A woman struggling in her new job at a nursing home has sparked a discussion about what it’s like to quit a job you’ve only just started.
Take from RedditOn the Ask UK forum, the woman explained that she hated her job because of the heavy workload, lack of breaks and rude colleagues.
She claimed to have lost 5 pounds in two weeks since going into labor and postponed discharge due to the anxiety and sleep issues it causes.
Many commentators have reflected on the things that made them quit a job soon after starting, with some admitting they gave no notice before leaving.
A woman sparked a discussion about the appropriate time to quit a job you hate within weeks of starting (file image)
Posting on Reddit, the woman explained that she handed in her nursing home job notice after just two weeks due to the heavy workload.
The woman who started the discussion explained that she had applied to work nights but was assigned 12-hour day shifts, with no breaks.
She asked others for their opinion, saying, “I started a job two weeks ago and I hate it. I applied for night staff at a nursing home, which they accepted, but I got 12 hour day shifts.
“There are 30 residents on three floors and only one staff member per floor, although each resident is hoisted up, which requires two people. They told me that I had to do it alone, which is against the law.
‘I haven’t had a break since I started which means I have nothing to eat or drink from 6am to 9pm at night as it takes me over half an hour to get back to foot and I have lost 5 pounds since I started working there due to not being able to eat.
‘Because I didn’t know the routine I asked a woman who had worked there for 26 years about a resident and she yelled at me and said she seemed to know it all and that she didn’t have time to teach me how to do my job, even though she had been there forever and it was only my second shift.
“I feel bad because I just started but I really don’t enjoy it and it causes me anxiety and sleep problems thinking I did something wrong for lack of training.
“I gave my notice today and said I would finish my shifts this week, but I’m worried about how the staff will treat me. Am I wrong or can I leave? »
Numerous replies to the post reassured the woman that she was right to hand over her review, with some advising her not to bother returning for the final shifts.
One person wrote: “Your current situation is appalling mainly because you are dealing with people’s lives. If I were you, I would wash, iron and fold my uniform, bring it back to your employer, then turn around and walk away.
A flood of replies to the message reassured the woman that she had made the right decision in quitting her job
“They can’t deduct the cost of your uniform or anything else without your consent. I would then report them not only to the CQC, but also to the local authority that issues their license to operate.
“Depending on your employer’s reaction to all of this, I wouldn’t rule out winking at the local press and even leaving a factual, non-defamatory Google review expressing your concerns.
“Private care homes can be goldmines for their owners and they often put pounds, shillings and pence above the duty of care they owe to their employees and residents. Ask yourself, “Would I want someone close to me to be in this house?”
A stream of commentators claimed they quit their jobs after just a day because the role wasn’t what they expected
Another said: “Yes. I left a job as a housekeeper in a hotel after two weeks. They lied about the hours and made me work extra for no pay and the rooms were more horrible than I expected.
“The wife’s hotel rooms were the worst – several used bloody tampons and towels in the beds, heaps on the floor in the bathroom. Not just one guest, but it happened with multiple guests. There were trash cans but they obviously didn’t know what they were for.
Others shared their experience of seeing food fall on the kitchen floor and then be served to customers, while one said he was verbally abused for his stutter while working at a center of calls.
“I quit the day I put my hand in the black bin and found a spongy substance at the bottom which turned out to be a big s***. The restrooms were sparkling clean, however.
A fourth added: ‘The temp agency is sending me to work for National Rail to do clerical work, they said it was calculus based. Minimum wage of course.
“I get there and they take me to a room full of files/folders and they tell me to replace the first page of each with a new page that has been printed. That was all the work. I quit that day and found something else.
Another explained how immediately quitting a waiter job didn’t really mess things up with his employer.
“I came out of a job waiting three hours later for a cigarette break,” the Redditor explained. “They needed staff so badly that they called me a few hours later to ask if I wanted to come back.”
One chef recalled that the tipping point for them was seeing food fall on the floor in the kitchen and then be served to customers.
“I quit a job in a kitchen within an hour of the executive chef dropping a tray of roasted carrots on the floor, picking them up and continuing to use them.
“I asked if he was going to throw them away as a 17-year-old college intern and he told me to get the hell out of here, so I did.”
Another revealed how they were verbally abused by customers while working in a third-party call center for Sky – Broadband help.
“As far as client abuse goes, I think in a month I’ve been called twice. Many times people were like, ‘You really need to know that you suck at your job and you should do something else. thing,” they shouted, my voice laughing at me, if I stuttered customers who laughed at it.
“I thought it was all just call centers but I moved into finance and I think in two years there I didn’t even get 10% of the abuse I got experienced at Sky.”