Do Not Rehire List - Question

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    Trying to make a long story short...

    I worked at a hospital as a PCT for many years. Had wonderful reviews, good attendance, ect. I was/ still am (years later) in love with that place! The last few months of my employment I had lost 3 family members, was trying to go to nursing school full time, work full time, i could go on and on, but guess my sob story doesn't matter I realize we all have things that are hard to deal with and I handled this situation wrong...

    I kept good communication with my manager as to what was going on at home. He was wonderful thru my trying times. One day, feeling literally on the edge of nervous break down, I called my manager and told him that I wished to quit and was afraid I wouldn't be coming back. (Goodness if I had realized then what an awful mistake that could have been/is!!!) my managers response was "Ok, I'm going to take this as your two week notice that way if you wish to be employed here again in the future you won't have a problem."

    So, here I am. I haven't been employed there for years. I have been working as a RN in LTC for close to a year now and Have been looking to get out for most of that year. I have applied to several positions at the hospital I was previously employed with, with no luck. I did hear from a recruiter that said they "strongly prefer" BSN now. I have recently started a BSN program so that has been added to my resume, in hopes that I'll get back to my "dream facility".

    I guess I'm just asking for thoughts/advice. Please no harsh words, I realize now how unprofessional I was in my actions and I believe I've developed excellent coping skills since then. This truly is one of my biggest regrets. I'm wondering if it really is that there are that many more "more qualified" candidates or if I could have been placed on the do not hire list. Is there a way to find out if you're on such a list? Is it unprofessional/are you able to call facilities and find out?

    Like I said this place is what I think to be my "dream facility" and I'm just so discouraged and down about not even getting an interview while I've applied for about a year now. I guess I should add too that I've been turned down over that last year at numerous other facilities and I hear countless accounts of other nurses in my area taking up to a year to get a job. The market is very saturated where I am. Just looking for your thoughts.
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    Get a reference checking company to call or for that matter, get anyone to play the role and call.
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    If you worked out your notice you probably have nothing to worry about. And yes, the market really IS that tight now. Given how long you have been gone it is unlikely the fact that you worked there as a PCT even matters.
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    Quote from cyb3rRN
    Trying to make a long story short...

    I worked at a hospital as a PCT for many years. Had wonderful reviews, good attendance, ect. I was/ still am (years later) in love with that place! The last few months of my employment I had lost 3 family members, was trying to go to nursing school full time, work full time, i could go on and on, but guess my sob story doesn't matter I realize we all have things that are hard to deal with and I handled this situation wrong...

    I kept good communication with my manager as to what was going on at home. He was wonderful thru my trying times. One day, feeling literally on the edge of nervous break down, I called my manager and told him that I wished to quit and was afraid I wouldn't be coming back. (Goodness if I had realized then what an awful mistake that could have been/is!!!) my managers response was "Ok, I'm going to take this as your two week notice that way if you wish to be employed here again in the future you won't have a problem."

    So, here I am. I haven't been employed there for years. I have been working as a RN in LTC for close to a year now and Have been looking to get out for most of that year. I have applied to several positions at the hospital I was previously employed with, with no luck. I did hear from a recruiter that said they "strongly prefer" BSN now. I have recently started a BSN program so that has been added to my resume, in hopes that I'll get back to my "dream facility".

    I guess I'm just asking for thoughts/advice. Please no harsh words, I realize now how unprofessional I was in my actions and I believe I've developed excellent coping skills since then. This truly is one of my biggest regrets. I'm wondering if it really is that there are that many more "more qualified" candidates or if I could have been placed on the do not hire list. Is there a way to find out if you're on such a list? Is it unprofessional/are you able to call facilities and find out?

    Like I said this place is what I think to be my "dream facility" and I'm just so discouraged and down about not even getting an interview while I've applied for about a year now. I guess I should add too that I've been turned down over that last year at numerous other facilities and I hear countless accounts of other nurses in my area taking up to a year to get a job. The market is very saturated where I am. Just looking for your thoughts.
    I have been through a situation not as complex as yours but the bottomline is the same. I was an aide at a hospital setting. I lasted as a nurse there for only three months. They said I could return to the healthcare system in a year. However I recently found out they have me on the don't rehire list. I don't understand why they did this. I did not call out even when I was unwell and I worked hard. I just didn't progress in their expectations.
    I am stuck in long term care now. I haven't been able to get rehired in a hospital setting since then.
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    I know a former coworker who went through something similar. They told her upfront that she would not be hired back into the facility when she quit. If you were placed on a Do Not Hire, my guess is they would not have considered your application let alone interviewed you. Think about it: it's more work or them to allow a DNH to apply over and over. They wouldn't allow that.

