Soooo discouraged!! - page 3

Well I still have not gotten a job! I have been to 3 interviews so far always being diligent to disclose my recovery status and the fact that I have a 6 month key restriction on the phone while... Read More

  1. by   Ginambamsn

    you are not alone in your struggle. i am new here and i am in the recovering nurse program in my state. i have been for about a year. i have been searching for a job for about 3 months now. i have had maybe 10 or more interviews and have had no luck at all. i have been a nurse for 8 years in different settings. it is very discouraging but i know i take responsibility for my part in this situation. i ended up in the program because tested postive for my yearly drug screen. i had been working for agency for about 4 years so i had nowhere to return to. i reported myself and got into the rnp problem and have been very compliant. i know it is hard for an employer to trust someone who is in the rnp. i always go into the interview and inform them up front about my status in the rnp and my restrictions. i do that because i do not want them to think i am trying to hide anything and also to not waste anyones time. mrs. papa do not give up or get down because i thought i was the only person going through this and it is comforting to know it is not only me. i admire you because you are a strong person and give me inspiration. thanks:icon_hug::urck:
  2. by   Shell5
    Do not give up, but Pray and ask God what His will is for your life. I promise you that you will get through this. It just doesn't feel like it right now. I have been where you are right now.
  3. by   poliwog
    Have you considered applying at a treatment facility? Or a detox?
  4. by   ms. papa RN AGAIN
    Quote from poliwog3
    Have you considered applying at a treatment facility? Or a detox?
    I have and I did but have not heard out of them. I really don't want to get that one though (not that I am trying to be a choosy begger or anything) b/c I really didn't like the methods of the methadone tx center I went to and really would not want to be a part of all that. Of course, not all centers operate in the same way and I suppose if I saw negative things I would then have an opportunity to make changes and help some people who really need it the most. Thank you to all for all of the positive ideas and thoughts. It really helps keep me keeping on when I come on here and get a boost of caring people. It also helps alot to remember I am not alone in my journey.

    On a side note, I had interview #6 today at a nursing home. The ADON was very nice and real. It was the first time the interviewer wasn't an HR person but someone more in the "trenches" if you will and she seemed very supportive and said "i am gonna go to bat for you b/c you appear very honest and sincere." She also acknowledged that the strength and growth obtained from my recovery (and survival) are obviously assests to my personality and an indication that real change has taken place. So, even if I don't get hired, it felt good. And I have 2 days til my volunteer work at the clinic starts!! I am soo ready to put on scrubs, my stethoscope and be acknowledged as a nurse again!! Its gonna be great. Even when I do get a job, even if it takes the whole 6 month restriction time I am gonna keep taking shifts at this place b/c they have a need and they gave me a chance. Have a great day everyone!!!
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Keeping fingers crossed for you ms.papa. Sounds like she is going to bat for you which is great