Lied to in Interview - page 5

Has anyone else experienced this? I just accepted a new position in an acute rehab facility. During the interview I was told that I would be replacing someone who wanted to work a different schedule... Read More

  1. by   Julius Seizure
    Quote from KCMnurse
    This whole situation is so simple to me. Quit your current job. Start your dream job. Live a happy life.

    What's the problem? You are in orientation, you orientated and found out it wasn't for you. Move on already.
    Many places have a 90 day new hire probationary period. You can't bet they wouldn't think twice about letting you go if they changed their minds. It's just business.
  2. by   NotAllWhoWandeRN
    Quote from Janey496
    I love this. Can I get scrub tops with this printed on the back?
    I love it
  3. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from springchick1
    Wow. You're lucky you got hired at all. This is very demanding of a potential employer and it says to me that you are not a team player.
    OP was being open and forthcoming in her interview.
    Being a team player does NOT require overtime.
  4. by   westieluv
    So I went in today for my third full day of orientation and the nurse who was supposed to train me called off, a day shift aide called off, an afternoon shift aide called off, and a night shift nurse called off just before I left at 3 pm. This is typical. When I got there this morning and the night shift nurse told me that my trainer had called off and asked how comfortable I felt "winging it", I told her not at all comfortable and that if there was no one to train me I would go home and resume training another day. They then assigned me to another day shift nurse, or I really was planning on going home.

    I am meeting with the dialysis supervisor next week. I can't quit my current job until I get hired by her for sure, and I sure do hope she wants to hire me.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from westieluv

    I am meeting with the dialysis supervisor next week. I can't quit my current job until I get hired by her for sure, and I sure do hope she wants to hire me.
    Why can't you quit until you get a new job?
  6. by   westieluv
    Quote from Spidey's mom
    Why can't you quit until you get a new job?
    In case she doesn't hire me, because we need for me to have a steady income. I know something else would come along, but if I felt pressured to hurry up and get something to keep the money coming in, I might end up in just the same predicament I'm in now.
  7. by   KCMnurse
    Praying that she hires you, begs you to return and offers you a pay raise to boot!

    Your current situation is unsustainable....
  8. by   westieluv
    Quote from KCMnurse
    Praying that she hires you, begs you to return and offers you a pay raise to boot!

    Your current situation is unsustainable....
    Thank you.
  9. by   lisaannjamRN
    About four years ago, I was exactly in your predicament. I was hired as a part-time RN in a Sub-Acute Care facility. Just like you, I said I did not want to be called in to work on days off. Well, I had to stay at least one hour after my shift ended to complete my documentation and was constantly asked to stay and work the next shift and called to come in to work on my days off. I stuck it out for a year to gain much-needed nursing experience, but it was a miserable year. They lied to me just as they have lied to you. In my humble opinion, I don't think this is about your work ethic. You made your needs clear, and they knew what they were. They also knew what their needs are. I would think long and hard about staying there. If you have another opportunity, I would strongly consider taking advantage of it. I wish you the best of luck!
  10. by   lucy100
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I would never be that loyal to any employer because no employer will be loyal to me in this day and age.

    Commitment to a particular workplace is a relic of a bygone era.
    .
    Absolute truth! Most people have to learn this the hard way
  11. by   needlesmcgeeRN
    Don't answer your phone when you're off.
  12. by   milesims
    If it is in the contract that you only work this certain amount of hours per day/week and both you and the employer signed it, you legally have the right to refuse. What was said verbally in the interview can be disputed, and the employer can easily say, "I did not say that."

    In some states and provinces in North America, there are different amounts of maximum hours you can work in a week before you can rightly refuse. I know in my province, you can be forced to work overtime.

    Read over the contract, and call your ministry of labor. If it is not in your favor, it's your choice to stick it out or leave.
  13. by   Dikid
    Start looking for a new job.
    Inform hr what happened and that you were lied to and given false information.
    Meanwhile, don't answer your phone when they call on your days off

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