After getting kicked out of her position as a nurse, the person was shocked to find out that the hospital was offering them their old job back but as a bribe.
Getting kicked out of a job is bound to hit a person hard. The financial struggles accompanied by mental stress can affect anyone who has unexpectedly lost their job. So, what would a person do if they were offered back the position they were laid off from but as a bribe?
u/ThrowawaysJohny took to the Reddit community to share a sour experience they've had after losing their job as a nurse at a hospital. The Reddit post sparked a lot of debate and criticism towards the actions of the hospital.
The title of the post simply read: "I was offered my old job... as a bribe." The Reddit user mentioned at the beginning that they are not from the United States and they are a non-English speaker. "I'm a nurse who was laid off last November. I found a completely different job with better hours and better pay. In July, I was called to fill on the hospital where I used to work. Initially, I thought it was a mistake," the story began.
"A week after the call, I started getting messages from former colleagues asking how I was doing. Then, my former manager messaged me (with whom I had a strained relationship), asking the same thing. I knew they had a huge problem of retaining experienced nurses, so I had a clue where it was heading. Finally, about 20 days after the first call, I was contacted by the hospital's HR and was offered my old job back (with the exact bad pay). I declined," the post continued.
But here is where the story took a turn. The nurse was contacted by a lawyer to be a witness on a wrongful termination case that was ongoing against the hospital. "A health care assistant (or CNA in the US) was fired for 'bad performance.' She worked through an ectopic pregnancy and had to be hospitalized and the hospital used it as an excuse to fire her. I was working with her on the first two times she fainted at work and had to go to the ER," the post added.
So it was evident that the hospital that laid off this nurse later tried to bribe them with their old job so they wouldn't testify against them. At the end of this post, the Reddit user asked the community if they were in the wrong for getting "excited about the upcoming trial."
The community had nothing but overwhelming support for the nurse and a whole lot of negative remarks about the shady actions of the hospital authorities. u/MightyManorMan commented: "What an awful bribe and you would think they would at least give you a salary hike. How can they be so incompetent at bribery?"
u/Hausmannlife_Schweiz wrote: "Pretty lousy bribe. I mean you would think they would at least try and make it worth your while. Have fun testifying against them." u/anonbelieverr presented a different perspective: "I don't think it was a bribe, OP. I think they were hoping you'd take your old position back, quit your current job and then be financially dependent on them again so you wouldn't risk testifying." u/AMonkeyAndALavaLamp joked: "Bring some smelling salts to the deposition and let the tears flow hard when describing the situation. Make it as good a payday for your coworker as you can! Don't forget to mention this bribing attempt too!" We hope the trial goes smoothly for this person and they get justice.