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Since I gave 2 weeks notice of resignation to the management, I have been floated more often to stepdown unit last 2 weeks. This makes me kinds of sad or not quite happy about " Nice finish". Does any body feels this way in some point? also everybody asks " you are leaving us here! where are you going?" now all of sudden, I am so famous in whole unit and floor.
11-13-2006, 11:28 PM
I don't know if most people feel this way, but I noticed as an ICU nurse that I was just a warm body to them to fill staffing. Yeah, HR and manager always tried to make it seem like "you are a valued team member", but when it came down to it, the hospital and management only look out for themselves. I felt bad for leaving my unit for school because I liked the people I worked with, and I knew they'd be down on staff, but as for the hospitals and management go, you need to do whats best for you.
I had a couple of friends who applied to CRNA school after working there for about a year and their ICU manager would not write reccommendations for them. He said they owed him atleast two years for training them as a new grad.:ugh2:
11-14-2006, 04:36 AM
I agree with Diprivan and my manager wouldn't write me a letter until two years. Screw that.
11-14-2006, 12:02 PM
sounds like nurses at their finest. Nurses will never get along.
11-14-2006, 05:17 PM
My answer: Use all your sick time.
11-14-2006, 05:48 PM
I think that is a pretty common thing when your unit finds out you are leaving to go to anesthesia school. Immediate attitude change...I really believe it is all predicated on jealousy - jealousy that you're going to get paid for busting your ass and that you're not going to be wiping it anymore. The same thing happened to me. So what did I do? Used up the rest of my vacation and drank beer. You're not going to be drinking it in school, so you might as well drink it now!!!! :pound: :pound: :pound:
11-14-2006, 07:27 PM
Well, I was on the same unit for 5 years and had been PRN for 2 of those years, so the transition was not a huge surprise to anyone. Mostly everyone seemed to be happy for me with the exception of a few (of course) . One person even said " I'll miss you, even though you know you're selling out.. " Can you believe it? Yeah, 'cause I'm selling my soul for a piece of silver (or something)! Just because I don't have the martyr complex to stay put in a job instead of moving on (which was the best decision for me) people are gonna try to foist it on you!
Well, I didn't have any sick time (non-benefitted) but I did quit about 4 weeks beofre I started school -best decision I could have made! -Jill
11-14-2006, 07:33 PM
My answer: Use all your sick time.
Ditto on that. I've been saving mine for this very occasion.
Just simple jealousy of your courage to actually step out of the comfort zone of the ICU, and follow through with something that might take a little effort. Nothing wrong with being a lifer at the bedside, but don't hate me for not.
Fortunately, there is not a ton of that in my unit, but there is some.
11-14-2006, 07:38 PM
Wow, I guess I'm the only one who experienced the complete opposite in my unit for which I had worked 7 years.
For starters my nurse manager wrote a terrific letter of recommendation. All my co-workers celebrated with me when I got my letter of acceptance and told me how proud they were of me. Then they threw me a HUGE suprise party at a local restaurant after my last day at work and gave me a new lab coat and Littman stethescope (mine had disappeared).
Now that I am done, when I go on the unit I am greeted like Norm on Cheers. The folks on my unit, manager included, have been like that with all of us who have chosen to "go on". There was no animocity or grumbling. As a matter of fact, my old nurse manager refers to us proudly as her "kids she raised" who went to CRNA school.
11-14-2006, 07:52 PM
hehehe....."sounds like typical nurses"........yup..............."use your sick time"..........yup.............I did :) I have worked at my present job for 7 years, and was strongly encouraged by everyone, especially my boss to do this. They knew this was coming for a year. I was planning on leaving at the end of this month...but was just waiting to give my notice to be safe, never know when something might happen, and to burn some sick time....learned my lesson on that years ago. My boss started pressuring me to turn in my notice and lied to me so that I would work the weekend after thanksgiving. Next Wedesday is my last day:)! She told me today that "it's time for you to leave". Well kiss my ass and good ridance. Taking six weeks off....I got the time! Have minimal sick time left for them to screw me out of. They are nurses...sorry but they don't care about me, you or anyone else other than themselves.
11-14-2006, 11:55 PM
I totally agree.
Now in my job they are throwing a big going away party and the full meal deal, but it isnt the unit and it isnt filling with nursey nurses. These people expect that if you leave its for CRNA school or Med school. In fact, everyone who has went to one or the other.
Its important to remember that in the hospital your nurse manager dosent get a "raise" "Bonus" etc if they dont meet productivity. When you quit, you cost them the productivity of training a new person to do your job and possibly their tidy bonus. So, none of them are your "friends" when you put in that notice but the very few sincere ones.
11-15-2006, 08:37 AM
It sucks, but isn't surprising, that ppl have to be so bitter and jealous when others choose to better themselves. It's not like you just get handed your CRNA when you get accepted. You have to bust your @$$ - some of us have to bust it twice - and you earn those 4 letters!
Fortunately, my old unit was cool about it. Three of us left for NA school at the same time and three had left the year before. Two more are leaving this year...and by now the unit just accepts that for some RNs it's a stepping stone. The medical director writes us all awesome letters and they're always happy to let us float back and pick up shifts. Heck, my manager wouldn't let me officially resign. He just put me on prn status and I can go back whenever I'm in town to pick up a shift or two. But I'm sure that if I'd left for school from the unit I've been working on for the past few months, it would've been another story. They were just plain hateful when I quit this week (instead of August when school starts...deja vu - let's hope this time I make it.)
Just hang in there and don't let the bitter ones steal your joy. You're on to bigger and better things!
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