I got Fired today.... - page 2
or was it yesterday? Oh well.... I missed this weekend and last weekend due to issues with Mom and moving her in to my home and such. Facility knew that and all that was going on, but yet, when the... Read More
Nov 28, '06Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,771; Likes: 16,375my condolences to Julie and Sue. May you both find it better after being let go at these jobs.
Nov 28, '06Occupation: RN, CLNC, Entrepreneur Joined: Apr '01; Posts: 6,312; Likes: 106That stinks!
I am glad you have a new position. It sounds like the hours will work better anyway.
Nov 28, '06Occupation: clinical research nurse Specialty: PICU, Nurse Educator, Clinical Research ; Joined: Nov '04; Posts: 376; Likes: 34Sue-
WOW- I can't believe they fired you, you were doing what was best for the resident! Why on earth would someone question you for getting help from someone more experienced? That's absurd.
I'm so sorry. I wish I had something helpful to say- it just sucks.
Nov 28, '06Joined: Jun '06; Posts: 7,199; Likes: 7,935i think sue's point was , that she was supposed to be in the dining room.....
and i wonder if the swallowing issue wasnt a precurser to the death rather than the other way around.......either way, take what you can from the experience and move on........and bravo that you got an order for pain meds on the first one!!!!
Nov 28, '06Occupation: CRRN, now a case management RN Specialty: Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 38,032; Likes: 69,287I'm sorry to hear you were terminated from your place of employment. Being fired is a depressing, humorless experience.
Congratulations on finding another job!
Nov 28, '06Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 545; Likes: 302Sorry to hear that you two were fired. I wish you both the best.
Nov 28, '06Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 7,569; Likes: 2,297Sue, I can't comment since your post had to be edited, but I'm sorry you're going through this.
Julie, it sounds like yours was meant to be, but it stinks that you found out through your loan officer! I think I would seriously consider filing a complaint against the hospital for saying too much.
Nov 28, '06Joined: Jul '05; Posts: 304; Likes: 11i remember when i was applying for another job. when the person call for my performance,my etc etc. to one of my ex -employer. my ex employer to them that i was to slow,to old and mentally. how i find out the place i was applying for told me what my ex employer said. so got fired from the ex, and didn't hire at the other.
Nov 28, '06Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 9,601; Likes: 3,188being fired is a bad experience but learn from it and go on
write down all yu can about the situation because in a case like this they often offer up the nurse as a sacraficial lamb = they will tell the family that 'we got rid of the nurse that caused this don't blame us' no matter what the situation
if you decide to apply for unemployment benefits you will need this info write it down while everything is fresh in your mind - also tell any future employers about this, it can be presented in a really bad light for you if you don't have an explanation
Nov 28, '06Occupation: Licensed Practical Nurse Specialty: Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 9,297; Likes: 8,221It is amazing how they did not tell YOU that you were terminated. I'm glad that you have something else to replace them quickly. I think that after I am established in my new position, I would contact them and ask why this was done in such a horrible way.
Dec 9, '06Occupation: RN Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 226; Likes: 11I was fired a few months ago after I requested an investigation into an incident between my clinical director and I. She was fresh out of nursing school, had no business in her position and was only hired after everyone that was qualified laughed at the administrator after hearing the pay. The administrator was a bit unqualified for her position as well. This is a small place. Anyway...it was the best thing they ever did for me....since then, the clinical director has been caught in lie after lie, dropping the ball in so many areas the doctors are getting upset with her, people are leaving left and right. The first thing that tipped me off to her negligent and oblivious ingnorance in the nursing field was when she TOLD me that I HAD TO give medications to a certain doctor's patients, after a policy went in effect that no nursing staff is to ever for no reason dispense medication to any patient. It had to be done by the physician in person. We had a doctor to get chewed out by a patient and rightfully so and the clinical director didn't want to tell him he would have to give out his medications to each patient since his office failed to do it prior to surgery like they are supposed to do.
I refused and she went to PACU and told them they would have to....they refused and told her that she was not going to put their licenses on the line because she was ignorant of the law and our own facilities policies. IDIOT!
She had even told us that she wasn't used to MANUAL labor after she failed to staff appropriately and had to actually circulate a room..this is a nurse out of school for not even a year and half....clueless I tell ya! What was administration thinking....and to think they fired me because I knew if they checked out what happened they would have seen what an idiot she was then but no, I lost my job of 3 yrs....she had been there 4 months.
Glad I'm out of that mess. It does get better!