Flatlander 249 Posts Jul 25, 2013 I'm sorry this happened to you. At our hospital if a nurse struggles on a specialty unit they our usually given a chance to transfer to a tele, med-surg unit rather than just being let go. Regarding the job interview I think your reply was the right thing to say. I'm sorry the hiring manager reacted the way she did. Maybe others can give you other suggestions, but I don't think you said anything wrong..I am preparing for interviews after being let go at the end of orientation in circumstances similar to above. I really hate dishonesty and cover stories. I am extremely uncomfortable lying by omission, not listing nor mentioning my 12 week orientation. I also dislike lying about gaps in my resume. I don't understand the comments above stating that you didn't really "work" there in orientation and should not mention it or list it. In my book orientation is a paid position, and therefore considered employment. I don't mean to start an argument, but would like to know if any others out there feel as I do...that starting a new job and having to "hide" previous experience in orientation would be awkward and wrong. As we all know, "it's a small world." What happens if they find out otherwise through the grapevine? In my mind, it may take me longer to find a job, being upfront about my situation, but if hired, at least I know they are hiring "me" and not some phony concoction I dreamed up. Maybe that way I'll know that the hiring manager has faith in me, as I am told here, I should have in myself.I'm confused, people. Help me understand this, please. I know opinions will vary. Thanks!