I am about to quit with no notice and no warning - page 2

I hope someone here can identify. I am a certified case manager who is a sub-contractor. A lot of people thing I have the dream job. I don't, nobody seems to understand why I would want to quit. ... Read More

  1. by   Meriwhen
    You have to do what you have to...but remember that this isn't the early 2000s, when jobs were being thrown at nurses. The market is a lot harsher, even for experienced nurses. IMO, if possible, don't quit without giving notice and/or having another job lined up.

    In addition, not giving notice is unprofessional and may come back to haunt you.

    Best of luck whatever you decide.
  2. by   elkpark
    Quote from ILoveSpring&Fall
    Although it isn't a requirement to give an employer a two week notice, it's considered respectful and courteous to your co-workers to allow that employer time to find a replacement, as a previous poster stated. Never burn bridges, regardless if you're going to cross them again or not. A quick quit can easily turn into a "no for rehire" when a prospective employer's HR rep calls to verify your previous employment.
    In my experience with a number of employers, it isn't a matter of "can easily turn into" DNR status, it's a given that quitting without notice will get a DNR flag on your record. Also, people here are throwing around "two weeks notice" like it's carved in stone somewhere that that is appropriate notice, but growing numbers of employers nowadays are expecting/requiring more than two weeks. Before turning in a resignation (or even starting to job hunt), it's a smart idea to check your employee handbook or company policy website and see what the employer's expectations are for notice when you're resigning.
  3. by   joanna73
    Try to remove your emotion and consider things objectively. Would you hire someone who walked out on the job? Not when there are many candidates out there. Be professional and give the required notice. You might need to go back to that job one day, and you will definitely need a reference from that employer. Just stick it out.
  4. by   BrandonLPN
    It isn't about what's professional or moral. If they've treated you like crap, then you owe them nothing.

    It's not about what you owe them. It's about what you owe yourself. It's not in your self interest to be jobless with a great big hole on your resume.
  5. by   BrandonLPN
    Oh, and I know a lot of people think you could just not list this employer on your resume, especially if you haven't worked there long or if you've had another part time job concurrently or something. That makes sense on the surface, but.......

    nursing is a surprisingly small world. That nurse manager of the company you skipped out on may show up in another job down the line. Don't assume just because you've quit a job, that it's the last you'll see of your former coworkers. They'll pop up again when you least expect them.
  6. by   Kranca1000
    Never burn your bridges, you never know when you need to cross it again in the future. Its only two weeks, hang in there. You wouldn't want it to someday, somehow bite you in the *** when you are moving forward in your career.
    Last edit by Meriwhen on Mar 6, '13 : Reason: disguised profanity
  7. by   katherine100
    That is true for ltc especially.
  8. by   PrayeRNurse
    You can do it! Write your self positive notes that you can refer to when you are ready to walk out. Stay ( the bills will be paid) and look for a job than give two weeks notice ( you remain a professional). Maybe they will let you leave without the two weeks. Chin up and hang in there.
  9. by   daverika
    I think this is tragic because there is such a desperate need for the job you do, especially with the new regulations. As the others say, give notice, tidy up, don't take on any new assignments, and leave with an outward smile. Thanks for doing the hard work you have already done!
  10. by   catlover314
    Agree with other comments...give notice and don't burn bridges. Reason for leaving? Family reasons. As in, "my family wants me sane and happy." Ok, I wouldn't say that last part out loud, but find yourself a better job and then give notice.
  11. by   MedChica
    Quote from BrandonLPN
    It isn't about what's professional or moral. If they've treated you like crap, then you owe them nothing.

    It's not about what you owe them. It's about what you owe yourself. It's not in your self interest to be jobless with a great big hole on your resume.
    Thank you.

    Totally agree with this. I'm an honest person who tries to live by the highest standard of ethics possible.
    ... but I'll tell you this: All of this 'loyalty' crap is for the birds. If some firms knew how to inspire it and propped up managers that knew how to 'take care of their people' and tried to cultivate a less hellish/adversarial/'in crowd' working environment? They wouldn't have professionals risking their careers to jump ship in the first place.

    2 - 4 weeks notice? It's fair for some but there are plenty of employers out there that simply don't DESERVE that sort of courtesy or respect. No, you really don't owe them a thing. My facility makes 'business decisions' that effect their working force negatively ALL THE TIME.
    Think they care? About as much as it affects them and their 'bottom line'.

    I've never walked off a job but ever since I came to nursing? I've come very close to a 12-hour notice. Yes, it's become that bad. I, literally, had to be talked down by some of the senior nurses. LOL They didn't judge me. They know EXACTLY where I'm coming from. Hell, they're dropping like flies as we speak...while encouraging me to be 'a good little soldier' and stick it out. LOL
    Understandable. As a newb, I have more to lose.
    They've a solid reputation. I'm in still in the building process.

    However, I'm against the idea of quitting. When I entertained it, I felt/feel wronged and I just 'didn't give a d*mn, anymore'. I just wanted an end to our working relationship and couldn't stomach going back into that facility. When a position opened - I requested to be placed on w/ends, baylor. Frankly, I should've never come off it to work a standard shift. What I knew would happen...did.

    But it's not wise. It amounts to shooting yourself in the foot.
    All the same, do what you must, OP. Just have an 'endgame'. Just cover your back end.
    I don't say that it can't be done. I'm just saying that it's a surprisingly small world out there. Everyone knows or is familiar with... everyone. Healthcare professionals tend to work in multiple areas. I had several jobs in xray/CT. For the nursing sector, it's even more true.
    In a city, everyone works everywhere else and knows someone...who knows someone.
    They bounce around from facility to facility.
    "Winterfell? Oh, I worked there. That's where I met Bridget...the nightshift nurse" ; "Rosewood...yeah - James and Tina work out there." ; General Hospital? Yeah...the DON's daughter works over there."

    I went on an interview and saw two of my coworkers working (their second job). I went on an agency interview and the interviewer knew my DON. I went to another interview by our sister company and the interviewer knew our HR manager (who used to work there as a CNA).

    Something to consider.
  12. by   goalienrse
    Quote from BrandonLPN
    It isn't about what's professional or moral. If they've treated you like crap, then you owe them nothing.

    It's not about what you owe them. It's about what you owe yourself. It's not in your self interest to be jobless with a great big hole on your resume.

    I also completely agree. Its not about them, its about you.

    I quit a hospital, gave a good two weeks notice and fulfilled it faithfully. But just not working at the moment made it really hard to find another job. So be careful!!!

    I think most if not all of us can relate to you atleast at some point in our career. I really sympathize with you. But it probably wouldn't be worth it to just walk out.
  13. by   cjf0629
    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quitting abruptly, without notice, is unprofessional... period.

    While I completely empathize with the emotion - and I would detest being a case manager... thankless, no-win job IMO - shame on you if you give in to your base instinct to flip 'em the bird and walk out the door.

    "Take this job and shove it" is a catchy tune but lousy practice.

    Be a mature professional and handle it the right way.
    I agree. A review of the Code of Ethics for Nurses should be reviewed when you are feeling like this. It is a small world and your past does follow you. Integrity is a great asset and will carry you far if you let it. Two week notice is only 6 more shifts. Do the count down and be proud you stuck it out.