Quote from Nurseinthemaking20
Thanks for the responses guys. I of course have been putting in applications elsewhere. I just find it strange that I haven't gotten a rejection yet either. The unit has been really busy because there is construction going on at the hospital and the whole unit just had to relocate to another part of the hospital. Considering that I know the manager has got to be crazy busy and stressed out.
For this reason I didn't want to bug her too much fearing that I would just irritate her. I would email her but honestly I don't think it would do much at this point. The day after my interview I emailed a thank you note, no response. I also called her office on Friday, left a voicemail inquiring about my status but no call back so far.
What I don't understand is, after all this following up, if I didn't get it why not just tell me?
I totally understand the frustration!
Now that I know that you already called last Friday and left a voice message already, I would advice that you leave it at that. Trust me, SHE WILL call you back if they want you, either last week or in the future.
I get that you have to show interest in the position. But you also have to remain reserved... Not sure what you call this but you have to know your worth as a new nurse. I understand you need a job... and i do too! But i go by the rule that if you do not want to hire me immediately, then it's your loss. I will take the job that will make me feel wanted... Which means calling me immediately. I don't like being the second or last option.
I honestly get turned off by facilities that do not have any courtesy to inform their candidates about their hiring status. It reflects poor communication. I would not want a manager who does not close the loop of communication. I also do not want a manager who does not prioritize future employees. Everyone is busy and all of the possible excuses on why she didn't call you in a timely manner are unacceptable.
She is a manager that should already have great time management skills. She should've devoted a 5-minute time slot to call you back and let you know if you are hired (or not)! Otherwise, I will not hesitate to say "Next job, please."
Hey, cheer up! There is a great position waiting for you ;-) Just keep looking and never give up!