Interview or attack?
- 0I still can't get over what happened to me today. I had an interview (2nd interview since getting lincensed) today at a LTC. When the Don called me a few days before, she new I was a new grad and said she was giving me a chance for an interview. I was very excited because she sounded like she was willing to give me a chance since I had told her I havn't been successful in landing a job. I went in confident because I had studied interview questions and in hopes that I would get the job. She called me in to her office and there were another lady there. As soon as they looked at my resume, thats where it all started. They acted like they did not know I did not have experience. Started telling me that because I have no experience, I would fail working there and also because of that, it would be hard for me to get a job at any LTC. They also said that my school had screwed me over (mind you, i went to a local community college who has a high passing rate). They suggested that I do something else or volunteer at a snf to get the feel of an snf. And so much more. After I thanked them for their time, I left. As soon as I got into my car, my tears just wouldn't stop falling. I have never felt so low in my life. I felt like it was more of an attack than a interview because the don knew I was a new grad. Has anything like that ever happened to any of you? I'm still hopeful that what they said aren't true.
- 4Feb 20, '13 by DedHedRNThank god you escaped, run for your life, and never look back at that place! Can you imagine having to work for nasty people like that every day?
I started out in LTC, mind you my DON was super supportive, and taught me so much, and made sure I started out on the right foot. I left that place with good ethics and habits.
Sounds like you lucked out they showed their true colors before you actually started. Every LTC center is different and every DON runs things different. Sometimes you luck out, sometimes you get stuck with the crazies.
- 2Feb 20, '13 by jadelpn GuideThank goodness you were not offered a job there!! Inappropriate doesn't even begin to cover it. I would give you some "doors close windows open" speech, but believe it or not, you are the lucky one in this instance. Join a job search engine, apply to home health, MD offices, hospice, schools, anywhere you would think that you would want to be. Speak to HR people. Summer camps will be coming up soon enough and apply there, "minute clinics", urgent care... I wouldn't go the volunteer route unless you have no other choice. Then it would probably not be in a SNF, unless that is what you want to do. I can't see how a local community college can "screw you over"--that is a bunch of bunk. If you do have to volunteer, I would take the time to get some certifications: IV, wound care, blood drawing....makes you more marketable. Good luck and brush this off as a poor example of an interview (if you can even call that mess an interview!!)
- 0[QUOTE=IsisC;7183523]Thank god you escaped, run for your life, and never look back at that place! Can you imagine having to work for nasty people like that every day?
I guess I am glad I won't be working for people like that. Like you said, I am sure every LTC center is different and I bet there are DON who are as supportive like the one you had. Just not at this particular one I went to.
- 1Thank you jadelpn. I am shaking this off and definitely not letting their words destroy me. Like you said, "doors close windows open." I know I will eventually find something someplace that will value me. I am just glad it won't be with them. Definitely their lost.
- 2Feb 22, '13 by realnursealso/LPNI bet they couldn't handle eight hours on the medcart...lol! I bet they dont have any experience doing the job they were interviewing you for. Just laugh those fools out of your head. Maybe they are why they had a job opening. That window God opened, I'm glad you jumped out!...lol! You wouldn't want to work with people with that attitude. Keep looking, you'll find your place, I just know it.