It cost me $59.25 just to apply for a job? - page 3

Yikes!!!!:eek: I went to a home care private duty office and they gave me a list to complete. $16 for sheriff fingerprinting fees, $19.25 for FBI check and $16 for a FDLE background investigation. I... Read More

  1. by   Blackcat99
    Thanks caliotter3. I did not have to pay anything this time. Thank God. The sheriff's office tried again today but still not able to get good fingerprints. The agency is going to pay this time to try to get a background fingerprint check done. Yes, I am not going to pay for anymore background checks. I'm done. I gave them all of their required paperwork today. If they hire me great. If not, forget it. I will never ever pay $59.25 just to apply for a job again. However, I do believe they will hire me. I will update when I find out for sure.
  2. by   Kyasi

    Lot's of fingerprints are rejected but it usually has nothing to do with the person being fingerprinted and everything to do with who does the fingerprinting. You would think that the police would actually know how to do it but apparently that isn't the case because we have quite a few people who have to go back for reprinting. Our police dept doesn't charge for the second set. We had it happening so much that finally a policeman told us what days the person who couldn't seem to get them right did not work.

    Good luck to you! I hope the effort and $$ spent is worth it.

  3. by   Blackcat99
    Thanks Kyasi. I got fingerprinted in Washington state for a Florida LPN background check and it was approved. Yes, it was difficult for them but they persisted and got it done right. I have had 3 people try here in Florida but no luck yet. I am going to start tonight putting on Gold Bond extra strength lotion on my hands every night. Therefore, in the future if I ever do need to get fingerprinted again maybe I will have better luck.
  4. by   Kyasi
    I still find it unbelievable that they have you do this before they ever interview a person.

  5. by   Blackcat99
    Yes, Kyasi. It is unbelievable. I sure hope that it is only Florida that requires this kind of insanity. I hope this kind of thing doesn't spread to the other states.
  6. by   Blackcat99
    Update: It looks like I have now been officially hired at both of the nursing agencies. One called yesterday and said to come next week for orientation. The other one left a message on my phone today saying " OK. You did all your paperwork. Let us know what date you can start working."
  7. by   caliotter3
    It looks like that $59.25 turned out to be a good investment. Congratulations on getting two jobs!
  8. by   Blackcat99
    Thanks caliotter3. Yes, I guess I lucked out in the end. Thank Goodness. I wish you and all of the other job seekers out there the best of luck.:heartbeat
  9. by   Kyasi
    Eenie, menie, minie, mo!

  10. by   WI_home_RN
    Quote from ArwenEvenstar
    The wife was a RN. They offered little perks that you often do not get with home care agencies. ...
    Inquiring minds want to know! What kind of neat little bennies to you get from this little agency?
  11. by   ArwenEvenstar
    Quote from WI_home_RN
    Inquiring minds want to know! What kind of neat little bennies to you get from this little agency?
    I think you were referring to my post. The little private agency I worked for. On Nurse's Day each year the nurses got $50 Bath and Body Work gift cards! I was shocked by that!! (Used to getting something really lame from other places I worked for whether a hospital or a cheap travel mug with their name on it! Wow- I feel so valued and appreciated by the $1 mug. haha.) At Christmas, everyone got a $25 Walmart gift card. You earned PTO! Not much mind you. Full-time hours would accumulate one week a year. Part-time hours more like a couple days. (But other agencies I worked for had no PTO at all. You could take off of course, but it was without pay.) I'm thinking there were a couple other little things I am forgetting has been 4 years now. Although not a bennie per se, the co-owner who was a RN would take a stand for her nurses, especially when it came to unrealistic/demanding families on private duty cases. It was great to know your boss had your back and was on your side.