When I was hired, FCS management knew that my phlebotomy skills were weak and understood that I had no experience in the field of oncology. So to my surprise they hired me anyway through agency. There was a lot to learn and the nurse to patient ratio on most days was ridiculous. I was told that I would get 3 to 4 weeks training and after a week I started to feel confident that I would be ready. On my 6th day I was completely and accurately filling out all computer work, navigating my way through patient charts, successfully accessing ports, starting IV, drawing blood, hanging IV medication. On days 7 and 8, I was doing all of these tasks mostly unsupervised which gave me a feeling of confidence. Surely my preceptor wouldn't let me do these tasks unsupervised if she was not confident in my skills...right? After being told I would receive upward to 4 weeks training, on day 8 after I got home, I received a phone call saying the FCS no longer needed my services with no explanation at all. They couldn't even tell me face to face. Only 8 days! I turned down 2 jobs to take this one because I felt it was the best fit for me. I was wrong. I was never late, never absent and I did everything asked of me and then some. I made great strides in only 8 days and was very upset. 2 weeks before Christmas! I played things over and over in my head trying to make sense of what had happened. There is no rhyme nor reason. I'm sure I will never know. Their loss for sure. I am loyal, trustworthy and take my job very serious and am not afraid of hard work. What a terrible experience!
Insufficient training, cut throat, power trips, no parking, extremely short lunch.