I got fired today, how will that affect my chances? - page 6

I got fired for a dumb thing I did breaking a hospital policy per HR, not my nursing performance or patient care related. How will that affect me getting another job?... Read More

  1. by   nurseprnRN
    "Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted."

    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Whatever the degree of 'hooking up' (to use your term), the behavior was deemed sufficiently inappropriate that they felt safe terminating your employment without fear of a wrongful termination suit.

    As your deed becomes less extreme, their decision to terminate you begins to raise more red flags. I'm curious about the conversations that took place in the HR director's office as well as what was said by the gal sharing your romp.

    To your original question, I think you're facing a headwind in trying to get hired again.

    Regarding support, I think you can consider this thread a representative cross-section of what you might expect.

    You've been given some suggestions (good ones, IMO). Beyond that, this thread seems to have run its course and I'm inclined to move on.
  3. by   elkpark
    Quote from SouthernPoint
    Legally an ex-employer can not shame you, but everyone knows thats not always what happens.
    "Legally," an employer can say anything s/he likes about a former employee as long as it is factually accurate. Not sure what you mean by "shame" ("can not shame you").
  4. by   mc3
    Quote from jadelpn
    Unfortunetely, you probably won't know until you start looking for another job. If you broke some sort of policy, make sure that you have taken steps so that it doesn't happen again. Then you can certainly use the "I have learned that ___________ was inappropriate, I have taken xyz steps so that it does not happen again. As a nurse, I blah, blah, blah, consistently received excellent performace reviews, and (whatever else you did in your nursing practice that is positive). But it depends on what you did. If it was inappropriate facebook take your employer off of facebook and make your page private. If it was bad mouthing, temper--you could go to see someone about your behavioral techniques. If you were fratenizing with a co-worker then I would literally say "my boyfriend and I worked at the same hospital. We were not aware that this was against company policy". Key thing is to be prepared to answer tough questions if you need to, and have taken steps to avoid this happening in the future.
    See italics. Does anyone remember the Seinfeld episode where George was caught making whoopie with the cleaner at his office? Remember he said "You mean, that against office policy? But if I'd known it was, I would never have done it!"

    Reminds me of that...

  5. by   joanna73
    I don't see any bullying happening here. People are submitting honest replies and some helpful advice. As for us jumping to conclusions....well the OP has started two threads on this topic, and until very recently, did not contradict whatever some of us may or may not have been assuming. If all they were guilty of is "making out" in the parking lot, and the OP was a good employee, then that's unfair termination. I'm wondering if there isn't more to this story, and we will never know.
  6. by   klone
    My husband, also a nurse, suggested that you find a job where the nurse manager is a male. When you tell him the story during the interview, he'll just high-five you.