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Should I be upset?

  1. 0 I setup an interview for a job located 200 miles from where I live now. I went to the job and interviewed with the recruiter. Things seems to go okay. After our interview, she told me to wait in the waiting room while she called to see if the nurse manager was still available to interview. Well 5 minutes passes and she calls me back into her office. She then informs me that she just got off with the nurse manager and that the position was filled by an applicant who initially declined but then accepted (didn't even know things like that happens in todays economy) the position and that they would not continue with the interview process. I was shocked but also upset that I wasted my time and money to go to the interview when they could have just called & told me that the position was no longer available. The excuse she gave was that it was graduate nurse season and that was it. But I also have a perceived suspicion that perhaps the nurse recruiter didn't think our interview portion went to well and used that let me call the nurse manager to see if she's available routine as a way to buy some time. In the past, I've been on interviews where even though the manager wasn't available someone was available to still conduct the interview.
  2. Visit  Rags2Riches RN profile page

    About Rags2Riches RN, BSN

    Rags2Riches RN has '2' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Psychiatric'. Joined Aug '09; Posts: 75; Likes: 45.

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  3. Visit  Tait profile page
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    While it is unfortunate to drive 200 miles for an interview, I think the rationale was plausible. Often communication is lost and I would be more inclined to believe the manager forgot to communicate the news to HR in a timely manner, than to believe there was some shenanigans against you. Plus being angry at the group for perceived violations that may or may not have occurred isn't worth your energy. Yes I think it is ok to be peeved, but I wouldn't let it ruin your day completely.

    Best of luck on the next interview!

    Tait
    Meriwhen, Marshall1, tyvin, and 6 others like this.
  4. Visit  nnancy627 profile page
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    Welcome to the new America.
  5. Visit  roser13 profile page
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    Quote from nnancy627
    Welcome to the new America.
    What's the new America?
    Tait and not.done.yet like this.
  6. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    I've flown to interviews located at out-of-state facilities and was still rejected. Talk about a waste of my time, money, and airfare.

    It's hard not to take it personally, but I try my best. I also keep in mind that no one is obligated to grant me an interview or hire me. Good luck to you.
    Meriwhen, GrnTea, prnqday, and 4 others like this.
  7. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Unfortunately prospective employers are really under no obligation to consider the sacrifices we make in order to be present for an interview. Anger and disappointment are natural feelings but directing it at them is probably not warranted. It's very rare these days (I've found anyway) that employers are courteous or even slightly concerned about the people they aren't interested in hiring. Maybe some of that is due to the sheer volume of applicants many facilities must deal with.
    Marshall1 and Not_A_Hat_Person like this.
  8. Visit  xoemmylouox profile page
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    That sucks, but it was another chance to work on your interview skills. Get mad and vent, Lord knows I do I hope another interview comes up for you ASAP so you can put this all past you. Best of luck!
    SandraCVRN likes this.
  9. Visit  samadams8 profile page
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    Quote from Rags2Riches RN
    I setup an interview for a job located 200 miles from where I live now. I went to the job and interviewed with the recruiter. Things seems to go okay. After our interview, she told me to wait in the waiting room while she called to see if the nurse manager was still available to interview. Well 5 minutes passes and she calls me back into her office. She then informs me that she just got off with the nurse manager and that the position was filled by an applicant who initially declined but then accepted (didn't even know things like that happens in todays economy) the position and that they would not continue with the interview process. I was shocked but also upset that I wasted my time and money to go to the interview when they could have just called & told me that the position was no longer available. The excuse she gave was that it was graduate nurse season and that was it. But I also have a perceived suspicion that perhaps the nurse recruiter didn't think our interview portion went to well and used that let me call the nurse manager to see if she's available routine as a way to buy some time. In the past, I've been on interviews where even though the manager wasn't available someone was available to still conduct the interview.

    Sure squirrelly stuff like this happens all the time. It's a live and learn kind of thing. If you want to feel like you are at the mercy of some hospital HR/recruiter, so be it. But I refuse to give them power. Take whatever you can to pay your bills, and keep tweaking things and looking. Its all about utility in economics anyway. Sad but true. Screen things really well when you are traveling a distance.

    You determine your worth--Not some hr or hospital, or some less than "good faith" antics. And for all you know, it could have gone down the way she said, but I would tend to doubt it. Here's why...knowing that you traveled a distance, they would have at least played the game, and gone through the motions--if for no other reason, but to save face.

    Just remember, regardless of the current market, you are valuable. You are testing a potential employer too. If they don't deal in good faith at an interview, imagine what they may be like after they'd hired you...after they felt like the owned you, so to speak.
    donsterRN, Not_A_Hat_Person, and Esme12 like this.
  10. Visit  samadams8 profile page
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    Quote from nursel56
    Unfortunately prospective employers are really under no obligation to consider the sacrifices we make in order to be present for an interview. Anger and disappointment are natural feelings but directing it at them is probably not warranted. It's very rare these days (I've found anyway) that employers are courteous or even slightly concerned about the people they aren't interested in hiring. Maybe some of that is due to the sheer volume of applicants many facilities must deal with.
    And that speaks volumes.
    Esme12 likes this.
  11. Visit  NurseCard profile page
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    I once drove all the way to an interview only to find out that the position was no longer available when I got there. Fortunately I only had to drive about 45 minutes but still.. things like that happen I guess...
  12. Visit  netglow profile page
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    This is premeditated. They know who they will hire and never had intention of considering you. All they need you for, is to have proof of consideration/correspondence with you on record to show they have "considered" a range of applicants for a position. You show up, and they can "say" they met with you, without actually having met with you. Often you might be surprised you got an interview and you should be because it's that you were called because you would in no way meet the requirements, and they will be able to say, here is the pool of applicants we had interviewed and it's clear that only the one we chose is a good fit for the position.

    I would wonder in this economy, unless the job is on the "TexMex shoot 'em up border", or, if they are in need of very experienced specialty nurses, why, a facility would need to interview nurses from afar ...that would be your first warning sign of a scam.

    You've been chumped.
  13. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    It's their job they can do what they want.....the position is filled.

    Unless it is on their dime.....and they cough up some of the expenses.....they don't care, they can do as they wish.
    TheCommuter and prnqday like this.
  14. Visit  prnqday profile page
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    I've been called by recruiters while on my way to the interview so that could tell me it was offered to someone else. Sorry you had to go through this. This is very unfortunate.


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