Who will hire you at 5 months pregnant? - page 2
Well, I've never been fired from a job before, and the people where I worked home health assured me I did NOTHING wrong, and the DON assured me I could ALWAYS count on her to write me a good letter... Read More
Jan 25, '07Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 9,601; Likes: 3,188if you ae a new rn then don't judge profession by one job...if the alternate job can be done with your health condition go ahead and do it..unemployment benefits usually do not even touch rn pay and babies always cost more than you think even with baby showers and other gifts
BUT after you are ready to g back to work think about something else..this place looks like they are going to have continuing problems and you need to be able to go t work and then go home to baby w/o the stress of what are they going to blame you for next
Jan 25, '07Occupation: RN - ER Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in burn, geriatric, rehab, wound care, ER ; Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 458; Likes: 557
Jan 25, '07Occupation: Psychiatric Nurse Specialty: Psych, Extended Care, Med/Surg ; Joined: Jan '07; Posts: 93; Likes: 3Reading more into your response is crazy. Your good enough to work until they find someone. Either your fired or your not fired? It seems like the tides have turned. I would contact admin about this issue/blackmail. Also, I would always have someone present on your own level when being reprimanded by management.
Jan 25, '07Occupation: LTC Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience ; Joined: May '04; Posts: 3,422; Likes: 1,298Quote from MALE*RN*777The owner and rest of the uppers are in on it! They even flew to this agency from their out of state base and had a meeting about it!Reading more into your response is crazy. Your good enough to work until they find someone. Either your fired or your not fired? It seems like the tides have turned. I would contact admin about this issue/blackmail. Also, I would always have someone present on your own level when being reprimanded by management.
I feel like some kind of criminal but inherently I know I was acting in good faith and no patient harm came from this.
I am expecting to feel like a bird out of a cage after I turn in my key tomorrow and pick up my check, and I can't help but get a smile when I will get a phone this weekend l to run here or there or do something about this or that (which I have literally not had a single day off in a month, yea, they were operating with a skeleton crew) and I can tell them, sorry, can't help you, I don't work there anymore!!!
But then where will the money come from?
Jan 25, '07Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 2,334; Likes: 3,476What did you do before this job? Is this your first job as an RN?
Jan 26, '07Occupation: Pediatric nurse Specialty: Peds stepdown ICU ; Joined: Oct '05; Posts: 303; Likes: 62wow! what a mess!!! Well, I personally would do the job they had in "other areas" and after I had the baby I would find a new job. Here in California we do have the pregnancy disability, but not all places have it. They should have been clearer to you about the policies regarding the assistance of private duty nurses in obtaining labs. I know when I was doing private duty nursing we NEVER drew the labs....the nurse from homecare was sent out to specifically to do this. We did, however, assist with positioning the patient and that type of thing. They made it known of this boundary. I can see where if you had no idea how this could happen accidently with no harm intended. The billing of the stick technically was not your agency, but you really did do the travel there, used the agencies supplies, and delivered the specimen...what about that? Are they saying that the PDN did all the previous lab draws too (or did you do them)?
Good luck and when you have the baby go to the hospital or something but don't go back there.
Jan 26, '07Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 1,394; Likes: 217Yours is a confusing story, esp w/o the full details, which you should NOT post publicly. Only you can really figure out what to do and I do think you probably already know what your course of action should be but I know it's sometimes very painful to finally decide and I wish you God's guidance in making your decision.
About unemployment - quitting does not necessarily preclude you getting it. Check with your state on the rules. Also talk to some employment attorneys. You need legal advice on this.
BTW, are you showing yet? If not, you can hide it and you are not legally required, I'd think, to tell anyone you're pregnant.
Also, if you really need the money and benefits, which you probably do if you're in the same boat as most of us are, just take whatever job the current employer is offering, for as long as you can stomach it.
Jan 30, '07Occupation: Med/Surg Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in Ortho/MS, SICU,Home Health ; Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 711; Likes: 152Quote from motorcycle mamawhat a stupid thing to nitpick and fire you over. but i'm in hh so i know the stupidity and zillion rules/regs they follow. did this caseworker have it out for you or what? and we know that nurses are not lining up at the door to fill the void you will leave. is that caseworker going to make sure the pt's get seen?:chucklei've come out of this a more cynical and bitter person and at this time i absolutely detest this whole profession. i've even registered to finish my bachelor's degree in psychology with plans to go get a master's and teach in a community college, or something. anything but nursing.
and it is true, i walked into this agency when it was in total chaos, i did not get an orientation. i was a brand new rn and they handed me a stack of papers and told me the charts and maps to patient's homes were up front. i'm not whining or belly aching, because, truthfully, i did not realize it was against the law for another nurse to do the stick on a blood draw if the hh nurse was not successful, and i doubt that even if i had years of hh experience i would have known that. you just come up on so many precarious situations with this hh business. it isn't about nursing, it's about rules and regulations and who can do unto you before you can do unto them.
i've had it. i'd rather haul scrap metal than do this, anymore.
i went into this with nothing and i guess it looks like i will come out with less. i was counting on that unemployment.
many times i feel the way you do, get out and go into teaching or something. i do want to get my master's eventually. there's so many forces that work against you in this profession, it sometimes feels like the axe is always hanging right above your head.
how about doing just agency work for now. they shouldn't care too much that your pregnant and the money is decent.
main focus--take care of you and that little one ok??? best wishes and please keep us updated. if you were anywhere close to ny i'd get you a job in a sec!:d