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    Any Thoughts??

    I've been travel nursing for the past 5 years and been a nurse along time, have great references etc.... I started a perm job at a place I traveled at before but am on a different floor and at my 90 day review, they extended my probation.. because I was seen by the staff as not approachable and did not ENGAGE with the staff.
    May I add, they did not say anything about my nursing , charting, etc. just that they want me to have OWNERSHIP on the floor,
    They said they don't know anything about me, and I said, I'm here to work and not to gab about my personal life. They did not really like that response.
    Anyway, I was highly insulted. I went to work, and was more approachable and hung out at the nurses station more and DID not talk about my personal life. I don't even know what all this means, never heard it before and I will never sit around talking about my personal life.......... NONE of their business...and it's not Professional. I can't stand listening to all the staffs personal drudgeries, we all have them
    We meet again in a month and this is all nonsense to me.
    Maybe I'll be packing my bags again..................................
    All thoughts welcome.

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    I think they are trying to tell you that you don't fit in. I would start looking for a place where you will fit in.

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    That's what i think too. Guess, i'll wait and see in a month.
    Thanks.

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    Hey K

    I was working in a hospital where one of the nurses wanted everybody's private cell phone. e-mail, facebook etc.... I explained the cell phone wasfor family emergencies only as was the e-mail as I don't like to get a lot of spam. As for facebook that's family only as well.

    She was very put out and pestered me for weeks - I finally had to go to admin about it. I keep work seperate from my social and family life. It may make me seem stand-offish but so what.

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    Hppy, good call on the e-mail bit, etc. One of my old employers has cell phones for the 'higher ups'; the phone numbers for employees are stored in them. Obviously, the morons have STILL not gotten around to deleting my home number, as I have gotten 4 calls rom them in 2 months. Oh, and the new DON 'didn't know I no longer work there'. From what I understand, she's the 5th DON in 3 years. Go figure.

    Kdog, it's strange that you worked out well on the other floor. Strange. Has there been any change in Admin at all?

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    There is a balance between being too social and not social enough and we all have to find it for ourselves. I go back to your point about the review having nothing to do with your patient care but rather social concerns with other nurses. I would think the manager would prefer that you focus on work and NOT coffee klatch too much. I agree, look for another place.

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    Thanks everyone. as I said , I worked here before but on a different floor as a travler nurse and enjoyed it. I don't like this floor or job but don't hate it.
    Anyway, I've made myself easy to approach and do sit at the nurses station at night , before I would sit off in a corner using the computer, And I'm friendlier but in a professional way.
    PS. I'm not a stick in the mud..I've been trained to NOT ENGAGE in personal issues while at work....... Now this place wants just that.
    Thanks everyone...
    STAY TUNED..................... for the follow up eval.........................

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    Follow up evaluation was good. I'm off probation now.
    I focused on being more available and personable to the staff..without talking about my personal life.
    Games.

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    Even if the review goes well and you stay there, it doesn't seem to be a good fit for you. My guess is that you would be happier working somewhere else.

    R

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    RICU,
    I agree 100% with you, I don't like the job and was hoping for another floor. Have been looking for other opportunites in New England but market is still tight. So, I have to hang in there for now and try to be positvie and fit in. NO other choice right now.
    Thanks for responding, I respect your opinion and help

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