I got fired


I knew it was coming. I was not happy with the way I was being treated. I woke up in the morning dreading what might be ahead for the day.

I loved the work, the clients, they loved me. However, my company did not appreciate me. I was badgered for the most part, the only LPN hired in the company and treated like a dirty dish rag. I did my work, was on time, started at 9am and documented until 8pm in the evening, driving 200 miles a day, door to door, worked in the inner city, one time asked to "just step over a gun on the steps".

I never complained, never turned down a patient. I never got called into the office to be disciplined.

I had 3 events, today was the last. First was not announcing my name when walking into a patient room, I had my reasons, the patient was gasping for life and that was my priority.

next, I had a 95 yr old patient, she suffered anxiety and pain and had her senses. I asked her if she would consider a meditation class the facility offered, she thought it would be helpful after seeing her blood pressure go down while having easy conversation with me. I got an email from my administrator saying that massive damage control needed to be done for the damage I did by asking the staff if they offered meditation.

I really thought I was doing a good thing for the patient.

the straw that broke the back was today, we got a new case manager, I was supposed to tour her around, I mentioned the policy of not offering meditation to any of our patients because it landed me in trouble. My DON said I was being unprofessional.

The next second, I'm down in personnel being told I've done too many things and I'm not a good fit.

Honestly, they did me a favor, I constantly felt it was just a matter of time that they would find some petty problem with me. I might get scrutinized here, but I know fully well, I did nothing to deserve being kicked out of 2 facilities and explaining to the new case manager to not mention meditation.

I feel there is something psychotic with the company... I even got a text message from the DON that fired me 2 hours after I left, saying I should try xyz company for a job, she would give me a good reference....for real ? you fire me and then offer ideas for another job ?!?!?

this is venting and there is no solution, not happy with nursing, couldn't even make it 7 months when I made it 36 years with a large corporation in another field.

just venting


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Wow. That sucks. I'm really sorry that this happened. I know you said they did you a favor but being treated like you could do nothing right by your administration is an awful feeling.

I do hope you find a place that will appreciate your efforts.

Big hugs


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Welcome to the club. The easy answer is that you were done a favor, but that does not pay the rent. Hope you get lucky and find an employer that supports their employees next time around.

Has 33 years experience.

"I feel there is something psychotic with the company". Most excellent assessment skills.

There are plenty of them out there.

Seven months of experience with a psycho company is not a good start. I feel you have what it takes to shake that off and not give up on your hard earned degree.

You know the DON will give you a good reference, now find a good company.

Best of luck... you can do this:up: