Bad reference-Help - page 2

Over 2 yrs ago I was let go because of a 3 day callout...3 occassions in 60 days. My mother had gotten very sick. The facility claimed it was a new policy, however I believe out new DON wanted the... Read More

  1. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from renerian
    i worked for another company that had a policy/in writing-that if you ever left you were not eligble for rehire no matter what.

    renerian
    can you bring this written policy with you on job interviews? and where it says 'can we contact this employer", just write "see attachment"?
  2. by   fuerza757
    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for the great feedback and advise. Well I guess I jumped the gun...I received a call from the DON where I applied. She didn't ask me anything further regarding my "ineligible for rehire" status. She did however, offer me the job. She just said that my references and background came back and she would love to get me started in the next orientation.
    I start in two weeks...Wow...This has been a learning experience. At least now I know exactly how to handle this smudge on my record. In the future I will explain the situation up front in my interveiw.
    I hope this may help someone else....
    Thanks....:hatparty:



    Quote from renerian
    I worked for another company that had a policy/in writing-that if you ever left you were not eligble for rehire no matter what.

    renerian
  3. by   nesher
    For a small fee you can have a company check your refernces for you - DRC or Documented Reference Check use people from legitimate businesses who call on your behalf and act as someone who is considering hiring you. They will act as an employer who is seeking to gather reference information. Since they are from a real business and if the employer asks for a phone number and calsl back - they will find it is legit. The benefit is the employer will not have any idea that you are the one who instigated the check. DRC will record what is said and you will get a report. DRC doesn't comment on tone of voice however.

    DRC, 1186 Diamond Bar Blvd. #243 Diamond Bar CA 91764 1-800-742-3316
    I learned about this service thorugh a great book "Interview Power" by Tom Washington. p.123-125 covers your situation.
  4. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from fuerza757
    hi everyone,
    thanks for the great feedback and advise. well i guess i jumped the gun...i received a call from the don where i applied. she didn't ask me anything further regarding my "ineligible for rehire" status. she did however, offer me the job. she just said that my references and background came back and she would love to get me started in the next orientation.
    i start in two weeks...wow...this has been a learning experience. at least now i know exactly how to handle this smudge on my record. in the future i will explain the situation up front in my interveiw.
    i hope this may help someone else....
    thanks....:hatparty:
    :hatparty: congrats!!!! i'm really glad to hear that it worked out for you, and you got the job based on you, and it was not influenced by another's perception of you. maybe there is some justice in the world
  5. by   llg
    Cngratulations on getting the job!

    For other people in similar situations (and for your future) ...

    Be sure that you have written copies of your positive employee evaluations. They can be submitted as part of your interview process in the future to show that you did a good job and were valued by your employer. Also, if you leave a job under less-than-ideal circumstances ... take a copy of the relevant policy with you plus anything you have in writing saying that is why you were fired. You will then have them as evidence should you need it in the future.

    A final word of advice to people out there who might be heading for a similar problem. It is often better to resign a job rather than wait to be fired. If you are not able to meet your employer's expectations, sometimes it is better to resign before you reach the point where they will designate you as "ineligilbe for rehire." That way, in the future, you can show your positive evaluations and explain that you resigned because you had family committments (or whatever) that prevented you from continuing your employment there.

    Sometimes, when you explain your reason for resigning to your current boss... they'll help you find a way to stay. Other times, they won't ... but at least you will leave with no "black marks" that will stay on your record forever.

    Again ... congratulations and good luck in the new job.

    llg
  6. by   geekgolightly
    Quote from nesher
    For a small fee you can have a company check your refernces for you - DRC or Documented Reference Check use people from legitimate businesses who call on your behalf and act as someone who is considering hiring you. They will act as an employer who is seeking to gather reference information. Since they are from a real business and if the employer asks for a phone number and calsl back - they will find it is legit. The benefit is the employer will not have any idea that you are the one who instigated the check. DRC will record what is said and you will get a report. DRC doesn't comment on tone of voice however.

    DRC, 1186 Diamond Bar Blvd. #243 Diamond Bar CA 91764 1-800-742-3316
    I learned about this service thorugh a great book "Interview Power" by Tom Washington. p.123-125 covers your situation.
    WHOA! this information is invaluable. thank you so much.

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