I got lucky and landed a job at a great LTCF/rehab center within two weeks of earning my STNA license. Well, I went to orientation on Tuesday of this week, and lo and behold, since I haven't been a resident of my current state for 5 years or more, I have to do a FBI background check. The scheduling/hiring manager tells me I can't work on the floor until it comes back clean. This can take anywhere from 7-30 days supposedly. What does this mean for me, do you think? Will they give my job away? Technically I'm already hired and will be paid for the orientation day. I also got my badge, door passwords, etc. They are also paying for the background check. I am just so irritated about this stumbling block. Sometimes I wonder if something, anything, in my life will ever go smoothly. BTW, the check will come back clean. The hiring manger said she would see what she could do and get back to me. ARGGHHHH I just want to get back to work!