Queens Hiring Process-Credit Check - page 2

Has anyone else been through the hiring process at Queens. Is it me or is the credit check, past employer check, salary check, incredibly intimidating and intrusive? My credit report isn't the... Read More

  1. by   pincush23
    QMC=JOKE
  2. by   Lisa From Maui
    Pincush: Why do you write such short messages? Why don't you take time to explain your thoughts & ideas?
  3. by   pincush23
    Quote from Lisa From Maui
    Pincush: Why do you write such short messages? Why don't you take time to explain your thoughts & ideas?
    Short and sweet...Just the way I feel...BTW, this is the only message on this post...
  4. by   mimilaroo
    I think that Queen's Medical Center is an excellent hospital with amazing nursing staff. I have been nothing but impressed with Queen's. I was just scared and a little put off by how detailed and in-depth their credit check was. I ended up passing it with no problems but it was nerve-wracking and took away my initial excitment for the job. LLG you have some contentions that make sense. But it is not a business's right to run a credit check. They have to ask for your permission. Most of us give it because we fear we won't be hired without giving our permission. Personally I think in jobs that don't involve handling finances we should protect the employee more then the employer and laws should be inacted to protect the privacy of the employee. As another poster mentioned, where does it end? Now credit checks tomorrow past boyfriends? I am still amazed that I was only asked two nursing questions throughtout the interview process yet my background and credit check was so thorough that bosses from an ice cream shop job I had 10 years ago were called. So I just don't understand the hiring practices. I would think that asking nursing questions would be much more pertinent. And truly that's the only point I was trying to make here. Anyone else that wants to criticize QMC with no basis or explanation seems to me to be a ridiculous and unnecessary posting to this thread.
  5. by   pincush23
    Quote from mimilaroo
    I think that Queen's Medical Center is an excellent hospital with amazing nursing staff. I have been nothing but impressed with Queen's. I was just scared and a little put off by how detailed and in-depth their credit check was. I ended up passing it with no problems but it was nerve-wracking and took away my initial excitment for the job. LLG you have some contentions that make sense. But it is not a business's right to run a credit check. They have to ask for your permission. Most of us give it because we fear we won't be hired without giving our permission. Personally I think in jobs that don't involve handling finances we should protect the employee more then the employer and laws should be inacted to protect the privacy of the employee. As another poster mentioned, where does it end? Now credit checks tomorrow past boyfriends? I am still amazed that I was only asked two nursing questions throughtout the interview process yet my background and credit check was so thorough that bosses from an ice cream shop job I had 10 years ago were called. So I just don't understand the hiring practices. I would think that asking nursing questions would be much more pertinent. And truly that's the only point I was trying to make here. Anyone else that wants to criticize QMC with no basis or explanation seems to me to be a ridiculous and unnecessary posting to this thread.
    I just made a general post for the heck of it...If you MUST know the real details, I was required to work one hour b/f my shift and two hous after without pay...The nurse ed and manager knew about it as well and did nothing...THAT is why I say QMC=JOKE...I even reported them to the union...Nothing came from it...

    I will post what I want when I want...Without any explanation...
  6. by   mimilaroo
    That sucks that you had to work a couple extra hours without pay but to be honest with you, you should just be glad you have a job. All of my friends that just graduated from nursing school and passed the NCLEX are having to take jobs as nursing assistants. Can you imagine going through everthing that nursing school is, passing the NCLEX, and then having to work as a nursing assistant while trying to pay off major student loans? I am sure it''s a bit dissappointing. I applied for my job over 6 months ago and had put in over 20 applications to QMC before being hired. Quite frankly I would happily work a few hours unpaid if it meant I kept my job and showed that I was appreciative for the opportunity. I am not saying that it is right but sometimes we have to suck it up and work over in hard times. Sometimes we need to be reminded just how lucky we are to even have a job. And that goes to me as well for complaining about the hiring process.
  7. by   thekid
    wow I'm glad the employers won't be contacting my ex..hehehe
  8. by   thekid
    the hiring process is for the intial 'weeding out of the gene pool'
    one of the first things that is visible on an application is whether or not someone can spell

