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- December 1, 2016 at 10:23 pm#40914AnonymousInactive
ok, so I finally had it happen. My job/career and alcohol problem finally collided. I’ve been in denial all summer that’s it gotten to that point, and I did some job hopping as a nurse. Never got fired for alcohol abuse, but didn’t show a couple of times.
I took a full time position a month ago. I love my new job. However. Went out drinking on a friday. all out power drunk. Woke up saturday, continued to drink, passed out a few hours. Not thinking clearly, went out to work thinking I could pull it off.
Was sent home by a fellow nurse for smelling like alcohol and not being in the right frame of mind to be there.
I got enough courage to send my nurse manager an email of apology. By some grace of god I’m not fired? I had honestly expected to lose my nursing license.
She said I wasn’t falling down drunk, and understood I”ve been dealing with stressful life events.
I am APPALLED that I did this.
She wants me to go back on Monday. I am still worried the nurse that was on may find this offensive and file an official complaint with the board.
Beyond that, I am so humiliated, I don’t know if I can go back.
I’m a single mom, I have to work. What to do.
If nothing else, the silver lining in this is that I can longer be in denial about my alcohol use. Back to my counselor on tuesday. YES, I need help.
But what to do about my job? would any of you go back?
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