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how's this for backwards

Im trying to transfer within my organization that I have been with for over 10 years. They ask on the applications to list your previous jobs, which I did.

My applications seem to be going straight to the circular file. I'm guessing because if they add up all the years I've worked it shows my age.

Many of the jobs also say new grad ONLY. Hard to believe, but that might be another reason why my apps go straight to the circular file. That seems so backwards.

Getting desperate to transfer, but so afraid it won't happen . NoqeG20wFQdSZTjtREKg4FZ2aWSv54CZl8w7ZpPak4gaICFrvaMQ62RMsADuaiYoHx1hrAay1tAexInz5n8Yhmu3CcdPdIhxnsUVwXd3LcVyiFDXOoki8MmCKPjCUBPj9A4l2ZTwCthgoAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC

Guess if you are a new grad, you need to come up north;you have a better chance of getting a job than I do BRYQJ7kUUyGmmaTpMgDCQpWiZx4Vysr19gcCVawACMbL5+wlFJenpKUCD8vOyMDAMt3QPF4YeY2AAAAAElFTkSuQmCC

westieluv

Has 26 years experience. Specializes in Med/Surg, Tele, Dialysis, Hospice.

If I had to guess, the reason why they are opening positions only to new grads is because they can pay them a much lower rate than what an experienced nurse like you would earn. You are being discriminated against for having years of experience and therefore a higher earning potential and yes, it is backwards.

Healthcare today is all about the financial bottom line, not what is best for patients. This is not a regional thing, because I live in the Upper Midwest (AKA, "the North") and there are still facilities in my area who value experience and hire and pay accordingly, in fact new grads in my area are LESS likely to find a job, so maybe it is time for you to find a new employer who values the years of experience that you bring to the job. They are still out there.

I'm even willing to take less pay, but I don't even get that chance to voice that

I'm even willing to take less pay, but I don't even get that chance to voice that

My former organization had "blacklisted" my particular floor from transferring. It did not matter the position, the floor, the experience; no one was allowed to transfer. Of course, they would never say that, but after trying for 2 years and having the manager of my dream unit in my ACLS class meet me and personally endorse my transfer (this is how I found out about the "blacklist"), we all figured it out. Hopefully this isn't the case for you! I don't understand the wanting to pay less, they are already paying you, they could pay a new grad to take your position. Sorry, this is happening to you!

My former organization had "blacklisted" my particular floor from transferring. It did not matter the position, the floor, the experience; no one was allowed to transfer. Of course, they would never say that, but after trying for 2 years and having the manager of my dream unit in my ACLS class meet me and personally endorse my transfer (this is how I found out about the "blacklist"), we all figured it out. Hopefully this isn't the case for you! I don't understand the wanting to pay less, they are already paying you, they could pay a new grad to take your position. Sorry, this is happening to you!

Thanks.

Omgosh, I have kind of wondered this. There has been a mass exodus from my floor for the last six months or so. But some got to get out. But a few others didn't. One said she was even asked why everyone was leaving that floor.

I do have a coworker who did get 2 interviews though. But she is younger, and has been there a few less years than I.

Just don't know what to do. :(

Is there any chance that your dissatisfaction with your current unit is known and has traveled? Or if you haven't been in upward growth mode, they may suspect the reason you want to transfer is for dissatisfaction.

Does your request state a desire to change (screams tired/unhappy/burn out*) versus growth with recent actions to back it up?

We get a lot of applicants just trying to get away versus ambition for our field.

Edited by Libby1987

Skips, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D.

I live in MN and it's near impossible to get a job in a hospital without experience! I tried when I first moved here. In Nebraska, where I came from, I could easily get a hospital job as a new grad.

Is there any chance that your dissatisfaction with your current unit is known and has traveled? Or if you haven't been in upward growth mode, they may suspect the reason you want to transfer is for dissatisfaction.

Does your request state a desire to change (screams tired/unhappy/burn out*) versus growth with recent actions to back it up?

We get a lot of applicants just trying to get away versus ambition for our field.

I basically said ( from the phone interview with a HR rep, that since I was completing my BSN this semester, that I was looking for new opportunities. I didn't say anything about my current dept. But it's obvious since they've prob had at least a 50 percent turnover in the last year, and 3 more of my coworkers are looking to leave too, and have subsequently put in applications also

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