Jump to content

should i disclose pending charge during interview?

Posted

Hi guys,

Please lend your opinion on this concern I have,

Background: I have pending charges, Reckless driving, endangerment, leaving scene of accident. (The story behind this is rather amusing. hint* Money seeking victim)

I left my last job to attend to this case because of having to travel 6hours for 10 minute hearings. This was last year. and the case hasn't changed a bit d/t imperfect system.

This year in Feb, I was blessed with an opportunity to be interviewed for a great job. I disclosed this to the VP of nursing who was interviewing me, pre-job offer. She took a liking to me. I got called, and offered a job and she cleared me to start. I worked for 2 months, and then all 3 of the new RN hires, and 2 managers were let go. -___-.

(dusts self to start over)

Since then I have received 2 job offers, and those I decided to not disclose early, but during the background check process. They took their job offers back,

Anyway, My dream hospital, has called me for a job interview. ( Take note, last year they interviewed me and went with someone else)

I would think if it was regarding the charges, they won't be wanting to interview me again. but

I wanted to know , through your opinions, if I should disclose like I did the job in February, or wait till after they offer me a job (if they do) and then when that call comes, disclose it to them?

In my own peace, this situation is mere disastrous in that I am dealing with someone fabricating and faking injuries that don't exist. I almost feel humbled by this crap and fee like explaining it might give them a better perspective when they stumble upon it, versus it surprising them.

Please put yourself in my shoe and tell me what you'll really do if it were you

Honestly, if I were you, I would disclose it. To be frank, if you hide it and they find it, you most likely will not get the job. If you explain yourself in the interview, they will value your honesty and MIGHT offer you a job. Just know you probably won't get a job if you don't tell, so you really have nothing to lose. You are giving yourself a better chance by being honest. Good luck :)

@jodygirl ..Thank you for your response! it's appreciated. Yes, I feel like I will be at more ease to disclose it versus not. If I got the job disclosing it, GREAT!!! If I don't get it...SUCKS... If I don't disclose it and I don't get it...I WILL MENTALLY TORUTURE MYSELF FOR NOT DOING SO.

I appreciate your words.. THANK YOU!

SionainnRN

Specializes in Emergency Room, Trauma ICU. Has 5 years experience.

I think it's better to be honest up front. That gives you a chance to explain the circumstances versus them seeing the facts on paper. But what I would do is use the wording you have here. Whether the case is legit or not, it doesn't reflect well on you to attack the victim.

Good luck.

I think your chances all the way around will be better if you disclose it.

Thank you guys.

@SionainnRN, I can't place blame on the victim during the interview, it would only make me look bad. My focus is what this whole unfortunate situation has taught me, which is patience, with people and life. PERIOD. That's exactly what it has done.

SionainnRN

Specializes in Emergency Room, Trauma ICU. Has 5 years experience.

Thank you guys.

@SionainnRN, I can't place blame on the victim during the interview, it would only make me look bad. My focus is what this whole unfortunate situation has taught me, which is patience, with people and life. PERIOD. That's exactly what it has done.

Yea I know it would make you look bad which is why I recommended you to watch what you say. Your wording on here is very off putting when you speak of the victim. A lot of people don't realize how they come across and I was just trying to give you a heads up.

SionainnRN

Specializes in Emergency Room, Trauma ICU. Has 5 years experience.

Thank you guys.

@SionainnRN, I can't place blame on the victim during the interview, it would only make me look bad. My focus is what this whole unfortunate situation has taught me, which is patience, with people and life. PERIOD. That's exactly what it has done.

I was just trying to point out that you come across very hostile when talking about the victim. Many people don't realize how they sound to others and was just trying to give you s heads up.

@SionainnRN, yea, I appreciate you so much for pointing that out because I think you are very right about that. We may mean something one way, but be taken differently by another. I'll be very careful about my wording. Thank You.