Sorry the position isn't available - help!

  1. I have been a nurse for 20 years.(Ten of those in the ED) My last 3 years in the ED was under a manager who bullied me on a daily basis. Wrote me up for ridiculous hear-say lies from a few of her new hire, incompetent, lazy, loud mouth friends.
    Now I have these bad marks on my otherwise spotless record. My manager was recently fired and my complaints along with the Dr.'s and several other nurse's was the catalyst.
    I was recently offered a position, which involved a promotion and raise with
    the same healthcare organization. When I called a few days later to check the status of my transfer I was told "Sorry the position isn't available".
    I've got a feeling that the person who offered the job took a look at my file and backed out. What can I possibly do to recover my reputation? Should I question this manager to be sure of my suspicions? I am more than qualified for the new job. And I know it is still available.
    Last edit by sirI on May 14, '07
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    Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in ED


  3. by   sirI
    Hello, desertrn,

    I moved your post to it's own thread for a better response.
  4. by   TazziRN
    I would ask what happened. If it's within the same organization then they should have known to question it if her remarks are what caused the problem, but you'll never know unless you ask. You can request an opportunity to explain.
  5. by   texas_lvn
    agree with Tazzi. You never know unless you ask.
  6. by   bargainhound
    There can always be things going on that you know nothing
    about. The management can change their mind; the money
    can be pulled for the area, etc. Don't assume that it had
    anything to do with you personally.
  7. by   HM2VikingRN
    if it quacks like a duck......

    I would check the matter out tactfully. I went through a similar situation in my last job and I know that I may have some difficulty with getting a nursing position with my current employer as a result.
  8. by   MrChicagoRN
    I'd ask to discuss it.

    SOmetimes positions have been promised to someone else, sometimes positions are frozen or eliminated.

    If has to do with past interactions & performance, that should be discussed in the interview.
  9. by   desertrn
    Thanks for the replys. I did find out the manager who offered me the job was "let go". I met with the interim regional director and she explained that she indeed knew of my bad write ups but that she would not consider them a factor in my transfer because she knew all about my boss that was fired.
    She suggested I work a few shifts at the other hospital to see if I like it there. So I did! It was great! Also the Dr. I worked with (Regional Medical Director)took me into the back room and praised me for my skills and personality and suggested I transfer. He put a good word in for me too! I met again with the interim and she gave me 4 more shifts one a week for the next 4 weeks and said the position should be open after that. Keeping my fingers crossed! Again thanks for the help.