Unhappy with Clinic Treatment

United States
August 1, 2011 10:19pm CST
So I am going to start working at my previous employer, and I am so excited about it! Of course, as is the case with ANY new job, you have to take a drug screening test. I didn't really worry too much about it, I don't do drugs, so what did I have to worry about? Well, it turns out I should have worried a lot... After my first test, the clinc lost my test. I don't know how that happens. All it said was it had been "canceled." I don't even really know what that means, I had the paper proof that I did go and do the test. So after they lost my first test, I had to go do it again. Has to go better this time, right? Wrong... I actually think the second time went worse, because losing the test was just a mistake...a big mistake, but a mistake none the less. Well, I felt completely mistreated at my second visit to the clinic. I had my 10 year old niece with me that time, I didn't see a problem. My niece and I sat in the waiting room for 30 minutes before it was my turn. And ONLY THEN was I told by the woman that she will not do my test because there is no one to watch my niece while I did this thing that takes, what, 5 minutes? So my niece and I had to go sit outside and wait another 30 minutes for my mom to come pick my niece up...oh I was so mad! EVEN if you agree with them on the fact my niece can't sit alone in the waiting room alone (which I don't agree with) you have to agree with me that it was wrong of them to make us wait 30 minutes in their officer before they told me. Thankfully they didn't lose my second test, and I passed, so hopefully I'll start working soon. But I am just so upset at how I was treated at the clinic. Do you guys have any horror stories like this?
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4 responses
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
13 Aug 11
Wow!! Why did they not tell you this in the first place? I have never heard of places being like this. And to make you wait 30 mins. before telling you? They must have been busy with others to not pay attention. Seriously this would make me wonder about the place and the person working there. But at least Good things came from it as you passed and got the job. But what an ordeal to get there.
• United States
14 Aug 11
Oh they weren't busy...there was no one in the back when I got there. I was the next on the list. It was a long wait the first time I went to, but I didn't get turned down that time (they just lost my test). lol.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
2 Aug 11
I would be furious with the clinic because of the first one. I would also contact the head of the clinic. I don't have any kind of story like that. Good luck with your job.
• United States
2 Aug 11
My sister said I should complain too. But I'm just not that kind of person (unless it was on a much more hostile scale). I guess that's why I have my mylot friends to come vent to when things like this happen!
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Aug 11
hi Lilyfthethorns oh y es I was bleeding heavily from the rectum so my doctor sent me immediately to the ER where I was tested then was waiting for two hours for the one test, then was tested for something else three hours so I had to go to the bathroom so a potty was brought in and they could see I was bleeding even more heavily well I started out at 8 am and was admitted as a patient on the fourth floor at midnight as they had just had a dismissal and finally had a bed. I was finally fed at ten pm and me a diabetic too so had to have some orange juice and be fed a dextrose IV as I was way low. that whole day was a nightmare but I was so sick and so in need of answers I was grateful to finally be put in a room and allowed to relax. only every four hours I had to have blood drawn then a blood transfusion was started at 2 am. but from then on the care I got was truly amazingly good but the ER was a nightmare mostly because they were extremely short of help.it is a great hospital though and I had excellent care through my weekly stay. just the ER was a nightmare.
• United States
2 Aug 11
I do not like hospitals, and I avoid them at all costs. So I can't imagine being there that long, being hurt, and not being helped. I understand hospitals are understaffed and overcrowded with patients...but for them not to make sure you (as a diabetic) had the proper and needed nutrition to at least let you keep your strength...that I don't understand more than anything.
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
Let me think of my own story.I know i have something to share. first of all Hello Lily, glad to see you here! I miss you. And about your horror stories like that, there are many clinics and hospitals treat their patients like that. I do not know if they are just stress or they are so tired that is why they do not care if they treat their patient with care or less care. I think I have something in the past that someone was checking if i have an allergy and the nurse injected it on my arms very painfully. She said she was having a hard time on one of the patient but why is she dumping it on me. It was painful and I even pushed her on the wall because of the pain. Patient are visiting hospitals and clinic to find a solution to their health problems not to make it more painful and irritating. But anyway, they are just human, they can be irritating sometimes and annoying too but can they just do their job professionally. I am not generalizing this one, but there are some who are being annoying.