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- by Gratefulprn Dec 3, '11Ever took a position base on money or distance etc. knowing it was a mistake but did it anyway? If so, what happened?
- Dec 3, '11 by richardgleatonYes sometimes it happens that by your mistake you had get an opportunity by knowingly and unknowingly..But it didn't mean that you will do mistake all the time and it supports you,sometimes your good work appreciate you while your one mistake can take you lower..
- Dec 3, '11 by DixieRedHeadYes, I did. I took a position in Dialysis, I knew I would hate it. But the money was so good, and the drive minimal. Now don't beat me up, I know there are people who love it. And that's fine for them.
For me it was the single worst work experience of my life. Deepest depression I have ever been in. I went to sleep at night praying to die, and woke up the next morning crying because I lived through the night. And I am a tough old bird.
I left, took me a year to get over it. Thank God, I am now in a better place for me.
- Dec 3, '11 by SuperStarLPNQuote from richardgleatonWhat!?!?Yes sometimes it happens that by your mistake you had get an opportunity by knowingly and unknowingly..But it didn't mean that you will do mistake all the time and it supports you,sometimes your good work appreciate you while your one mistake can take you lower..
- Dec 3, '11 by Mercy65I just took a position that I really don't want but it is necessary to get to the next level I want in management. Sometimes what you think may be a mistake turns out to be positive. It is a different story if it is a position that could put you or your patients at risk, that I would not do.
- Dec 3, '11 by DalmatiaRNWhen I was a new grad I took a position on a unit that was poorly managed, had ridiculously high turnover (see training 25 plus new nurses a year), and poor morale. Although I learned an incredible amount and enjoyed the patient population, I was absolutely miserable.
By accepting the position I was able to get my foot in the door and within 6 months I transferred to another unit and could not be happier with current management and my coworkers. I did what I needed to and had an exit strategy. I knew going in that I would not be happy and tried to make the best of a bad situation.
- Dec 3, '11 by imintroubleI didn't know it was a mistake BEFORE I started, but 15 minutes into my first shift I knew I was in he!!.
I should have quit on minute # 16, it was truly that awful a place.
I stayed for a dozen different reasons and every single one of them was wrong.
- Dec 3, '11 by AnisettesYes! My first day there was a living nightmare and it went downhill from there. It got to the point that when I hit the door to the ambulance bay (where we usually entered the ER from the parking lot) the first time of the day and the smell hit me I would get physically nauseous. It wasn't a bad smell or anything, it was just the association of the place in my mind with the horror of the job that I associated with that particular building.
I quit 3 months in of a 1 year contract. Gave back the bonus gladly, would have even paid them interest on it and been glad to. There was a reason they were offering a $15,000 sign-on bonus. They could take their damn money and shove it where the sun don't shine. If I hadn't had kids at the time, I would have left that first day, but I needed to get another job first.
- Dec 3, '11 by PrettyladieNo. I don't think I would ever take a job that I KNEW was a mistake. I just don't see why that would be plausible. I guess if I had such hardship, that I was going to be homeless, and on the streets, then yes, but if it could be avoided, then no..
- Dec 3, '11 by nerdtonurse?We had a guy who came in for his first day, took one look "behind the scenes," went to the cafeteria to get a sandwich and never came back.
I've taken jobs to get the experience to get the job I wanted. And it was horrible, and I usually found out that by the time I got the "experience" on my resume, the job I was going after had changed, and what I'd put myself thru was useless.