First off I'd like to say hello! I'm a newbie to the nursing community, working as a CNA ans working on my associate's in mortuary science!
I apologize for the rambling mess this post is, it's been a lot to unpack. Also for any typos, I'm typing on a phone.
I recently quit my job as a CNA in a LTC facility due to stress and other factors (management, workplace drama, being short-staffed every day, being screamed at by nurses for every little thing my shift couldn't get done, unsafe work conditions for both the residents and myself, etc) making the place take a toll on my mental health. I am already a naturally incredibly anxious person, and the stress there has actually caused me to begin self-harming in my sleep as a way to cope.
Yesterday I talked to the scheduler, administrator and director of nursing and let them know that while I would finish out the shift I was scheduled for, I would not be returning afterwards. I am working in an at-will state - Kansas - and I know I'm not required to give two weeks notice.
However, the scheduler attempted to guilt me into staying by insisting if I left without giving two weeks or more, they would "get me for neglect." She has a history of lying to people, and as I said I know my employment is at will. I am just wondering if there is any truth in what she told me? I finished out my scheduled shift and absolutely did not abandon any residents. I was meant to work this weekend, but I've already told them I need to leave immediately for the sake of my mental and physical health. They're trying to guilt me into coming in anyways, when I already know it will be just me and one other aide for 50 residents, all of whom are 2x assist.
I would also like to note to show how little they care, they lied to me about giving me a bonus after 3 months of working there, and also will not be cashing out my vacation or sick days. They also did not tell us when we were working with patients that had MRSA or C-Diff (as in, actually would refuse to tell us and got angry if we refused to go into an isolation room because we didn't know what the patient had, nor what isolation precautions to take.)
I don't care so much about the bonus pay, I just can't work there anymore, especially in those conditions. I already have interviews lined up and references, so I don't need anyone working there to vouch for me.
Am I in the wrong in any way in this situation? And has anyone else had an experience like this?