Terminated/Resigned after a week of Orientation in the ED

  1. Hi everyone, this is my very first topic here and not a positive one. Today was the worst day of my life, I recently got my dream job to work in a well known hospital here in Hawaii. It took me a year to get in because it's pretty competitive in here especially I just moved from the Main land. After about a week of orientation, the managers and the director pulled me in from the floor and told me they needed to talk to me, I had no idea what it was about since I did not made any errors or kill any patients while working. Then they told me that I did not meet the minimum requirements they needed. That I do not have enough experience (Emergency department) experience that they thought I had. I explained that I do have little experience but they said their decision is final. So same day today I was terminated, they actually gave me the option to resign so that It wont look bad on my part and re apply for a different department.. I am so devastated and I just could not believe it.. How do I move on from this and any advice would help.. I love it here Hawaii but it is not easy to get a job at the Hospitals..
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  3. by   middleagednurse
    First of all, lots of nurses get terminated from their first jobs, and I know you're scared, but it isn't the end of the world. Second, go ahead and apply for other jobs in the system, and other job opportunities. You are not a bad nurse, it just wasn't a good fit.
  4. by   littlemissRN24
    Quote from middleagednurse
    First of all, lots of nurses get terminated from their first jobs, and I know you're scared, but it isn't the end of the world. Second, go ahead and apply for other jobs in the system, and other job opportunities. You are not a bad nurse, it just wasn't a good fit.

    Thanks, this wasn't my first job though. I've worked 3 years at a hospital in Vegas. That is why I'm frustrated too because I am not a new grad but looking for a Nursing job here in Hawaii is pretty competitive. I've been here a year and then I finally got the job I wanted but then this happened. Now I just got to move forward and start looking for jobs again.
  5. by   FloridaBeagle
    They want you to quit because then they don't have to pay you unemployment. Don't let them do that: it sounds like they didn't do their due diligence before hiring you. It's not your fault and you're entitled to unemployment pay.

    Sorry you're going through this.
  6. by   ICUman
    How are you doing and what ended up happening? Did you find a new job?

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