Hello, I've been reading these boards for a long time and thought I would ask for your advise. I have worked for a hospital for 6 years, I was excepted into the LPN program and started in January 2009. My employer has worked around my school schedule since then, but just informed me a few weeks ago that they can no longer do it and asked me to put in my resignation. I have gone to the VP of nursing and had a great opportunity, but could not take it because my mom works on the floor the job opening was for. I was told I could get a CNA job, but would have to watch the boards and apply. My issue is my current boss (I'm a secretary for CSR) wants me to put in a resignation right now so they can post my position. I don't know what to do. I feel VERY uncomfortable putting in a resignation when I am not quitting, they are telling me to leave. I don't know that I would get unemployment due to circumstances of me not being available, that is why they are asking me to resign. Has anyone had experience with this? My school is my top priority right now, and the school schedule for summer is a little insane, but I still would like/need to work. I am a single parent and can't afford to have no job without some kind of assistance. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Should I tell them to fire me? Take a leave of absence (problem is my hospital doesn't hire LPNs, so no job available when I graduate in December 09). I'm so stressed out right now I need to get this resolved ASAP. Thank you for any advice!
Jun 17, '09
I was in a similar situation earlier in the spring. They want you to leave so that they don't have to pay you unemployment for letting you go.
Let them fire you. Go on unemployment and then get a new job if you can.
Jun 17, '09
This depends on whether you plan to work for this hospital in the future. If you do, I would check into the possibility of a float pool. Our hospital does this for unit secretaries, maybe yours does as well. I know you said they don't hire LPNs, but dig deep- we don't hire them for the floor, but a lot of the doctors offices do, and so does the employee health clinic. I would hate to see you burn a bridge that might be useful to you later, but what they are doing is not fair either.
Another consideration would be to check out other facilities in the area. Some may offer you a position that would work around schooling. I know many of my students have been offered nurse tech positions. One other thought- do schools there offer to pay your tuition/reimburse you? If so, you might try to find someplace that does hire LPNs after graduation. This could be money in the bank for you.
Last edit by AOx1 on Jun 17, '09