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    I went on a interview this morning and was pretty much asked if I have children and what childcare situation is. I thought these type of questions were considered illegal so it threw me off but maybe i'm wrong? Also is it pretty much mandatory that CNA's work 2 weekends a month? thanks
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    I wrote about illegal interview questions a while back: http://allnurses.com/nursing-intervi...ns-757711.html

    Yes, asking whether one has children is blatantly illegal. And many places want CNAs (and nurses) to work every other weekend.
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    I don't remember if I was asked about having kids or not, but at my LTCF full-timers work every other weekend, while part timers work two weekends on, one weeknd off.
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    Quote from RJay25
    I went on a interview this morning and was pretty much asked if I have children and what childcare situation is. I thought these type of questions were considered illegal so it threw me off but maybe i'm wrong? Also is it pretty much mandatory that CNA's work 2 weekends a month? thanks
    Yes weekends and holidays are mandatory. It's part of the gig, people need care 24/7. Yes, I am almost positive it's illegal to ask if you have kids. Wouldn't be illegal to ask about your availability though.

    "No day but today"
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    Weekends and holidays are usually mandatory in a hospital setting. Interviewers cannot ask about your spouse or significant other or children or religion or ethnicity. However, they can make comments about it if you bring it up first.
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    What kind of questions do you guys usually ask during the interview? about the facility
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    Quote from RJay25
    What kind of questions do you guys usually ask during the interview? about the facility
    I usually do not ask them too many questions. . .

    1. What kind of candidate are you looking to hire? What personality traits?
    2. Why is this job opening vacant? Why did the last employee leave?
    3. Do you enjoy working here?
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    I know this post is about a month old, but I just had this EXACT same thing happen to me today at an interview. I'm a LPN, and I interviewed at a physician's office today. The practice manager (who is a medical assistant) first asked me about my flexibility with regards to start/stop times in the workday, overtime, coming in on days off, etc. That was fine, and I answered her questions with no problem. However, she then went on to directly say to me, "Do you have children?" When I stated that I did, she asked if I had adequate childcare lined up and even asked if I was married and had the support of my husband. She said she needs someone who will be dependable and not be calling off all the time because the babysitter didn't show up, child is sick, etc. When she asked if I could be flexible, I simply replied with, "Yes I can." I did not give her any insight into my personal life nor did I bring up my family life in any way. She bluntly asked me those questions of her own accord.....


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