When I saw that this was one of the posts for this weeks Writers Workshop I wanted to write about it even though I am having to post it a day early. I am going to write about 4 which is tell us about a job you quit…why did you do it. I am going to talk about when I quit my last job before I got hired on where I am at now.
As most of you know that I wanted to be a nurse and one of the things I had to do in order to become a nurse was become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Once I got my certification I had to work as a CNA in order to keep the certification. I had a few other jobs as a CNA before I ended up at the last place I worked at. Once I got to that place is when I really fell in love with the job and the residents at the home. Before that I could have walked away from being a CNA because it wasn’t something that I could have seen myself doing long term.
Anyway back to the story, I worked there for about 2 years and loved everyday of it until about the last 6 months. I hurt my back while I worked there and that was the beginning of the end for me. After I hurt my back the workmen’s compensation doctor put me light duty and after you are on “light duty” for 6 months or something like that they make you take a leave of absence. Now let me say that even though I was on “light duty” and “couldn’t” lift anything over 25 pounds I was still expect to do everything including the lifting. Because of that and the fact that there were never enough people working my back never got better.
So when they put me on a leave of absence without any notice I was in total shock. I went home and tried to get ahold of my doctor so that he could change the order and I could go back to work. The only way he would change the order was if I moved off the floor working in patient care and moved into an office type job. When I talked to my supervisor about this he said that there was a job for me and once they got the new order that I could come back to work.
Well when they did get the order the job I had been promised wasn’t there and the only job was for me to go back working on the floor. When I got that call I was pissed off and angry and I had to tell them well then I guess I can’t come back because I can’t work on the floor with my back like it is.
To this day the whole situation really pisses me off because I loved that job and I would still be there if I hadn’t gotten hurt. I am not even going to talk about how I got hurt because that is another whole post. To this day my back still hurts everyday so I am totally considering getting my certification again and going to back to at a different facility because I love the job and since I am in pain everyday why not go back!
Anyways that is my story on why I quit my last job as a CNA.
Why did you quit your job and would you do it again?