I wanted to explain what happened to me... - page 17

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   LoriAlabamaRN
    Yay! My new DON just called and told me I can come in at 0800 tomorrow to do the paperwork (instead of waiting until Monday) which means my first day can be Tuesday instead of Thursday. I'm so glad- that gives me two more days of work than I would have had otherwise.

    I'm so glad that things are working out!!!
  2. by   IMustBeCrazy
    Yay! Lori, I've been following your story, and I'm sooo glad that everything is looking up for you!

    Let us know how you like child psych. I think kids are a great population to work with simply because they often can be reoriented/retrained in behavior techniques more readily (not as many years of entrenched behaviors.) Oftentimes my best "success stories" have been with the kids.

    Lots of people are rooting for ya!

  3. by   Little Panda RN
    Congratulations Lori!!!! I am so very excited for you!
  4. by   NursesRmofun
    Glad you had a happy ending and some sleep!
  5. by   weirdRN
    Yay Lori! Congrats!!!
  6. by   bebe13
    Hi Miss Lori,

    I followed your story and could not help myself from crying. God is really good and works in mysterious ways! Let your light shine for His glory!

    Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
  7. by   arv

    Normally just a lurker, but I wanted to let you know that I am so truly happy for you and your husband. I haven't really posted on this thread because I felt that I just didn't have the right words to say. I just want to congratulate you and wish you well in your new job!

    BTW, on a more personal note; I also wanted to let you know that you have helped me to recognize a valuable lesson - stand up for myself and my health/sanity because I just can't count on my employer to! I truly hope you don't mind (I didn't mention your name or anything) but I used your situation as an example in another thread that truly spoke to me (person knew of CRNA's using Ecstasy on weekends and was unsure of what to do.) I think that by posting your trials and tribulations you may have helped many people in realizing just what a fragile thing your licensure can be and how easily (and in your case it would have been how unfairly, IMO) that can be taken away. Thanks truly to you - good luck and God bless.

    April :wink2:
  8. by   star707
    congrads Lori. I just spent the past 2 hours reading this entire thread. I am going through a similar situation and was just wondering what your new employer asked you about your last job and what your response was. Also what did you put on the application. Thanks and once again Congrads!!:smiley_aa
  9. by   ortess1971
    Quote from swanganz
    I have just read through your situation and all of the supportive responses. I too feel bad for you. However I am probably going to post a not so popular response. I think that the best choice that you could have made that day was to call off from work. You said multiple times that you didn't feel right. You could have made critical errors that could cost someone their life. Everyone of us feels "impaired" at times whether it is from precription drugs, lack of sleep, etc and we as professionals have to determine at that time if we are clear of mind and safe to do our job. Intentional or not, you made an error in judgment by going to work that day. It should be a lesson to all. I am sure you are a good person but I don't think that you are helping yourself by feeling like the victim. your coworkers should have maybe handled it differently by confronting you, suggesting that you go home. In any event, own up to what has happened and move forward. I wish you well.
    I'm not flaming you or this post, but many times, we as nurses can't win. She could have called in sick, and been fired for calling out and leaving the unit short-staffed. This is especially true in a state where they can fire you if they don't like they way you look. If you call in sick when you need to, you're seen as "not a team player"-if you show up sick or dealing with a crisis, you're "impaired" and seen as not giving a 100%. What this all comes down to is according to administration and DONs, nurses are not supposed to have lives, health problems or family issues. They see us as robots or drones who are only supposed to worry about work and making them money. IMHO, she did nothing wrong, except maybe count on her DON and her facility to have basic human compassion. Just my 2 cents.
  10. by   DutchgirlRN
    Lori, I am so sorry to hear about what you have been through. You would think the NH would just be thankful that you made the extreme effort that you did to get to work. I wouldn't have been able to, I would have called in. Besides being tired you had the trauma of your Grandma being ill.

    I don't know what will happen with the DON but I don't think I could work there anymore. I would hope my co-workers would know me better than that and would take up for me and not be watching me. I feel like you'll be watched for as long as you work there. Maybe it's time to look for work elsewhere. You know God never closes a door without opening a window. He has proved it to me in my life. God Bless Hon.
  11. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    Quote from star707
    congrads Lori. I just spent the past 2 hours reading this entire thread. I am going through a similar situation and was just wondering what your new employer asked you about your last job and what your response was. Also what did you put on the application. Thanks and once again Congrads!!:smiley_aa
    Hi Star!

    I'm sorry to hear that you are going through something similar. Please feel free to pm me anytime if you need to talk or vent.

    When I applied at this job, they had a space on the application for why I left the previous position. I simply put "Professional Differences", and when I interviewed with the DON I sort of preempted her asking by stating that I was very interested in this job, that even though I loved working with the elderly I just missed working with children. She never asked for any further details as to why I left the last job.

    Don't get discouraged. If you are religious, pray for the Lord to put you where He intends you to be. Dont let your previous employers break your spirit.

    Let me know what happens, okay?
  12. by   BabyRN2Be
    Oh wow, Lori!!! I am sooooo happy for you!! Thank you for sharing your story, and reminding us that God does have an ultimate plan for all of us. God is so good. Wow.

    I'm hoping your husband gets this job so you can cut all ties to this other nursing home. I'm also praying for your grandmother, I hope that she's doing better as well.

    ((((Lori))))) I'm just so happy for you!!
  13. by   LadySugarBug
    Lori--You should be having your first day today or tomorrow...Will be thinking about and praying for you! Let us know how it goes!!:wink2:

    Dallas, GA (just across the "border" from you!!)