Scorned by Maternity - page 2

This happened a couple of months ago but I've finally got the time and am less upset about what happened. I was 10.5 weeks into an 18 week internship in maternity which I worked hard to attain. ... Read More

  1. by   33-weeker
    I have to agree with the last poster. Things happen for a reason. You may find that you like ortho or some other birthing unit better.
  2. by   TracyB,RN
    I LOVE Longaberger baskets, although I've never actually purchased any myself. My step-mom buys them for me, LOL. They're great hiding spots for my junk.

    And ditto on good luck.
  3. by   NJNursing
    Quote from nurseangel47
    I, too, had to investigate what the heck a longaberger basket was! IMO, they aren't even pretty for the most part so what the heck is it about them these skinny blond "in" nurses think is so great? Is it just a designer collectable that young upwardly mobiles are into these days? I'm a bit out of the loop as I'm not in OB/GYN nursing...and I've digressed from the seriousness of how you were mistreated by these monsters!
    I, too, have been ridden out on a rail for no good reason before simply because I didn't "fit" the (desired) mold for the particular unit and also, in a privately owned LTC for the rampant nepotistic environmental politics.
    It sucks, but I've learned from these experiences as I'm sure you, too, will benefit in the long run after the sting of the afterburn dissipates. Much better luck in the newly acquired ortho "family" and maybe it did happen for a reason. Sometimes fate has a way of looking out for our long term best interests even tho' we cannot see it as such at the time the change occurs.
    Your wounded pride and hurt feelings will mend as will your young spirit.

    Thanks for such an uplifting post. My new co-workers have been very supportive and they're very much like family there. It's a total team effort and we're going to a brand new wing which is opening this spring which I'm absolutely excited about as they're all private rooms. Ortho as a specialty isn't totally my cup of tea, but it's great experience overall. Eventually I will get back to maternity, just not now - not as a total newbie.