Brightstar home health care.......???

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i am a new lpn and there are absolutely no jobs out where i live in illinois. so i was surfing the net and i found this brightstar company; a home health agency. seemed like an legit company. i decided to apply, but i was on my lunch break and only got through about half of the first page of the application. so, a few hours later some guy calls me and yaps and yaps about the company. the office is about an hour north of where i live and he was going on and on about how the company was wanting to expand to my area and that they were going to start looking for lpn's in the next couple weeks. this yapping in my ear went on for about 15 minutes. then he started to become a little creepy: asking me pretty personal questions about where i live and work and was asking me for all my teachers phone numbers so he could "network" with them so they could help him recruit new cnas, lpns, and rns. when then, he finally asked me if i was interested in an interview. i said "okay"...until he offered to drive an hour south of the office to meet me at a restaurant so we could "hook up". i'm sure when he said "hook up" he didn't mean anything wrong by it, but it sure was a tad creepy. he advised me to "finish the application online"...then he said he was going to print it out and bring it to our "meeting place" anyways, after that he kept going on and on about wanting to use my connections (because i work at the college out here) to recruit and sell products and such. i wasn't about to put my new license in jeopardy or the lives of patients working for this crazy dude....

after i got home from work, i came on here and researched the company and found some interesting threads. from what i understand, they don't provide too much "medical" care. i mean the nurses go in and do their assessment and thats about it.

i just thought that i would share my story to help steer any of you who are thinking about working for this company away!!!

anyone else have any odd experiences to share?:eek:

You might want to add your thread to the home health forum. Not many, if any, people have had anything positive to say about this company yet, including me.

Ditto to the above, I think I wrote or responded to a post about them before. I met a business person at an office about a PRN job for this company, he had no idea what a nurse did on a normal day--I politely left and never looked back, they called back several times after that asking if I was still interested, luckily for CPR was due to be renewed about a month after my "interview" so shortly after that, they stopped calling...

This whole conversation and the wording he used on the phone, are odd...If you are going to attend this "meeting" or "hook up" as he said, Be careful, meet at a public place and bring someone with you!

...I totally decided to NOT meet the guy. Even though I am a new grad I am not THAT desperate for a job. I would rather stay at my "student worker" job at the college that pays minimum wage for now then to jeopardize the license that I worked so hard for. The right job will come along...just gotta be patient I guess.

Thanks, for all of you input!!


All BrightStar's are independently owned and operated. I'm sure whoever you are talking about was probably just opening up his new branch if he needed that many resources. Poor guy was reaching out for your help and was very excited about you and you probably made his self esteem in his new biz drop tremendously. I hope he's doing okay now.:uhoh3:

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