Post # 1
So I’ve been applying for a CNA job at a hospital for the past 6 months. I recently sent in applications to a certain hospital again. And FINALLY got an interview. As I was excitedly ready to get off the phone, the HR rep said “oh yeah, the position is nights.” Its not possible for me to work nights right now. -_-
I accepted the interview anyways, and told her I would get back to her if I changed my mind about the nights issue. I just felt too sad to cancel the interview because I’ve been waiting for so long.
Post # 3
That sucks. 🙁 At least it will get you in the door and talking to someone? Maybe something will open up dayside..
Post # 4
Sorry you are having a hard time. I know in my area it is pretty common that you have to start out in nights/PMs or atleast rotating to get your foot in the door.I would definately still go and hopefully it will be a good match and they would be willing to work with your schedule. Have you thought of maybe finding a per diem psotiion so would would be able to pick when you work, but still get your foot in the door?
Post # 5
I’ve had a few jobs that started off less-than-ideal, and then within weeks or months the job was upgraded to something better. my suggestion: go to the interveiw and ask them if you have a chance to get moved to a day position quickly?
either way, you should always go to interviews- you never know what might happen, and if anything, they are good practice!
Post # 6
@penguinsaremyfriends: I figured I would just go to the interview, get the experience and mention to them that I would really love to work days. It’s part time so its only 20 hours a week. I just need it for my master’s application. What is par diem? Is that like contingent?
Post # 7
Per diem is when you don’t have a set schedule or a set number of hours. You work as they need you, filling in shifts here and there. I worked per diem at a hospital while I was in college. That way I could work full time during school breaks and go down to part time during the semesters. Often times I would cover shifts when people called in sick or went on vacation.