I accepted a position that is M-F..no nights/weekends/holidays..full benefits (which I don't need), not high stress, about 20 min from home, great pay..been there 4 weeks. I was also promised reimbursement for mileage for orientation (it was 200 miles round trip/day for 5 days) and was told part of the benefit package was the employer would pay 10K toward student loans I already have in exchange for the promise of 3 yrs of serve and after orientation I would not be required to return to the main facility as any other mandatory classes would be via video or online. The student loan payback was the main reason I accepted the position because the M-F is not a schedule I would normally want. I prefer time over money. Anyway..
I learned over the weekend, via email from the HR person I worked with..that I am NOT going to get reimbursed for mileage for orientation nor am I eligible for the student loan payment plan and the reason? Because these items were not written out correctly in the job description ad when the job was posted online! Even though I have in writing from the employer these things WERE offered to me it is trumped by the ad not being correct. I don't know why this matters and she wasn't able to give me a straight answer. She also said a "couple" of classes were overlooked that I will have to go back to the main facility and while I will be paid my hourly rate I will not be given mileage so there will be at least 2 more days of travel. I am not thrilled about the mileage not being reimbursed but am willing to let it go but the student loan broken promise is another issue. The facility does have a nursing union but I am not a member. I don't really know what they could do anyway. Overall the job is not bad, its a clinic position and though the nurse manager is definitely
a 100% management she isn't unreasonable but again, I was willing to exchange the 12 hr shift work for M-F in order to get some of the student loans paid and now that is no longer an option. My spouse works 12 hrs so this new schedule of mine has impacted us being able to spent time together/go do things but we were willing to work around it because of getting the loans paid down. At this point I'm going to just stay at the job but this has changed my view of the employer for sure.
My question is: anyone ever have an employer make a promise like this then change their minds? What did you do?