One of the best...Invaluable to the unit

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    I AM VENTING!

    I finish my RN program in about 3 weeks. I have been talking to my director about getting a job on my unit since my yearly evaluation in March. Everytime since we have spoken about me begining my career on my floor she tells me how "invaluable of an employee that I am especially with my skill set...One of the very best..." Our unit has had major turnover since she came aprox. 70%. I have worked as a tech for about 3.5 years in this unit and I'm one of the few people who have stayed. When we have difficult people she assigns them to me because I am the "smoother over person". I make everyone happy she says, "You are excellent at your job." I come in when they are short staffed.

    I called today because there was job posting in our unit. She stated that she was holding or taking the job back off, because "we have so many new nurses". She recently hired techs from the floor that have called in or have been undependable in the past. I have been recommended by the manager, charge RNs. Now Im thinking that she doesn't want to hire me regardless of my track record.

    Venting....
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    Quote from NENE916
    I AM VENTING!

    I finish my RN program in about 3 weeks. I have been talking to my director about getting a job on my unit since my yearly evaluation in March. Everytime since we have spoken about me begining my career on my floor she tells me how "invaluable of an employee that I am especially with my skill set...One of the very best..." Our unit has had major turnover since she came aprox. 70%. I have worked as a tech for about 3.5 years in this unit and I'm one of the few people who have stayed. When we have difficult people she assigns them to me because I am the "smoother over person". I make everyone happy she says, "You are excellent at your job." I come in when they are short staffed.

    I called today because there was job posting in our unit. She stated that she was holding or taking the job back off, because "we have so many new nurses". She recently hired techs from the floor that have called in or have been undependable in the past. I have been recommended by the manager, charge RNs. Now Im thinking that she doesn't want to hire me regardless of my track record.

    Venting....
    It's probably business (healthcare workers are part of that business- nothing more).... not personal
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    That is my nightmare. To do everything right to get ahead and excel only to be screwed over.
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    Quote from SummitAP
    That is my nightmare. To do everything right to get ahead and excel only to be screwed over.
    Healthcare workers are a part of business. There is nothing personal about MOST decisions that are made re: hiring and staffing. None of us mean enough to a corporation to even know our names in the administrative offices that make most of the decisions. Your nurse manager may know you- but her boss probably doesn't know you exist. When the managers' boss makes a decision, it has nothing to do with any individual- but the bottom line. It's all about money. Thank law suits, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance (who make decisions on medical care with a high school education- the pre-authorization people are not medically trained).

    Don't ever do anything 'hoping' to get ahead unless you'd do it just to do a good job- most of the time, you will not get the recognition that is probably due. If doing a good job isn't enough, you won't be happy most of your career.... sorry
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    Quote from SummitAP
    That is my nightmare. To do everything right to get ahead and excel only to be screwed over.
    Stuff sure does happen.

    That kind of happened to me. I toiled at a crappy nursing home for two years, then home health for a year before getting my sought-after job as a CNA on a hospital Med/Surg floor two miles from my house. I absolutely kicked butt at that job; always given the hardest assignments and RNs were practically drawing cards to get me as their aide.

    Then my employer shut down their new grad program. No new grads hired. At all. They'd hire contract RNs, travel RNs and RNs from nursing home TCUs - but no new grads. The managers would just gush about how much they wanted me to work as a nurse on their floor. I would look right at them and say, "I applied for jobs on this floor - my applications are auto-rejected."

    They said, "Well the new grad program *might* start up again next fall." (This after they said that for the previous summer.) I laughed, "Well, my mortgage company is *definitely* sending me bills this fall!"

    I was very fortunate and got a new grad position at another hospital. I have no ill will against my managers, when my current employer called for a reference and asked my boss if she would hire me, she said, "I would hire him in a minute!"

    Good luck!
    Last edit by MN-Nurse on Aug 1, '11 : Reason: grammar
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    Quote from MN-Nurse
    Stuff sure does happen.

    That kind of happened to me. I toiled at a crappy nursing home for two years, then home health for a year before getting my sought-after job as a CNA on a hospital Med/Surg floor two miles from my house. I absolutely kicked butt at that job; always given the hardest assignments and RNs were practically drawing cards to get me as their aide.

    Good luck!
    You sound like me except I have been on the same floor for the last 3.5 years. My clinical manager and charge nurses have said that they will be references for me and have written letters of recommendations. All but one of my clinical instructors have written recommendation letters. I am nervous now about how much time that it is going to take me to find a job. Maybe God is trying to tell me something.
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    This is why bending over backwards for a corporation is a waste of your time...and they complain we aren't loyal! Gee, I wonder why!
    dudette10, imintrouble, dh07RN, and 4 others like this.
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    This may sound trite, and I don't mean it to.... but maybe this is a good thing to have happen now, rather in another 3.5 years, when you've spent even more time doing all you can to be valuable, and for some reason you get cut.... My guess (not knowing anything about where you are, or the people you work with) is that they mean that they like you and value your work. Something else is going on that you don't know about. I'm sorry it's happening, but healthcare isn't known for being all that great to employees. If you're lucky, you work with good people on your floor, and just hope administration isn't horrible

    Something will come along that is right, and gives you opportunities you didn't even know you wanted
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    ****UPDATE****
    I went into the hospital yesterday to get a letter of recommendation. My manager printed out the letter. I reinerated that I wanted to stay with my current company hospitals but wanted to keep my options open soI was applying for that position too, she agreed...after completing the letter on the way out of the office she stated that she had to do an interview. HMMM...interview huh? Okay . I check last night to see if there were any jobs open on the unit, nothing was posted. I look today like I do almost everyday on the job boards....Yep there it was. I at a loss of words. She has previously stated and knows that I am a good employee and still nothing. Heck maybe she is faker than a $1k bill. I could see if I had not mentioned working in the department but that is not the case. Would it be rude to ask for my resume back since she had no interest in hiring me anyway...Okay no I wouldn't do that..


    VENTING and FRUSTRATED
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    Quote from NENE916
    ****UPDATE****
    I went into the hospital yesterday to get a letter of recommendation. My manager printed out the letter. I reinerated that I wanted to stay with my current company hospitals but wanted to keep my options open soI was applying for that position too, she agreed...after completing the letter on the way out of the office she stated that she had to do an interview. HMMM...interview huh? Okay . I check last night to see if there were any jobs open on the unit, nothing was posted. I look today like I do almost everyday on the job boards....Yep there it was. I at a loss of words. She has previously stated and knows that I am a good employee and still nothing. Heck maybe she is faker than a $1k bill. I could see if I had not mentioned working in the department but that is not the case. Would it be rude to ask for my resume back since she had no interest in hiring me anyway...Okay no I wouldn't do that..


    VENTING and FRUSTRATED
    I'm sorry. Make a lot of copies of that letter, put it in all of your applications/resumes so they know who to call and thank when you turn out to be the best hire someone ELSE made


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