Sad day for a want to be experienced RN =...( - page 2
I've never posted on a forum before but have truly enjoyed the support from this website by reading posts! I recieved my RN licence in California in 2009 after looking for a job for 4 months and applying everywhere I did what... Read More
- 1Jun 16, '11 by newgradRN001That is so heart-breaking. I had this happen to a girlfriend that got a job in an LA-area hospital so it can happen anywhere. About the legality of what they did-unfortunately with new grads because we are entering training/orienting positions its not the same as offered experienced nurses. They have us sign contracts that say that anytime in the first 60, 90, or 120 days they can fire us for any reason with no recourse or they can dissolve the training program. I held my breath hard for those 120 days. So they can dissolve the program at anytime or fire you at anytime with no explanation or no recourse basically. It makes life as a new grad incredibly distressing. You're pinning all your hopes, dreams, and saving on the fact that your new grad program will remain solvent in the recession and that you won't be let go. If it makes you feel any better we are all in it together and we are all feeling the stress and pain of this.
The best I can do is say how incredibly sorry I am. This was certainly undeserved and just incredibly short-sided of that hospital. I am impressed with your fortitude and willingness to go anywhere for that all important first job. I moved away, thousands of miles away, and spent a lot of money to move for my first job and I was incredibly lucky, it worked out. And I think it could work for you to. I hope that an even better job comes your way. You certainly deserve it. (Feel free to send me a private message and I will let you in on where I work. Extremely new grad friendly, the program isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and my unit alone hired 8 new grads for the summer so they are definitely hiring, and they give you money for relocation and pay for moving expenses, but they do fire within those first 120 days if you're not a good fit, we lost one that way). I wish you all the luck in the world and hope that you can put this awful experience behind you and mov eon the bigger and better things!!!
- 0Jun 16, '11 by One2gofstQuote from onacleardayNo need to get snippy. The fact of the matter remains, if there is a contract in place and it was broken, there are legal grounds to bring suit. Just because a lot of times people allow themselves to be taken advantage of, dies not mean that someone who wants to stand up for his/her rights has no case.Look. This is healthcare employment down and dirty where just about anything goes. I've got 20+ years corporate biz experience. If you don't already know, here's telling you that things are not done professionally where nurses are concerned.
- 1Jun 16, '11 by caroladybelleGiven that FL is a right to work state, where most laws are written to favor the employer, it is highly doubtful that the OP has a case. And I as a FL native, have never received a written contract for initial employment.
The other issue is if you bring suit against an employer for an issue like this, you can pretty much write-off ever getting a job in the area or from anyone that finds out about the issue. Given that many employers actually do searchs on the Internet for data that can affect employment, this could easily be find out by another prospective employer.
In addition, many of the facilities in FL are for profit. And they often share data. A lawsuit in one and you find yourself blacklisted from all hospitals in the national chain, or it gets listed with GroupOne.
Is this right? Of course not, but it happens. If you doubt, please note the case of the two Texas whistleblowers, that despite taken high risks to report a very dangerous MD. They are now unable to find jobs.
- 1Jun 16, '11 by EDRNinDCI am so horrified reading about the issues new grads are having....meanwhile, I worked for a company recently with 90% (no lie) of foreign sponsored nurses....their first job as well!!! Really ****** me off that new grads cant get a job yet we are still importing them AND giving them a place to live!!!!!!
If hospitals would just get off their lazy a** and TRAIN new grads!!! Geesh.....its not that hard!
I am very sorry to hear you had to go through that!
- 0Jun 16, '11 by CBsMommyThat is awful. I'm so sorry this happened to you, OP. I would be so upset if I were in your position as well. Just remember that when GOD closes one door, another one opens. You will end up in the right place at the right time and will have an even better opportunity. Don't give up!!! Good luck to you and let us know how it goes!