Pissed Off...

  1. Just venting, so, ignore my insanity...I have to go back to work on Monday after vacation for one week in a sleepy, friendly town. I didn't have to worry about the hustle and bustle of New York rush hour, petty, competitive arguments amongst staff or rude employees and patients. I feel a bit trapped by my contract at this job because they paid my way to become an LPN. I owe about two more years, and while that is a blessing in terms of gaining experience, it is a headache due to miserable co-workers. I want to literally run.

    While on vacation, my old college called and told me of a job opening in Manhattan, described as looking more like a spa than a clinic. She didn't know what money they were offering, but, I happened to go to this hospital for several continuing education courses and the continuing ed staff love me to pieces (see, my hospital didn't teach a darned thing effectively). Only problem is...ta da...my contract. I called my friend to update my resume, and I plan to send it to them anyway to see what happens. Also, I am concerned about taking the train during rush hour with all of the re-routing and delays. But, I didn't even get an interview, so, this is not an issue at this time. I will be emailing the resume on Monday and will see what happens. I discovered that while I do like being a nurse, I don't like my job! I hate the phoniness of this administration, the infamous magnet status process (oh, by the way, the royal group of magnet surveyors will be returning on Oct. 29,30 and 31st). Anyway, I hope I don't walk in there on Monday with a severe attitude. Wish me luck!
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    Luck!

    Can you buy yourself out of the contract? Pay back the tuition?

    Life's short.
  4. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from Suesquatch
    Luck!

    Can you buy yourself out of the contract? Pay back the tuition?

    Life's short.
    I heard that we can, but didn't look into it just yet. But, what they would do is tally up the tuition as well as the salary paid to you at the time because we were on 100% paid leave of absence, so, this is not small money. Any job that I take would have to pay well enough for me to work it out. But, I'll tell you what...my sanity is worth it. I just need the assurance of security and at least $8-$10,000 more than what I am currently making. And, I am trying to get a bit of med-surg experience per diem to make it look good (but wouldn't consider working med-surg at another job). I enjoy working at clinics. Thanks for the positive energy! How is your new job working out?
  5. by   leslie :-D
    i too, was going to suggest buying out your contract.
    or, in lieu of benefits from the offering job, maybe they would buy out your contract?

    when your spirit has been totally depleted, there is little we won't do in order to get it back...

    sending you positive, healing thoughts, pagan.

    leslie
  6. by   RNDreamer
    I would go on the interview anyway, then decide after finding out all the specifics. Good luck!
  7. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from earle58
    i too, was going to suggest buying out your contract.
    or, in lieu of benefits from the offering job, maybe they would buy out your contract?

    when your spirit has been totally depleted, there is little we won't do in order to get it back...

    sending you positive, healing thoughts, pagan.

    leslie
    Thanks!! We'll see where the money goes if I get the interview. And, I will inquire about the amount of money due to end this contract. At this time, it would probably be too expensive...we would have to pay BOTH, tuition and salary since I was paid in full but didn't work. I'll keep you all posted!
  8. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from NYDreamer
    I would go on the interview anyway, then decide after finding out all the specifics. Good luck!
    Thanks! I'll keep you posted!
  9. by   Grace Oz
    Wishing you all the very best.
    Nothing worse than feeling trapped.
    I'll include you in my prayers.

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