    Moreover, you have the right to know what's in your file. Why haven't you called to follow up on your interviews? That's interviewing 101. If you follow up, most likely the nurse recruiter will tell you why they chose someone else over you. I wouldn't bring up the Do Not Hire thing, but if you weren't hired for other reasons, ask the recruiter, "so it's ok to keep applying at this facility?" Showing interest will be good for future interviews. Best wishes! I think you're just paranoid!
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    Thank you all fur your responses! I hope I'm just being paranoid. Bec, I didn't realize I could call HR and ask why I wasn't chosen. We did have a couple speakers come in during school to talk about applying and getting jobs, but they never mentioned following up after you've been turned down. If I call who would I ant to speak with? A recruiter? Just ask them for feedback on why I was not chosen for the position? This would make me feel worlds better knowing the reason, good or bad!
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    Is there one specific recruiter that helped you before? I'd ask for her, otherwise just any recruiter should be fine as they should all have access to your file. I would just call, say that you've applied to several positions without any success, and were hoping you could get some feedback on why you were not selected so that you could possibly be hired in the future. Good or bad, I think they'll talk to you. Hope that helps!
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    Quote from cyb3rRN
    Trying to make a long story short...

    I worked at a hospital as a PCT for many years. Had wonderful reviews, good attendance, ect. I was/ still am (years later) in love with that place! The last few months of my employment I had lost 3 family members, was trying to go to nursing school full time, work full time, i could go on and on, but guess my sob story doesn't matter I realize we all have things that are hard to deal with and I handled this situation wrong...

    I kept good communication with my manager as to what was going on at home. He was wonderful thru my trying times. One day, feeling literally on the edge of nervous break down, I called my manager and told him that I wished to quit and was afraid I wouldn't be coming back. (Goodness if I had realized then what an awful mistake that could have been/is!!!) my managers response was "Ok, I'm going to take this as your two week notice that way if you wish to be employed here again in the future you won't have a problem."

    So, here I am. I haven't been employed there for years. I have been working as a RN in LTC for close to a year now and Have been looking to get out for most of that year. I have applied to several positions at the hospital I was previously employed with, with no luck. I did hear from a recruiter that said they "strongly prefer" BSN now. I have recently started a BSN program so that has been added to my resume, in hopes that I'll get back to my "dream facility".

    I guess I'm just asking for thoughts/advice. Please no harsh words, I realize now how unprofessional I was in my actions and I believe I've developed excellent coping skills since then. This truly is one of my biggest regrets. I'm wondering if it really is that there are that many more "more qualified" candidates or if I could have been placed on the do not hire list. Is there a way to find out if you're on such a list? Is it unprofessional/are you able to call facilities and find out?

    Like I said this place is what I think to be my "dream facility" and I'm just so discouraged and down about not even getting an interview while I've applied for about a year now. I guess I should add too that I've been turned down over that last year at numerous other facilities and I hear countless accounts of other nurses in my area taking up to a year to get a job. The market is very saturated where I am. Just looking for your thoughts.
    I had something kinda similar happen, I was working as a tech in ER thru school and applied to RN positions and interviewed for like 1 or 2 , well during my last semester I had to quit this job I adored because it was just too much to handle..( I literally was at school/hospital 7days a week with ~6-10hrs of study/me time) too much ... So I started to apply for jobs again and i got handed the reject card for all x amount I applied & had good interviews for. Well I was too close to the 6month mark of switching depts/ jobs whatever


    Anyhow, I did get hired at another hospital which is r across the street , so my point---try to apply at other hospitals you're interested in.

    ER was my dream job& facility but I've gotta do this for now...it's all for a reason
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    Thanks! I'll try calling Monday.
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    Pneumo, I think you're right. There must be some reason I am where I am. I'm working in LTC now...just trying to make the best of it. It's just REALLY, REALLY hard sometimes! lol


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