This is old, but I wanted to share the update. Manager went out on leave in Sept. Now resigned on disability. Director resigned, neither replaced, 2 of the 3 immediate coworkers are vying for the mamnagers spot. Both are horrible choices.
In December, I gave 2 weeks noticed and started another job. It was a challenge learning a new hospital's charting and computer system from scratch. I didn't learn like the 20'something new grads in my orientation, class, but I got it with time. Just when I was about to be assigned to night shift, a huge family crisis exploded. My drug abusing 27 year old son started back with threats and thefts. I didn't feel safe at home. I stayed at a friends house. I couldn't focus or concentrate at work. I mentioned the situation to my preceptor. His answer went like, ' home problems can suck, but we are responsible for lives'. I called the EAP, and used every resource and then some. I did not pass the probation.
2 days after I handed in my badge, my son overdosed in the bathroom at home and died, his middle brother found him. He did not carry out his threat to do it live on FB and implicate his brother for putting him up to it. When he made that threat, he spent a week in a psych facility, and my mental health took a nosedive.
My confidence is in the toilet, I lost a son and a job in the same week. I have applications out, but am not being aggressive job hunting.
I kick myself for taking such a big risk with the familie's livelihood. I have been advised to take time off..couple months, before working again.
I'm considering home health, as SSI disability for psych issues does not look promising.
This is just the continuation of 10 years of dealing with the cycle of addiction in the family. We tried everything and then some.
Encouragement needed, advice welcome, but I'm done being 'yelled' at.