Terminated because of my Attention Deficit Disorder - page 3

Just needed to vent a little. What a rough day today, I was terminated today because of may ADD. I made this clear with the DON when she was terminating me if it was based on my work performance... Read More

  1. by   LPN&momof3
    Quote from daytonite
    i was a manager. i do not believe you got terminated for your medical condition. employees get terminated because they do not follow the rules and regulations required by their jobs. they get counseled first, told what they are doing wrong and are given an opportunity to correct their behavior. you failed to successfully correct what you were doing wrong. it sounds like they have a pile of documentation showing that and they were unwilling to give you any more chances to come up to their standards. that is their right as an employer. if facilities do not do this, there are great penalties they have to pay in unjustly terminating someone. i do not believe you have disclosed the entire story and are using your add as a convenient scapegoat. i would love to hear your bosses side of this except it is all confidential and the boss can't open their mouth. i'm sorry this has happened and i understand you are upset right now. i hope you will apply what you learned from this and grow so you can be a better employee and nurse at your next job.


    i'm sorry you don't believe me but this is the truth. i know not everyone is going to believe me but it is what it is. if you saw my review then you would see that what is stated on there is why i am saying it is the result of my add so i am not using it as an excuse. it came straight from her mouth when i asked her what the exact reason why she was firing me and she said it was the result of my performance. and why would my doctor advise me to get an attorney and she would provide any documentation. she saw my actual review i took it too her after i got the review. i have been working with my doctor frequently. i am in the office a lot between me and my 3 kids and this has been a sick winter for us.
  2. by   Chapis
    i feel for you, don't stop witout a fight. i'm sure that if your performance wasn't to their standards it's because of your add and they should've worked with you knowing you're still trying to figure out which meds work for you. best of luck:heartbeat
  3. by   Daytonite
    Quote from lpn&momof3
    if you saw my review then you would see that what is stated on there is why i am saying it is the result of my add. . .it came straight from her mouth when i asked her what the exact reason why she was firing me and she said it was the result of my performance.
    what counts is what is on the documentation (on the paper). i think you are hearing what you want to hear and you are allowing people to get you all fired up about going to an attorney. the first thing an attorney is going to do is look at the documentation. that's what it all comes down to. what was written down. and, as i said, it sounds like this don has a pile of it. i was a manager. i know how this works when an employee is not doing his or her job, or worse, when the goal of management is to fire someone. the documentation surrounding the reason for termination has to be solid and it has to be about not doing their job. look at what you got written up for. do any of the write ups specifically say anything about your add? do yourself a favor. look for a new job, keep quiet about your medical problems with your new bosses and coworkers because it's none of their business and use this experience to do better at the next job.
  4. by   RNperdiem
    But do you really want your job back?
    If you did get your job back, would anything change?
    What are you looking for? A job? Retaliation? To sue? Some understanding?
    Perhaps this is an opportunity to find a better fitting job.
  5. by   morte
    Quote from RNperdiem
    But do you really want your job back?
    If you did get your job back, would anything change?
    What are you looking for? A job? Retaliation? To sue? Some understanding?
    Perhaps this is an opportunity to find a better fitting job.
    i wouldnt want the job back, but i would want to know that nothing beyond dates of employment were going to be released.....independent of the employment situation, have you (the OP) been "worked up" all medical issues that may be impacting you concentration?....it would seem strange that this would start now.....i would think seeing an endo might be a good idea.....
  6. by   LPN&momof3
    Quote from RNperdiem
    But do you really want your job back?
    If you did get your job back, would anything change?
    What are you looking for? A job? Retaliation? To sue? Some understanding?
    Perhaps this is an opportunity to find a better fitting job.
    No I don't want my job back now. Nothing would change. I just want them to realize they can't do whatever they want when it comes to this. Yes I plan on finding a better fitting job but jobs are hard to come by in this area right now and I am limited being a LPN.
  7. by   LPN&momof3
    Quote from morte
    i wouldnt want the job back, but i would want to know that nothing beyond dates of employment were going to be released.....independent of the employment situation, have you (the OP) been "worked up" all medical issues that may be impacting you concentration?....it would seem strange that this would start now.....i would think seeing an endo might be a good idea.....


    What????
  8. by   morte
    Quote from LPN&momof3
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    What????
    an endocrinologist......see if you have some hormonal/chemical issues.....thyroid comes to mind.....many others....if this wasnt a problem until recently, .....you did mention that it was of recent onset, yes?
  9. by   LPN&momof3
    How can I have this thread move to the Nurses with Disabilities Forum? If I was thinking right at the time I would have started the thread there.
  10. by   LPN&momof3
    Quote from morte
    an endocrinologist......see if you have some hormonal/chemical issues.....thyroid comes to mind.....many others....if this wasnt a problem until recently, .....you did mention that it was of recent onset, yes?
    Sorry, this is not a new onset just increased. I have had my TSH and hormonal among many other things tested recently so this is not what it is. I have had this problem for years mentioned bits and parts of the ADD symptoms I have had especially the concentration and my doctor didn't really do anything until I said this is serious effecting my job. I didn't know it was ADD at the time.
  11. by   morte
    Quote from LPN&momof3
    Sorry, this is not a new onset just increased. I have had my TSH and hormonal among many other things tested recently so this is not what it is. I have had this problem for years mentioned bits and parts of the ADD symptoms I have had especially the concentration and my doctor didn't really do anything until I said this is serious effecting my job. I didn't know it was ADD at the time.
    ah, good for you......i just dont like to see the forest missed for the trees, lol
  12. by   sbyramRN
    Quote from EMTSNA
    Have you ever thought about working in an ER? I know several nurses with ADD that thrive in the ER environment.
    Good luck with your situation.
    Peace
    Well, I work in the ER, and if she cannot handle time management as a floor nurse, there is NO WAY she can handle time management in the ER.
  13. by   LPN&momof3
    Quote from sbyramRN
    Well, I work in the ER, and if she cannot handle time management as a floor nurse, there is NO WAY she can handle time management in the ER.
    I'm not a floor nurse I work in a nursing home which is a whole different environment. They do not hire LPN in the hospitals in my area.

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