is right, the "new door" will open for you. In the meantime, take care of yourself.
  4. by   CseMgr1
    I couldn't think of a better Christmas gift for you to give to yourself. I did the same thing seven months ago, and have not looked back. Enjoy that time off, ya hear?
  5. by   leslie :-D
    GOOD FOR YOU MARLA!!!:kiss

    your body and mental status have been telling you for a long time, that your stress levels were off the charts. eventually you would have ended up in either a psyche or medical hospital.
    don't even think about job hunting until after the holidays.
    take this time to embrace your loved ones, relax and rejuvenate.
    once you've attained a state of total relaxation, only then will you have an idea of what direction you want to head in.
    kudos to you, my dear.....and have a wonderful Christmas.

    leslie xo
  6. by   Aneroo
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  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Marla - just found this.

    I'm so glad for you - it was a tough decision but I think you will be healthier for it.

    Enjoy your family and the holiday. Hug that baby for me.

    steph:kiss marla
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    Thank you all for your support and kind words! I'm beginning to unwind now from this long, long day, and in my heart of hearts I know I did the right thing.

    I took a chance and filed for unemployment this afternoon, I figure the worst they can do is tell me No.........and they might not. There are a few circumstances in which you can actually quit a job and still qualify, one of those being physically unable to perform the work. Well, if anyone would be eligible under that rule, it's me.......with all my medical problems, it's a miracle that I've been able to do it THIS long! So I filed a claim, and hey, if I get it, it's $434 a week.......doesn't go very far, but it's better than the big fat zero I'm earning as of now.

    I'm not going to sweat it until Christmas is over, anyway......my baby is with us only until the 27th, and I'm not going to waste one precious moment of that time in regrets or worries about the future.

    Good night, all........."see" you tomorrow.
  9. by   Cute_CNA
    What a great Christmas present for yourself. You are right. Life is way too short to be miserable. You might as well make the most of things.
  10. by   bluestar
    Good luck. Have a Merry Christmas and a good rest. God bless you.
  11. by   ShannonB25
    Just wanted to give you a big hug and tell you that I really think that you did the right thing by leaving that position. I don't know what the future holds for you but I'm sure that it has got to be better than what you had at that job.

    Big hugs and best of wishes to you in your recovery and with your future job search. I'm sure you'll do grand!!!

    Good luck to you!
  12. by   weetziebat
    Marla, soo glad to hear you finally resigned - you needed to do that! Now just relax and enjoy the holidays with your family, and then look for a job where you will be happier. I hope you'll also find your health improving now that you are away from all that stress. Good for you!
  13. by   CrunchRN
    It sounds like you have literally saved your life. I am very happy for you. I too have been following your story and no job is worth what it was doing to you. With your experience I have no doubt you will find a good position. Best of luck on your job hunt.