Dream job with strings attached

  1. I have been offered a position as an aesthetic RN which is what I've always wanted to do (side note: I am a new grad). Once I was offered the job I found out that the position will be 1099 and they will require a contract (which at the moment they don't know how long they will ask of me to stay there.. they are "drafting the contract"). On top of all of this, the position is also part-time to start (this part I DID know). I don't know what to do. This is something I've always wanted to do. It's also very close to my home. However, I'm not thrilled about the idea of being 1099, part-time, AND with a contract! I could handle a few of those things, but in total, it seems like a large commitment on my end. I'm curious if anyone has been in a similar situation, what would you suggest? Also, are the commissions and bonuses as great as my potential employer is making them sound?

    Side note: the pay/hour is not that great either. I kind of thought I'd be starting higher if I were to be 1099.
    Other side note: I'm married and have a baby, so I need to look out for more than just myself. Is this position wise?
    Last edit by kearsleyRN on May 30
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Newgradnurse17
    You're a new grad that's been offered you dream job. I don't know why you would question this offer.

    It's what you want to do, so why does it bother you that you have to say there for a certain period? Plus most new grads stay in the same position for 1-2 years anyway, Changing you job often looks bad. staying in you dream job for a year or so doesn't seem like a big ask at all.

    You knew this job was part time, if that was a deal breaker why would you even bother applying?

    The money will get better. You're a new grad, you're not in the position to be greedy and demand more money. Having your dream job is better than having an awful job you hate but pays more.

    This is a big commitment to you??? How about thinking about you employer who is offering you your first job, and will be spending lots of money and time on you training you up and setting your career up as a RN. What they are asking is typical and completely fair.

    Maybe try being grateful you got offered a great job straight after school, not many people get that oppurtunity. You are a new grad, there's nothing special about you. They could of easily offered it to an experienced RN or one of the other 100s of new grads looking for work. Just because you have a degree doesn't mean you can go in there demanding everything. You should be thanking them for the great oppurtunity.
  4. by   kearsleyRN
    Wow! A little harsh. Not greedy at all. I suppose I should have mentioned that I've been working for a few months and that my current job pays more (and is W2)... so I'd be taking a pay cut. What I was questioning more was the idea of being in a contract and being 1099 (neither was told to me until after my third interview so I think I have a right to think about it and ask questions since I'm not quite sure why they weren't more transparent about it from the start.) this post was supposed to be a request for advice from someone who has been in a similar situation in the aesthetic nursing industry, not some useless Judge Judy opinion board from someone having a bad day.
  5. by   caliotter3
    I think you should try it out but only if you decide that you can live with the cut in pay for awhile. Do not put too much emphasis on the 1099 situation. If it does bother you that much, then do not take the job for that reason. I do not think anyone would fault you for staying with the better paying job because of your family commitments.

    An observation about the esthetics industry, though, is that those businesses tend to be here today, gone tomorrow. That would make me, as an individual, shy away from that kind of work.
  6. by   Nurse Beth
    Quote from kearsleyRN
    I have been offered a position as an aesthetic RN which is what I've always wanted to do (side note: I am a new grad). Once I was offered the job I found out that the position will be 1099 and they will require a contract (which at the moment they don't know how long they will ask of me to stay there.. they are "drafting the contract"). On top of all of this, the position is also part-time to start (this part I DID know). I don't know what to do. This is something I've always wanted to do. It's also very close to my home. However, I'm not thrilled about the idea of being 1099, part-time, AND with a contract! I could handle a few of those things, but in total, it seems like a large commitment on my end. I'm curious if anyone has been in a similar situation, what would you suggest? Also, are the commissions and bonuses as great as my potential employer is making them sound?

    Side note: the pay/hour is not that great either. I kind of thought I'd be starting higher if I were to be 1099.
    Other side note: I'm married and have a baby, so I need to look out for more than just myself. Is this position wise?
    There is a real danger of pigeonholing your career by jumping into this.

    There are some red flags here, including the commission aspect. Are you comfortable relying on service or product sales? As a provider for your family, you probably need a salary and benefits.

    Take a good look at the company- there are reputable jobs in aesthetics, but there are companies and roles that you do not want to be associated with.
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  8. by   bean514
    Can you go part-time at your current job and balance both of them until you see how this pans out? Also, have you applied to other positions in your area in the same field? I was interviewing for what I thought was my dream job- advertised as full-time and an injector position, in the interview told me it was part-time no benefits and to be in the OR and post-care follow-up in office and then proceeded to call me back after the first interview, then they called me after the first interview and said it would actually be a full time position with injections and OR, so I went for the 2nd interview and then all of the sudden it was back to part-time and how less then 25hrs a week and back to being only OR because another nurse there decided she wanted more hours. Needless to say I walked away from that because I need an income and didn't want to work for an employer who kept changing the job expectations.

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