STILL don't have a job?? Vent here! - page 5

Hi all! I've been on this site for a while now, but haven't posted much. however, i feel like it'll just make me (and hopefully a few others) feel a bit better about this whole job situation if we... Read More

  1. by   runmommy1
    Thanks for the info!
  2. by   CoffeeGeekRN
    If you live in an area where the is a high Native American population or willing to relocate, Indian Health Services is hiring. They have excellent benefits!
  3. by   wonderwomanchels
    i have to say, i'm feeling a lot better (in a sick sort of way) now that this thread has really taken off. i'm hoping that everyone finds peace (or at least financial stability) sometime in the near future.

    i've got my fingers crossed for one particular opportunity, but who knows. it's like i'm just putting all of my eggs into one basket after another, and trying to stay as positive as possible. more than anything, what's hitting me the hardest is adjusting to the way i've been living lately - essentially, like i've reverted to being 16 again. my mother controls most of my life, and i have little freedom to do as i wish. it's incredibly frustrating. i'm just happy at this point in my life that i don't have anyone else depending on my income (kids, a mortgage, etc.).

    i just want my life back! and i want to work in the worst way - i miss nursing like crazy!
  4. by   EmilyLucille523
    Bilingual RN (English/Spanish) graduated in May of this year. I've applied to many jobs here in Iowa and in NC, no bites yet. Frustrating because I worked my butt off to get great grades in school, Even got full scholarships my RN year. All this while I worked as a CNA and then as a LPN, married, with 2 kids...ALL that sacrifice while in school! On top of my nursing experience, I also worked in both retail and hospital/IV pharmacy for 8 years prior to going to nursing school.

    Recently had a job interview in a more Hispanic populated town and you know why they didn't hire me? Forget my qualifications and skills, forget checking out my references...2 out of the 3 on the interview committee said that they didn't think I would be a good fit for their staff and they couldn't work with me. They got that impression after speaking with me for no more than 30 minutes??!!!??? 1 of them, the Nurse Manager, said it might have been that I was too self confident and it was about my achievements and should have been more patient centered! What? I can't be proud of what I've done so far?!? And I know I spoke about patients and how important their care was to me during the interview! My resident's families even tell me that I am a great nurse with their Moms and Dads and those people don't know what they're missing! (I work PRN only at my current job.)

    So yes I'm frustrated because I am sick and tired of people telling me that I shouldn't have problems getting a job because I'm bilingual. Well, they are so WRONG!!!
  5. by   DestinedRN09
    Quote from wonderwomanchels
    i have to say, i'm feeling a lot better (in a sick sort of way) now that this thread has really taken off. i'm hoping that everyone finds peace (or at least financial stability) sometime in the near future.

    i've got my fingers crossed for one particular opportunity, but who knows. it's like i'm just putting all of my eggs into one basket after another, and trying to stay as positive as possible. more than anything, what's hitting me the hardest is adjusting to the way i've been living lately - essentially, like i've reverted to being 16 again. my mother controls most of my life, and i have little freedom to do as i wish. it's incredibly frustrating. i'm just happy at this point in my life that i don't have anyone else depending on my income (kids, a mortgage, etc.).

    i just want my life back! and i want to work in the worst way - i miss nursing like crazy!

    I know exactly what you mean!!!
  6. by   iRN86
    ok now i can't believe this is happening. i worked extremely hard in school to make sure i got the best grades, but all that tears and sweat was for nothing it seems like. i graduated with nursing honors and a gpa of 3.48, but even the main hospital that i did my clinicals at didn't hire me. i mean what else can i do??? i'm so tired, dead broke, and effin frustrated. i thought my intview went pretty well, but from what i heard they already knew who they wanted to hire even before the interview process. bunch of bs. :angryfire:angryfire
  7. by   Loadbetty
    Don't laugh, but I'm just starting RN school this fall......I graduated in 2007 as a certified surgical tech...had more "bling" for academic achievement on at graduation than Mr. T...it felt like I had a yoke on!.....didn't matter - the 2 or 3 jobs that were available went to the students that didn't show up for clinicals, had to take tests 2/3 times - any other program would have kicked them out - yet they were hand picked for the jobs......this, like most ANY other business is subjective.....I worked full time, went to school full time, and never missed an 8 hr a day clincial for 2.5 yrs......had a 4.0 - none of it mattered...I think the only person that felt bad at the end of the day was me...the only job (revolving door job) available wanted to pay $11.00/hr for scrubbing!!....sorry - but that wouldn't pay for half the libility insurance -- and they thought we (the applicants) should have been fighting each other on the floor to get to their "golden" job.....ahhhh NOT......
    So I took a job in a totally different industry - there ain't nobody to pay da bills but me...(my ungrateful bag o fur cat refuses to cut back in ANY way...) Took just about a yr out of the RN rat race and decided to go ahead and go for it......I do REALLY want to do this for a living - REALLY.....even at my age.....

    The point to my story is if you REALLY want to do this (and it really sounds like you do) - unfortunately you have to be willing to move....it sucks and shouldn't be that way - but it's just the way it is.......here's a thought.....

