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Toxic Environment?

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MotoRN34 has 1 years experience .

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So I quit my job today due to the toxic office environment. Some examples of the toxic environment includes racism, unprofessionalism, fraud/over billing, harassment and just cruel managers. The managers would refer to AA people as ghetto and would make racially charged comments about POC. The AA office members were always being watched and harassed meanwhile the non-POC would watch TV and make personal calls during their shift without any disciplinary action. They would gossip to every office member about who was fired or was going to be fired. The level of profanity used is the office was quite shocking. A close friend and coworker informed me that I was their next target so I quit before being terminated. Is there a way to report this?

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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Having quit a caustic environment as a brand new RN nearly 30 years ago, I was instructed to apply for unemployment benefits in order to utilize the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)'s job finding service.

I told them, "I'm an RN. I shouldn't have much trouble finding a job. I just want to use the job finding service. Besides, I quit my last job. I don't think I'll be qualified for benefits".

Still, I was told that I needed to apply for unemployment benefits in order to use the job finding service, so that's what I did.

Lo and behold, IDES ruled the working conditions were unfair, I had followed the correct guidelines before quitting, and was awarded benefits.

Perhaps you could do the same, MotoRN.

As far as seeking retribution in reporting them, I adhere to a concept that was introduced to me by Mr. Edgar Cayce: "You can't get someone into more trouble than they can get themselves into".

Good luck and the best to you, MotoRN!

 

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J.Adderton has 27 years experience as a BSN, MSN.

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Does the facility have a compliance officer you can report issues to?

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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If you have specific documentation on dates and incidents then yes, I think you can do something about this. When I had a boss I could not trust, I learned to keep a legal pad and write up things that he'd say (he'd answer emails with a phone call so I had no "proof" of his answer). Every entry was dated and signed as a nurse's note.

If not.... you can discuss with personnel but I am unsure how they would help you if you cannot provide who/what/when/where situations. Good luck.

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Seeing Myself Out has 6 years experience.

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Omg sorry to hear that, I was in a similar environment at a non nursing internship several years ago, and needlessly to say I quit because I didn't have much to lose. A close friend of mine recommended filing a law suit, but I decided it wasn't worth the additional stress dealing with them. Depending on how your HR department handles the complaints, seeking legal actions may become a likely option. Good luck and take care. 

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