EEEEEK! Please Help Me! Losing New Job???? - page 4

:o :angryfire Hi Everyone, Happy Holidays!!!! I wish I had thought to bring this problem here a few days ago! I signed on for something totally different, then thought DUH!!!!!:selfbonk:... Read More

  1. by   gr8rnpjt
    Quote from rnmom3153
    I just got off the phone with the ADON. She got ANGRY with me!!! "I'VE TOLD YOU EVERYTHING I KNOW! Nothing has changed since Fri. You got me out of a meeting. You need to wait until you are contacted." Oh, and "we can't hire you until this happens" THEY HAD HIRED ME!

    All I said (nicely and professionally) What do I need to do to expedite getting to work. I haven't heard from anyone blah blah. There is nothing new. You had ALL this info when you hired me.

    I hung up, just sat and cried, then played a snowball fight with ELF til I felt better!

    Now what!!! I also called my MD and asked for a letter!

    I'm not letting go of this! They had no right treating me like this! I did nothing wrong or illegal! No secrets...nothing was kept from them!

    OK, I know people out there know what to do about these kind of situations!


    :angryfire
    rnmom3153,

    You are not alone. there are many nurses working out there with chronic pain who would not be able to do their job were it not for their meds. I have had fibromyalgia since I was 17 (31 years) It has been a long hard struggle, and I have only found relief since I started with a pain clinic 3 years ago. I take MS contin 30 mg tid, and elavil 50 at hs. I could not function with the level of pain that I have without the meds I take and I am never impaired, as you said yourself. When on chronic pain meds there is not a feeling of being doped up, your pain just goes away and you can function normally. I would not call that woman again, but maybe as some others have said try to reach someone in human resources in order to facilitate the paperwork needed to start working asap.
    The letter from your doctor is a good idea. Maybe you could have the doctors office fax it to someone today.
    Hang in there! :angel2:
  2. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from webblarsk
    Sounds like they are just stringing you along with no intention of hiring you. I would cut my loses and move on. Especially if you need a job terribly bad. You will be wasting your time waiting on them. It sucks that they are treating you like that. But not every place is going to be like that. My suggestion is with the next job, bring all your medications with you to your drug screening. That way they can have all that written down.
    Yep. The handwriting's on the wall, all right. I may be in for the same trouble, when the results of my drug screen comes in later this week and is positive for Lortab, which I have been taking for over two years. Tell you what: If their CMO declares me unfit for the new job I am supposed to start after Christmas, then HE can sign my application for permanent Disability, okay? :angryfire
  3. by   rnmom3153
    Quote from Bipley
    On the drug screen form that YOU have a copy of, the medical officer's name and contact info will be on there. Call that person.
    Bless you Bipley....I found it! I called and left a message. I was, however, unable to speak to a human!:angryfire
  4. by   gauge14iv
    It would seem there would be certain rights under the Americans with DIsabilites act.

    Granted a blind person cannot be a truck driver, but they cannot deny you employment based on your medical condition if you are fit for duty!!
  5. by   rnmom3153
    [QUOTE=CseMgr1]Yep. The handwriting's on the wall, all right. I may be in for the same trouble, when the results of my drug screen comes in later this week and is positive for Lortab, which I have been taking for over two years. Tell you what: If their CMO declares me unfit for the new job I am supposed to start after Christmas, then HE can sign my application for permanent Disability, okay? :angryfire[/QUOte

    You may very well be right...however, while I'm moving forward, I need to address this discrimination!

    At htis point, I would not work here without a sincere apology! These people do not DESERVE ME! It truly is their loss! But what they have done to me at this time the week before Christmas and in view of everything else is unforgivable!

    CseMgr, You have the right idea!
  6. by   rnmom3153
    Quote from gauge14iv
    It would seem there would be certain rights under the Americans with DIsabilites act.

    Granted a blind person cannot be a truck driver, but they cannot deny you employment based on your medical condition if you are fit for duty!!
    I am more than fit! I can't seem to find any resources to contact. I'm not that great with the internet and just got totally confused trying to do a search!:smackingf

    If anyone has any ideas or resources, please help!
  7. by   BabyRN2Be
    I've been in your spot before, rnmom... and this is before the nursing level! I don't want to get your down, but this is really a tough situation. I think that you should cut your losses and try to find another job. I know that this is the job that you wanted, but they are really backpedaling on their original statements... do you really want to work at a place like that if they go back on their word at this stage?

    Also, I just wanted to mention, there is a fine print clause that states (on most application forms) that you aren't officially "hired" until you complete the employment physical, which includes a tox screen. At any time they can rescind the offer of employment based on the company's physical exam.

    I'm very sorry that this is happening to you, because it has happened to me. I wish you the very best, and hope that you will find something soon.

