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    I was terminated from a job I love recently. I made a mistake that I feel I have learned from. I live in a small rural area with a lack of jobs. My former co workers are encouraging me to go speak with the DON or administrator and attempt to get my job backbut I am terrified. I can’t sleep, feel sick all the time, and am just a mess. I loved that place. What do I do? Should I just let it go? Or bite the bullet and beg?


    I have been in rough situations before and had to go to administrators to try to fix a bad situation or misunderstanding. It was very scary, but I was always glad I at least tried.

    There is nothing wrong at all with going to your DON and trying to make a case. If nothing else, you can gain some more insight into how to avoid a mistake like that in the future.

    I think you will always regret not trying. If you really enjoyed your position, try to get past the fear and go fight for it.

    Gregg Christoff

    I agree, go back and speak with the DON. Since I don’t know the particulars about your situation what have you got to lose? Explain to the DON that you made a mistake and how you learn from it. Tell the DON what you would do to make sure that you don’t make the same mistake again. Don’t know what the outcome would be but at the very least I think it shows you learned by your mistake and your commitment to the facility. As long as you did not break any laws or compromise the health of the patient, I think any DON would consider rehiring you. At the very least, the DON will say “No”. Believe me, I have been told no many times. This only grew my passion and desire for my next opportunity.

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    Definitely give it a try. As others have said, the worst that can happen is they’ll say no. By going back you’ll show your dedication and commitment. And you don’t have to feel like you’re begging. Explain your points, that you’ve learned and explain why you are a valuable employee. If you get no for an answer, then it’s time to get ready for a job search. Hope it goes well!

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