worry about job

  1. Shadowed for a new job last week, and have not heard from the employer since.....I called a couple times and left a message. NO reply. I am scared!
    I really liked the work! I couldn't get into it fully because I was just shadowing but the patient load was such that you could really spend alot of time in each patients room. The NA I worked with even took a breakfast break (honest, I am not kidding) but I would have rather done a bit more with the patients.

    I am just used to so much more work, doing LTC in the past. It is hard for me to sit down!
    Does it sound like they have decided not to hire me?
    I hope I didn't help too much.
    Last edit by chadash on Aug 27, '06
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  3. by   jb2u
    Chadash,

    One thing that I have learned throughout my life and my many jobs is that many/most employers do not feel the need to reciprocate the same respect and courtesies that they expect from you. They expect you to call and be courteous, but they may not call you. They expect you to be on time, but they can be late, etc. Yes, you want the job, but THEY obviously need an employee or there would not be an opening, right?

    So, it is hard to say. You may have the job and they just haven't had the time to get back with you or they may have decided to pass on you and did not feel that a courtesy call would be in order (I disagree, by the way). I think if someone takes the time to apply, interview, etc. then they deserve a courtesy call to say.."We decided to go another way because....good luck to you in the future." That of course is my own opinion!

    Anyway, I hope you got the job. I believe they would be lucky to have you.

    Sincerely,
    Jay
  4. by   chadash
    Quote from jb2u
    Chadash,

    One thing that I have learned throughout my life and my many jobs is that many/most employers do not feel the need to reciprocate the same respect and courtesies that they expect from you. They expect you to call and be courteous, but they may not call you. They expect you to be on time, but they can be late, etc. Yes, you want the job, but THEY obviously need an employee or there would not be an opening, right?

    So, it is hard to say. You may have the job and they just haven't had the time to get back with you or they may have decided to pass on you and did not feel that a courtesy call would be in order (I disagree, by the way). I think if someone takes the time to apply, interview, etc. then they deserve a courtesy call to say.."We decided to go another way because....good luck to you in the future." That of course is my own opinion!

    Anyway, I hope you got the job. I believe they would be lucky to have you.

    Sincerely,
    Jay
    Thanks! Everything you said made me feel a lot better!
  5. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from jb2u
    Chadash,

    One thing that I have learned throughout my life and my many jobs is that many/most employers do not feel the need to reciprocate the same respect and courtesies that they expect from you. They expect you to call and be courteous, but they may not call you. They expect you to be on time, but they can be late, etc. Yes, you want the job, but THEY obviously need an employee or there would not be an opening, right?

    I think if someone takes the time to apply, interview, etc. then they deserve a courtesy call to say.."We decided to go another way because....good luck to you in the future." That of course is my own opinion!

    Very well put, Jay. You are exactly right! We took time off from our day to interview, we spent the time and gas money to go meet the interviewer. I've always believed that the least a potential employer could do would be to place a short call and say that one didn't get the job, but thanks for your time.

    Even a form letter would help.

    In case there are any NM reading this, I do not mean any disrespect, please understand, OK? This is just a courtesy that would be very nice, although I know that you all have a busy schedule as well.
  6. by   chadash
    I did hear today, and I do have the job. I am thrilled! Now, I am getting the "am I up to this?" jitters.
    If it's not one thing, it's the other!
    Thanks for the encouragement!
  7. by   jb2u
    Quote from chadash
    I did hear today, and I do have the job. I am thrilled! Now, I am getting the "am I up to this?" jitters.
    If it's not one thing, it's the other!
    Thanks for the encouragement!

    CONGRATS!!
    :smiley_aa :icon_hug: :bowingpur :hatparty:

    You are "up to it." It is normal to be scared, but as you get into your routine at the new job, you will be great. Will this be in a hospital?

    Good luck on your new job. As questions come up, just ask. If you have "one of those days," post a vent. If you have "one of those days" that remind you of why you are a cna then post that too!

    Sincerely,
    Jay
  8. by   HopeM
    Congrats!!!
  9. by   chadash
    Thanks so much! I may post with questions, this is going to be so new to me, and I am sure there will be loads of "how does this work?" and "why do I do this?"
  10. by   jb2u
    Quote from chadash
    Thanks so much! I may post with questions, this is going to be so new to me, and I am sure there will be loads of "how does this work?" and "why do I do this?"

    Bring on the questions...We will all learn together!
  11. by   Yarra
    YAY! Congratulations!

    I KNOW how much it sucks waiting to hear back about a job. I usually end up with no fingernails by the time they call!!

    :smiley_aa
  12. by   chadash
    Hey guys! Thanks for your encouragement!
    Went through some orientation with a room full of nurses. They were all so sharp (all nurses are, but these were the cream of the crop), I felt about as bright as a small appliance bulb. I had to ask some questions that were just so obvious to all of them. Only CNA there.
    But, what a wonderful opportunity! So much to learn....
  13. by   chadash
    Quote from Yarra

    :smiley_aa
    Yarra, noticed your picture of Hugh Laurie. Bet you are to young to remember his "Jeeves and Wooster" days.....a very very different character.
    He played a bumbling Brit whose butler Jeeves rescued brilliantly each episode.
  14. by   thsnursluvsgeriatric
    Quote from chadash
    Shadowed for a new job last week, and have not heard from the employer since.....I called a couple times and left a message. NO reply. I am scared!
    I really liked the work! I couldn't get into it fully because I was just shadowing but the patient load was such that you could really spend alot of time in each patients room. The NA I worked with even took a breakfast break (honest, I am not kidding) but I would have rather done a bit more with the patients.

    I am just used to so much more work, doing LTC in the past. It is hard for me to sit down!
    Does it sound like they have decided not to hire me?
    I hope I didn't help too much.
    Hi chadash

    It made me nervous but now I'M GLAD CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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