I was so excited about this new job offer, and then they called me to "officially" extend the offer today...
I originally applied for full-time, days, coronary ICU. As a new grad, did I think I would get this? NO. But, when I interviewed, the manager said that yes, in fact she did have an opening on days. Woot! I was pumped.
And then, I get the official offer today. An internal bid was placed on the day postition.
So, now my options are
(1)-stay at the small town, community hospital on nights forever, keep my "hospital seniority", and work with people that I respect like my family
(2)-take the big city plunge, in the speciality area that I am bound determined to work in, start over with new people, no seniority, and stay on nights forever and a week?
I really am interested in the place where I interviewed, but on the other hand, I'm not sure if I want to lose the security of my job I have right now.
Mar 19, '03
Let's see...I've done this before. Go ahead and accept the night position...then interview for the day position. Best bet is, you'll get two job offers...then you can take the one that is best suited for you.
Last fall, I interveiwed at two units. One, a PICU at a local children's hospital. The other, the telemetry unit at my hospital. I got the interview and offer from tele first and took it. I then interviewed for the position at the children's hospital and also got the offer from PICU......was about to take it and then found out that the pay was much less and turned it down. I also liked being able to stay within my present hospital system.
I'd interview for the position at your facility and see what pans out.
PS. I just read your original post again...are there two positions you're looking at...or are you debating whether you want to stay in your present position? I can't tell.
Last edit by KC CHICK on Mar 19, '03