Need Advice!!

  1. I am about to graduate in May--yeah!! My problem is this--I have been a Certified Surgical Tech at my hospital for a while. I really loved it there and was planning on working there when I graduated. I even bragged to my classmates what a great department it is to work in. I thought that I would be a shoe in for sure. I applied there in March-after I talked to the manager of the unit in December and she told me to apply- and hadn't heard anything. I kept calling to check on the status of my application, and was told that the manager had it and they would get back to me. They never did.. I called them again last week and was told that I would not be offered an interview. I was utterly shocked! I didn't see this coming at all! I called the manager because I wanted to know why-I mean, I have a right to know! I was told that because of my absences early in my career due to depression and pregnancy-that I would not be a good nurse for them. She told me that she "asked" what everyone else thought and they agreed. I have been working there once a month to keep my seniority and no one has ever said anything to me. They have even asked me where I want to work and I said "here". I bet they were laughing at me! I told her that I won a scholarship from that hospital and had a huge number of Drs. and nurses give me excellent recommendations--she said they were probably lying! I am an excellent tech and I thought I was a good person but she has made me second guess every compliment that I have ever had! To make matters worse, a friend of mine applied for the job--knowing how badly I wanted it-and took it. I am taking this very personally and am thinking of ending the friendship. She has absolutely no experience! I need advice on how to deal with this. I had an interview today at another hospital-45 min away- and I can't get excited about it. I am afraid that I will never be able to let this go.


    Sorry this is so long!!
    Last edit by wilbur1 on Apr 14, '04
    •  
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   bluesky
    I'm sure many people have said this to you already BUT... consider yourself lucky because these are clearly unprofessional, dishonest and unsupportive people. I had a similar situation. I did my senior practicum at a hospital that I thought was my dream hospital. I made all kinds of sacrifices to accomodate the hectic schedule they gave me including paying over $1000 to a babysitter. Well to make a long story short, I interviewed and never heard back either. I haven't called to find out why because I only got positive feedback from my preceptor. Well, to make a long story short, I was pretty devastated for a couple of weeks and grudgingly went to another interview instead. Well the second hospital was so much more professional that now I am *thrilled* that the 1st one didn't offer me a job.
  4. by   scrubs70
    Quote from bluesky
    I'm sure many people have said this to you already BUT... consider yourself lucky because these are clearly unprofessional, dishonest and unsupportive people. I had a similar situation. I did my senior practicum at a hospital that I thought was my dream hospital. I made all kinds of sacrifices to accomodate the hectic schedule they gave me including paying over $1000 to a babysitter. Well to make a long story short, I interviewed and never heard back either. I haven't called to find out why because I only got positive feedback from my preceptor. Well, to make a long story short, I was pretty devastated for a couple of weeks and grudgingly went to another interview instead. Well the second hospital was so much more professional that now I am *thrilled* that the 1st one didn't offer me a job.
    I agree whole heartedly. Nursing is a job you truly want the support of your peers and these are obviously not the sort of people to offer that support.
    It would obviously not offer you the team environment needed, Having said that, I understand your hurt and being stabbed in the back like that is never a nice feeling. Not to mention the fact that I have known many nurses who have taken every available sick day etc., often for no other reason than because they didn't feel like working that day, so as hard as it is, try not to take it personally, it is them that have the problem, not you. Move onward and upward

close