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cosmicsun

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  1. cosmicsun

    Verbal, Written Warnings and Termination

    No stars - how did your situation work out? It sounds like the missing topical med was found in the sharps as co-signed as a waste by your coworker. The CNA's account of your touching a patient with a glove on that you also used to touch another patient sounds really arguable. Her word against yours. Did you file an EEOC complaint. You can do that without a lawyer. (Contact the EEOC and they will tell you exactly what you need to do.) All of the documents that need to be filed and legal ease can be done by yourself or with help from a legal assistance firm (paralegals or such). WAY Cheaper! You don't really need a lawyer unless you go to court. Believe me, I've learned the Hard way $$$$, and did most of the work myself anyhow! I actually could have done better without the lawyer. Not kidding. Let me know what happened. It's not to late to file.
  2. cosmicsun

    Verbal, Written Warnings and Termination

    Congratulations on your new job! I'm glad the previous employer didn't destroy you! I also got a new job and am really happy. However, ........let's not forget what we have learned - being graduates from the school of hard knocks. Trust is gone, and it's wise not to forget it. Enjoy your job and stay under the radar.
  3. cosmicsun

    New grad RNs: Do you hate nursing already?

    Good for you mom1234. You see what its like - it is not an illusion....
  4. cosmicsun

    Why is unionization a subject of taboo??

    As far as I know, it is much more desireable to work with a Union as they strive to provide better working conditions/pay for the employees. The Employers like to pocket the money instead of paying the employees better and having lower nurse to patient ratios. It's all about where the money goes - to the many CEOs with their 6 figure incomes, and the directors, assistant directors and managers, or to the workers. The employer feels threatened if you mention Union. ($$$)
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    A Day In the Life of a New Grad

    Don't let it drive you insane. Accept the fact there are no jobs.... Keep moving in the direction of a career. The same thing happened with the dot.com workforce. Everyone went to school for computers, then they had too many people wanting the few jobs left. They had to go back to waiting tables.... The nursing market has been flooded. I know people don't want to believe it, but it is true. Don't keep wishing it will get better. It is actually even going to get worse before it gets any better. The nursing schools should be out of business at this point. Start back up again in 5 years and give some of these new nurses a chance to find a job. Otherwise, you will have more new grads every 6 months competing for the new grad jobs, like you. And..... after a period of time, you are not considered a new grad anymore. It actually makes you look bad because you didn't work. KEEP GOING TO SCHOOL. Pick something you enjoy.
  6. cosmicsun

    A Day In the Life of a New Grad

    I'm sorry, but you've been dupped. Nursing school are a business and make money when you pay them. They don't care what happens to you when you graduate. My advice is to continue your education towards something else. If you ever do get that nursing job - the work environment has gone down hill. You'd be happier doing something else - just advice...
  7. Apply in the Southern states. They actually have job openings.
  8. cosmicsun

    Verbal, Written Warnings and Termination

    A darn good lawyer. It sounds like you were accused of possibly taking patient drugs... A urine test could have cleared that up, unless you have your own at home and sometimes take them as many do... We are only human and have many aches and pains - which means you should show them your prescription and that would prove you don't need to risk taking them from anyone - you have your own! I don't know your whole story, but you would have to prove you have not been able to get another job - which would be part of your damages. You'd also have to prove stress and other - so you'd have to show you've seen a doctor for it.. The facilities are usually very large and have great lawyers. Your best bet would be to get your name cleared and then some compensation from them. They sometimes might setttle to get rid of you. You should probably take that. Some get really ugly and will try to destroy you. It can be very expensive and you don't want to go through it with those a_ _ h_ _ _ _ _. You really don't. Again, your lawyer has to be great. I doubt any would take it on a contingency basis. There might be ALOT you can do with a legal assistance firm. They could help you file your own case. I'm not kidding. You wouldn't have to pay a lawyer a dime. You're the one with all the facts. You might find a friend who could help you with this. If things got further along - like depositions, trial, then you will need one. Get the paperwork for filing an EEOC complaint. You write your story - wrongful termination, loss of wages, loss of enjoyment of life, embarassment, shame, depression, fear, stress, palpiations, insomnia, damaged reputation, ect... Then the employer will respond. See what happens after that. You will be referred to a mediator and you could settle for something. (Part of that settlement would be to clear your name - I hope.) Good luck.
  9. cosmicsun

    Electronic Tracking of Nursing Activities

    That's from left field... If someone wanted to be in administration, they would take steps to accomplish that... Really good skills would probably be happy with A REALLY GOOD RAISE! I realize your post was meant to get some of the nurses riled up, but I thought it was a pathetic attempt. I personally don't think we need the middle man... and I have a feeling, with all the technology out there, they will be the first to go. I'd start planning now if I were you.
  10. cosmicsun

    Electronic Tracking of Nursing Activities

    It's interesting that you would state that most nurses "don't know" something, just because they have a different opinion than your own. On to a completely different subject - what about the problems with the physician care..... REALLY... HELLOOOOOOOO
  11. cosmicsun

    Verbal, Written Warnings and Termination

    And, if you are going to spend time and money on the lawyer - I would go after the company that put that report on your record and charge them with falsification of documents... Hopefully, you documented your side of the story. If they did not submit your side, then I believe you'd have an easy case. I would file stress, loss of job, loss of income, attorneys fees, and wilful misconduct for starters. Good luck.
  12. cosmicsun

    Electronic Tracking of Nursing Activities

    No, the physicians don't wear them and neither do the nurses yet. I'm against it, that's all. And if one group has to wear them, then I believe, as a matter of principle, everyone should have to wear them. I'm sure everyone has room for improvement, even the managers, physicians, food staff, you name it! In fact, maybe they can just brand us with one of those hot metal things they use on steer.
  13. cosmicsun

    Electronic Tracking of Nursing Activities

    I believe people should be treated equally. If one group has to wear trackers, then make all wear trackers.
  14. cosmicsun

    Electronic Tracking of Nursing Activities

    Nothing mean about it. Don't be so defensive. Everyone should wear trackers. I don't see what the problem is.
  15. cosmicsun

    Electronic Tracking of Nursing Activities

    What's good for the goose is good for the gander. What's the matter - don't you want to wear a tracker. What, do you find it demeaning? Goodness no.
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