I’m writing to you because I am at a loss on what to do and who to seek for help regarding this issue.
Earlier this year I started work under XXX healthcare group.
Before starting work, I underwent an interview by the clinic nursing director who spoke down on me and brushed off the fact that I have three years experience in nursing .
Because I needed the job, I took up the position under XXX health clinic as a nurse.
However that is when all the horror began.
One week after working there as a newbie I was approached by a senior staff nurse (Singaporean) and a clinic assistant whose direct relative is holding a director post in XXX health.
I was advised that there were two groups in the clinic and was asked to choose which side to be on.
My reporting officer wanted to give me confirmation and she asked the other senior staff nurse (who’s from China) to sign my competency checklist for me.
However the senior staff nurse (from China) did not sign the checklist for me, stating that the knowledge I have is not good enough in comparison to her many years of clinic knowledge.
This is despite the fact that patients have written on many feedback forms praising me for my good customer service towards them, care and knowledge demonstrated as a nurse during my work at XXX medical centre clinic.
I later found out that this China nurse held a deep grudge against our reporting officer because the reporting officer didn’t allow her to go for further studies (degree in nursing ).
One to two months down the road, my reporting officer was transferred to another department for some unknown reason.
I came to know that she resigned from her job due to unfair treatment after I left the organization.
That’s when the nonsense started to get worse. I was picked on and always told that I was not good enough despite always coming early to work.
I was also always being compared to another new nurse, who happened to have a habit of wiping tables and chairs every day.
The senior nurse (Singaporean ) started to grumble at me even when I did my very best despite having a spinal injury which happened during my work at XXX medical centre.
She said that I was not good enough and implied that the new nurse is very hardworking whereas I’m not - just because I didn’t have the habit of wiping the chairs and computer table daily!
The most ironic thing was that everyday there’s a cleaner aunty who was paid to do all these job.
But the unfair expectations being placed on me was that this task suddenly came under my job scope as well.
I still continued to work even though there were new demands which the senior nurse added onto my portfolio.
However at the end, for an unknown reason I was told that I was not suitable for the job by a newly appointed manager who knew nothing about what happened.
The China nurse kept reassuring me that I’ve improved in accordance to her expectations but the newly appointed clinic manager told me that both the senior nurses said that I was not suitable.
So I resigned from that place and decide to look for new jobs.
I went for an interview in October 2014, the organization was discussing the salary amount with me etc and said that they will contact me the next day.
I waited a few days and called them back and they told me that my previous employer, XXX health services gave unfavorable feedback thus they’ve decided not to employ me.
I then continued to look for jobs, in early December I received a job offer from another organization. I went down to sign the employment form, went for health checkup, etc.
And was told that I could start work after new year 2015.
However, today I received a call from them stating that due to XXX health services adverse feedback about me, they have also decided not to employ me!
I do not understand why this is happening to me?
Isn’t it enough that I suffered humiliation while I was working there?
Unfair treatment etcetera and I didn’t even complain about it.
I just chose to resign, and live and let live.
However the previous employer XXX health refuses to let me move on and keeps destroying whatever chance I have of starting afresh.
JennyNumber of View: 1694