Quote from Nysloss
Long story short, PCMH was terrible for me and my classmates. Three of us agreed we were absolutely going there -- wanted to be nowhere else. Recruiter contact was horrible. Interviewing and getting a position in the area you really wanted was next to impossible. One of us got fed up and didn't go at all after accepting a position. Another got fed up because the recruiter told her she could have the hours she specifically told them she needed, then told her she'd have to work God-awful hours that weren't possible with her child -- which she told him over and over again. I actually went, then left. I was told to "try it" (the area) and if I didn't feel comfortable I could work with the retention officer to get into another area -- no problem. I called her and then the recruiter everyday for 3 weeks and no one ever returned my call! I finally quit. New grads beware!
I've heard much the same thing. That doesn't mean I personally know for sure. I've never worked there, but that's why I didn't go to PCMH. I got this first hand from a few seasoned nurses. Thats all I needed to decide. I don't need to go to PCMH to get a 'sales' pitch and nothing else. You get that at any car lot. But let me say in all honesty, the way you were treated at PCMH goes at least in one other hospital in eastern NC. Just beware as a new grad or old grad. ASK! Be on your toes.
As I was told, it is a business, just like any other business. Hospitals want you to be there, but...there was an opening before you came and it is better to continue to have that opening than them spending all sort of funds outta pocket to keep you happy. Its just easier to not return your call!
I recently did the same thing as you did. I was not happy where I was and realized I shoulda gone basic than specialize. After putting in a transfer I got lip service about being helped, etc. Oh, I still have work, but was not scheduled for shifts!!! So, after a couple days I realized where this was headed and went looking. It too me almost two weeks and a lotta heart ache, but have found work and doing what I wanna do. And I will ensure that everyone I know and come in contact with knows how I and others were treated. And as far as I am concerned? I will still maintain my working status at this hospital.
Anyhooo...I wanna work at a place that truly is honest and respects you as a person. I wanna work someplace that truly WANTS you to be there and won't pay you lip service. I learned long ago that if the company truly cares about its employees then they will have great retention.
NOTE: However, someone must be getting work and liking where they are! PCMH is not outta business. And it does have a great reputation, especially cardiac!