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.
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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!"
Last edit by MN-Nurse on Aug 1, '11
: Reason: grammar