I have been reading a lot of posts of different situations of returning to work after your license has been suspended. I worked as a LPN for nine months before my license was suspended due to my pain pill addiction. I never diverted any medications. I now have over two and half years sobriety, my license was re-instated in October 2011.I do have a narcotic restriction. And for that reason have been applying for jobs that do not involve narcotics. DO I have to tell them right off the bat that I have this restriction. I have had only a few phone interviews, and it always gets asked why I left my last position. So I go into the story. "I am in recovery, and was addicted to pain pills, my use got in the way of my present job." I try to word it differently every time. I have yet to get a call back for a second interview. What else can I do? I know that if I can get in for an in person interview it would be different. I do not want them to think that I lied because I was not honest in the beginning.? Has anyone had any luck getting a job after being suspended? How do I word this, without saying too much?
Thanks! I appreciate any help!
Last edit by KaseyJo on Apr 6, '12