Has anybody been re hired after beig fired by the same hospital?

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    I ask because I had an extensive illness, which I had to apply for fmla for and take a 2 month leave for. I went back to work because I had to financially, but I was not ready ... so long story short, I took too many days out. Enter a new manager, and I was fired. I had been there for five years, and the new manager was not aware of my situation. My ilness affected me physically as well as psychologically. I have since recovered, or rather , properly treated, and fully able to focus on work. Has anybody, or ever known anybody, who has gone back, explained this, and been re hired? I need advice, I need this job back. Please give any advice you can. Thanks in advance. !!
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    Contact the facility's Human Resources department/person. They should be able to tell you if you are eligible for re-hire or not. Did they mention anything about you not being re-hired when they fired you? Unfortunately in most areas of the US hospitals have way more applicants than they do jobs, so it may be difficult.

    I was fired more than a decade ago from a housekeeping job at a hospital, unfortunately it is effecting my ability to be re-hired in that entire hospital system as a nurse when I graduate (and as a tech now). My situation was similar, illness and then injury led to way too many absences during my probation period. The HR person I spoke with told me basically it was a lost cause, since apparently missing a lot of work due to illness and injury is a character flaw, however I was also told that a manager can override that if they really wanted to hire me. So it will be all about making a good impression and connections!
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    Thank you nurs2b...
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    Quote from RNOTODAY
    I ask because I had an extensive illness, which I had to apply for fmla for and take a 2 month leave for. I went back to work because I had to financially, but I was not ready ... so long story short, I took too many days out. Enter a new manager, and I was fired. I had been there for five years, and the new manager was not aware of my situation. My ilness affected me physically as well as psychologically. I have since recovered, or rather , properly treated, and fully able to focus on work. Has anybody, or ever known anybody, who has gone back, explained this, and been re hired? I need advice, I need this job back. Please give any advice you can. Thanks in advance. !!
    Oh, sweetie, you are singing my song! Same thing happened to me this spring: I had to go out on leave for a severe episode of illness, tried to go back too soon, and learned later that same week that my services were no longer required. Unfortunately, I am now on the do-not-rehire list because I was fired, even though it was not my fault that my former employer could/would not accommodate my medical restrictions. And I won my unemployment case. But I'm not even allowed back in the building---despite the fact that my son still works there as a med aide---because I was terminated rather than leaving of my own accord.

    I don't know if your former facility is quite THAT strict, but I wouldn't count on being re-hired, even though your termination was no more your fault than mine was. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, because I think it stinks on ice and I have to hope there's a special place in Hell for people who fire employees for things they cannot help and wouldn't have to deal with if they'd drawn a luckier hand in life. But you and I both need to close the book on that chapter of our careers and start fresh someplace else. You're ready. I'm ready. Onward and upward!
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    But I'm not even allowed back in the building
    :***: ugh, sounds like they love drama
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    Quote from LaRN
    :***: ugh, sounds like they love drama
    Nah, it's just company policy on account of all the people you hear about who have "gone postal" in the past and caused destruction to their former workplaces (and/or former bosses and co-workers). It's not personally directed at me, although I suppose if you threw in the mental-illness component it does make for some drama, all right.

    "Unstable and unpredictable," was what they called me during that final meeting. You know, after 2 1/2 years of working together through thick and thin, I'd figure they'd have thought that statement through a little more......and then not said it. True as it might have been at the time, it was like a sucker-punch to the gut and I'm still unhappy about it. I mean, not even my own psychiatrist wouldsay something like that to me, and I suspect he's a lot more qualified to make that assessment than a former EMT and a corporate nurse. But then, he's got a lot more class and a WHOLE lot more respect for me than they did, so I'll just have to let it go. What's done is done.
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    I was one of those that was terminated after the same type of thing that you describe, OP. I was rehired even after being labeled as "do not rehire". They actually called and offered me another position. BIG mistake, I was fired again after a few months, by the new DON who was a staff nurse I didn't get along too well when I was there the first time. She was in the middle of her promotion when I came back.

    Bad idea for me. Good luck to u

    Anne, RNC
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    Usually no.......hospitals are pretty clear about that....once they dump you they don't want you back. It reminds them of their bad behavior.
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    I was after they found out the girl who got me fired was lying. She got fired for lying about me.
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    I know of many instances in which nurses were hired by companies that had previously terminated them. It all depends upon the reason for the termination. If an individual was terminated "for cause" - performing an action that is absolutely contrary to policy or jeopardizing patient safety.... then, NO... no chance of being hired again. BUT - if the termination was due to an excessive absences (illness, family crisis, etc) or reduction in force (layoff) or conflict with supervisor/insubordination..... the door may re-open in the future.

    I know of several managers who have been re-hired into management positions after 'regime changes'... the person who terminated them has been replaced.
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