So I started a new job and they said that they give you a 90 day probation period. Does the 90 day probation period mean either party, the employee or the employer can terminate at any time without any repercussions? Such as a do not rehire? Do you need to give a 2 week notice? I'm just confused on this probation period an how it can affect you. I accepted a job and just started but not sure it's right for me yet.
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Apr 18, '13
by Inori, ASN, BSN
probation is exactly that a try out period between you and employer without too much investemt by your employer. Nurses have unions however you will not be protected by the union until after your 90 day probationary period, aftewards it becomes much harder to fire you. In the meantime 90 days before its up You can be let go for just about any reason short of racism/discrimination but those are hard to prove. Do be on time in arrival, lunch and going home, obey orders unless it puts pt safty, your license or illegal. Get along with your coworkers. document properly and completely. Always aim to do the best job possible. Your very first job will be the hardest as you are transition from student to nurse so there are internal, pyschological and external stress. The first 3 months is the hardest, and by month 6 you will gain confidence but it takes about 1 year to be fully competent Good luck!
Last edit by Inori on Apr 18, '13