Georgia Nurse Who Quit During Pandemic Says Her Manager Messed Up
The Georgia nurse who went viral for quitting her job during the coronavirus pandemic recently spoke to media about her exit and says while she believes in protecting her family she could have handled it differently.
In her original video, c, shared that her manager was sending her to a hospital floor where a patient tested positive for coronavirus. Despite her previous battle with breast cancer and having children at home that she cannot send elsewhere.
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Scott later revealed that she has already come into contact with a patient who tested positive without being notified by her manager – which may have been the primary source of her justified outrage.
During an interview with The Breakfast Club, Scott revealed that it is management’s responsibility to notify staff if they’ve come into contact with an infected patient.
“I was never notified,” said Scott, who learned after-the-fact that she was in contact with a patient who tested positive.
Scott said she asked around to see if any other staffers had a similar situation. She learned that another nurse did come into contact, but they were notified.
“[The other nurse] was contacted by our manager,” said Scott.
After learning this, Scott followed up with her manager and asked again, “Why was I not notified about my patient’s positive status?” At this time, the manager tried to get Scott on the phone to explain.
But Scott told The Breakfast Club she wanted a paper trail for this correspondence. Scott believes her manager knows she mishandled this situation and wanted to clear something up over the phone that she did not want to be seen in an email.
See her full interview below
The breast-cancer survivor also spoke with on the Tamron Hall Show, where she shared a few regrets, admitting that she wasn’t thinking clearly because she was so upset.
“I regret how I handled it if I would have remained calm and just thought it through I wouldn’t be here right now,” she said.
She also emphasized the health of the medical staff and the health of their families.
“At some point, your life matters. Your family matters. And I just felt like I was left with no other choice,” she told Tamron Hall.
Adding that we should all be showing compassion to everyone during this pandemic.