    A classmate (and fellow scrub) is VERY young, VERY smart with 2 kids and a responsible longtime live-in boyfriend - they really scrapped for her to get through school.....ANYWAY - she called me one night and said there was nothing here, and probably never going to be anything here (for scrubbing anyway) - and she was reading the very expensive and equally as useless CST (Cert. Surg Tech) "magazine" they give you when you pay for the EXTREMELY overpriced licensure.....the only thing worth a hoot in it is the pages of job opportunities in the back.....so she's reading me names of hospitals, etc.....then the Mayo Clinic (Minnesota) came up - I said, that's it!! She thought I was joking until I made her fill out the application and sent them.....the LONG story short is here she is brand new fresh out of school - OK grades - not 4.0, but 3.2 or something...she is 24 yrs old and the Mayo not only got back to her in 2 days, they flew her up there, interviewed her, and offered her a job before she got back on the airplane that night.....she moved lock stock, kids, dogs, boyfriends and barrels another 2 mos after.....the kicker is Mayo PAID for the move.....they don't buy or sell houses, but they paid for movers, packers, gas, etc.....

    Amazing.....and VERY true....the Mayo is constantly hiring - they pay well and pay to move you.....if you're willing to move, there are A LOT worse things to have on your resume than the Mayo Clinic!! They really like it up there - of course Rochester, MN is just about ALL Mayo Clinic, but hey - who cares??

    Just a thought and thanks for letting me rant about my past health care career that never was, and my future career that BETTER BE!! :angryfire

    Good luck!!
  8. by   komputer
    Has anybody on this post done any volunteering at a hospital? Since many "new grads" in here complain about that potential employers ask them for experience? I think that maybe it would be wise to volunteer before you trying to get a job. Tell me your thoughts, maybe I'm assuming something wrong, if so let me know. Thanks.
  9. by   amjowens
    Quote from komputer
    Has anybody on this post done any volunteering at a hospital? Since many "new grads" in here complain about that potential employers ask them for experience? I think that maybe it would be wise to volunteer before you trying to get a job. Tell me your thoughts, maybe I'm assuming something wrong, if so let me know. Thanks.
    Volunteering is what got me my job (graduated in Dec 08). I got my job in Jan, and during my interview, my now employer was really interested in my 2-year dedication as a hospice volunteer. I didn't work during school, maintained my GPA (graduated top of class), and just volunteered weekly. I know some of my classmates NEEDED to work, but to volunteer even an hour a month says a lot...no pay, just service...haha, what they're looking for in nursing to the tee!
  10. by   EmilyLucille523
    Quote from Loadbetty
    Amazing.....and VERY true....the Mayo is constantly hiring - they pay well and pay to move you.....if you're willing to move, there are A LOT worse things to have on your resume than the Mayo Clinic!! They really like it up there - of course Rochester, MN is just about ALL Mayo Clinic, but hey - who cares??

    Just a thought and thanks for letting me rant about my past health care career that never was, and my future career that BETTER BE!! :angryfire

    Good luck!!

    I'd call or check out their website first to contact them. I heard that intern students who were pre-hired for their New Grad program at Mayo got a letter 2 months prior to graduation that they were not going to be able to hire them anymore 'cause of financial difficulties with the program. Remember they may be hiring RNs but not necessarily New Grad RNs. Just an FYI.
  11. by   EmilyLucille523
    Quote from komputer
    Has anybody on this post done any volunteering at a hospital? Since many "new grads" in here complain about that potential employers ask them for experience? I think that maybe it would be wise to volunteer before you trying to get a job. Tell me your thoughts, maybe I'm assuming something wrong, if so let me know. Thanks.

    Thanks for the advice but if I was living at home with Mom and single I wouldn't have a problem with that. Unfortunately, I lived on student loans and on my husband's pay throughout most of school and he's been recently laid off more. So I needed a $$$paying$$$ job to support my 2 kids, pay rent, and pay the bills.

    That's what I get for deciding to go back to school and being a nontraditional student and believing people when they told me "Don't worry, you'll get a job right away after your graduate." Pure BS and so wrong!
  12. by   mah09
    Quote from komputer
    Has anybody on this post done any volunteering at a hospital? Since many "new grads" in here complain about that potential employers ask them for experience? I think that maybe it would be wise to volunteer before you trying to get a job. Tell me your thoughts, maybe I'm assuming something wrong, if so let me know. Thanks.

    yes, I've been trying to volunteer. I haven't even heard back from the American Heart Association. And I guess the hospitals have all the volunteers they need. I haven't exhausted potential volunteer opportunities yet though. I'm sure some place would appreciate the help! I just have to be more creative I guess.

    I have a part time job starting in September (flu shots), which is better than nothing. I'm staying pretty optimistic, hopefully I'm not being foolish . . . per the grapevine, these hospitals have open positions but no approval to fill them. They will have to hire eventually . . . . and all these job postings that insist on at least one year of experience . . . where are they finding these candidates - who is job hopping at a time like this? I don't know . . . I think the economy will improve and all will be well again . . . how gullible is that?
  13. by   nurseme3
    I am glad to see a thread where we can openly vent about this job search. I appreciate it a lot when people say encouraging things and suggest us to keep the faith, because we should, but sometimes the best medicine is just laying it all out there!

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