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SarasotaRepub
04-07-2010, 07:32 AM
A very possible Best Of... (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x8101065)



njlib http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (624 posts) Tue Apr-06-10 06:57 PM

Original messageI GOT A JOB!!


I'm a newly licensed 43 year old LPN and it's been tough. Everyone wants experience, but how do you get experience if nobody's willing to hire you? I did an internet search yesterday, one of many I've done since finishing school, and just started calling. The first place I called put me through to the HR lady, who was very frazzled. I asked if they hired LPN's, she said YES and then immediately told me that it was crazy there and I should come in at 10 the following morning. The conversation went so fast, I didn't even get a chance to ask if they were new grad friendly.

So, this morning I got there at 9:30 and she took me right in. At first, she seemed put off that I didn't have experience and I offered to leave...I said I'd understand if she didn't want to waste her time. She said she had already set me up to speak to the director of nursing, so I stayed. We talked a little and then I went to see the director. She said that she remembers what it was like being new and how hard it was to get a job. She also said that everyone just needs one break, that she liked the fact I was "mature", and that having no experience meant she could train me her way. We had a nice chat and she said she'd let me know by Friday or Monday of next week because I was their first interview. She had to call the corporate office for new grad salary info and said she'd call me later to let me know what the salary would be.

I got the call about an hour ago. First she mentioned the salary and then said "Oh, and I'm also calling to offer you the job"!! I thought I was going to fall off the chair!! I thanked her profusely and she said they'd let me know when my background check was finished and when orientation would start. I told her she just made my year because TOMORROW I file for my last unemployment check, unless they pass another extension!

Sorry to ramble, but I'm so, so relieved...and want to let everyone else know to hang in there! I hope everyone out there who's in my position ends up getting the kind of call I got today!! I hope everyone else finds the person that'll give them a chance and I hope that those in the position to do so will give someone a chance, that break they've been waiting months or years for!

Thanks for listening to me!


Well...except for the part I highlighted in RED. :D

Sonnabend
04-07-2010, 08:46 AM
! I thanked her profusely and she said they'd let me know when my background check was finished and when orientation would start.

He'll be waiting a long time. Something tells me the check won't be kind to him.

Most DUers are potheads. :rolleyes:

noonwitch
04-07-2010, 08:58 AM
He'll be waiting a long time. Something tells me the check won't be kind to him.

Most DUers are potheads. :rolleyes:



That doesn't necessarily translate to a criminal record.

There is a need for nurses-unfortunately, nursing schools are no longer hospital-based, and more university based, so graduates are not as ready for the job at graduation as they used to be. My mom went to Harper Hospital School of Nursing, which is no more (Wayne State University has the RN/BSN program, now). She lived in a dorm across the street from the hospital (now an abandoned building, not far from my office). When she wasn't in class, or officially on "off time", she was working in the hospital, on call, and basically a slave to the nurses who were already employed there. When she graduated, she was ready to work in any RN capacity, because of all the hands on training she got just by helping the nurses and performing assistant roles.

My mom might be crazy, but she was a very good nurse who knew her business.

jediab
04-07-2010, 09:10 AM
This has to go down as one of the biggest bouncys so far this year.

The very title of the thread says it's all a lie! A DUmmy gets a job???? :eek:

Sonnabend
04-07-2010, 09:22 AM
That doesn't necessarily translate to a criminal record.

Any nurse that tests positive for any illegal drug, should be fired and deregistered for LIFE.

PERIOD.

Megaguns91
04-07-2010, 10:24 AM
BOUNCY

Gingersnap
04-07-2010, 10:31 AM
Well, good for her (or him).

The need for LPNs is so great that barring a problem with the background check, njlib should be employable for life. :)

noonwitch
04-07-2010, 11:05 AM
Any nurse that tests positive for any illegal drug, should be fired and deregistered for LIFE.

PERIOD.



1. They still have to test positive. She might not be a pothead, and even if she is an occasional user, it still might not show up in a test. Even if she smokes pot every day, there are products that can eliminate traces from urine.

2. There are procedures and rehab programs geared specifically for medical professionals with substance abuse problems. I read an excellent autobiography about a brilliant, drug-addicted doctor. The book is called White Rabbit and it is written by Dr. Martha Morrison. She had a lot of steps she had to go through to get her license reinstated. She ended up working as a psychiatrist who specializes in substance abuse treatment, of course. But I would guess that even after she complied with all the procedures to get her license back, she still had her peers watching over her shoulder for a long time. She was writing scrips for herself, growing her own pot, shooting illegal cocaine and heroin and is really lucky to still be alive.

M21
04-07-2010, 11:16 AM
I'd certainly rather be treated by a MJ smoker than an Alcoholic.

NJCardFan
04-07-2010, 11:56 AM
I find this hard to imagine. They must not have been looking very hard because all I see the most want ads for are for nurses.

AmPat
04-07-2010, 02:54 PM
1. They still have to test positive. She might not be a pothead, and even if she is an occasional user, it still might not show up in a test. Even if she smokes pot every day, there are products that can eliminate traces from urine.
2. There are procedures and rehab programs geared specifically for medical professionals with substance abuse problems. I read an excellent autobiography about a brilliant, drug-addicted doctor. The book is called White Rabbit and it is written by Dr. Martha Morrison. She had a lot of steps she had to go through to get her license reinstated. She ended up working as a psychiatrist who specializes in substance abuse treatment, of course. But I would guess that even after she complied with all the procedures to get her license back, she still had her peers watching over her shoulder for a long time. She was writing scrips for herself, growing her own pot, shooting illegal cocaine and heroin and is really lucky to still be alive.

If this were true, you should contact me. We could set up a lucrative business outside of every military post.:rolleyes:

noonwitch
04-07-2010, 04:46 PM
If this were true, you should contact me. We could set up a lucrative business outside of every military post.:rolleyes:



Health food stores and Head shops are already selling various products, with names like "Detoxin" and such. Military people who need them are already getting them from those places. So do people on parole and probation, although they can face charges if the test finds the detoxifying chemicals.

Sometimes, I have to make people take drug screens. One of my coworkers asked them to test a client for goldenseal tea, which is allegedly an herbal purifier. They did and found it, so it is possible.

Sonnabend
04-08-2010, 09:04 AM
Worked with a nurse who we found was a dope user...they threw her out so fast her feet never hit the floor. Any health care worker using illegal drugs is a danger to themselves and their patients.

Two words

ZERO TOLERANCE.

AmPat
04-10-2010, 11:53 AM
Health food stores and Head shops are already selling various products, with names like "Detoxin" and such. Military people who need them are already getting them from those places. So do people on parole and probation, although they can face charges if the test finds the detoxifying chemicals.

Sometimes, I have to make people take drug screens. One of my coworkers asked them to test a client for goldenseal tea, which is allegedly an herbal purifier. They did and found it, so it is possible.

I'm separating three soldiers right now and none of them found anything that would hide the THC from our testing.

Kay
04-10-2010, 12:07 PM
I had a co-worker that just disappeared one day.
It was like an alien abduction. She was there one
minute and then vanished. All her stuff was still
in her office like she was just down the hall.

Later we found out she was randomly drug tested
and failed. They escorted her from the bathroom
to her vehicle and off the property. Didn't even
let her go back to her office - one of the HR peeps
went and got her purse. The next day we boxed
up her personal items and they were taken to her,
as they wouldn't even let her back in the parking
lot. Definitely zero tolarance where I work.