Any advice would be much appreciated!!

  1. I have been working at a local hospital for nearly 2 years as a Tech. I will graduate this year in May, and I think I would like to continue working at this hospital as an RN.

    Ok, this is my situation / Question.

    My mother, sister and my boyfriend want to plan a vacation during the last week of August to the ocean. I love the idea and desperately want it to work out; however, how can I do this? Upon being hired as a RN can I mention this vacation and say that I will need August 18th thru the 28th off?? Does it sound bad? Will they not want to hire me for making this type of request?

    I thought that if I brought this subject up during the interveiw, that would be better than waiting until I was already hired. I would love to go on this vacation, but I am wondering how I can make this type of request prior to being hired, or, if I should just forget about it and not make the request at all.

    I would greatly appreciate any advice!!

    Thanks!
    Samaletta
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   nrsjo
    I wouldn't discuss it in the interview, but when an offer is extended. If it's a position you want, I would say, "yes, but I have a pre-arranged vacation on such and such a date.......would this be a problem?" Most managers will agree as long as they know on the front end of the hiring process.
  4. by   damarystx
    I agree, when they start talking hiring date would be the time to bring it up.
  5. by   jimthorp
    Quote from nrsjo
    I wouldn't discuss it in the interview, but when an offer is extended. If it's a position you want, I would say, "yes, but I have a pre-arranged vacation on such and such a date.......would this be a problem?" Most managers will agree as long as they know on the front end of the hiring process.
    I agree with this advice. I've done this a few times.
  6. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from samaletta
    i have been working at a local hospital for nearly 2 years as a tech. i will graduate this year in may, and i think i would like to continue working at this hospital as an rn.

    ok, this is my situation / question.

    my mother, sister and my boyfriend want to plan a vacation during the last week of august to the ocean. i love the idea and desperately want it to work out; however, how can i do this? upon being hired as a rn can i mention this vacation and say that i will need august 18th thru the 28th off?? does it sound bad? will they not want to hire me for making this type of request?

    i thought that if i brought this subject up during the interveiw, that would be better than waiting until i was already hired. i would love to go on this vacation, but i am wondering how i can make this type of request prior to being hired, or, if i should just forget about it and not make the request at all.

    i would greatly appreciate any advice!!

    thanks!
    samaletta
    [font="comic sans ms"]when you are offered the job is the time to bring it up. usually, it won't be a problem.


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