Is The Writing On The Wall?
Many nurses stay in their job because of their comfort zone. They are comfortable with where they work, the policies and procedures, the staff, the routine, etc. But things may not be clicking just right. Maybe you’re getting write-ups here and there and talked to frequently. Perhaps you may not fit in with the other staff and all these other little signs.
Meanwhile, parts of your body are talking to you. Your gut is screaming, “This isn’t quite right!” and coercing you to “Leave it!” Then a little voice in your head says, “Well, I don’t know what’s out there. I don’t know if I can get another job.” After which your heart is saying, “There HAS to be a better place!” And then that part enjoying the comfort zone takes over and says, “But you’re comfortable here. You know the routine. You know everything about it.”
That is when there is a mismatch between the gut, the head and the heart.
Are you going to be run by faith and power, trusting your gut and knowing that this is not the right fit? Or are you going to stay in your fear because the fear of the unknown is greater than the known.
If the proverbial handwriting is on the wall, you always can get another job, but you can’t always get another license. If you are in this situation, the consequences of being terminated can be much greater than the discomfort of finding another job. If you are terminated, you will have to put that fact on all future job applications; you cannot omit it. In some States, you will have to also report the termination on a license renewal application.
Sometimes when you put things down on paper and weigh the pros and cons, you can see that your heart knows the right decision. The fear always will be there, but you will have to walk past the fear and do what’s best for you.