Getting off the "do not hire" list?

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by cmf2021 Member Nurse

Specializes in Case management, Home Health, Nursing Supervisor. Has 17 years experience.

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I'm new here, so hello! ūüôā

I have been trolling for a few days, but had something come up today, so figured I would go ahead and ask.

I have been looking to change jobs, and have been working with a recruiter. I interviewed for a job via the phone the other day, and was told by the recruiter to expect a job offer. The employer is actually through a hospital system that I worked for almost 10 years ago. I didn't even think twice about it, until today when she told me that I was listed as ineligible for rehire. Now, thinking back, I did have some trouble with some allegations people had made against me, and I ended up resigning. So they must have put me on a do not rehire list. The thing is, all they were were allegations. Nothing was ever proven, because, there was nothing to prove. It was all just gossip, and finger pointing. I called the HR dept today to find out what my personnel record states, but I was not able to get any answers. A person in HR said that its sometimes possible to get the status of your eligibility changed, but the HR managers have to review your personnel record first. So as of right now, my job offer is at a stand still because I don't know if this ever happens or not. Has anyone ever had this happen? Where they were on a "do not hire" list, but were able to get it converted back? And if so, how did they do it? I had no idea that I was even on it! And how embarrassing to find out by my recruiter telling me! 

TheMoonisMyLantern, ADN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Mental health, substance abuse, geriatrics, PCU. Has 15 years experience. 1 Article; 922 Posts

I can see how that would be embarrassing but I doubt it's that uncommon of an occurrence actually. If the company says they will review your file then maybe you have a shot, but I really wouldn't hold my breath. I'd start looking at other options because once a company makes up their mind to put you on "the list" it usually doesn't tend to back track.

Good luck!

JBMmom, MSN, NP

Specializes in Long term care; med-surg; critical care. Has 10 years experience. 4 Articles; 1,944 Posts

I'm surprised you weren't informed that you would be ineligible for rehire when you originally resigned from the position. Sorry you found out that way, I'm sure recruiters have seen and heard it before. I hope you can get to the bottom of it, but as themoonismylantern said, they are unlikely to reconsider. Even if all you were involved with was an alleged situation, not many facilities are going to want to make accommodations for someone they see as a potential liability. I hope it works out for the best for you!

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 15years medical. Has 43 years experience. 1 Article; 9,487 Posts

9 hours ago, cmf2021 said:

Has anyone ever had this happen? Where they were on a "do not hire" list, but were able to get it converted back? 

No, but the hospital closed down after they refused to hire me back, so I showed them!

Edit: I forgot to welcome you as a contributing allnurses member, cmf! 

cmf2021

Specializes in Case management, Home Health, Nursing Supervisor. Has 17 years experience. 21 Posts

The thing that really stinks about all this is, is that it’s not just one facility. This place is huge. They are a group of medical practices, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities all that are under their name. So basically I’m not allowed to work for a huge part of my community.  

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 15years medical. Has 43 years experience. 1 Article; 9,487 Posts

8 minutes ago, cmf2021 said:

 So basically I’m not allowed to work for a huge part of my community.  

My unsolicited advice: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

I have been hired at some places because I made a nuisance of myself.

Or acquiescently gave up because I was told to not again darken their door.

cmf2021

Specializes in Case management, Home Health, Nursing Supervisor. Has 17 years experience. 21 Posts

28 minutes ago, Davey Do said:

No, but the hospital closed down after they refused to hire me back, so I showed them!

Edit: I forgot to welcome you as a contributing allnurses member, cmf! 

Thank you¬†ūüėä

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 30 years experience. 2,622 Posts

7 minutes ago, Davey Do said:

Or acquiescently gave up because I was told to not again darken their door.

"Acquiescently"?? On behalf of all adverbs everywhere I am filing a restraining order!!

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 15years medical. Has 43 years experience. 1 Article; 9,487 Posts

14 minutes ago, Jedrnurse said:

"Acquiescently"?? On behalf of all adverbs everywhere I am filing a restraining order!!

Oh geez.

Now I'm on a "Do Not Pompously Use Esoteric Adverbs" list!

caliotter3

38,332 Posts

I had a relative who worked in lower level management for a company who told me one time that their HR office (or someone in the hiring/firing chain) would send an employee out the door as "eligible for rehire" (I guess if they were asked about it) and then as soon as they got to their parked car, the personnel file would be changed to "not eligible for rehire".  So I would assume if this can occur, so can the reversal that you seek.  However, I would not bet on it.  Worth an effort though.  Perhaps they would act in your favor because the involved gossip mongers are no longer there.  Perhaps they would also use that as an excuse not to reverse the decision.  Try to get it changed and see what happens.

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 30 years experience. 2,622 Posts

1 hour ago, Davey Do said:

Oh geez.

Now I'm on a "Do Not Pompously Use Esoteric Adverbs" list!

Just how many lists are you on now...?

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 15years medical. Has 43 years experience. 1 Article; 9,487 Posts

2 hours ago, caliotter3 said:

Perhaps they would act in your favor because the involved gossip mongers are no longer there. 

I quit Weed Rover Township Hospital the last day of 1990, and received a telephone call from Lenora, the NS of the unit I worked on, some years later.  Lenora had been a staff nurse when I worked at Weed Rover and was looking for nurses.  To think that I would work with some old cohorts on my old unit got pretty excited and I immediately applied.

The problem was, the former DON had retired, and the new DON had a reputation for being a real bat, so my application was not accepted.

But, like I said, the hospital closed down a few years later.

2 hours ago, Jedrnurse said:

Just how many lists are you on now...?

Off the top of my head, I don't know, Jed. I'd have to get out my files out on that one. But at Wrongway, I was at the top of the list of nurses who make other nurses cry.

I even made a big brute of a male nurse cry and he telephoned the director thereafter at around MN on weekend. She, in turn, called me, asked me to recall the situation, and asked me what I thought the problem was.

I said, "He's a real reactionary".