I posted this is a state specific forum with no bites but am interested to see what the common practice is.
I was offered a position in a General ICU. However, the hiring manager is asking for a two year minimum contract. I am not a new grad, nor am I getting a sign on bonus. I am being told by nurse recruitment that if I leave prior to this time I will not receive a written reference but will not be penalized. Has anyone encountered this? Has anyone left prior to the two year mark and gone to a different position within their health system successfully?
I ask these questions because I despise being mandated to stay in one place. I am not a job hopper and have held employment successfully for multiple years. However, I'm afraid that I will have no recourse if I don't gel with the management/culture of the unit.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.