What a Week I`ve Had !!

  1. I worked a bunch of overtime last pay period so last Friday i called Dell, and ordered a brand new puter....went whole hog, even a flat panel monitor...Yippee !!!. Had to work Sat. and Sun.....My NM came in for a few hours....She is wonderful lady, who has had an awful year....Lost both of her parents within a few months....had surgery, has been off to recover, and even with dealing with her mom`s death earlier this month, she actually looked good, and said she felt better, (pysically) than she had in several years, and looked it...So, onto Monday.....Day started off, boss came in early, as usual....was called to Admin, came back a bit later...crying, and proceded to clean out her desk....Those Clods fired her !!!!!!!!! Because she had not been perfoming up to their expectations !!! Ya think? Talk about compassion here.......after 18 years at this hospital..The DON made her way to the ICU, to explain this in person to me...and I told her....Consider this my 2 week notice...and quickly followed it up with written note.....Just can`t work with such people....Today, anither ICU nurse came back from vacation, with message on HER answering machine, not to go to unit in Am, but to go to Admin.....I got to work this Am, and had agency nurse to work with.....A bit after 8, friend came in and emptied out her locker...She either quit or got fired....she said she quit....and happy.....danced out the door....and called me at noon and said she had scheduled shifts as agency for next month.....and gave me phone # of her agency....So, here I am , have 4 more days to work(after Xmas) and HAPPY as He.. I knew I was getting very unhappy, but didn`t know how much....I BIG weight has gone....Have had every Doc, trying to change my mind...and my fellow nurses are pi$$ed at me...but WTF....I think I`ll take a few weeks or maybe a month, and then sign up with an agency or maybe 2....Or even might go traveling again.....
    Enough venting I guess...this is getting long...Wish me luck..
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  3. by   LasVegasRN
    Wow!!! Good luck, to you Nancy! I'm kinda excited for you!! :hatparty:
    Originally posted by cactus wren
    ...and I told her....Consider this my 2 week notice...and quickly followed it up with written note
    Wow! If I had a dime for every time I thought that in my head... I wouldn't even need a job!

    Congrats to you, and good luck on all of your future ventures! Keep us posted!

  5. by   kittyw
    GOOD LUCK!! - they shouldn't be mad at you but at the clod of an admin you all got!!!
  6. by   hapeewendy
    good luck!
    on to bigger and better!
  7. by   karenG
    good luck- and well done for having the courage to do this!!

  8. by   Rustyhammer
    It's support like that for our brothers and sisters that will make admin. think before they act (we hope).
    I know things will be fine for you. You have such a good aura.
  9. by   cactus wren
    Thanks, folks for all the warm feelimgs...I know I`ll be just fine, and am glad to be done (almost...4 shifts to go) With an admin. that is so compasionate..( Tongue firmly stuck out, gotta learn how to use those smilies !) My friends aen`t mad, mad, they are just upset that i`m leaving...and some think I`ve just "lost" it.... . One told me I can`t go back to N.M., told her "too durn cold up that way for me" And really don`t think my arthritis would appreciate all that snow....
    Going up there tomorrow or Sat. and stay through Christmas, ans play with g-kids...And listen to my kids b**** at me...Not really,they are supportive of mom, and they KNOW that when my mind is set....back off...mom`s on a roll....
  10. by   aimeee
    Hey, good for you, Cactus Wren! You know you've done the right thing when you have that good feeling, don't you? Must have been time for a change.
  11. by   BadBird
    Good for you!! Enjoy your time off and new start.
  12. by   baseline
    You go girl !!!!! doesn't feel GOOOOOOD!!! I wanted to do that so badly today..... Good for you!!!
  13. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I agree with Baseline! YOU GO GIRL!!! Good luck! I know you will do fine!
  14. by   deespoohbear
    Best wishes....I wish I had the guts to do that.....