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Job Abandonment in Illinois

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by cherbRN cherbRN (Member)

cherbRN works as a Registered Nurse.

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A nurse walked out 1 1/2 hours into her shift because a friend of hers also working that day, was terminated. This nurse gathered her things, did a narc count with management and clocked out. Is this nurse guilty of job abandonment? Where can I find this information in Illinois? I searched the Nurse Practice Act. Nothing. Any help or suggestions?

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Nascar nurse has 25+ years experience and works as a Hospice Nurse.

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Not sure of Ill. laws, but typically this is not abandonment as she counted off with management which would lead me to believe that they knew she was leaving and there was a licensed nurse to take her place (even if this was a manager). Now if she had walked out in the middle of the night & just left the keys on the desk it would be a different story.

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CapeCodMermaid has 30+ years experience and works as a DNS.

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It may not be abandonment, but it is highly unprofessional. Is it the 3rd grade?

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CoffeeRTC has 25 years experience and works as a RN LTC.

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Wouldn't she have to have given report too?

I've seen this happen before for silly reasons.

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a Asst Community Manager @ allnurses.

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One nurse was fired, then her friend walked out too??? Is that the situation?

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Ruas61 has 35 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Nurse.

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I doubt it is considered abandonment particualrly since management was involved with narc countout.

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Abandonment or not, she made it clear she no longer wanted the job and I highly doubt she would be able to convince the authorities to pay her unemployment benefits. And it would be interesting to see how this is explained to prospective employers.

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Abandonment or not, she made it clear she no longer wanted the job and I highly doubt she would be able to convince the authorities to pay her unemployment benefits. And it would be interesting to see how this is explained to prospective employers.

Yeah, I think this would definitely fall under the heading of "resigning without notice" ... :uhoh3:

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