would you go to your old job ?

  1. I posted earlier about how i got terminated for asking more days of leave for taking care of my ailing mother. Now somebody from same place in HR is willing to help me take my job again. my floor has tendency of high turnover and high recruiting but at this point i am worried about meeting same people around me who were cold to my situation and showed no sympathy. However , some friends are waiting eagerly to see me back. I had my own lovable circle too. I am thinking will I land in more trouble by returning into atmosphere especially where people in power reminded me of this cruel world. I am confused and love my profession.
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  3. by   SandraCVRN
    Take it if you need the work right now, then look out for yourself and look for greener pastures...

    Good luck!!!
  4. by   fiveofpeep
    Yeah, might as well go back if you can so you can say you left willingly and make money while you look for a new job. It doesn't sound like they have your back r/t your personal situations, but then again they are business so what would you expect.
  5. by   tokmom
    Do you need to work at this time? If you need the job and money, I would go back, but keep my eyes peeled for something better.

    It never ceases to amaze me how cold healthcare is to it's own employees when they have to take care of ailing family members.
  6. by   Meriwhen
    Would I go back to my old job? Sure--for all the ups and downs, it was still a good job in a good place. Then again, I wasn't terminated like you were.

    Unless you had another definite job offer in hand, I would go back and work there until you find a new job. It's a paycheck in a lousy job market, and at least now you know where you stand with them, so you can take whatever extra steps you need to so you can CYA on things. Also, when you do find something else, then you can resign and avoid having to say "terminated" on future job interviews. Of course, your coming back may not stop them from making you a Do Not Rehire when you do leave, depending on how touchy the hospital is about taking you back. But at least you can say you weren't let go.

    Best of luck whatever you decide!
  7. by   RNperdiem
    Sure you should go back. You work, you make money, you take care of the patients.
    Your co-workers are usually just co-workers, not friends. Expect real sympathy from your real friends and maybe tolerance form the others.
    If you are not happy there, start looking around for another job which is easier if you are currently employed.
  8. by   ♑ Capricorn ♑
    I can definitely relate to this, and I'll tell you why in a minute. But first, I just wanted to ask do your principles affect your reasons for wanting to return?

    Earlier this year, I applied for a job as a CNA at a long term care facility. I interviewed with the human resource manager (who is a RN) there and was verbally told that I was hired. I thought, "Great! I'm gonna love this". So, things were set in motion for me to get my employment physical, immunizations up to date, drug testing and what not over a span of a few weeks. I was told that I'd be starting these CNA classes about a month's time from my date of hire. They pretty much hire you first and then train you to be a CNA.

    Well, about a week after I was told I was verbally hired, an emergent situation occurred which required me to having surgery to remove my gallbladder. (I am soooo glad that thing is out by the way) So, as a prospective employee with good intentions I informed my future employer that an issue had arised and that I needed to have surgery as soon as possible. Not only did this jeopardize my future employment plans but also created tension between the manager and myself. I was simply told that I would not be able to do my job, even if I had sufficient time for recovery after surgery. And that, I should reconsider my interest in this job which really meant to decline it.

    There was no sympathy, no understanding, no willing to work with me and my situation and no compassion for the state I was in. And, this was coming from an RN manager. I was in shock. I just kept thinking, "How can she be so cold!". This lovely woman who was excited and eager to hire me has now become my worse nightmare. I tried to reason with her, it didn't work. Nothing I said or could've done would've changed her mind. Although, she did say that I could reapply for this job in a few months time when another session of CNA classes were being held. I said, "Fine, then I have to decline this position at this time". BAM! I then hung up the phone.

    It then occurred to me that she had to do what she had to do, because I would've been a liability. That I can understand. But, what I don't understand is her coldness her utter lack of compassion and willingness to help me or even empathize with over what has happened in my life. THAT baffles me and still does to this day.

    I did end up re-applying to the same place a few months later, as she said I could. I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt. But, then was informed that I would have to repeat the WHOLE pre-employment proccess over again, as if it never happened. I'd have to interview with this same RN manager. So, I did. Although, this time she acted as if she didn't know or remember me at all, which I know wasn't true. To me, it seemed as if she were playing games. I then, gave up on that position. I thought if she's like this in the hiring process what is she going to be like if I'm actually working there as an employee. Do all the employees act this way and if they do, I don't want to be a part of it. To me, it wasn't worth it. If one doesn't respect their applicants, how are applicants supposed to respect their employers?!? Disgusting.

    I just thought I'd share that with you. Even though our circumstances are different, they are strangely familiar in a way. I hope you will make the best decision for yourself. If you can put aside the negativity, then more power to you. I do wish you the best.
  9. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from ♑ Capricorn ♑

    Although, she did say that I could reapply for this job in a few months time when another session of CNA classes were being held. I said, "Fine, then I have to decline this position at this time". BAM! I then hung up the phone.
    I don't mean to encourage hijacking of this thread, BUT if you BAMMED down a phone on me, I would not hire you either. I especially would not hire you if I had to invest in your CNA training to make you employable.
  10. by   ♑ Capricorn ♑
    Quote from Hoozdo
    I don't mean to encourage hijacking of this thread, BUT if you BAMMED down a phone on me, I would not hire you either. I especially would not hire you if I had to invest in your CNA training to make you employable.
    I respect your opinion Hoozdo, and you are entitled to feel the way you do. In no way was I "hijacking" the OP thread. I was merely sharing an experience of mine with the OP because I can relate to how she must be feeling.

    First of all, my experience has nothing to do with you. Secondly, I was hired back, twice. You would realize that if you read my post in its entirety. Thirdly, this post is not about me, but the OP who wrote it. My story was meant to help her and anyone else who may be feeling this way.

    I do have a good work ethic, but I do know when I'm being disrespected. And, this RN manager's behavior who was interviewing myself was un-called for and I reacted the way I did in relation to the condition I was in (going to have surgery and having to decline a job offer).

    I am employed now and doing well and work well with others. I will be attending RN school next Fall. I very much enjoy helping others and I apologize to you, Hoozdo, if you did not find my story 'useful'.

    Good day to you and Happy New Year.
  11. by   RNHURT
    Thanks for all your suggestions. I can survive without paycheck for 6 months as I have support of my aunt. However, I believe in myself and think that God cannot be that cruel to me and there is a place of nurse for me somewhere whether its hospital, clinic or LTC but going back to cold atmosphere is additional stress for me at this time.

    Regarding my termination on my resume, I have honest reasons why it followed and I leave that to my prospective employers whether its my fault or not.

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