I’m in an at-will state. I was fired from my very first nursing job, which I obtained two weeks after I passed my boards for my LPN. Two weeks into the job I was put on phone triage and had an issue with a pt calling to speak with her cardio, who was in surgery. After repeatedly yelling at me, hanging up, calling back, yelling, and hanging up, I asked a coworker to take the call because the pt wasn’t listening to the fact that I could NOT page pt’s physician to leave the OR, come into the office, and see pt and pt refused to see any of our 9 other MDs or 7 mid levels. My coworker told me no because it wasn’t her turn on triage. I asked the head physician of the group who agreed that we can not call physicians out of the OR. I offered the pt another appt, same day, but pt refused, so I told pt to go to the ER where their MD was and their MD would be the one on-call to see them in the ER. Pt hung up, called our corporate office, and filed a complaint against me for refusing to help her. When I was fired, I was told I was “unable to perform the job requirements as expected”. I had no nursing supervisor because she was promoted to clinical director two days after I was hired, so I really had no one to ask questions of. I was in my 90-day probation period so no reason was really needed for my termination.