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I feel like I’m being targeted please help

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by Ms.Frank Ms.Frank, LVN (Member) Member

Ms.Frank is a LVN and specializes in Lvn.

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Hi everyone,

I am a new LVN and have currently been working at my job for a couple of months now. I had five days of training which I told them I needed more training, the scheduler told me that he “believed in me” so I was forced onto the floor in my opinion due to short staffing. Very high turn over rate at this job. 

So ive been written up 8 times in the month of November, sometimes twice in one day sometimes two days in a row. I explained to the supervisor that I was never taught this and I should not be written up for something that I was never taught. She preceded to write me up..

I was also written up for calling out of work when I caught a flu and had an excused doctor note the supervisor said that it would be easy to replace me if I don’t want to work there”. 

I am very frustrated because I didn’t come this far to not love what I am so passionate about. I’ve been yelled at by the director of nursing for asking for help. I feel like I am being targeted. 

Who should I talk to about this? What should I do? 

Please help me and thank you so much. 

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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Start looking at other opportunities.  This sounds awful. 

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Ms.Frank is a LVN and specializes in Lvn.

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Thank you so much for your response. I will definitely do that.

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3 Followers; 36,950 Posts; 98,112 Profile Views

You need to find another job. It is as simple as that. 

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12 Followers; 3,689 Posts; 27,493 Profile Views

Leave, pronto.

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Run! Find a new job. There are many others who aren't like that.

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Ms.Frank is a LVN and specializes in Lvn.

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Thank you all for your responses, I wanted to hear another nurses opinion before making a decision.

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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21 hours ago, Ms.Frank said:

I was also written up for calling out of work when I caught a flu and had an excused doctor note the supervisor said that it would be easy to replace me if I don’t want to work there”. 

Tell her to go ahead...geez, what a mouth, no wonder they're short staffed and have high turnover.   If they want to fire you for that, call a labor lawyer and have them call and explain that is a no-no!

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What you describe is not normal. It may be that you are targeted or there is a toxic culture in there. At my place of work write ups are extremely rare. You don't deserve a supervisor who is that unreasonable or the place that won't give you enough training to make you somewhat comfortable on the flour. You deserve better. I would run from this job as fast as possible, ideally after you find a replacement job. LVN job can be very rewarding and fun, but you do need to find a right fit.

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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That sounds like extremely harsh treatment. Either they want you to leave, or they're just completely unreasonable. Either way, this is not a situation that can be salvaged. Hit the road. 

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AlwaysLearning247 has 4 years experience as a BSN.

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Sorry this is happening but look for other jobs ASAP. Yeah, they may be able to “replace” you, but they won’t be able to keep staff with their attitudes. You deserve better.

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I’d say quit even before finding a new job. It seems an unsafe environment for you, where you can make a mistake due to lack of training and have even harsher, if not devastating  consequences. Don’t put your license in danger for people who don’t care to help you out or train you properly. Not worth it. 

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