I had my zillionth interview today and it was with a prominent teaching hospital in my area. The nurse recruiter seemed eager to have me come for an interview and said she had the perfect position for me. I go in and she starts looking at my paperwork I submitted online and gets a weird look on her face. "OOHHHH, you're in the Chemical Dependency Program" she says. I say "well yeah, and I put that info on my online app i submitted you dummy" (Didn't really say that but was thinking it). She says she wished she had known that I had restrictions and they don't hire nurses with restrictions. I'm thinking...why the heck am I sitting here right now then?! She went on to say it was just too much paperwork for the nurse managers to fill out (1 paper front & back is all it is and required to be sent in bi-monthly). Blah, blah, blah. I was told to come back after my 1 year narcotics restriction was off and they would gladly hire me then! I informed her the same paperwork would be required by the Board for 3 years. I know I am rambling but it just **** me off that I wasted my time and was excited because she had told me she had the perfect position for me. She said "well go do LTC at a nursing home, i'm sure they'll hire you". Little does she know, I don't think anyone wants to hire a RN with restrictions around here. I have no criminal background, didn't divert, not on the OIG list, and got hooked on a med I was legally prescribed. Am I EVER going to find a job to start getting these restrictions lifted? I feel like giving up on the profession that I love. I have fought hard to get a license back that is doing me no good at all! Sorry folks! Just needed to vent! Thanks for reading!