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  1. 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?
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  3. by   truern
    Isn't probation a two-way street?? To see if YOU'RE right for the floor and to see if the FLOOR is right for you? See where I'm going??

    But....give notice if you feel you can tough it out. You never know when you'll need that reference.

    Oh, and welcome to allnurses
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  5. by   suebird3
    welcome to allnurses.com! sorry you have had such a bad time of things. while checking out the site, drop in on the lpn/lvn forum, at: https://allnurses.com/forums/f991/ you might find some support there, too.

  6. by   Jessy_RN
    welcome to the site. enjoy your stay and best wishes to you.
  7. by   Grace592
    Thank you for your words. Everything ended up ok. Gave professional letter with two weeks, and was told not necessary. She was not going to pay for two more weeks if I was not going to stay and finish my precepting, soooo all is well. I kept it cool and professional and now I don't have to worry about backlash had I not given the notice. Thanks again.
  8. by   sirI
    and welcome to allnurses.com

    great to have you with us. enjoy the forums.
  9. by   suebird3
    glad to know everything worked out for the better.

  10. by   Grace Oz
    g'day grace! nice name!!! :chuckle :hatparty:

    from one grace to another.......
    ..................welcome to allnurses! :hatparty: ....................

    grace oz

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