I wanted to explain what happened to me... - page 15

Hey everyone... I want to thank everyone for the prayers. I'm sorry I haven't been able to explain why I needed them and what I meant by saying I was in trouble, but I have recovered enough... Read More

  1. by   leslie :-D
    lori- i am totally blown away.
    you are soooo deserving:
    this position 'felt' like a perfect fit for you;
    and still, i am amazed at the fluidity of your transition in so little time.
    it merely reaffirms my awe of our God and His perfect will.
    even when things don't pan out as we had hoped, hindsight always confirms that i was where He needed me to be.

    God bless you today and always....

  2. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from lorialabamarn
    i just got a phone call from the child psych facility-

    i got the job!!! my first day will hopefully be no later than a week from thursday, sooner if the don can get someone in to do the hour-long paperwork session/background check. i might have to wait until monday at 0900 to do that otherwise, then 72 hours for the check to come back and once it does i can work. she is going to see if someone can do it this week though, which would mean i could start on monday. i was hoping to be working this week, but i will accept the delay.

    i am so excited about this! although i love working with the elderly, this position will allow me to utilize me special ed background. in addition, i will finally get paid overtime for the extra hours i work. i didn't have that at my old job. although it is going to be a struggle to get back on my feet financially after three weeks without work, i will make it somehow. dh had an interview today at another local nursing home for a 3-11 position as well (we want to work the same shift) so hopefully by the end of the week we will both be employed.

    i can't believe they formally offered me the job- i have been sick with worry about what my old don was going to tell them, but i guess she took the high road. i am so relieved. plus, i really liked the don who interviewed me, and the facility seems to be a great place to work.

    oh, what a relief... you guys have seriously kept me sane. thank you so much for your love, prayers and support- i have tears in my eyes right now that are blurring the computer screen... i have been so scared. we'll have to sell some stuff to meet bills, and one wonderful person here has offered to help us out as long as i donate the same amount to charity- i will thank them personally if they okay me to say who it is- and i am going to donate double in their name as soon as i financially am able to. there is a charity that sends the children of soldiers who were killed in iraq to a grief camp at no cost to them, and i have supported them in the past.

    you guys are the most wonderful people anywhere in the world... you make me so proud to be a nurse and have people like you as colleagues!!!

    i'm so excited!!!!!!!

    [font="comic sans ms"]woot! hooray for you! we are all so happy for you! :bowingpur
  3. by   sunbeach73
    This is so awesome Lori!!! Congrats. Best wishes to you! I knew you could do it.
  4. by   DirtRoads
    Congratulations Lori! I have been lurking on this thread and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers since I really didn't know what to add. I sincerely want to thank you for sharing your situation. I'm over joyed that you're once again employed . . . I have a feeling you will love your new field. Best wishes!
  5. by   NurseLatteDNP
    Congratulations!!!:smiley_aa I am so happy to hear the good news.
  6. by   zahryia
    Quote from earle58
    lori- i am totally blown away.
    you are soooo deserving:
    this position 'felt' like a perfect fit for you;
    and still, i am amazed at the fluidity of your transition in so little time.
    it merely reaffirms my awe of our God and His perfect will.
    even when things don't pan out as we had hoped, hindsight always confirms that i was where He needed me to be.

    God bless you today and always....

    AMEN!!!!!!!!!! I'm so proud of you, Lori. I KNEW you would get the job. And overtime too??!!!!!! Shoot, you'll be back on your feet in no time. You're definately an inspiration to us newbies.
  7. by   busyernurse
    Lori -- YOU GO GIRL!!!! I am impressed, and so very happy for and your family! That is great news about your new job! It sounds like the job was made for you and I just know you will do well. I know how hard your situation has been for you, especially emotionally and financially. As I had posted previously, the same situation had happened to me not long before yours, and I was out of work for about a month before I had another offer. It was worth it in the long run, with a sign on bonus, and a little more an hour, but we got so far behind on bills, you feel like you'll never get caught up. And the fact that my husband is a nsg sup. at the hospital where I was fired doesn't help things any, when he saw how I got set up. But like he says, as long as I know and God knows that I didn't do what I was accused of, that's all that matters. And, he's been so great about my issue. He asked me once to tell him what happened, and has never doubted me. I hope you have the same support while you are undergoing these changes. And, please remember that we are all here for you!!

    Anyway, congrats on the new job! Our family has had you in our prayers and hoping everything will look more positive for you. We have your grandma in our thoughts also. Good luck, and keep us posted. PM me if you need to vent!

    Anne :smiley_aa
  8. by   chase4myheart
    To the person who offered to help OP financially:

    I think that you are just a wonderful person. I am a nursing student and my husband has been out of work for over a year and still can't find a job. I have to really say that I know what it's like to struggle financially. You really reinstalled my faith in the human race. I know that God will reward you for your kind deeds. I know the OP appreciates this more than you will ever know. It's awful to have to go through a situation like this, and then have to worry about losing everything that you've worked so hard for. I'm glad that there's people like you in this world. You definitely make it a better place. I also appreciate the helpful hints that one poster gave about all of the ways that one could economize. Those hints will definitely be used by me. The way that everyone pulled together to try to help the OP makes me proud to be a member of the health profession and a member of Allnurses. This is a wonderful site that I visit everyday. When we all stick together, we're unstoppable.
  9. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    I also have been following those tips! In fact, I brought magazines to my interview for he patients. I think it bought me some brownie points! I am so excited about this new opportunity. I can't wait to get started and dig myself out of this financial hole!!!
  10. by   pyrolady
    Proudtobeanurse is correct - I am a DON and I would honestly expect my nurses to call in if they had the same circumstances. I try to be as compassionate as possible with family situations and we are trying to mold a team at our facility that wants to help each other. That being said, you should not have to worry about being fired as long as the drugs that were in your system were what you had a script for. Educated / in-service, yes - fired? No. Learn from mistakes and move past them dear one - be gentle with yourself and realize that people are in our life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. If indeed it is time for you to move on, I have always found that the move has been in an upward direction when you least expect it. As far as the others that you work with, it is just that. You work with them - you don't take them home with you, and they are probably not, nor will they be your friends. Aquaintances perhaps - but friends who are true friends know better. Don't worry about others, it isn't worth your time nor energy, which needs to be spend on yourself and your family right now. Take care and good luck.
  11. by   augigi
    Great advice - you sound like a lovely manager.
  12. by   amygooch
    Oh, Lori!!! I am SOOOO happy!!! I am crying from joy and relief, even as I write this! You have been so on my mind from the moment I read your thread that I havent been able to quit thinking and praying! I am so happy that you have been offered this job and that it is in fact a better job than what you had before! Although I have been praying, I have to say, I was worried! But, I shouldnt have been. I should have known that God was going to take care of you just to get all of us to quit bugging him! :wink2: Thank you for reminding me that prayer works!

    I am so glad that the money saving tips helped several of you. I have a bunch more that I plan to post, but I have been sick this week and havent had the energy yet. But, as soon as I get this through this flare (Lupus), I will start a new thread and move the other tips there and add the new ones. Hopefully, maybe others will add their own economizing ideas to it too!

    To whoever the secret donor is, I send my respect and admiration for your act of kindness and generosity. Like one of the former posters, you have restored a bit of my faith in humanity too! May we all learn by your example and your selfless instructions to "pay it forward". Hugs to all, Amy
  13. by   luvmy3kids
    Congratulations Lori. I have been following your story and am so happy for you! Best wishes on your first day!! Good luck!!!