I got a job!

  1. After I lost my correctional position I was depressed for awhile and I didn't know what to do. My mom would tell me to apply for disability then she would tell me not to. I was confused & didn't know what direction I should go in. Then my husband left, moved in with his parents an hour away and wanted a divorce. But since I was jobless, I asked him if he wouldn't divorce me because after October I wouldn't have any insurance and even if I was able to get disability that doesn't mean I would be able to get insurance. So he agreed to just stay separated.

    Then to add more crap on top of all of this, my mom has decided she didn't want to help me out in any way, shape or form any more. She was helping us financially & would help watch my kids occasionally but after my husband left I don't know what happened but now she thinks my mother in law has to pay for everything for my sons OR we do. Which is bizarre because we are losing even MORE money since my husband has to add me to his insurance this month. So I don't know where my mother thinks all this extra money is coming from. We were broke before when I had Medicaid, we're gonna be even more broke now than we have to pay for my insurance. So I don't know why my mom isn't helping any more.

    Any way, after I lost my job I started looking and applying for a few jobs here & there (because of everything I stated above). Every time I would get rejected, no surprise there. I saw there were a bunch of openings for LVNs at the hospital system in my area so I applied to all of them & didn't think much of it after that. Then on Tuesday I got a phone call to set up an interview. I was shocked! I didn't think I'd ever get an interview for a hospital position! So I immediately accepted and set up a time. Then after the shock wore off later off that day I realized, oh no! What if it's for a night shift position? I can't work night shift. So the next day I called to make sure it wasn't so I didn't waste the nurse manager's time. It wasn't so I went ahead with the interview. I had my interview today and it went so well that I go the call from HR on my way home that I got the job!!! I couldn't be more excited!!!

    I want to thank everyone on here because I truly think you all have shaped me into the great nurse I am today. I love this website and the people on it. I want to keep learning from everyone on here & hope to teach people.
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  2. 56 Comments

  3. by   evastone
    Congratulations! I am very happy for you. Good luck with your new job!
  4. by   Been there,done that
    Happy for you! Just a word from the wise... do not let on to ANYONE at your new job about all of these problems.

    Smile and nod... smile and nod should be your new mantra.

    Best wishes, let us know how it's going.
  5. by   pixierose
    Congrats, OC!!!

    When do you start?
  6. by   Farawyn
    Quote from OrganizedChaos
    After I lost my correctional position I was depressed for awhile and I didn't know what to do. My mom would tell me to apply for disability then she would tell me not to. I was confused & didn't know what direction I should go in. Then my husband left, moved in with his parents an hour away and wanted a divorce. But since I was jobless, I asked him if he wouldn't divorce me because after October I wouldn't have any insurance and even if I was able to get disability that doesn't mean I would be able to get insurance. So he agreed to just stay separated.

    Then to add more crap on top of all of this, my mom has decided she didn't want to help me out in any way, shape or form any more. She was helping us financially & would help watch my kids occasionally but after my husband left I don't know what happened but now she thinks my mother in law has to pay for everything for my sons OR we do. Which is bizarre because we are losing even MORE money since my husband has to add me to his insurance this month. So I don't know where my mother thinks all this extra money is coming from. We were broke before when I had Medicaid, we're gonna be even more broke now than we have to pay for my insurance. So I don't know why my mom isn't helping any more.

    Any way, after I lost my job I started looking and applying for a few jobs here & there (because of everything I stated above). Every time I would get rejected, no surprise there. I saw there were a bunch of openings for LVNs at the hospital system in my area so I applied to all of them & didn't think much of it after that. Then on Tuesday I got a phone call to set up an interview. I was shocked! I didn't think I'd ever get an interview for a hospital position! So I immediately accepted and set up a time. Then after the shock wore off later off that day I realized, oh no! What if it's for a night shift position? I can't work night shift. So the next day I called to make sure it wasn't so I didn't waste the nurse manager's time. It wasn't so I went ahead with the interview. I had my interview today and it went so well that I go the call from HR on my way home that I got the job!!! I couldn't be more excited!!!

    I want to thank everyone on here because I truly think you all have shaped me into the great nurse I am today. I love this website and the people on it. I want to keep learning from everyone on here & hope to teach people.
    So proud of you, my sweet, vivacious friend. Let's celebrate!

    Amy Winehouse, Valerie and lyrics - YouTube
  7. by   Julius Seizure
    I am SO happy for you! It can be hard to find a hospital job that isn't night shift....this one must have been meant for you. Congratulations on the new job and I hope everything else in life starts looking up now, too.
  8. by   elkpark
    Congrats!!
  9. by   Purple_roses
    Congratulations!
  10. by   Nature_walker
    So happy for you!!! Congratulations!! Wishing you the best of luck in your new position!
  11. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from evastone
    Congratulations! I am very happy for you. Good luck with your new job!
    Thank you!!!
  12. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Been there,done that
    Happy for you! Just a word from the wise... do not let on to ANYONE at your new job about all of these problems.

    Smile and nod... smile and nod should be your new mantra.

    Best wishes, let us know how it's going.
    Oh heeeeeeelllll no! Lol! They will never no. As far as they know, I'm as healthy as a newborn horse! The only people that need to know are my doctor. I never told anyone at my prior job either. It will only come back to bite you in the ass. You may *think* they are your friend but then they will throw you under the bus as soon as they can.

    Thank you!!!
  13. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from pixierose
    Congrats, OC!!!

    When do you start?
    Thank you! Orientation starts on the 13th!!! I start super soon! Yay!
  14. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Farawyn
    So proud of you, my sweet, vivacious friend. Let's celebrate!

    Amy Winehouse, Valerie and lyrics - YouTube
    That's my peanut butter & JAM! Thank you!

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