Out-of-work Nurses Hoping For Increased Demand - page 5

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By Shellie Branco, Valley Public Radio Correspondent Three months ago, Stefania Tutino-Eslow graduated from the registered nursing program at Fresno City College, and she’s still looking for a job. She says out of about 130... Read More


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    I have been looking since september 2008 and can't even get an interview for an acute position. I want to change major but don't know what do. Any idea?
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    Quote from doune
    I have been looking since september 2008 and can't even get an interview for an acute position. I want to change major but don't know what do. Any idea?
    You have been looking for 2 years? I sure wish they would quit pumping out such an excess of new nurses. It is so unfair to y'all.
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    I have just recently been laid off due to "the economy". 37 yrs experience and age 57. I'll never be convinced that this is not age discrimination. Plan to apply for unemployment. Never thought I'd see the day when RNs were laid off. I carried the health insurance too. Now that's gone.
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    Quote from ebear
    I have just recently been laid off due to "the economy". 37 yrs experience and age 57. I'll never be convinced that this is not age discrimination. Plan to apply for unemployment. Never thought I'd see the day when RNs were laid off. I carried the health insurance too. Now that's gone.

    You do not think it has nothing to do with your salary as an experienced nurse?
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    I don't know. It's interesting that they posted my position just 3 weeks after I was "laid off" for "economic" reasons!
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    Quote from ebear
    I don't know. It's interesting that they posted my position just 3 weeks after I was "laid off" for "economic" reasons!

    Sounds like you have a case for age bias. Can you consult a lawyer? Maybe they would do it on contingency?
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    Thanks, Crunch! I'm pretty sure this is age discrimination, but I don't want to work where I'm no longer wanted or valued. It's just not worth it to me anymore.
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    Quote from CrunchRN
    Sounds like you have a case for age bias. Can you consult a lawyer? Maybe they would do it on contingency?
    It's not nearly so easy as that.

    In order to win a case of age discrimination, one must show that a pattern of such behavior exists. If they have some older nurses still on staff then it's a pretty tough case to make.
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    "It's not nearly so easy as that.

    In order to win a case of age discrimination, one must show that a pattern of such behavior exists. If they have some older nurses still on staff then it's a pretty tough case to make."

    It just seems so wrong!

    Well ebear, I do see your point and you seem to be handling this very calmly. I think I will have to work until I am 90 (I am 48 now) so this age discrimination stuff really chaps my hide!

    I wish you nothing but the best!
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    Thank you! BTW, I was the oldest there. Most of the other nurses are in their 30s. I can't PROVE discrimination though. It was like a knife pierced my heart when I saw my job posted!


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