Rhona1.......girl.......pull yourself together:kiss there, that's for you! Sounds to me that those people certainly DID NOT deserve a great nurse such as you!!
Nobody wants to be 'fired', but 'sad to say', it is part of working life. I say you are in a much better position.........to look for a place that really needs you and will appreciate you!
I think most of us have been in your situation.......back-stabbers, gossip lovers......just poor examples of professional people. Some of us have been fired too.....I was back in Sept. just days after 9/11.....I filed charges with the Labor Dept and my former administrator was found guilty. They had to give me back pay, plus unemployment.
Hang in there girl. Don't let this upset you, think of it as a new beginning.....We're behind you!!!!