Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Last Day.

Tonight I work my last shift at my current job. I'm having mixed feelings. I am seriously in need of something new but I am also going to miss my work colleagues so much.

As much as the job has been stressful I have enjoyed every second and I have learnt so much. I'm excited to take what I have learnt and put it into something new. Sadly, I am leaving at a low time. I can't say too much but my place of work received a complaint from a patient of which I am apart of and the last few weeks have been rough. I have never been so upset at work in my life. I keep thinking worst case scenario (i.e I could lose my job over this if it isn't handled well) and most of all I feel like I have completely failed at my job because of this. I'd never dream of upsetting anyone intentionally!

I'm trying to stay strong and see this new job as a new turning page but I can't help thinking that for me to receive a complaint from a patient that I must be doing something wrong? That I'm not in the right job or something. I just feel my confidence has taken a serious knock which is such a shame to leave this job with :(.

On the whole I look back at my time at my hospital with fond memories. I have been there 5 years and it's flown by!!! I did my 3 year training there and my first job post qualifying will always remain there too. I will always be so thankful to them!

Thank you guys. The last 2 years have been a huge learning curve but a real blessing too. I will miss the whole of the team so much!


Azmomo2 said...

You just can please all of the people all of the time. I think every Nurse has a patient complaint about something. As long as you know that you did the job you were trained to do, the way you were trained to do it. Then have confidence that you are where you are supposed to be.

laura anne said...

If you were a bad nurse things like that would happen on a regular basis. The simple fact is there are people out there ready to sue, complain and see the worst in people - even when the worst isn't even there.

It sucks, but if you stop doing it because of one person complaining - think of the people who have gone out of their way to say Thank you - written you notes, left you chocolates! (I know there's been a few patients and relatives of patients who have done that). There are more of them than this one person.

CrysHouse said...


I still freak out when parents come in to talk about somethng that happened in the classroom. I've learned the best thing to do is stay calm, because things are usually misinterpretations.

I'm sure you're awesome!

And I really hope you enjoy your new job.

Kristen said...

Girl, you can't let this get you down. I know from us talking about it that the complaint is bad but you know where you were right and where you were wrong. The best thing is to learn and move on. Like Laura said above, there are more people who have praised your care than those you have complained.

We can't be great all the time, otherwise we'd be inhuman.

Hey Monkey Butt said...

Keep on moving up girl, keep that chin up and keep on loving your job. I need to do the same, move on up and out of where I am. 7 years is too long. I know that all jobs are just jobs and there is always an unhappy time, but I'm not happy doing this job anymore. Time to move on, right!?!? Stay strong and good for you!

Holly said...

I totally agree with Laura Anne, there will always be people who are unhappy for some reason, but unless the complaints are frequent, I would try not to let it bother you.

Easier said than done though, I know.

Good luck with your new job! :)

Stacie said...

A complaint will always come, at least once, from someone. I'd bet it wasn't you but their circumstances... I hope you have a great start to your new job and that you know instantly that you made the right choice. :)

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