I was fired. Now what?

  1. I work at a small nursing home( less than 55 residents) for a little over 2 yrs. On May the 19th a new nurse started working. She's an RN with 30 yrs experience. She was suppose to just do weekend coverage. She orientated with me for 5 days. When the new schedule came out I noticed she was scheduled the same days I was. This woman is very good friends with the administrator. When I got off duty I called the DON and asked why the schedule looked that way and she informed me that she was going to let me go because she didn't think a nursing home was my "forte". I was in shock. Never heard anything from her that there was a problem with my work or anything. I believe I was discriminated against just so somebodys friend could have a job. Meanwhile the RN has now refused to work my schedule when she found out I had been let go. Where do I go from here?
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  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    You cry a little and find another job.

    Sorry you got screwed.
  4. by   sissiesmama
    Good luck in the job hunt. Like Sue said, you got screwed. Sorry about that, it always chaps me when something like that happens.

    Anne, RNC
  5. by   NC Girl BSN
    That is about the coldest thing that I have heard in a while. She had you to train a person to replace you. That is so wrong but what goes around comes around. Move on and keep your head up. How inconsiderate and unprofessional.
  6. by   exnavygirl-RN
    :angryfire That makes me so mad. I'm so sorry this happened to you. Their dirty little plan has pretty much back-fired since the other RN will not work your hours. Good riddance to them!
  7. by   caliotter3
    You are not the first person to train their replacement. Sorry you got screwed. You will have to find a new job. Hopefully you won't get screwed there too. And bravo to the RN for not working your hours.
  8. by   SuesquatchRN
    Yeah, I have to say I'm impressed with your "replacement."
  9. by   kcochrane
    These are the times when I hope Karma really exists. Hold your head up knowing it wasn't you :heartbeat ..... but someone that has no reservations about screwing someone else to help their own. Sounds like an administrator you don't want to work for.
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from buickroadmaster2003
    I work at a small nursing home( less than 55 residents) for a little over 2 yrs. On May the 19th a new nurse started working. She's an RN with 30 yrs experience. She was suppose to just do weekend coverage. She orientated with me for 5 days. When the new schedule came out I noticed she was scheduled the same days I was. This woman is very good friends with the administrator. When I got off duty I called the DON and asked why the schedule looked that way and she informed me that she was going to let me go because she didn't think a nursing home was my "forte". I was in shock. Never heard anything from her that there was a problem with my work or anything. I believe I was discriminated against just so somebodys friend could have a job. Meanwhile the RN has now refused to work my schedule when she found out I had been let go. Where do I go from here?
    Straight to the nearest employment division office to file for unemployment benefits.

    Then, ask your former colleagues for professional references.

    If you want to fight for this job, your next stop would be a qualified attorney who specializes in employment law. Me, I would simply chalk this one up to experience and move on; who wants to work for a facility that treats people that way? :angryfire

    Whatever you do, I wish you the best. And don't let the jerk-wads of the world get you down!
  11. by   buickroadmaster2003
    Thank you for your support. I wish I worked with nurses like you.
  12. by   sissiesmama
    Quote from buickroadmaster2003
    Thank you for your support. I wish I worked with nurses like you.
    I just hate you had it put to you like that. So un cool. I had kind of the same thing happen to me at a MD's office, I started working at a doctor's office and worked my tail off - the primary nurse went on a 2week vacation after I got aclimated to the office. The day she came back and work I was fired, not by the MD or office manager but the nurse that went on vacation. She just said "... I don't like you, never did but had to find someone to work my spot so I could go on the cruise." Whatever!

    Anne, RNC
  13. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from buickroadmaster2003
    Thank you for your support. I wish I worked with nurses like you.
    You did, for two weeks. And she won't work your hours.

  14. by   Ginger's Mom
    Wow, I guess if you are in the employee at will state you are out of luck, good luck job hunting, and I am sorry you are going through this. At least you can collect unemployment.

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