I had to turn down an amazing opportunity!

  1. I am so bummed about this. About a month ago I applied to a hospital for a clerk position. I interviewed about 2 weeks ago, and yesterday they called. I got the job! The problem is that they offered me the night shift and not the day shift....I had to turn it down It sucks that I was #2 (they had 2 positions available, one day and one night, I asked for the day)

    I know it would have been an excellent opportunity, but with hubby starting work at 6:30 am, I just would not be home in time. (its a 2 hour commute)

    So i'm just sitting here feeling like crap. Tonight I will go to my part time $7 per hour job at Rob McIntosh instead of heading out to a $16 per hour job in the setting I would prefer

    ok...I'll stop whining now. I just needed to vent
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    aww... so sorry ! That IS a bummer ! Sometimes things just don't seem fair, now, do they? Hope you have another good opportunity come your way.. SOON ! Hugs to you. ((( )))
  4. by   oramar
    Keep trying for the job that fits your needs.
  5. by   renerian
    Oh gosh I am sorry you were offered nights. I always tell people I just cannot do nights as I just cannot stay awake. I used to be able to but now since I am 46 I just cannot. Is there another hospital you can apply to?

    renerian
  6. by   FutureNurse2005
    I've been applying to hospitals all over the place, just hoping to get my foot in the door! lol but, I think I will have to start with volunteering, and then hopefully will be recommended that way

    I'm just thankful that I have a job at all! lol

    Thanks for the support
  7. by   purplemania
    Volunteers are invisible to the regular staff. You need to be PAID for people to take you serious. Keep looking and GOOD LUCK
  8. by   Browneyedgirl
    Are there no child care centers that can watch your children during the overlapping time? or a trusted friend? regular sitter?
  9. by   Hooligan
    I'm sorry for your disappointment, but a two hour commute!!! Please trust me when I say a 2-hour commute is not worth it!!!! It may not seem bad at first but after a while it really wears you down! That's 4 hours out of you day, every day and 20 hours/ week...almost a days worth of driving! I really wouldn't consider that long of a commute unless I was relocating soon. I've had a 1-1/2 hour commute (one-way) for the past 4 years) and completely resent the time I spend in my car! Isn't there anywhere closer for you to get a job? Part of the reason I'm changing careers and becoming a nurse is because of the availability of jobs/hospitals outside of the city....Only one more month till I quit my job and start school full-time! Woo Hoo!!!! OK....somebody stop me....I'm getting a little too excited here! Anyway, I hope you find something else you'll like just as well...and hopefully a little closer to home!

    ~Bean
  10. by   happystudent
    Originally posted by Browneyedgirl
    Are there no child care centers that can watch your children during the overlapping time? or a trusted friend? regular sitter?
    I was going to suggest that too.... I work nights 3-11pm and my husband works 11pm to 7am.. we have a sitter watch the kids between the gaps... works out great...
    or maybe they could be flexible with your schedule..... it never hurts to ask...tell them the situation and you really want the job....you never know..........
  11. by   Cynthiann
    Maybe it was meant to be...something much better may be on the way, someplace that's not a 2 hour drive away.
  12. by   kids
    How disappointing.
    In times like this I tell myself there must be *some* reason there is a catch to things I really want that keeps them from working out...call it divine intervention if you will.
    Hang in there, the something without a catch will land in your lap.
  13. by   sjoe
    "So i'm just sitting here feeling like crap."

    For knowing your limits, setting them clearly, and not accepting a job that is outside these limits? You should be patting yourself on the back instead of kicking yourself in the butt. If you don't take care of yourself and of your own interests, don't expect ANYONE else to.

    Remember:
  14. by   rebel_red
    What sjoe said!

    Plus too factor in the cost of gas, the value of your time, and the maintenance factor for your car, probably be back to making 7$ an hour even though your paycheck reflects 16$.

    Am sorry though you feel disappointed! Keep looking!

    Best of Luck
    Tres

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