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Quitting after 2nd week on the job?!

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I recently started a new job working as an Clinic RN in a outpatient clinic. I already hate it and dread going in. I've cried twice already and I have never felt this way about a job. I regret leaving my last job so badly. There's been many red flags...I could go on and on.

So basically my question is...if I'm still in training, am I legally required in the state of MI to give any notice before resigning? I've searched the BON website but can't seem to find the info anywhere? My fear is that the clinic would say it's abandonment? Is that even a thing for outpt?!

No you aren't legally required but it would be professional suicide to just up and quit without a very good reason. Hating it is not one of those reasons. You need to check your HR policy. The usual notice period is 2-3 weeks. Write a letter to your manager detailing your last day and email a copy of it to HR. Since you are still orienting it is very likely that they will dispense with the notice and let you go immediately. Be the professional that nurses are meant to be.

We can't give legal advice on allnurses. It's against TOS. But there have been many threads on allnurses about your question and I believe it was also answered in the Ask A Nurse Attorney section under Careers on allnurses.com.

Also, the nurse attorney who wrote the following article (it's not my opinion, it's that of an attorney) says that you must have accepted a specific patient assignment and left without notice in order for your leaving to constitute abandonment.

Abandonment: What It Is And Is Not - Nurse Guidance

This is interesting, too - apparently Michigan's BON specifically prevents nurses from being censured for abandonment because they refuse mandatory overtime believing they can't provide safe care:

Patient care at heart of patient abandonment resolution

ETA: And what Wuzzie said, times 100.

Just up and quit, if you will never return to work for that company again. It is not "professional suicide". You need to exit that toxic environment ASAP. Just make sure you quit when not on duty.

Just up and quit' date=' if you will never return to work for that company again. It is not "professional suicide". You need to exit that toxic environment ASAP. Just make sure you quit when not on duty.[/quote']

With all due respect you are very, VERY wrong.

I have known many people who simply quit their jobs and they are doing fine. It is more professional of course to consult with HR and ask about giving a notice but usually when you do this while on orientation, they allow you to just leave.

If it were me I would leave it off a resume. Unless you apply for a government job, they won't find out. Unless you run into someone you know from there. Good luck!

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