How to NOT impress the DON! - page 2

Five ways not to make a good impression on the Director of Nursing where you want to do your clinical hours to reactivate your RN license (and possibly get a job): 1. Answer the phone just as you... Read More

  1. by   NurseSpeedy
    haha! I think you've topped it for comedy relief! That's hilarious!
  2. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Did you stay calm? Probably the one she wants to hire as she's heard you persist through chaos! Could have been worse. Good luck
  3. by   Cricket183
    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    Did you stay calm? Probably the one she wants to hire as she's heard you persist through chaos! Could have been worse. Good luck
    I'll admit, it did rattle me a little bit at first but at some point you really just have to laugh and go with it. She did ask me to email her the necessary forms so there is that, but I have not heard back from her yet. I plan on making a follow up call tomorrow-far, far away from my house!
  4. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Quote from Cricket183
    I'll admit, it did rattle me a little bit at first but at some point you really just have to laugh and go with it. She did ask me to email her the necessary forms so there is that, but I have not heard back from her yet. I plan on making a follow up call tomorrow-far, far away from my house!
    Good plan
  5. by   Nascar nurse
    I'm a DON & I would have been laughing right along with you. Was interviewing a nurse years ago - when the nurse stood up, her slip under her dress quickly fell down right around her ankles. Without missing a beat, she laughed and mumbled "Well that diet is going better than I thought". Picked up her slip, put it in her purse and went right on with the interview. Impressed me more than anything she said about her qualifications. Proved she was tough and humorous under pressure.
  6. by   Have Nurse
    I can't stop laughing!!! Poor kid!
  7. by   kiszi
    Brings to mind a time several years ago when I had an impromptu phone interview for a telephonic case management job. I had been cleaning out my car in the driveway when she called, so I was a little hot and bothered already. On top of that, my cell phone connection was horrid (this was before wifi calling was commonplace) so I did the interview while pacing in my driveway and in front of my house trying to find a "sweet spot." I apologized profusely and tried to present myself well, but I think it was a lost cause at that point It worked out for the best anyhow, as I ended up on a completely different career path.

    You sound like someone who can roll with whatever gets thrown at you! I was cracking up at the mental image of you coming out in a towel to a surprise greeting by your son and husband
  8. by   kimpossible4real
    This post made me laugh...Humor is good for the Soul...

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