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i got written up at work and am currently suspended for a few days. when i went in to work the other night to see a fellow employee i was told by my peers that i was fired. i told them i was not told this. when i got disciplinary action there were 3 people in the closed door room. me the don and adon and i told no-one. my work wants me to come in. they called @7am today. my question is do i resign before i am officially terminated. i know this will affect unemployment compensation if i do this. but i also know getting fired doesn’t look good on a resume. either way i know i wont get a favorable reference even though i have been a reliable well liked employee with only a history with one other (verbal) warning. please help i don’t know what to do?:banghead:

Sorry to hear you are going through this - I do not have experience with being suspended - :icon_hug:

ohmeowzer RN, RN

Specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

i have never been in that situation before, but i would go and see what they say, i would probably write a exit letter and told them a few things i had problems with while working there... but thats me..

To my understanding a suspension does not lead to a termination unless the suspension is to investigate whatever happened. If the suspension is the discipline then that should be the end of it. No way to know until you go back, I wouldn't resign until you know for sure what's happening because it may be for nothing. Do not believe everything your coworkers tell you, rumors run like the wind when things like this happen.

Could I ask you not to type in all caps, please? It's against the TOS because it's considered "shouting". Thank you.

Wow! I am so sorry that you are going through this and I hope that it's just a crazy rumor and that whatever happens in the end is what's best for you.

Do you have any idea why this would happen (did something recently happen at work, etc.)? Maybe people were just gossiping and somehow your name mixed in?

Hope everything works out for the best...

What were you terminated for?

santhony44, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in FNP, Peds, Epilepsy, Mgt., Occ. Ed.

Don't assume you're terminated.

A co-worker and I were once called at home and told not to come in for our regular night shift but to be in for a meeting the next day. This was regarding an incident that had happened on our shift. We were asked to explain what had happened. Our DON and his supervisor had already investigated, our accounts tallied with what they had found, they told us we'd be paid for the shift we'd missed and for the meeting time. When we went to the unit to sign in the overtime book, we were greeted by "But we heard you'd been fired!" We just looked at each other, grinned, and shrugged.

Rumors do fly. Not all of them are true.

If you are told you're being terminated, it won't hurt anything to ask if you can resign instead.

I am glad you raised this question (although I am certainly NOT glad to hear the reason for raising it.)

I have always wondered what the best course of action would be, if the choice is between getting fired and resigning in order to not get fired. By getting fired, you are able to receive unemployment benefits, and if you quit, you cannot.

If you are fired, your future employer will know that you have gotten fired. But, and here's my real question, if you resign, your future employer may also know that you left on unfavorable terms. Even if your present employer has a policy of "no references, only dates of employment," usually the tone of voice can indicate whether you left on bad terms. Either way, the future employer will probably know. So then, is it best to get fired so that you can collect unemployment benefits?

I am really curious what others think. To the OP--obviously I don't know what you should do, but I am interested in hearing the opinions of others.

RN1982

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

I hate being nosy, I'm just curious what caused the OP to be suspended.

dpbrown523

Specializes in Critical Care, Dialysis, Home Health. Has 17 years experience.

In Texas you can't get unemployment benefits if you are fired for a disciplinary reason. Also you can get unemployment if you quit in certain circumstances.

In Texas you can't get unemployment benefits if you are fired for a disciplinary reason. Also you can get unemployment if you quit in certain circumstances.

In CA you can, if the employer does not contest it. When I was terminated I was actually given information by the employer about unemployment, which tells me that they were very quietly acknowledging that I was the scapegoat.

I do not, however, think the OP is being terminated.

suanna

Specializes in Post Anesthesia. Has 30 years experience.

Unemployment compensation- for a nurse? To my understanding if there is a "nursing" job you could take anywhere within 50 miles of your home you have to accept it- no matter how crappy the position. (it varies state by state). I don't know the particulars of your situation but if it comes down to being terminated you can always ask for the option to resign if you are concerned for your resume'. I would stick it out and see what comes of the meeting. It's not like you are going to get references from this employer if you do end up leaving thier employment either way.

Quit and get a new job depending on why you were suspended. Wondering if you may also get talked to about going in to work after suspension. I think suspensions mean you should not be on the property - even to visit a friend.

I would write a resignation letter that documents what other employees said about being terminated. Good luck.

kakamegamama

Specializes in MCH,NICU,NNsy,Educ,Village Nursing.

To the OP--it sounds to me that your privacy was violated as evidenced by your coworkers telling you you were terminated. That is a big concern as employees do have rights to confidentiality and it's a serious thing when those rights are violated. Don't assume your colleagues really know what they are talking about...they may just enjoy being the bearer of bad news, or gossip. Hang in there & good luck!

Unemployment compensation- for a nurse? To my understanding if there is a "nursing" job you could take anywhere within 50 miles of your home you have to accept it- no matter how crappy the position. (it varies state by state).

Not true. At least not in CA. And even if you take the first available job you still have a period of unemployment during the hiring process and until you get your first paycheck. Gotta buy the food and pay the rent somehow.

To the OP--it sounds to me that your privacy was violated as evidenced by your coworkers telling you you were terminated. That is a big concern as employees do have rights to confidentiality and it's a serious thing when those rights are violated.

Where is the violation? If she did something that was worth getting suspended for there is, in all likelihood, at least one witness. Admin wouldn't have to say a single solitary thing.

I am wondering about you saying that you went to work to see another employee. Are you saying that you went to work to visit someone but weren't actually scheduled to work? If this is so, this is probably a violation of your facility policy. Unless you have a legitimate reason to be at your place of employement (meeting, lab testing, education) it is NOT appropriate to go to work to visit with people who are on duty.

dpbrown523

Specializes in Critical Care, Dialysis, Home Health. Has 17 years experience.

You are right. I used to think the same thing, that why would a nurse need unemployment benefits because there is such a demand in the field. A "comparable" job, not a "crappy" job... and you can hold out for the same salary for so many weeks, then go for 80% of the salary.... Then if you have been "blackballed" by your previous employer it may be quite difficult to find a "comparable" job in the same area of work.

I am wondering about you saying that you went to work to see another employee. Are you saying that you went to work to visit someone but weren't actually scheduled to work? If this is so, this is probably a violation of your facility policy. Unless you have a legitimate reason to be at your place of employement (meeting, lab testing, education) it is NOT appropriate to go to work to visit with people who are on duty.

I used to have my best friend, and then my fiance (now Hubs) meet me for my dinner break all the time.

You are right. I used to think the same thing, that why would a nurse need unemployment benefits because there is such a demand in the field. A "comparable" job, not a "crappy" job... and you can hold out for the same salary for so many weeks, then go for 80% of the salary.... Then if you have been "blackballed" by your previous employer it may be quite difficult to find a "comparable" job in the same area of work.

And what does one do for money in the meantime?

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