Published Aug 5, 2004
Hi all......Need some opinions from my nursing friends. As most of you know, I'm having alot of difficulities at my current work. Anyway.........I have an interview Thurs. am.....actually it is called a 'working interview'. Has anybody ever heard of this?
I woas told that if 'they' like me and decide to hire me, they will expect me to start ASAP.....without giving ample notice to my current employer, which I'm wanting to go PRN with.
With this 'working interview', we will be paired with someone and watch them do their job and then we will get to 'try out' the job in the afternoon and then tell them if we like it and then they will tell us if they like us........does this sound kosher to you??? This is a case management position with a large WK company.
What do ya think?????????????????
meownsmile, BSN, RN
Before i went into a "working interview",, i think id question what their workers comp coverage is for you during this time. Will you be caring for or dealing directly with patients/residents? I'm sure there isnt a problem,, but i would think they wouldnt want to have a situation where you or someone else was hurt and you werent even their employee. I dont know what WK is, but it doesnt sound like something i would want to get into if you arent covered by their insurance, and i would seriously question if their residents/patients are covered by their insurance if something happens with you as a non-employee doing the work. I would think their insurance carrier would frown on this type of thing regardless of how careful they were.
I would think they'd allow you to give your present employer ample notice. If not I wouldn't work there.
Nurse Ratched, RN
I have to seriously question the ethics of a place that won't allow you to give notice to your current employer.
Sounds like a hard sell job to me. I'm sorry I don't know the specifics of your current situation. Sounds like there's potential to go from bad to worse.
I would go on the interview, and if everything went well, I'd talk about how very much I'd like to work there, but just CAN'T in good conscience quit with no notice. Lay it on about how you don't feel able to not extend this basic courtesy that you feel is owed to any employer. And if they won't budge, don't work for them. Such a place clearly values their needs above all else and will screw you if the slightest need arises. JMHO.
I agree with Nurse Ratched.
Plus, if they don't hire a number of people interviewed, they'll get a lot of free/cheap labor in the meantime. You didn't say if they are going to pay you for this 'working ' interview, but I can bet that none of the interviewees that have been turned down have gotten any benefits for the time spent. 'Interview' 20 people = avoid paying one employee's insurance/vacation/sick leave, etc., for a month.
Wouldn't trust them.
Havin' A Party!, ASN, RN
Before i went into a "working interview",, i think id question what their workers comp coverage is for you during this time... I would think their insurance carrier would frown on this type of thing...
Also need to safeguard yourself, Nanna. You don't wanna be caught not properly following this facility's unique rules of nursing.
I would think they'd allow you to give your present employer ample notice....
That's the way I see this also.
"ASAP" should / can mean anything from two weeks to a month, in my mind, depending on your tenure at the current job, their / and the new employer's needs, your professional preference as to notice, etc.
Thanks for your replies...........I tossed and turned all night with this.......I called and cancelled the interview for now.
This is a WK (work comp) company and it is all office, no patient care. When I say they wanted me to start ASAP, I mean the very next day!!
I just didn't feel right about this one even if they WERE going to pay me for the day.
It just made me wonder about their 'eithics' as far as how they would 'respect' me when I got there.......would they be understanding to my personal needs etc??? If they didn't understand the 'professional' aspect of giving previous employer notice, how could I really trust them??
I told the lady that I spoke with that I was currently on 'light duty' with a work related injury at my current job. (I applied for this job several months ago) I told them I return to the MD soon to find out if I will require surgery. The lady told me not to say anything about my 'situation' and then I could tell them 'after' I was hired. What then??? ......."oh, I just wanted to let you know that I have a work related injury that requires surgery and I'll need to be off for the next 6-8 weeks and you get to pay me for it"..............ha ha ha I feel much better that I didn't go. The weather is about 22 degrees cooler than yesterday and I'm going to the park with the grandbabies......................thanks for your input!!
... they wanted me to start ASAP, I mean the very next day...
Agree with your decision.
Clearly, they're nuts at that place.
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