    ((hugs))
    Kat
  8. by   Bipley
    Quote from rnmom3153
    Bless you Bipley....I found it! I called and left a message. I was, however, unable to speak to a human!:angryfire
    Darl'en, you just aren't persistant enough! You have to try doing it MY way. If you don't hear from this person in a day or so I'll even help you. Give me the name and contact info on that sheet and I will FIND a number with a live person. :chuckle
  9. by   CseMgr1
    [QUOTE=rnmom3153]
    Quote from CseMgr1
    Yep. The handwriting's on the wall, all right. I may be in for the same trouble, when the results of my drug screen comes in later this week and is positive for Lortab, which I have been taking for over two years. Tell you what: If their CMO declares me unfit for the new job I am supposed to start after Christmas, then HE can sign my application for permanent Disability, okay? :angryfire[/QUOte

    You may very well be right...however, while I'm moving forward, I need to address this discrimination!

    At htis point, I would not work here without a sincere apology! These people do not DESERVE ME! It truly is their loss! But what they have done to me at this time the week before Christmas and in view of everything else is unforgivable!

    CseMgr, You have the right idea!
    Here is a link to the DOL's website, which gives some helpful information on filing a complaint against an employer. I am going to bookmark it myself. Good luck to you!

    http://www.dol.gov/odep/pubs/fact/rights.htm
  10. by   Town & Country
    Also, I just wanted to mention, there is a fine print clause that states (on most application forms) that you aren't officially "hired" until you complete the employment physical, which includes a tox screen. At any time they can rescind the offer of employment based on the company's physical exam.
    That's true.
    Also, if you're in FL, is FL an "at-will" state or a "right-to-work" state?
    With the issues you're facing I would get myself at least in a "right-to-work" state because at-will states will **** you over and you have no recourse at all.
    The ideal situation for you would be to work in a unionized hospital. I know there are hospitals in New Mexico that are unionized, and CA.

    Best of luck to you.

    I'm not near you or I would offer personal assistance.

    I've been in very near the same situation.....and I can tell you that it will pass.....we have been nearly homeless.....
    ....we have slept on the floor....no bed to sleep in, I didn't care but I cried for my children having to sleep on the floor.

    I tell you, you're tough and you CAN DO IT.

    ...it gets better, keep the Lord in your heart and don't give up, each day is a new day.
  11. by   rnmom3153
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    I've been in your spot before, rnmom... and this is before the nursing level! I don't want to get your down, but this is really a tough situation. I think that you should cut your losses and try to find another job. I know that this is the job that you wanted, but they are really backpedaling on their original statements... do you really want to work at a place like that if they go back on their word at this stage?

    Also, I just wanted to mention, there is a fine print clause that states (on most application forms) that you aren't officially "hired" until you complete the employment physical, which includes a tox screen. At any time they can rescind the offer of employment based on the company's physical exam.

    ugs))
    Kat
    I agree about working there...but I will pursue a discrimination lawsuit!
    They shouldn't have done that to me...They're dealing with a desperate
    woman. Seriously, this was an answer to all my prayers! I have no transportation and this was a mile from home! I'm on the verge of homelessness and I needed to get to work ASAP! They were so happy to have me! She assured me, when I disclosed the fact that I'm on meds, that I shouldn't worry about ANYTHING! There was no problem! As a matter of fact what she actually said was "They're just checking for illegal drugs"

    I went thru orientation and even had a schedule! I'm well qualified and able to do the job.

    There was NOTHING in my drug screen that would be objectionable.
    Nothing has changed since they hired me!

    Thank all for all the help! You surely are ANGELS! :icon_hug:
  12. by   webblarsk
    Quote from rnmom3153
    I agree about working there...but I will pursue a discrimination lawsuit!
    They shouldn't have done that to me...They're dealing with a desperate
    woman. Seriously, this was an answer to all my prayers! I have no transportation and this was a mile from home! I'm on the verge of homelessness and I needed to get to work ASAP! They were so happy to have me! She assured me, when I disclosed the fact that I'm on meds, that I shouldn't worry about ANYTHING! There was no problem! As a matter of fact what she actually said was "They're just checking for illegal drugs"

    I went thru orientation and even had a schedule! I'm well qualified and able to do the job.

    There was NOTHING in my drug screen that would be objectionable.
    Nothing has changed since they hired me!

    Thank all for all the help! You surely are ANGELS! :icon_hug:
    I truly am so sorry you are going through this. I will be praying for you that you find a good employer that will discriminate not against you.
    Last edit by webblarsk on Dec 21, '05
  13. by   gypsyatheart
    Geez, Rnmom, I am sorryt o hear about your conversation w/the DON or Administrator. Is this the one and the same person whi actually hired you? Have you spoke to that person? Is there an actual HR dept or just the DON to go through? If there is an HR, I'd be speaking to whoever the head of HR is. Plus, could you look for an attorney to talk to, over the phone....they offer free phone consults and you could talk to someone who specializes in employment issues. Short of waiting this out, you are left w/looking for a new job....
    PS, I'm on the west coast, but still willing to help...

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