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|After talking to the Nurse Recruiter at a local hospital, I was prepared for the whole process from application to job offer to take three weeks.
It took three days!
I received and accepted a job offer.
I needed to pass a pre-employment physical before I could start work. There was a possibility I would have to get the old kind of TB test and wait 72 hours for it to be read. This was a bit worrisome for me because I always had a reaction to that old test that inexperienced nurses sometimes mistook for positive. However, as luck would have it, I had just had a TB test done for my position as a hospice volunteer.
That test had been the new kind where they draw your blood and test it. I had the results showing it was negative and it was less than 30 days old. If Employee Health accepted those results, I would be able to start work that much sooner.
They did accept it! I was delighted!
They drew blood to run titers to check on my immunity to measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox. As soon as those results were back, I was slated to start work.
Or so I thought.
There was the minor detail of my background check coming back in time for my projected start date. That did not seem like it would be a problem since the checks usually took about 48 hours turn around time.
With a little luck, all the pieces would fall into place and I would start my orientation as planned.
The scheduled date came and went—and the next date and the next...
The background check was not completed in a timely manner. I was going to miss my first week of orientation.
Well, at least the titers came back. Or so we thought until the call came from Employee Health. Someone had made a mistake and neglected to run the varicella titer.
I had to drive back to the city and have my blood drawn again before Employee Health would clear me.
And still no completed background check.
What was the hold-up?
Well, it seems that the company hired to conduct the check was not able to clear an old married name I had used about thirty years ago.
Background checks don't usually go back 30 years unless you are running for a political office or something. But, I still had to wait for them to clear me and complete their check.
Employee Health gave me the thumbs up. Another start date was chosen.
Would the background check come through in time?
Will today be my lucky day?
Time will tell...
Written for "No Dialogue Contest"
Word Count: 446 Words
~ ~ ~ JESUS is LORD! ~ ~ ~
God works all things together for good...