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I Hope No One Hires You

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CapeCodMermaid has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

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Yeah, this is a rant. I had a nurse quit today....no notice. I really hope karma comes back and bites her in the butt. No excuse whatsoever for quitting without notice.

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HappyWife77 has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Gerontology RN-BC and FNP MSN student.

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Where is the accountability and responsibility at lately? Such a turnover....nurses show up to get oriented then don't show up for their schedules. It's getting old, the turnover we see all the time. We have regular nurses there but the other half of them, it is a revolving door. I understand what your talking about.

That's probably why they could care less....everyone is always hiring in LTC. The thing is, you need time to get routines down in LTC, a lot of nurses don't stick around long enough to figure it out and give it a chance... I totaly get the frustration!

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Is anyone grateful for an opportunity? I'm trying to get my leg in as a unit secretary or sitter with zero experience while I go through nursing school. No one will hire me. Ugh!

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Is anyone grateful for an opportunity? I'm trying to get my leg in as a unit secretary or sitter with zero experience while I go through nursing school. No one will hire me. Ugh!

Ugh. Same here. Usually I don't like to post just to say, "Me too," but I've been trying to break into healthcare with a basic entry level nursing job for so long, it's hard to keep focused on the goal. But despite my boo-hooing, I am sure you will get your entry soon, Open.

(side rant over....)

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WannaBNursey is a ADN, ASN, RN and specializes in ER, Med-surg.

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What has your turn over rate been? Are you giving enough quality orientation? Is it really just this one nurse or multiple nurses who have done this? I've never not given notice, but there have been places that I felt literally sick knowing that I'd have to survive that hell for another 2 weeks.

I'd be worried that working there is so terrible they couldn't stick it out another 2 weeks, not that this one nurse is punished by the universe.

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bluegeegoo2 has 11 years experience as a LPN and specializes in LTC.

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We have CNA's who do that routinely. No call/no show and refuse to answer the phone. Gee. Then we have the PRN nurses who refuse to work my hall. So, when we have our at least weekly call off (usually night shift) the rest of us end up covering working at least 12's if not doubles. The "rest of us" being me (2-10) and a day nurse who do the covering, as no one else will work extra. Moral of the story, not many people seem to want to work these days, or think that it's "too hard" and run for greener pastures. Usually without notice. I wonder if they realize that it's the residents and other staff that suffer when they do that, or if their head is stuffed so far up their own butt they fail to see that. Or worse, do see it and don't care?

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We have CNA's who do that routinely. No call/no show and refuse to answer the phone. Gee. Then we have the PRN nurses who refuse to work my hall. So, when we have our at least weekly call off (usually night shift) the rest of us end up covering working at least 12's if not doubles. The "rest of us" being me (2-10) and a day nurse who do the covering, as no one else will work extra. Moral of the story, not many people seem to want to work these days, or think that it's "too hard" and run for greener pastures. Usually without notice. I wonder if they realize that it's the residents and other staff that suffer when they do that, or if their head is stuffed so far up their own butt they fail to see that. Or worse, do see it and don't care?

Maybe they just can't handle whatever it is that has them leaving. Maybe they feel it's unsafe for them or for the residents, have tried to let management know (or assume they don't care) and feel unheard. I'm not saying it's right, but there must be a reason....

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...and I can see how that behavior makes it hard for the rest of us. I just want some orientation when I start a job, but get thrown to the wolves instead. It's cheaper that way...?

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There are few reasons I can think of that a person might do this, but it is always unprofessional in my eyes. No matter how difficult the situation may be, a person should always face the music and give proper notice. Even if it's an, "I'm sorry, but my anxiety is so bad that I cannot come back ever. I thank you for giving me the opportunity." Not responding shows a level of immaturity. Not saying they are young, because one can be older and still be emotionally immature.

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Did you ever think that maybe there is a reason? Yes there are some bad apples but maybe it is a terrible place to work? I left a floor with terrible turnover for "greener pastures" after 10 months because it was miserable. There was never enough staff or CNA's. One of the older nurses was allowed to do whatever she wanted even leaving me and an LPN to sink while she played on her phone and visited with her kids (that endangered two patients and had the LPN in tears, they told her about it and she retaliated more). I was put in charge even though I was a newly graduated RN and a day off orientation and had no idea what to do. I was left on an ortho floor in charge with 28 pts and all LPN's so I had to be responsible for all my patients and their IV pushes. This floor made me miserable so your right, I jumped ship. While I did give a notice, all they did was make sure I had awful assignments for two weeks. I love the job I have now so leaving was the best choice.

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CapeCodMermaid has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

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It's a beautiful, well run facility. We got a perfect DPH survey. We have plenty of supplies. For the last week we have been staff challenged with LPNs going to school to be RNs and several women out on maternity leave. Our orientation is a month for experienced nurses...much longer for new ones. Some people are just cretins.

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Maybe implement a job shadow to be sure people know what they are getting into? Unfortunately maybe they just wanted the experience.

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