Hi, all! Without making this too long, I'll just give the long story short: I am a new grad and got hired at what I thought would be my dream job in a busy, inner city ER (which was a non-for-profit)...My preceptor was wonderful, my training was wonderful, and my colleagues were wonderful...except for one. And I got my first lesson in horizontal violence and nurse bullying. There were witnesses on most occassions, but most feared speaking up. A few did, but still...One thing lead to another, things were getting downright unsafe for me, and I was railroaded by her and her manager friend. We are not
unionized in my area, unfortunately.
I am trying to think that it was a blessing in disguise and move on, but my options are limited here and I'm unable to move due to custody reasons. I'd take any job, not just ER. Anyway, I managed to track down the human resources manager at the hospital I would LOVE to work at, and I rocked the interview! I explained to her that my past job was not an ideal fit, and she was aware of the circumstances going on at that job because she hired 22 of the nurses who left that ER in one mass exodus...I sent a thank you email and hand written note by snail mail.
She went on to explain to me going to Occupational Health prior to orientation and then how orientation would work, etc. and that I'd probably start in early October...It was arranged for me to interview with the ER director the next day. He explained scheduling, etc and gave me a tour of the facility. Sent that thank you the same day, too.
Well, about 3 days later, I get a call from the HR manager and she tells me that while the ER manager wants me on the team, the staff is overloaded with newbies and they aren't sure yet...it's not a definite "no" though. I then went on to again express my enthusiasm for the job, my team player attitude, and that I'm a quick learner and would work hard to earn the respect of the seasoned nurses on the team. I got up the courage to call the ER director as well, and sold myself to him again too. He said to give him a few days to work it all out...
Which leads me to this
: It's been a week since I followed up with HR and the ER manager...do I call again? What do I say this time? I don't want to appear too pushy and come off as a nuisance...and, if they can't give me the ER position, how do I express to HR that I'd take any
floor position? I'm a single mom and needed a job yesterday...how do I tell her that I won't run to the ER the first chance I get after they trained me on the floor?
Thanks for your input...