Travel expenses question of ethics

  1. Greetings All nurses,

    i have a chance for me that maybe of a lifetime. here is my delemia, I can not afford to take the trip for an interview about 1200 miles and i can apply at other hospitals that will cover my cost for the travel exspense. I am thinking of setting up an interview with one of these other hospitals just to get closer to my real interview if you know what I mean. Sounds reasonable and who knows I may actually want a position that these other hospitals offer. But is it ethical? And I have actually found 2 that will do this for prespective employess all in the same state. What if i do it with 2 of these and have on pay air fare and the other buy a greyhound bus pass (or add funds to upgrade the ticket) to travel from city to city? Would this still be appropriate?

    Peace,
    looking for an answer to fill my needs,
    Jami
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    It comes down to this Jami.

    If you don't persue this "dream job" of a lifetime, can you live with yourself? A lifetime of "what if's" is a terrible life.

    And who's to say that maybe the second employer paying for the trip might not offer you something better? Explore every opportunity! Go for it!

    Good luck!
    Heather
  4. by   fiestynurse
    I say go for it!! The other hospitals are promising to cover your travel expenses, if you interview with them. Then, that's all you owe them is an interview. If you happen to go to other interviews or take the opportunity to do other things while you are there, you are not doing anything unethical. By the way, when you are job hunting, travel expenses are tax deductible. And once you decide on a position and move to your new place of employment, all those moving expenses are deductible, too.
  5. by   jamistlc
    Originally posted by feistynurse:
    <STRONG>I say go for it!! The other hospitals are promising to cover your travel expenses, if you interview with them. Then, that's all you owe them is an interview. If you happen to go to other interviews or take the opportunity to do other things while you are there, you are not doing anything unethical. By the way, when you are job hunting, travel expenses are tax deductible. And once you decide on a position and move to your new place of employment, all those moving expenses are deductible, too.</STRONG>
    Okay, I know what you are saying but there is a cluase to the travel expense issue. If they offer you the job and you turn it down you owe them for the cost, So I really want to know what if I go to the interview I want and get it then purposely blow the others. Hmm really I already know that one it would be unethical! thank you! I think I know what to do just go for everyone and let God do the driving!

    Peace,
    Have a Blessed Day,
    Jami
  6. by   fiestynurse
    Sounds good Jami! Now that you have given me more facts regarding the interview clause.
    Good Luck!!

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