    I am SHOCKED over how many nurses/students/ I see on this forum alone who can't spell!!! It's xanax not zantac..remember that example from nursing school days? I would not personally care, if I was a patient, if someone paid their cc bill late but I'd sure like to know they can spell correctly.
  9. by   Lisa From Maui
    Going back to the topic of credit checks... here are some links you might find helpful:

    http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/...ing/P87306.asp

    http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com...ghtsIssue.aspx

    http://evilhrlady.blogspot.com/2009/...it-checks.html
    An employer asks... We already run criminal record, adult maltreatment and child abuse registry checks, but what about credit checks? Employees who are unable to manage their financial lives results in us having to deal with garnishments, difficulty in make direct deposit of checks (either they keep changing accounts or can't get one at all) and petty theft or worse. What is the best way to do this and what are the pitfalls? We are a nonprofit serving people with disabilities and a staff of 90 plus.

    http://www.businessmanagementdaily.c...on/Page1.html# If your organization uses credit checks in the hiring process, you’d better have a sound business reason for doing so or you could face a new type of litigation.

    Note from Lisa: If this post helped you, please click "thanks."
  10. by   NO1_2NV
    Mimilaroo,

    You should never accept extra work without pay. Please understand that I truly am thankful for a job and have no problem with putting in extra time when asked but.... if you accept work at a facility without pay and you, God forbid, are stuck with a dirty needle or you are seriously injured during that "non-paid" time, you are not covered by Workers Compensation insurance. Any of these types of injuries could be catastrophic to you and your family.

    Something to think about.
  11. by   pincush23
    Quote from NO1_2NV
    Mimilaroo,

    You should never accept extra work without pay. Please understand that I truly am thankful for a job and have no problem with putting in extra time when asked but.... if you accept work at a facility without pay and you, God forbid, are stuck with a dirty needle or you are seriously injured during that "non-paid" time, you are not covered by Workers Compensation insurance. Any of these types of injuries could be catastrophic to you and your family.

    Something to think about.
    I completely agree! I had no other choice though...They told me that I would not be paid over 12 hours for a shift...That is only ONE reason that I left and will never return...Thanks for the info/comment!
    Aloha
  12. by   WindwardOahuRN
    Quote from pincush23
    I just made a general post for the heck of it...If you MUST know the real details, I was required to work one hour b/f my shift and two hous after without pay...The nurse ed and manager knew about it as well and did nothing...THAT is why I say QMC=JOKE...I even reported them to the union...Nothing came from it...

    I will post what I want when I want...Without any explanation...
    >> I was required to work one hour b/f my shift and two hous after without pay...<<
    This is simply not acceptable. You can address the issue with the Labor Relations Board if you feel you have been treated unfairly.
    One hour BEFORE your shift?? Pardon me if I am a big aghast at this but....why were you even in a position to be "required" to work one hour BEFORE your shift??
    There often is a question as to whether after-shift OT is justified but, IME, if you can justify it to the satisfaction of the NM there is no problem.
  13. by   pincush23
    Quote from WindwardOahuRN
    >> I was required to work one hour b/f my shift and two hous after without pay...<<
    This is simply not acceptable. You can address the issue with the Labor Relations Board if you feel you have been treated unfairly.
    One hour BEFORE your shift?? Pardon me if I am a big aghast at this but....why were you even in a position to be "required" to work one hour BEFORE your shift??
    There often is a question as to whether after-shift OT is justified but, IME, if you can justify it to the satisfaction of the NM there is no problem.

    Thanks for the post!...I was to report to the floor one hour early to "research my pt's and to find out everything about them and what had been done b/f I got report"...The whole time, I was thinking...I am a RN with experience and no longer a nursing student that had to do a care plan...
    So, I am happily back working in ICU planing to go to CRNA school...QMC just didn't do it for me for SO many reasons...From others comments, it is nice to have a job...But, it is unacceptable to work when your not getting paid...Kronos was not available...so I had to document my time on paper...Alteration on their part???
    Aloha to all...Thanks WindwardOahuRN...

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