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I was told NOT TO SAY AT AN INTERVIEW THAT I LEFT MY JOB BECAUSE OF THE STRESS AND BAD WORKING CONDITIONS/TOO HIGH NURSE PATIENT RATIO/NO REGARD FOR PATIENT ACUITY, ETC.? BUT ISN'T THAT THE REAL... Read More

  1. by   mamason
    Daytonite,
    Thanks for taking the time to clarify this. I was always curious how this process actually worked.
  2. by   DeLana_RN
    Daytonite,

    thank you so much for this valuable info from a manager's perspective; I've been wondering about this since I'm also currently in a new-hire position.

    BTW, does anyone know if it's really a JCAHO requirement that a new hire (RN) has to provide two letters of reference from former employers? I wondering if HR isn't making this up as they go - maybe to make their jobs easier?!

    DeLana
  3. by   needrn
    Thank you Daytonite and everyone else for all the great info! I did ask my nurse manager for a copy of my evaluation review. She asked why I need it and if I was leaving. I was not planning to leave at the time, and she told me to ask for one if/when I need it. I did not know I could get it from HR, and OF COURSE no one tells you about this...Live and learn the hard way, I guess!
  4. by   santhony44
    There's another reason for not burning bridges: you never know who you'll encounter again. Also, you have no way of knowing if the person interviewing you has contacts at the other facility, etc. You might be saying something negative about a friend, neighbor, or sister!

    You can leave the geographical area and still encounter connections. I live 1200 miles from where I went to school and know at least 4 people in this area who got degrees there too and we definitely know people in common!

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