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Terminated, but never worked for them

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I applied for a job at a local hospital (So. Calif), interviewed, and received a job offer. HR was so bad I turned down the offer. About a month later I received a letter of termination. I don't know if I was fired, or I quit:chuckle I never worked one day for them, and never was scheduled to work for them. I can't cut thru the red tape to find anything out. Oh, and they signed me up for health insurance. I never asked them to do this, I never even filled out the paperwork for health insurance. Any words of wisdom?

GingerSue

Has 20 years experience.

start asking questions, keep track of names, document everything, keep a file, and just persist until you get things straightened out accurately.

good luck!

You wont be putting them down on your resume, so I dont see how this will negatively effect you.

something similar happened to me. I applied, had an interview and a tour of the unit I would be working on. I was not impressed and told human resources that I would not be joining the hospital staff. A couple of years passed by and I heard the hospital was under new management- I applied & was told that I was on the not for re-hire list because I quit without notice. Be sure the records are cleared, its your reputation at stake.

You wont be putting them down on your resume, so I dont see how this will negatively effect you.

Ever heard of a background check?

something similar happened to me. I applied, had an interview and a tour of the unit I would be working on. I was not impressed and told human resources that I would not be joining the hospital staff. A couple of years passed by and I heard the hospital was under new management- I applied & was told that I was on the not for re-hire list because I quit without notice. Be sure the records are cleared, its your reputation at stake.

Hospitals are so disfunctional now days. I work in real estate, and just wanted to keep my foot in the nursing door, but I'm really having second thoughts because of this.

P_RN, ADN, RN

Specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89. Has 30 years experience.

Yep, I worked one place for about 2 minutes. That's when I found out the thought I would be a manager on Peds. Hmmm I'd never even worked in a hospital before. As they say in Nursing School...."a lack of communication."

Maybe you can sue for unemployment based on unlawful dismissal. And perhaps COBRA that health insurance. I'll guarantee that somehow your information was put into a computer and computers never make mistakes.

Make a file on all this. CYA is my best advice.

Good grief...but I shouldn't be surprised. Hope you can set them straight. HR's in hospitals sure can be wicked and vindictive (in my area anywho)...that on top of disorganized makes for real trouble.

akcarmean, LPN

Specializes in Home Health Care,LTC.

I agree I would keep looking into this an make sure that it is straightened out on your record at the hospital. Just in case you decide down the road that there is a position you would want to take there. Good Luck and keep up posted.

Angelia

What an odd thing to happen. Hmmmm, maybe you ought to ask them if they have a termination paycheck for the hours you never worked. Better yet, ask them for your W-2 that will be filed with the federal government for the hours you never worked. Maybe the mention of the IRS will help cut through some of that red tape.

Ever heard of a background check?

What kind of background check?...If you're reprimanded at one hospital - can the other hospital find out if you didnt even put them down as a past employer.? I can understand if you ever want to work there down the road.

Just wondering....

PMHNP10

Has 6 years experience.

I applied for a job at a local hospital (So. Calif), interviewed, and received a job offer. HR was so bad I turned down the offer. About a month later I received a letter of termination. I don't know if I was fired, or I quit:chuckle I never worked one day for them, and never was scheduled to work for them. I can't cut thru the red tape to find anything out. Oh, and they signed me up for health insurance. I never asked them to do this, I never even filled out the paperwork for health insurance. Any words of wisdom?

I would strongly recommend you get closure on this. In this world there is always the possibility that someone has stolen your identity. You definitely don't want someone practicing nursing under your license. Hopefully it's just a stupid error.

Quickbeam, BSN, RN

Specializes in Government.

RE Agent, this also happened to me about 10 years ago. I sent a certified letter to the hospital in question stating the facts as they happened. I asked that they change their records to reflect what really occurred. I kept copies of everything, including the return receipt from the certified letter.

About 5 years later I got a letter acknowledging the error and sending me a check for 72$...covering my interview time and clerical expense!

Whoever said hospitals are unorganized wasn't kidding. With takeovers and mergers, it gets even worse.

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