Two weeks ago, I got a full color, glossy nurse recruiting flyer and letter in the mail from a hospital in a nearby town.
The flyer had a photo of a woman doing a back-bend and said "We're bending over backwards to hire YOU.
$10,000, sign-on bonus for RNs! Great new nurse to pt ratios!"
They even included a fake check for $10,000. made out to "Florence Nightingale, RN".
I called (the day I got the letter)and left a message saying that I got their mailer, and I wanted to know more about the new staffing ratios.
I didn't get a return call in a week's time, so I called them again.
They called back and left a message on my machine saying "Sorry, but we're currently in a nursing hiring freeze. If you'd like to fill out an application, it will remain in our files for 6 months, and if...blah blah blah"
Why the hell did they send out those recruitment letters?
No matter if they're hring or not, I know I don't want to work for any hospital that is that confused!