Hi fellow caregivers,
I'm a new LPN grad, and was very greatful to get a job in a small hospital on a med/surg floor. Eleven weeks now and I know I don't want to work for this place. I was warned that LPN's are not treated very well, even though you do all the same work as the RN's except push IV meds, and hang blood. I respect many of my peers, but as I have seen others write about, I am out there on my own, overwhelmed, underpaid considerably, have asked to go back to 4 patients(even thought they told me on interview, I would never be pushed to have too many patients than I think I can handle). I have an opportunity to work for a small company homecare for pediatric patients. $8 more a/hr and one patient to really give my all to. I just am not sure on how to handle my resignation letter for tomorrow. I know it is prudent to give 2 wks notice, but I know how badly they will treat me(a yound RN tried to leave in this fashion a month ago, and ended up lying and saying she had to care for her very ill mother, because she couldn't take how she was treated after 2 days of her notice). I have read many an advice on this site and respect them all. I am a forty something age woman with plenty of references from other places. My probation will be up in three weeks. What do you think I should do about my situation?