Odd questions about job postings, etc.

  1. Why do ads say something like 'closes August 5', or 'open until filled'. Isn't it a given that a job vacancy is open until filled? Are they trying to incite excitement by saying 'closes August 5', as though you better hurry up- or on August 5 do they then pick the favorite applicant? But I've seen ads that have a had a 'closes' date reappear later, with a new, extended date. Does that mean the position is in fact 'open until filled', or that they didn't like anyone that applied, or that maybe nobody applied? It's just another wierd (my view) aspect of job postings, in general. Like to constant talk about 'why do I say I left', or 'should I tell them I was fired', etc. We all know that getting fired ofentimes doesn't mean a thing about your ability- it's nursing BS and politics in general, and any interviewer surely has either been fired herself, or knows a lot of people who have- so what's with the games? The nonsense? The weirdness? It's gets even weirder when most people advise other people not to be direct and upfront about being fired, but to 'say it wasn't a good fit', or something. What a bunch of kookoo kaka, as a two year relative might say?
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   A&Ox6
    One thing I can think of is that it may be connected to budget or hiring freezes. For example, in the city hospitals where I live, the job posting is approved, but if it's not filled, they have to get approval after a certain length of time
  4. by   mlbluvr
    Interesting. And I just came upon another list of job postings, with a 'close until' date of the year 2020? On the face of that it would appear they don't expect many applicants any time soon?
  5. by   wish_me_luck
    Sometimes, they post positions that they have no intention to fill.
  6. by   KelRN215
    Unions often specify how long a job must be posted for.
  7. by   amoLucia
    Some places make an offer of employment to an applicant who then never shows up, or else backs out just about when due to start. The position is now vacant again.
  8. by   mlbluvr
    Quote from wish_me_luck
    Sometimes, they post positions that they have no intention to fill.
    What an outrageous accusation. Sad to say? I believe it.
  9. by   mlbluvr
    Quote from amoLucia
    Some places make an offer of employment to an applicant who then never shows up, or else backs out just about when due to start. The position is now vacant again.
    Maybe the applicant had an appointment for an interview, then saw the potential job listed AGAIN, even while she was driving to her interview? Don't know when this sickness of posting fake jobs, or playing games with applicants, or whatever began- but it's still just sad. Nursing is in the dumps, on all levels. Sad.
  10. by   PediLove2147
    Quote from wish_me_luck
    Sometimes, they post positions that they have no intention to fill.
    Yup, or already have someone in mind. At my hospital when you change your hours you need to reapply. A girl I worked with went from per diem to 24 hours so there was a 24 hour position open on the website. I am sure a ton of people applied but none were getting a call back. It's awful.
  11. by   RevYY
    Quote from PediLove2147
    Yup, or already have someone in mind. At my hospital when you change your hours you need to reapply. A girl I worked with went from per diem to 24 hours so there was a 24 hour position open on the website. I am sure a ton of people applied but none were getting a call back. It's awful.
    Why do they do this- why post a job that has already been filled on the sly, or even that doesn't exist? I'm not getting it.
  12. by   S.G.
    Quote from PediLove2147

    Yup, or already have someone in mind. At my hospital when you change your hours you need to reapply. A girl I worked with went from per diem to 24 hours so there was a 24 hour position open on the website. I am sure a ton of people applied but none were getting a call back. It's awful.
    This was the case at my facility. It was policy to post a position before you could hire someone into it. My manager was going to change my shift from five 8-hour shifts to four 10-hour shifts. She was required by facility policy to post the position even though it was "mine" because it was, effectively a "new" job. She told me when it opened and I applied immediately, but policy also stated how long the job needed to be posted before an official offer could be made. It sort if messes with any other applicants but you have to work within the system. :/
  13. by   RevYY
    Why. Is this some kind of a law?
  14. by   S.G.
    Quote from RevYY
    Why. Is this some kind of a law?
    I'm not sure it's a law. I'd think it would be a facility policy.

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