well, i cant take it any more. i'm tired of the way this nursing home is run. there's no other place around here to go, and i am being pushed out oh so wrongly. being "written up" for days i wasn't even scheduled for calling in, being written up for things i never did, etc.
i work only one day per week and every other weekend, but even those days, there's a nurse who always works on day shift who leaves me a whole list of stuff she "didn't have time for". like her treatments "oops. i forgot." or her admission that came in at 10 am. "i didn't have a chance to do any of it, cause, ummmm, well, i was busy." YEAH. RIGHT!! doesn't matter though, cause our brand new DON has this "nurse" as a pet. Even interrupted us during shift change to give said nurse a large box of chocolates, with a note saying "to the best RN at *******, I couldn't do this without your effort and teamwork". VOMIT...
this unit has only two nurses left. everyone else (unit manager, three full time afternoons, two full time midnights, a handful of part timers) left. they think they own the place, and i can't stand their laziness any more.
i had a rough year last year with health issues, and missed a ton due to FMLA. now this year, i cut my hours way back, but i've been undergoing radiation and surgery for uterine Ca, and now i just found out yesterday that two of my lymph nodes biopsied were positive. i don't know what i'm going to do now. i had my good friend pick me up some FMLA papers so i could get them filled out, just in case, and the DON said "those better not be for (me), cause she won't be approved for any more time". i don't know what to do. i surely am tired of dealing with this place, but there's nowhere to go. and now with this new development of my Ca, after i thought everything was done, i am heartbroken. the DON doesn't care, nor does anyone else. i've worked there almost 6 years now, and i've worked my butt off, all for nothing now.
i just want to go lay in my bed and never get up again.
Jan 12, '07
I am so sorry Rehabnurse! I will keep you in my prayers. I do think the lawyer is a good idea.
Check out the family medical leave act. There are many different ways you can use the time. It doesn't have to be taken all at once and can cover you if you need to call out periodically. God bless.http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/fmla
Last edit by withasmilelpn on Jan 12, '07