Turning in my resignation Monday

  1. I've had enough.

    We had our nurses meeting Friday and our DON stated that we are no longer allowed to work ANY overtime. Like anyone really wants to. And she made the statement to me that she didn't understand how anyone that worked nights would ever need to work OT. That did it.

    We have up to 40 beds and at nite I get 1 cna. The greater proportion of these residents are total care - I've found it hard to believe that they expect 1 cna to do it all. Plus at nite, I get to do all the bookwork type stuff.

    They just recently pulled my wonderful nite aide to days, and gave me a new aide - she will probably work out, but she's new, and still trying to get her routine down.

    Now, I've been told I'm the only nurse who will stop during med pass to take a resident to the BR. I'm sorry, I thought this was part of patient care. I'm to practice better 'time management'. Well, with only 1 cna, and if she's on the other side of the building, I'm supposed to tell them NO?

    I'm never late with my medpass, and have the cart stocked and waiting for the day shift when they walk in the door. But if things have been running crazy during the nite, I save any piddling charting for then.

    During this meeting I told the DON that she needed to come spend some time on our shift if she thinks we have it so easy.

    But it doesn't matter - I applied at another home that I've been waiting for an opening to come up. They're bigger, and I really was impressed with their DON, and have talked to a couple of the nurses there and they like it.
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  3. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Hey, Bandit, hope things turn out well for you with this new opportunity. Sometimes it's best just to move on, you know?

    Again, best wishes!
  4. by   banditrn
    Hey, thanks, Kelly. If it doesn't work, I think I'm going to be done with LTC. I've had a hankering to work for Blockbuster Video!!

    It's going to be interesting - after I quit this is going to leave them with only 1 RN - and she is actively looking. The other part-time RN quit the other day.

    They advertised for a long time before I took the part-time nite job, then supposedly hired me for my years of experience - then pay no attention when I try to tell them anything - for instance the recent trach patient I posted on.

    When I interviewed, I asked why previous nurses had quit, and was told that every one of them was a bad nurse. I'm sure that the next person will be told that about me.
    Last edit by banditrn on Oct 21, '06
  5. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Yeah...Hey, let me know how it's [resignation] received on Monday. I bet they beg you (the same nurse they're gonna tell th' next one was horrible...lol ) to stay.

    You know, they never want your input, in fact they don't really want you to use your brain at all, all they want is a warm body, you know? Then they beg you to stay. Doesn't make any sense! :angryfire

    Anyways, let me know what happens...:wink2: It'll be interesting to see.
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    Hey, I am also tired of the internal politics of LTC . I am right there with you at blockbuster!!!!!!

    Quote from banditrn
    Hey, thanks, Kelly. If it doesn't work, I think I'm going to be done with LTC. I've had a hankering to work for Blockbuster Video!!

    It's going to be interesting - after I quit this is going to leave them with only 1 RN - and she is actively looking. The other part-time RN quit the other day.

    They advertised for a long time before I took the part-time nite job, then supposedly hired me for my years of experience - then pay no attention when I try to tell them anything - for instance the recent trach patient I posted on.

    When I interviewed, I asked why previous nurses had quit, and was told that every one of them was a bad nurse. I'm sure that the next person will be told that about me.
  7. by   marjoriemac
    I salute you, I to am about to jack in my job, have worked there two weeks and never been so stressed in my life. I have lost weight, got constipation, can't sleep and feel sick all the time! Nearly cried the other day texting my sister telling her how much I hated the place!
    I was offered a job before this one and turned it down to go to this hell hole which was closer to home! The home where I was offered a job are re-advertising and say I have an interview, just waiting for a date. I'm taking this week off sick (3 days in total) because the thought of going there makes me depressed, and I think it's time I thought about my health for a change. Hope evrything works out for you -and me! We need good nurses in ltc, could do with droppin a few ignorant managers though!
  8. by   TrudyRN
    I hope all of you find much better situations. It infuriates me when employers use and abuse staff. Then they have the absolute gall to tell you you need to manage time better. I love that you told her to come work the shift, Bandit! Maybe she'll have to when you leave, LOL.
  9. by   banditrn
    Thank you all for your support. I've been feeling badly about the thought of leaving some of the residents I've grown really fond of - it happens quite frequently with me, but I end up liking some of the ones no one else does.

    I also hate change, but I know this about myself and know that it'll be fine - it'll just take me awhile to feel comfortable somewhere else.

    I'm half serious about the Blockbuster idea, tho. I'm looking forward to when I can have a job just for fun.
  10. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Quote from banditrn
    I'm half serious about the Blockbuster idea, tho. I'm looking forward to when I can have a job just for fun.
    Hey,

    I think Starbucks would be cool, I mean, hello...marble mocha macchiato, need I say more? Also, all the pastries...mmm good! Oh, and, they got the internet connections too (so you wouldn't miss out on any allnurses news)!!!

    What would be even better, is if it was a Starbucks connected to a Barnes & Nobles. LOL
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I couldn't work at Starbucks. I'd never sleep from having access to all that coffee.
  12. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Quote from Kelly_the_Great
    What would be even better, is if it was a Starbucks connected to a Barnes & Nobles. LOL
    We have one of those in town!

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  13. by   banditrn
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I couldn't work at Starbucks. I'd never sleep from having access to all that coffee.
    I couldn't work at Starbucks, either - with the tremor in my hands, no one would ever get a full cup!! LOL.

    Geez, I wonder what a customer would do, if they asked to use the BR, and I tried to assist them? :spin: Can you imagine having 'customers' that could go by themselves?!!
  14. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Quote from banditrn
    :spin: Can you imagine having 'customers' that could go by themselves?!!
    Oh my goodness, that's too funny!!! On second thought, I probably couldn't work @ Starbucks b/c if I had been reading this with a latte in hand, I'm sure it would have been flyin' straight through my nose!!!!

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