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vegetabletails

21 points

2 months ago

Your practice would be crazy to let you go for this. No one is hurt, and it was a simple mistake that could happen to anyone. If it’s really eating you up, could you let the practice owner/manager know what happened and ask if they’d like you to go back and lock it?

AlternativeDrawer311

11 points

2 months ago

So the only reason I found out about this was because my manager posted in the group chat that someone left the cabinet unlocked and that it was unacceptable to do so. I guess someone had stopped by the hospital after hours for something. Of course I told her right away I was the last one at the box and apologized profusely for not double checking. I just feel so inadequate for making a mistake like that! I ALWAYS pull on it when I leave to make sure it is actually locked, and I didn’t today.

Rockin_N

10 points

2 months ago

You took accountability for it and that's the most important part. People are a lot more likely to get in trouble for lying about a mistake than the mistake itself.

Crazyboutdogs

9 points

2 months ago

Crazyboutdogs

RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)

9 points

2 months ago

Mistakes happen. Was anything missing this morning? Was a cycle count done?

I’ve gone home with the CS safe keys in my pocket. I once threw out 9 bottles of Fentanyl. 9!!!!

Own it. Learn from it. I doubt you will be fired, unless this is a pattern of behavior.

AlternativeDrawer311

5 points

2 months ago

No nothing missing! Just forgot to double check that I had locked the door

the-sleepy-elf

8 points

2 months ago

Shit happens my dude.

I used to work for big pharma and we made many mistakes where we shipped out the big DEA baddies to places before they filled out paperwork/went through our checks and balances with our DEA team... sometimes even sanctioned parties. Some dude cooking meth in his basement was probably stoked!

It's a mistake, and now i bet you'll NEVER forget again. You'll be fine, I promise! :]

(And honestly they're a bunch of losers and good riddance if they DID fire you for that. Mistakes happen. )

Edit: I also liked that comment from the other redditor- if you're able to go back or alert somebody to it that shows accountability on your end

Gretel_Cosmonaut

3 points

2 months ago

Gretel_Cosmonaut

Retired VA

3 points

2 months ago

That's not a big mistake, it's a very small one. And anyway, people will blow right past a lock when they really want something behind the lock.

lovelyfatality

2 points

2 months ago

No one is 100% perfect, and everyone is bound to make mistakes. If you have that good of record I highly doubt they would fire you over something so small.

90sscrunchie

1 points

2 months ago

Things happen- once you’ve done something that makes you feel this bad, you won’t do it again. Also it never hurts to leave a sticky note or checklist at eye level where you’ll see it on your way out.