I can't decide. Well, actually I think I've decided but am still unsure. That didn't make a bit of sense, did it?
One is right here, only about a 10 minute drive. Long term care, which is not really what I want to do but am willing. And it pays well. The weird thing is, they hired me right off the street today and then told me they could only give me part-time: One 12 hr shift a week. I asked for at least two 12's and she said ok. Now why, if they are so desperate to hire me before even checking references, background, or ANYTHING would they only offer one 12 hr shift? I wouldn't qualify for any benefits because I'm part-time. Strange. I'm wondering if they are planning to work me full-time as a part-time employee so they can save on benefits? But why offer me only one day a week? Also, they have nurses walking out right and left, and I've heard from people that families have moved their loved ones out of this place because of lack of care, one story came from my best friend about her grandmother. But it's a beautiful place, and you're always going to hear stories about ANYWHERE. Right? Still strange how they hired me before checking me out first. They DID fingerprint me, but.....
The other is about 45 minutes away on a Monitored Care unit at a hospital that I worked as a pharmacy tech before. This is what I REALLY want to be doing. Two things holding me back. One is pay, this job pays about $2.60 less than the other job and it's a 45 minute drive. But oh the experience for a new nurse to work monitored care.
And great benefits at this hospital. 8 weeks orientation...more if I feel I need it. The only sucky part is the nearly 14 hr day after the drive. But I drove it before and it didn't bother me too bad.
What to do? What to do? Any suggestions? I have to make a decision by tomorrow morning.