Possibly relocating from NJ to Texas! - page 3

hello all! i believe this is the first time i've written a topic so i'll be brief. i have been unemployed for the past 7 months and have been aggressively looking for jobs even before i resigned... Read More

  1. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from tammy1019
    I know it will be really hot really soon
    It's already hot! The outdoor temperature reached 99 degrees here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area today, which indicates that the summer is going to probably be brutal.
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  3. Visit  JetBlitz profile page
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    @SandraCVRN - Hey, I got your PM, thank you! However, whilst I was writing my response I couldn't press the "Submit" button lol. The same notice came up to stop me.

    But there's good news! The moderator that replied on this thread clarified that the "topics" I have to add up include "posts" such as these. He said I have currently 4 posts, and I just need approximately 11 more.. 10 more after this one is placed.

    I'll save the response I wrote for the PM and submit that to you whence the limitations for my account has been lifted.

    I'll be around the allnurses site replying to some posts and I have to make sure they are the quality ones to have them count.
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    @CrunchRN - Do you have any theories/guesses as to why they might be desperate? I mean, if the hospital is 'unstable' should I have reason to worry?

    In other words, when I fly down there for my interview, do you have any questions I should pose to them? I wish to ask them legitimate questions but also to keep it professional so as to keep our dialogue friendly (I've been told to never burn bridges even if I don't want to accept the position).

    Also, does anyone else have any experiences with 'desperate' hospitals? I've never heard of such a term and any insight on their methodology in recruitment and their treatment of those from out of state would help me prepare my material for the interview.

    Thanks everyone!
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    You do not need to necessarily start new topics. However, you will need quality posts, not the one-line posts that some people use to quickly boost their post count.
    Thank you so much for clarifying that. The notice did not mention about quality posts as part of the accepted requirements. If I may make a kind suggestion, are you able to add the quote above to the notice so new members will also understand that they do not have to start new topics per se?

    You saved me much time from trying to think up of new topics lol. Thank you!

    On a side note, I was in TX recently and the temp was around the 99-100˚ but the great thing was that it wasn't humid! I liked the heat you guys have, but the bad part was that since it wasn't humid, I didn't notice I was getting sunburnt!

    I was in so much pain when I was taking a shower, especially my face/cheeks! O_O
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    Quote from JetBlitz
    On a side note, I was in TX recently and the temp was around the 99-100˚ but the great thing was that it wasn't humid! I liked the heat you guys have, but the bad part was that since it wasn't humid, I didn't notice I was getting sunburnt!
    Yes. I was jogging outdoors yesterday alongside the Trinity River. The outdoor temperature had reached 99 degrees, but it did not quite feel that hot.

    However, I took a bath this morning after working out at the local health club. While drying off, I looked in the mirror to discover new tan lines that obviously formed yesterday because they match the outline of the sports bra that I had been wearing during my outdoor adventures. I agree that a person could be baking in this weather and not even realize it!
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    if I were you I would take the job offer and stay in a hotel untill I get the first check and find a place to live
  8. Visit  one03grad profile page
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    Hi Everyone,
    I am interested to know if anybody has a Texas license or was in the process of obtaining one when you were offered a job out of state
  9. Visit  CarryThatWeight profile page
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    No, I have a California license, so when I was offered the positions in Dallas, I was told that I could not start until I had at least a temporary Texas license. Once I made my decision and accepted one of the positions, I got on that right away! The Texas BON seems to be pretty on top of things in my case - I am already in their system and things seem to be progressing. But no, I didn't attempt to get a Texas license until I had an offer in hand.
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    By "desperate" I am referencing some hospitals here close to the border that I have heard terrible things about and over the years here several people have spoken about how they quit shortly after taking the jobs because of the conditions. Seems like they were in Brownsville or McAllen? Somewhere like that.

    If you can find a job at a good hospital though North Texas is a wonderful place to live. I have been here just over 8 years now and love it. You will have AC for the heat so it is all good.
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    Quote from JetBlitz
    . . .Does anyone else have any experiences with 'desperate' hospitals? I've never heard of such a term and any insight on their methodology in recruitment and their treatment of those from out of state would help me prepare my material for the interview.
    Desperate hospitals recruit nurses from out of state because they cannot or do not attract local nurses. You have to think about a hospital's reasons for wanting to hire from out of the area when many nurses in the state of Texas are unemployed and would like to work.

    It would seem more cost-effective to interview, hire, and train nurses who live in the same metro area where the hospital is located. Why would a hospital pay good money for an out-of-state applicant's travel expenses when they could simply bypass these costs by hiring a local nurse? Behind every action is a reason...
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Desperate hospitals recruit nurses from out of state because they cannot or do not attract local nurses. You have to think about a hospital's reasons for wanting to hire from out of the area when many nurses in the state of Texas are unemployed and would like to work.

    It would seem more cost-effective to interview, hire, and train nurses who live in the same metro area where the hospital is located. Why would a hospital pay good money for an out-of-state applicant's travel expenses when they could simply bypass these costs by hiring a local nurse? Behind every action is a reason...
    I agree. In my case, I wasn't "recruited" by either of the hospitals I received offers from. I decided that Dallas might be a good place to live, so I applied online. I found that telephone and Skype interviews are the norm, and that some hospitals would rather hire without meeting a candidate in person than pay the money to fly them out to interview them. In my case, I did not feel comfortable accepting a position to work at a place I had never seen to work with people I had never met, so I flew out at my own expense to check the place out. I'm not sure if this is the "standard" for applying for out of state jobs, but this is what I did. I definitely agree that if hospitals seem like they are trying to intentionally recruit out of state nurses, this would be a red flag.


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