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kbrn2002 has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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The bait and switch tactic is sadly pretty common nowadays.  Even LTC isn't immune.  We've hired more than one nurse that accepted a job expecting a certain shift that had to adjust to a different schedule or decline the job offer after an internal candidate decided they wanted the posted schedule. At least the hiring manager in this case was honest enough to tell your friend the reality of the job posting before she actually accepted the position by phone interview and moved all the way across the country only to find out then that there was no guarantee of being hired onto the unit she expected.

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I'm curious why we haven't heard from the offended friend.

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Iheartwoundcare has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in CWCN.

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tropsnegRN has 1 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Cardiac.

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1 hour ago, sevensonnets said:

I'm curious why we haven't heard from the offended friend.

Same. 

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chacha82 has 3 years experience.

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This would be a no brainer for me. If I accepted a certain position and found out what I would be getting was not well defined or not defined at all I would resign immediately. I was offered an interview once for a position that floated between three different areas of a facility and I found them to be way too different for me to be a good fit for the position. 

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5 minutes ago, chacha82 said:

This would be a no brainer for me. If I accepted a certain position and found out what I would be getting was not well defined or not defined at all I would resign immediately. I was offered an interview once for a position that floated between three different areas of a facility and I found them to be way too different for me to be a good fit for the position. 

I agree, but that does't seem to be the situation here.  The OP's friend hasn't been offered any position, much less accepted.  She's been told that if she gets an offer it will be for a different position than the one she applied for.  She's welcome, of course, to withdraw her name from consideration, or to decline an offer, but that doesn't make it unreasonable for them to have considered her for the position.  

I agree 100% that if they'd made an offer, and then changed things, that would have been a terrible thing. 

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chacha82 has 3 years experience.

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OK...then...if this was simply a job that may have been represented poorly, and that it didn't even happen to the OP, then the level of ire in this post makes even less sense.

An ICU job was posted. A person interviewed and was told, after the interview, it was not sure which unit they would be orienting to. If I am the interviewee in this case, especially if I am considering moving a far way, I'd have to decide how badly I needed that job, or any job. If I felt flexible, I might say "Sure. Show me what you've got." 

ICUs are different everywhere. An ICU patient in one facility might be a stepdown or even a floor patient somewhere else. I did work with someone once who literally said her talents were being "wasted" working on a certain shift. I disagreed, as all patients need care.

This person was interviewed and then presented with a possibility different from what they interviewed for. Annoying, but not worth any of the rage that is the undercurrent of this post.

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Good morning everyone!  Reopening this with the following comments:

1. Please stay on the topic of the "bait and switch" job position

2. When we post on the internet we aren't able to see tone of voice, body language, etc.. It can be easy to misinterpret posts

3. Nursing today is "highly specialized" - there is no area that is easy to work - all require specialized training

4. Stay on topic....thanks everyone!

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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Bait and switch happens more than anyone realizes.  At least your friend was told up front, so it's not a true bait and switch, which would have been her getting there and then having that pulled on her.  Your friend should call or email and ask what the situation may be, before calling it a wash, they may be able to give some details, ie, multiple ICUs, etc

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ThatChickOmi has 1 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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On 7/4/2019 at 11:34 AM, Jedrnurse said:

It sure did. Is it my imagination, or is this phenomenon becoming more and more common on the site?

I don't think this is unique to this site at all. It's just the internet/social media in general. Snippy McSnipperton acting snippy.

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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11 minutes ago, ThatChickOmi said:

I don't think this is unique to this site at all. It's just the internet/social media in general. Snippy McSnipperton acting snippy.

I tend to agree. I was actually wondering if generalized social media rudeness was spilling over to AN. Anonymity certainly fuels faux chutzpah...

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