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I resigned my first poopy nursing job but I have a question?

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So I resigned from a med surg unit within my 120 evaluation period to see if I would be a good fit for the unit.

Things were not working out sociably and team work wise too. There were some real smart *** nurses their with 6-10 years of tenure.

They would give me bullying looks. I just don't know what is up with this kind of attitude. I felt this same thing in nursing school. Really snakey and vicuous classmates. I just don't understand what one gets from being like this. I don't think I will ever understand. It is not like we are making bank with this job. We are more likely to get back injures and all sooner than a mechanical engineer or something.

So to my main question since I resigned within the trial period, am I for rehire or based on my performance and if the manager liked me or not they can put "Not for rehire" or can they not do that because I was within my 3 month trial period?

Altra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

This is not answerable in an internet forum -- see your employee handbook or refer to your organization's policies.

I'm not aware of any rules/regs that stop employers from flagging former employees as ineligible for rehire, for whatever reasons they choose, at any point in the employment process. But you may want to check with your former employer HR department about what your status (with them) is going to be.

Inquire at the HR office if you can't find this info in your handbook. If possible, get the answer in writing for future reference as I have been told by individuals in the 'hire/fire' capacity that such information is sometimes changed after the employee departs.

Yes HR was what I was thinking too. Thanks to all for pointing me to it.

blondy2061h, MSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology. Has 15 years experience.

I'm sorry, but bullying looks? I urge you not to call bullying lightly. People with 6-10 years of experience are going to have vastly more knowledge than you, and it behooves you to recognize that. I am not sure how one can bully only with looks. Aim to have excellent collegial relationships with your coworkers, but don't plan on people there being your friends.

Inquire at the HR office if you can't find this info in your handbook. If possible, get the answer in writing for future reference as I have been told by individuals in the 'hire/fire' capacity that such information is sometimes changed after the employee departs.

(And is that not the employer's prerogative? If you get a statement in writing that you're being considered eligible for rehire, and they later tell someone that you're not eligible for rehire, do you have some kind of recourse? Do they get in trouble somehow for that? I'm not trying to be argumentative; just curious.)

So true. They will never be true friends. They are constantly trying to get each other fired. It was a bad environment. Very cutthroat and totally unprofessional.

It wasn't just bullying looks, but also not saying hi or if I need help to help me. Orientation was 6 weeks. The biggest problem was it being a joint unit all patients basically could not walk. they pooped in bed and I spent more time doing CNA work than RN work and if RN work is not done then you will for sure be in the managers office and if silly patient demands are not done samething. Ice water, can you scratch my butt hole, can you give me pain meds or no I want 5mg and not 10mg. I mean the demands were through the roof and I was running around like a chicken all totally insane and losing it. Then after doing everything patients still complain. Just plain evil. And the managers of course always believe the patients. Then I had this super crappy charge nurse too at night shift. Turning patients was hell too on this unit. SO basically I was left to fail all alone.

So before they could find something to hurt my license I resigned. I read many jobs can be found, but you won't find another RN license. BON is super difficult to deal with to get the license back.

I am sure I am not the first to quit my first RN job. Overall the career is really limited and its too much work, too little money blah blah blah. If ya want a heart attack before age 50 continue to be a nurse.

But very good point that just be fake smiling and use the help, but they will never be your friends; work politics, you!

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vintage_RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 7 years experience.

1. Is this entire discussion thread a joke? This is the professional world. You aren't in elementary school anymore. some people will be mean, and it's not fair. If you want to get ahead, suck it up!

2. Welcome to nursing. What were you expecting?

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 10 years experience.

Perhaps you didn't get on well with the staff because you referred to the job as a "poop cleaning and urine collection RN job"? (Taken from your past thread.) If you exhibited the kind of attitude on the floor as you did on that thread, I can see why the staff might have had a problem with you.

They absolutely CAN mark you as ineligible for rehire for any reason of their choosing, save for a few that are prohibited by law.

(And is that not the employer's prerogative? If you get a statement in writing that you're being considered eligible for rehire, and they later tell someone that you're not eligible for rehire, do you have some kind of recourse? Do they get in trouble somehow for that? I'm not trying to be argumentative; just curious.)

If it can be proven that a person is blacklisted because of this misrepresentation, then the ex-employee might have grounds for an employment lawsuit.

sallyrnrrt, ADN, RN

Specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU.

amen, VintagePN

MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY:nurse:

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

It wasn't just bullying looks, but also not saying hi or if I need help to help me.
My opinion will probably be unpopular...

It is my opinion that no one in this world, not even coworkers, owes us acknowledgement with a "Hi" or "Do you need any help?" The only places where people regularly say these canned statements are fast food joints and retail ("Hi, can I help you? Do you want fries with that shake?").

Collegial relationships are earned through the passage of time, grace, and reciprocal trust. I find that genuinely nice people are almost always acknowledged with a "Hello" and offers of help because coworkers trust these people to reciprocate in another time of need.

In a nutshell, my advice is to give a little, and you'll receive in return. Treat others as you'd want to be treated. Acknowledge people, and soon they'll acknowledge you. Good luck!

How is it misrepresentation? What if the employer has discovered other information about the employee that caused the employer to decide to flag the person as ineligible? Employers can get sued because some mid-level manager or some flunky in HR choked and tried to be nice, spare someone's feelings (telling someone they are eligible for rehire when the employer intends differently), and avoid an awkward scene? Would someone actually sue for something as lame as that?

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

Bullying looks? Not saying hi?

What is this, junior high school?

Oy......

But at work I never said anything of those remarks. I am not that stupid either. Looking at majority of the attacks already on this forum relates well to the work place too. It is they just don't say it to your face. They find other many many clever ways to screw you.

I just don't understand the super cutthroatness in this profession. Actually wait let me take back the word profession. I will consider it a profession when majority of the nurses act like it, but I know there are good nurses out there so don't take this so personal.

I think the main reason why it is so cat fight type sneaky nasty in this profession is because 98% are women. They got nothing better to do. Probably over think and over gossip about stuff. Maybe I am wrong. Someone please fill in. Let's start a long forum argument. I will come back next year to check when I am in a different degree program that is actually professional. Goodluck trying to change nursing. The truth is all nurses are stuck. It is a crap profession which some fell for and ones who know it sucks they make the best out of it.

Nursing has only made me hate people more to the fullest. No wonder dictators kill millions of people or rise above them all.

Are people in general all that nice? You answer this for yourself. I am done justifying anything about this profession.

And thanks to all who helped me answer the HR question. Take care.

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

OP, you mentioned seeing this kind of treatment (not saying hi or asking if you need help is most definitely not bullying, so I won't use that word) in both nursing school and in your first job. You may want to reflect on a component present in both areas- you. Before starting another job, some self-reflection may be in order.

Notwithstanding any comment on your previous remarks/posts, I could only advise you to prepare for future employment arenas to be similar to what you just left. Running the gauntlet can take as long as the better part of a year, before enough of the frozen tundra thaws that a new hire feels like the group has finally accepted them. Your peers, to some degree, will always test you until they make their individual and collective minds up about admitting you to the "group". You can't always run away when you encounter this negativity otherwise you will never stay anywhere long enough to maintain employment, much less have a chance at joining or surviving the "group". Just my observations about nursing as employment.

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