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AbbeyR has 21 years experience as a ADN, BSN.

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So about a month ago I came here looking for advice about being suspended for a co-sign waste  discrepancy. I just got an email from HR saying they need to meet with me this is the email

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“As you were informed by your manager, ***** **** on Date deleted..., HR, Management and Pharmacy are conducting an investigation into your medication handling and administration practices.  We need to meet with you in connection with the investigation.  Please contact me at your earliest convenience.  Failure to contact me or otherwise cooperate with the investigation will result in the termination of your employment.  If you’re employment is terminated, we will be obligated to report you to the State of Michigan Licensing Bureau.”

this happened a month ago, I’m contingent so I started looking for work right away. I secured a job. I feel like this is a trap and I was under the impression they are required to the state anyways. 
I talked to a lawyer when this all went down and he said, hospitals usually don’t let lawyers attend internal meetings. 

any advice would be great appreciated 

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KCMnurse has 36 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Educator.

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I am assuming that you reached out to your employer to schedule a meeting? Did you do so in writing (email)? If so and they have not responded - I would let sleeping dogs lie. If you have already secured alternative employment I suggest you keep your head down, stash your coins just in case, and pray this all goes away. They are required to report to the BON if you are terminated (depending on your state) but what exactly is the charge? If you did not submit to any type of testing then time is on your side. The situation stinks!

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Your only choice is to schedule a meeting and answer their questions. They are not required to allow you to have a lawyer present. If you are in a union facility make sure your rep is with you. 

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AbbeyR has 21 years experience as a ADN, BSN.

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I was told in the original email that I was suspended, could not come to the hospital until asked by HR or management and that they would have a meeting for the results of the investigation by weeks end. That was almost a month ago. So I moved on, figured I was terminated and got the above response yesterday. I do not want to continue to work there, who would. The rumor mill has completely damaged my reputation. I’m not admitting to diversion or that I have a substance abuse problem, which I think they're hoping I will. They are looking for a scapegoat for all their safety fails with paper charting narcotic system and lack of tracking keys. If I resign I’m sure they’ll still report me. 
I’m still scared to death to have to go sit with all these people who think I’m a thief and making them look bad. 🥺

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AbbeyR has 21 years experience as a ADN, BSN.

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@KCMnurse it’s for a co-waste discrepancy. 

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3 minutes ago, AbbeyR said:

I’m still scared to death to have to go sit with all these people who think I’m a thief and making them look bad.

I don't blame you one bit. So schedule the meeting but show up with a resignation letter effective immediately. The threat to report you to the board is meant to beat you into compliance. They are going to report you regardless of what you do.

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AbbeyR has 21 years experience as a ADN, BSN.

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Can’t wait to show the the text messages of my supervisor always texting me “beautiful” and “gorgeous” and giving unwanted hugs to many unwilling nurses

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If they are threatening to turn you into the BON for not coming to the meeting then they have already decided to turned you in to the BON. They are just hoping to get a confession out of you and need you to sign their termination paperwork saying you agree. Like someone else said, they are trying to scare you in to compliance and keep their hands clean. 

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AbbeyR has 21 years experience as a ADN, BSN.

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@Randomnurse3 I completely agree. I will not be admitting to any diversion or substance abuse. They asked me to bring my badge and “clock in” lol.. they can keep the badge and the hour they have to pay me. I don’t want any part of it. I’m showing up tomorrow to let the BON know, I’m not running away, and I will be very caution to what I say on my official statement. 

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If you got another job and quit you have no reason to talk to HR.  I honestly don’t see anything good coming out of such a meeting for you.  Put in your two weeks notice and see what happens but I wouldn’t talk to them

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AbbeyR has 21 years experience as a ADN, BSN.

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@SpankedInPittsburgh

if I don’t go they’re report me to the BON. 
I totally get that they will still report me even if I do attend, but at least when the BON starts to investigate it will be on record that I did not ignore the allegations. Although I’m beyond nervous to go tomorrow, I’m not going to be pressure to admit or sign anything. 
please send positive vibes! I need them!

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I give you nothing but positive vibes!!!!  You aren’t under any obligation to meet with HR.  You quit your job and don’t want to waste your time talking to folks you don’t work for anymore.  Anything you say will be used in the light most negative to you.  I wouldn’t say anything at all much much less admit any wrongdoing 

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