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Training for a new job and NO PAY???

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by TexasBSNRN TexasBSNRN (New Member) New Member

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Hello all! I am deeply troubled this morning. I applied for a job at a non "namebrand" acute dialysis company. I have 4 1/2 years of chronic dialysis and experience. This acute dialysis company received my resume and application. After an interview and a drug screen, they offered me a job. I went in to discuss pay and benefits and the higher up realized that my dialysis experience was back in 2002. He said "Why should I pay to teach you dialysis? You will have to train here for no pay. That is if I can find someone willing to train you." Please tell me this isn't normal!? She I run like hell?

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Psychiatric sheep...er, nurse.

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I'm not even sure if that is legal (training with no pay). I'd check with a lawyer versed in employment law.

Though to be honest, given the whole conversation, I'd run and not look back.

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I'm not sure how it is in Texas, but in most states where you are paid by the hour (not salaried) they are required to pay you for training they require. If they aren't going to train/orient you at all ... I would be wary. You'd think your employer would want to make sure you knew what you wee doing, if only from a liability standpoint.

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CharleeFoxtrot has 7 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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Run away and don't look back.

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Esme12 works as a emergency ,critical care,cath lab,open heart,traum.

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run......and report them to fair wage and labor

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Tell them heckkkkkk no. Then p eel out of the parking lot and flip em the bird on the way out. Well, maybe don't do that, but they deserve it.

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience and works as a Complex Care Manager.

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Not normal and not legal. If they hired you, orientation is work and you must be paid.

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xoemmylouox has 13 years experience and works as a Nurse.

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They can pay you less than your hourly wage, but they have to pay you at least the minimum wage. I'd run far and fast.

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience.

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This does not bode well. I sense a lack of respect that will last far longer than the unpaid training period. This sounds like a place that will not invest even the minimum in their staff and treats them as disposable.

I wonder if they are always hiring?

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madwife2002 has 26 years experience and works as a Director of Nursing Services.

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Never heard of such a thing-walk away

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