Help for a letter to be reconsidered for rehiring

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    Exactly 6 years ago, I was hired at this hospital as a pct on an oncology floor for 11-7 shift.
    One week to the job, I was a no call no show, and was terminated because of that.

    Now, I will be graduating in my nursing program in May 08; and this hospital has just advertised a 3 months new grads residency program with good benefits, which I am interested in, and desiring to apply to.

    The next group of new grads will start in August 08 and new grads of May 08 are urged to apply by March 08.

    Because of my record, I am skeptical to apply. At the time of my employment there, my domestic life was a mess and I had to move with my children to leave with family members for a while.

    I would like some help to write them a letter to show them that I am serious this time and would not leave the job so soon if they give me another chance.

    Just to mention, after leaving that job, I was a stay at home mom the 3 years, and now I have been working for an LTC facility as a cna for the past 3 years; and this facility as agreed to write me a recommendation letter to any hospital I choose to go.

    Sincerely
    Last edit by BethulieRN on Dec 9, '07
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    I'd say go for it.
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    I would apply for the position. If they want you badly enough, they can bypass the previous spotty record, especially since you weren't an RN then.

    Good luck!
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    All they can do is say no. And you are getting a letter of recommendation from your present employer. I say go ahead and try. At least you're not getting treated like I did recently. My former manager agreed to act as a professional reference for me and then deliberately bad mouthed me to at least one and maybe several employers, insuring that I was not hired at two, if not more places. Now that kind of backstabbing is something to worry about. You have people behind you and the gift of time and experience. You should be able to write a good letter and may not even need the letter. Good luck.
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    I encourage you to give it a try. You have established a good work record in the interim, and as a manager, that would be very important to me.

    I suggest filling out the application, writing a letter taking full responsibility for your past performance, and stressing your increased maturity, stability, and good work record. Attach a copy of the letter from your current employer, as well.

    Best of luck to you! Let us know how it works out!
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    Six years is long enough for one small mistake to be forgiven. Go for it. I think you've proven youself in your other job.
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    Yep, go for it!! Good luck and let us know how it turns out!
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    I think you may be suprised that they do not even look that far back in their records, especially that you are now applying there as a nurse. Good luck to you!
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    When I applied to take my nursing boards, I needed to list my employers to show how much patient care experience I had. When my application was delayed, I called the board and found out that one of my past employers put on the document that they had no record of me having worked there. I said something about that to them when I applied at the same place once I got my license. They said, something like "Well, we don't keep records on CNAs". Several years later, when applying for a job elsewhere, I was told that nobody seemed to know who I was at my old places of employment. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. In your case, they probably won't remember, so don't bring it up.
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    Quote from ceresk
    Exactly 6 years ago, I was hired at this hospital as a pct on an oncology floor for 11-7 shift.
    One week to the job, I was a no call no show, and was terminated because of that.

    Now, I will be graduating in my nursing program in May 08; and this hospital has just advertised a 3 months new grads residency program with good benefits, which I am interested in, and desiring to apply to.

    The next group of new grads will start in August 08 and new grads of May 08 are urged to apply by March 08.

    Because of my record, I am skeptical to apply. At the time of my employment there, my domestic life was a mess and I had to move with my children to leave with family members for a while.

    I would like some help to write them a letter to show them that I am serious this time and would not leave the job so soon if they give me another chance.

    Just to mention, after leaving that job, I was a stay at home mom the 3 years, and now I have been working for an LTC facility as a cna for the past 3 years; and this facility as agreed to write me a recommendation letter to any hospital I choose to go.

    Sincerely
    I would not be the one to bring this up. I would address it directly as you did here if the issue arises. It is unlikely they would not rehire you several years later as an RN for an infraction committed as a PCT.

    It may sound funny but I have seen people be rehired when they were once considered not rehirable under similar circumstances. Simply because time had passed, and they were applying for a different position.
    Some times all it takes it to apply to a different manager, assuming that your old manager is still there.
    Last edit by Agnus on Dec 13, '07
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