I am flabbergasted, shocked, dismayed, amazed and incredulous!!!!!!! A month ago today, I had an interview with a company. DON hired me on the spot, and told me to come back the next day and "shadow" someone. I went in the next day and HR said I couldn't be on the floor until I got my background info back which they were to send off. I had a little inkling right then... but on that day, they gave me an offer letter with salary and welcome to the company, etc., on it. They couldn't do a drug screen because didn't have any cups...but the HR person said it would be a week to get the background info back. I called a week later to see if I was to be present the next day for my first day as it said on my "offer" letter. She said they hadn't sent it off because they haven't done a drug screen, and they have cups now...so I went and gave them one and it was fine, of course. ADON says they really need me and that it took them 2 months to get her on...Another week to wait for background info to come back now that they have the drug screen...the next week I call, and haven't talked to DON since interview day, but HR says I need to talk to her, she doesn't answer, as usual, left voicemail. Never a call back, fast forward another week. I call to see if they've ever gotten anything back, and when can I start, and nobody knows, but in a few minutes, staff development nurse calls me to say the DON wants me to know that she went with another candidate for my job, who has more experience. It's been 3 weeks since this all started. Found out yesterday that they never even sent anything off because after DON told me I was hired for full time, she had offered me part time and I said no, and they still gave me offer letter for full time, but didn't send off my paperwork??? If anyone can make sense of my rambling, has this type of thing happened to anyone else, and WHY would they do that????