Caring Nurse FIRED

by Natalie
(Wa )

I'm a RN for a dialysis center. Have been employed for three years. Never have I been terminated until yesterday when I got to work and was given papers. To make a long story short, my female boss cursed at me and a fellow employee on the floor two years ago and I wrote up an incident report on that situation. Ever since then I have the worst schedule and feel she had it out for me. A few weeks ago I was confronted by a tech who wanted to know why I was leaving early. Basically she was rude and I raised my voice back. No patients were in the center and we were the only two staff in the back pod. Her rendition stated I called her "stupid" and her two friends who are also techs agreed. I then texted my boss and let her know what happened. (We frequently text them). She replied with a "I don't give a shit about you or your problems." I took this to my administrator and showed him. Come to find out she said her husband was the one who replied. Long story short they basically said I called someone "stupid" , I took a patient off early without proper documentation. 15 minutes early and he was cramping. Lastly they said I didn't clock out when I left the building on my paid break to cross the road for coffee. NOBODY ever clocks out and they haven't held anyone else accountable to this policy. Bottom line is patients come off early all the time, her friends were the witness to the "stupid" word I didn't say and the policy of clocking out on a paid break isn't followed. They have a disciplinary process that wasnt followed for each of these things. First verbal, secondly written, third probation and lastly termination. I feel I got my boss in trouble turning her in and they haven't followed their own disciplinary process. Applied for benefits- single mom and really bummed out.

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similar hospital firing
by: Joyce

Sorry for your stress and suffering. I am in Kansas and did work for a large hospital corporation. I arrived at work, the Department Director saw me and told my supervisor and I to come to his office. I was informed I was being fired and would receive 8 hours of pay. I was clueless. I learned later a missing report from 2 months prior and performance were at issue. My Manager did not discuss HIS decision to terminate me with my supervisor or seek guidance from HR to ensure HCA Policy and documentation procedures were followed until after my termination. My Supervisor learned of my firing when I did. I have 25 years of distinguished service with my previous employer. My career there lasted 4 years. My responsibilities, duties and obligations were similar but to a much lesser degree. I believe the problem lies with being a women, 55 years plus, being diagnosed with a chronic disease and having experienced more during my career than my male coworkers also played a role in my termination. Were you successful in challenging your employer failing to follow HR protocol for employee performance documentation and disciplinary procedures?

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Fired for "walking off my shift"
by: Anonymous

You do a great service for people and are very good at what you do. I have a Question: Im in MO and was granted benefits after the first phone interview, if my employer appeals can they bring up anything they want or do they have to stick with what they first said? ie: " he shoulda been fired for "this, this or this"...Ive never been written up only because they dont follow their own rules.

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Hi Anonymous,

Fairly certain you submitted a request for a free eval and if that was you, I emailed you an answer.

However, you've now incited me to draw your attention to what Missouri has which is sort of unique.

They have something called a service letter law, which if you use it may be helpful in preventing an employer from changing their reason for termination.

But then again .. when someone walks off a job .. for whatever reason they believe justifies that action .. I call it a voluntary quit and then, the conversation becomes about proving the good cause for quitting.

Chris


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by: Anonymous

Can I get any feedback?


It wasn't clear t0 me you wanted feedback about the possibility of unemployment benefits I am now assuming you were after.

Since there is an intro to use the submission form you did use, I thought you were just sharing your story.

Feedback can be provided, however it would have to be via a consultation.

So sorry for any confusion.

Chris

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