When I was an stna, I worked at this nursing home. I went off to nursing school
and then when I graduated I went back to that nursing home for a job. I worked there for many many months when I was offered a position for better pay and a 5 minute drive from my home at a hospital.
I put my proper notice in. Didn't give any reason for me leaving besides the desire to search for work closer to home. (It was over 100 miles a day round trip drive I was putting on my car) I had worked there total about 6 years.
They could not find a replacement for me and became angry with me when my proper notice happened to fall on a Friday and the following Saturday and Sunday would have been my regularly scheduled weekend. They were angry because I would not agree to work those two days.
When I first started working there.. they were basically a not-for-profit facilty. They were bought by a major hospital "chain" I was working there when they transitioned.
For some odd reason, the job that I was offered fell through. After I had gone and passed the employee physical and drug test.. I called and asked when the orientation started. It was at that point that I was told that they had already filled my position (?!!!???!?!)
I've applied at several different locations that are all owned by this major hospital "chain". Each time, I could not even get in for an interview. I would get an email thanking me for my "impressive resume" and that they were seeking out other candidates.
The new agency that I work for staff's the nursing home where I started at. They had asked me if I had ever been DNR'd at any facility and I explained that I had worked there previously and that I had applied at other locations within their network and was never re-hired. I did not know if they had possibly put in my file to never re-hire. The agency contacted their HR person and they stated it was not a problem that I come back, I just had to sit through a 4 hour orientation and then shadow a nurse since it's been a few years since I worked there.
This is what makes no sense to me...
When I was applying at my agency.. the gal that hired me showed me this staffing website that they use and I guess they have to "bid" on different shifts. When I looked at it, I noticed my old nursing home had available shifts for every unit every shift.
The other thing that I noticed was the hospital that I had just been turned down for because they were "seeking other applicants" had open shifts for a majority of their units and for the majority of their shifts.
Does it make sense to you to pay a staffing agency to fill your voids when you have persons applying that you'd pay less?
I mean, I'm not good enough to work for them as a staff person, but it's ok for me to come and work at their facility as an agency nurse?