What To Do?? What To Do??

  1. OK.. sCOOP IS..
    I applied fr a job at a hospital I have always thought highly of... I could not believe my ears when they asked for an interview!!!!! Downside to this: 2 hr drive to and from hospital
    THEN .. the same day I get a call from another agency wanting me for work that is only 10-15 min away from home... WHAT TO DO???????
  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    For me personally, there is no job in the WORLD worth a four hour daily commute. Plus - you're talking it'd have to be 12 hour shifts to make it worth your time and if you worked two back to back, are you gonna let's say get off work at 7:45, 2 hours home, asleep by 10, up by 4, out the door by 4:45ish and do it again? I'd worry about peeling you off the road some morning.

    I would worry about your health and well-being. Take care of yourself .
  4. by   aimeee
    That is a dilemma. That IS a looong drive, especially if the weather is bad. It won't hurt to interview and find out more about the hospital you think highly of. Talk to folks who work in both places and get some feedback. And then follow your heart.
  5. by   CraftyLPN
    I know....aimmee and nrse ratched .. you both make excellent points.... my heart's a talkin.. but my brain is reconsidering....lol
  6. by   P_RN
    What is the distance? One hour each way total of two hours, or 2 hours each way total of 4 hours? I did the 1 hr to 1 hr home for 22 years. I did a lot of thinking during my drives. But if I had had the chance I think I would have taken the closer job. The 1 hr job was the closest thing available to me.
  7. by   Ortho_RN
    I couldn't drive that far each day... And you do have to think of the weather... If it is snowy or icey.. How are you gonna get home or to work.. Some workplaces are understanding, some not so much..

    Good Luck
  8. by   BadBird
    Unless you are willing to move closer, I would definately take the job close to home. Do you have to drive in ice/snow in the winter, your 2 hr. drive could double.
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    too even consider the job with its distance, it seems you would like to work in a hospital setting, if so, have you tried in your immediate areas or is it only because of how you view the hospital?

    if you do decide to take the job, i would make sure, as close to it as i could to seek information to confirm your expectations.

    all the best to you.

  10. by   CraftyLPN
    It's a children's hospital... Iam going to call Tues.. and turn down the interview for now......I was discussing this w/ my family..and they say the same things You guys are....Thanks for your input!!!!