let go on first day because of OSHA :( - page 2

by Ashley3H12

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I was just hired for my first RN job in pediatric office. Today was my first day! I was soo excited and my family was so proud of me. I had so many people congratulate me for my job offer this weekend and wished me luck. I went... Read More


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    Something definitely sounds funky. If these tests were so important, and they had such high standards for them and employment was contingent upon passing them why didn't they test you earlier, like in the interview? Instead of hiring you, then letting you go?
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    There's more to the story, but only they know what it is.

    For some reason or another they didn't want you in that office. It could be as simple as someone else they'd been wanting to hire for some time, decided they wanted to work there after all, and so you got bumped. Yes, they can probably get away with doing that, especially when it comes to probationary, new hires.

    All that paperwork you filled out in the morning of your first day. Do you recall signing a piece of paper stating they can terminate your employment at any time for any reason and without notice?

    Or, maybe they found some incongruities in your resume.

    Who knows? Speculating won't do any good.

    I'm really sorry for the disappointment. That just stinks.
    JMBnurse likes this.
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    Yes I'm aware they can terminate me as they please. It was just bizarre the way they did it. There is definitely more to the story on their side. Just wish they would have told me.
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    There must be some other reason they let you go. Maybe someone with power decided they just didn't like you. Maybe you did/said something without realizing it. But the reason they gave you is a lie. Good riddance to a job where you'd work for such people.
    RunnerRN2b2014 and Guttercat like this.
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    It could be that, for one reason or another, they are on OSHA's radar and are skittish about being further scrutinized.
    joanna73, neverbethesame, and nursel56 like this.
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    I've worked at a nursing home and now with a school district and there was a large emphasis on OSHA at both places of employment. I was required to take a 'test' on OSHA working with the school district. I work in AZ, a Right-to-Work state where any place of employment can terminate you for any reason at any time and to my knowledge, any employer anywhere can do the same if you sign a notice while filling out new hire paperwork. I would be upset if that happened to me, so I'm sorry.
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    The "more to the story" would be from their end, Ashley, Lord knows people in nursing will have you saying "wait----what?" hundreds of times in the future. Sorry that happened and hope you are soon hired into the job that is truly meant for you.
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    I am NOT saying to sue this practice but it wouldn't hurt to investigate what is really going there for your own peace of mind and self-esteem.

    Call the EEOC of your state to see if this was appropriate and check to see if this practice is on a public OSHA-has-been-violated-by-this-workplace website, call your BON to find out what RN's are responsible to know about OSHA, since OSHA is Federal perhaps the Department of Labor who manages OSHA should be contacted as well to find out what RN's OSHA responsibilities are.

    Let us know what you find out!!!
    snuggles49 likes this.
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    Been working as a nurse for 2 1/2 years now... would it make you feel any better that I don't have the slightest clue what CLIA is either???
    Meriwhen likes this.
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    Quote from Ashley3H12
    I was just hired for my first RN job in pediatric office. -snip-

    I was informed that I didn't pass the OSHA quiz based on their standards and was told I couldn't be employed. They said I needed more education and I would be a liability to them to hire me. Is this ok?? I was heartbroken, my family was heartbroken, and I feel like I got screwed over.
    Sorry to hear that you were apparently treated so poorly as a new RN. If your performance on the pop quizzes was the sole reason for your termination, that just plain sucks.

    If this was the case, then your former employer apparently has pretty crazy employment standards.


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