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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!"