Let go from orientation - page 2

I'm a new grad RN and was let go 1 week before my orientation was up. I'm devastated as I have 2 small children to support. Luckily, they are giving me 2 weeks pay to look for a job. Should I use this job on my employment history... Read More

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    Aw, gosh I am so sorry. L&D is a busy department and it sucks she basically used you as a way to disregard new grads and solidify her opinions about them. She was mean to even say that comment. But as the guide said please do not omit it. When you get your next interview use the positives of the position, speak of all the things you learned, and how you would use those things to continue your nursing career. It must be very disappointing but do not give up. You will get something good.
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    I wouldn't put it on there...I just feel as though if you were let go during a probationary period, it's not experience *shrugs*...I consider experience beyond the probation period...you are on your own, etc...heck, when you have job postings stating "upon successful completion of..." whatever, it wasn't successfully completed...the experience wasn't fulfilled.

    And btw, I have omitted a job working for the gov...worked there for about 90 days...was let go, still successfully got hired, even in a tight job market. If you want to list it, by all means...otherwise play it by ear. Good Luck!!! ((HUGS))
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    Thanks.
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    Have to disagree with PPs - DO NOT Leave this job off of future applications!!! It will show up when a prospective employer conducts your (required) background check.... If you have had FICA deductions, it will turn up when they check your SSN. Failure to include this information may be grounds for termination due to falsification of your application. It happens.

    I just hate this!!! Anyone who hires a new grad without expecting to invest a significant amount of development time is seriously delusional - especially in a highly specialized area like L & D. I hope that you were provided with feedback on a regular basis so the "final" discussion did not come as a surprise.

    <warning - bit of a rant> ANY new employee - particularly new grads - need to be provided with clear information when they begin a new job. They need a copy of all of the criteria that will be used to determine "success" for orientation... and these criteria need to be objective & measurable. They need to have regular feedback to measure their progress towards meeting the criteria. If they are not progressing toward goal achievement quickly enough, they need to be provided with effective remediation options - e.g., attend class, extra simulation drills, etc. No one should ever be fired based on some ambiguous reason such as ... "not developing fast enough". They deserve clarity - "you are still unable to accurately assess cervical dilation", "Your FHT interpretation is only 70% accurate".. etc. Otherwise, you're left with a general feeling of inadequacy & failure rather than information you can act upon to improve your performance <rant over>
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    Have to disagree with PPs - DO NOT Leave this job off of future applications!!! It will show up when a prospective employer conducts your (required) background check.... If you have had FICA deductions, it will turn up when they check your SSN. Failure to include this information may be grounds for termination due to falsification of your application. It happens.

    I just hate this!!! Anyone who hires a new grad without expecting to invest a significant amount of development time is seriously delusional - especially in a highly specialized area like L & D. I hope that you were provided with feedback on a regular basis so the "final" discussion did not come as a surprise.

    <warning - bit of a rant> ANY new employee - particularly new grads - need to be provided with clear information when they begin a new job. They need a copy of all of the criteria that will be used to determine "success" for orientation... and these criteria need to be objective & measurable. They need to have regular feedback to measure their progress towards meeting the criteria. If they are not progressing toward goal achievement quickly enough, they need to be provided with effective remediation options - e.g., attend class, extra simulation drills, etc. No one should ever be fired based on some ambiguous reason such as ... "not developing fast enough". They deserve clarity - "you are still unable to accurately assess cervical dilation", "Your FHT interpretation is only 70% accurate".. etc. Otherwise, you're left with a general feeling of inadequacy & failure rather than information you can act upon to improve your performance <rant over>
    Unfortunately, No! This came as a complete shock! During my 11 weeks there she called me in her office about 6 weeks in to check on me and then the next conversation she was dismissing me! I hate to list it on future applications because I'm afraid it will hurt me. This really bites! It took me about 3 months to get my first Rn job so who knows how long ill be out of work now. I need to find out if I can file unemployment or not.
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    I just emailed the recruiter for the facility I got let go from to clarify with her that I am eligible for rehire..... This is what was said(below) and I'm a bit confused considering my manager told me Tuesday "I'm letting you go and i will give you two weeks pay to find a job".


    Hi Karla,
    Just wanted to clarify that I heard you correctly on Tuesday when we spoke. I am eligible for rehire, correct?
    I applied for two positions posted on the website.

    Angela,
    You are still employed&hellip;so that is not an issue at this time&hellip;.
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    Whoa! Okay time to call the recruiter or even go there because this is something that needs to be spoken about face to face. So sorry this is all happening.
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    Perhaps because of the two weeks pay you are considered still an employee. Personally I'd email back asking for clarification. Still employed does not equal terminated. No wonder you are so confused. Did you get an exit interview or any paperwork when let go?
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    Yeah! I'm REALLY confused! Nope, no paperwork or anything. Idk what the heck is going on. The only thing I can think of is I'm still considered an employee until the 2 weeks is up.


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