No I am not an alcoholic if that is what you mean and I don't have a drinking problem - well it is a problem with the epilepsy *lol*
I was just turned down for my 3.rd job and it was at a ward where I have 5 months of experience and the need 10 new nurses, so they should be eger to get someone who knows a lot about that particular type of ward and doesn't need a lot of training.
It was a medical emergency ward and not a lot of nurses in Denmark are very good at that speciality and the practical stuff too taking bloodsamples, IV accesses, EKG, Atery punctures, acting independent in emergency situations etc. Besides I am in the danish home guard (not even close to being at a level as your national guard) where I am taking a course as a medic, acually a bit more than that - but I get the same training as paramedics on ambulances. So I am pretty well qualified for the job or at least for knowing how to act in emergency situations. Still I was turned down.
From now on I will not tell them about it. The reason why I did is that I do volentary work for young people with epilepsy and I thought that would be a good thing to mention. I have been warned about telling them before I get hired. But it is the reason why I am not too happy about changing shifts, so I would like to be only on evening shifts. It was also as a sort of experiment to see if it really is that bad, and apparently it is...
I just can't belive that it happened within the healthcare system. We are supposed to know better.
I have sort of given up and now I will work as a substitute. Then I will get more freedom to choose when I want to work, the money is better and I get to try out a lot of different wards.
Knockandhello - I am glad that you haven't had the same experiences. It lets me know there is hope, maybe I should come to work in the US in stead