Offered a job, but...need advice on this

  1. I'm in a bit of a dilemma...


    So, the facility I did clinical at during CNA training, that is a teaching facility, did not hire me because I think I mentioned I was going to apply for the VA as my first job or whatever, stupid, stupid, stupid, terrible mistake number 1. Number 2, I apply at a bunch of facilities, one of them being where my ex-works at, and I didn't get that job either but was hoping to because it was part time, during the nights, and on weekends. I didn't seem very open to other positions because I think the lady I interviewed with was asking me about other posts. Big mistake number 2. 3. I apply at a facility that is owned by the company that owns the facility where my ex-works at, so I guess they're the property of a big company. This facility is where most of my classmates have applied at, and I got to interview with them, and they said I could work for them. I guess they hire everybody as my classmates say.

    My problem is that I was offered the job right on July 1 and I couldn't start orientation until July 25. I'm not hurting to pay bills, but I would like to make some cash for the summer before school starts back up. My point of the problem is that school starts back up August 28th. I don't want to work on the 25th for an introduction to the facility and then two weeks till school starts I have to put in a two-week notice.

    They've paid for drug testing and fingerprinting, and that's it.

    Can I call them and say,"I just wanted to call and say that I can't accept the position because of school scheduling conflictions"? Will it look bad on me, and will that mean that if I decline the job after they've done fingerprinting and drug testing, that I am ineligible for rehire? I'd like to work for them in case I don't get accepted into a nursing school, or I fail nursing school or whatever other reason that prevents me from getting my nursing degree, so I have something to fall on.

    The lady that I had to go to is super nice, and I feel awful because of that whole "trusting applicants" and stuff.

    Oh yeah, one more thing, it was a full-time position, so for me, grades come first before work. The schedule I would work would be sporadic like I wouldn't get Saturday and Sunday off, it just works four on, take two off and then after the two off days, work another 4. They do it I believe because people are quitting and I guess it bores those who have been there, so they don't have a standard schedule.
    The facility inside is beautiful, like Sheraton hotel nice because it was originally going to be a Hilton hotel, so it was bought out after construction completed by corporate.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   JKL33
    Why don't you contact them, thank them for offering you the position, and let them know that you are probably looking for part-time work around your upcoming class schedule (if that's the case). See what they say. They either need the help or they don't, but you won't know until you ask. If they are interested in working around your class schedule, you could let them know that you'll be available to orient full-time, and may be able to pick up more hours during breaks and summer (if that's true).
  4. by   caliotter3
    I've met people who only worked on Friday or Saturday nights to deal with the call-offs from people who want to party instead of work. So, ask them to see if they can still use you around your schedule. You might be surprised.
  5. by   Beldar_the_Cenobite
    Quote from JKL33
    Why don't you contact them, thank them for offering you the position, and let them know that you are probably looking for part-time work around your upcoming class schedule (if that's the case). See what they say. They either need the help or they don't, but you won't know until you ask. If they are interested in working around your class schedule, you could let them know that you'll be available to orient full-time, and may be able to pick up more hours during breaks and summer (if that's true).
    Quote from caliotter3
    I've met people who only worked on Friday or Saturday nights to deal with the call-offs from people who want to party instead of work. So, ask them to see if they can still use you around your schedule. You might be surprised.
    To answer both questions, they don't have part-time at the facility I got hired in at, but they do at the one I didn't get hired at. I guess CNAs can have part-time shifts if they have experience but have to have full-time shifts in order to gain experience which in a way is kind of unfortunate for me because I have really good classes picked for my last semester of classes.

    For me personally, grades come first, get high scores on the nursing program entrance exams comes first, and getting my BSN out of the way comes first. All these things I have to put before working to be safe from the competition. If the job doesn't work out, I can't work them.
  6. by   JKL33
    If your main concern is not offending them by refusing the position they offered, I would still thank them and offer the compromise above (part-time work). It puts the onus of saying 'no' on them instead of you, and still leaves the possibility (however small you believe it to be) that they will give it a try even if that's not their usual practice. I mean, either way, you feel unable to work full time. So either you say no or they say no. I'm just saying let them be the ones to say no.
  7. by   Beldar_the_Cenobite
    Quote from JKL33
    If your main concern is not offending them by refusing the position they offered, I would still thank them and offer the compromise above (part-time work).
    The facility I got hired at does not hire part time or do per diem.
  8. by   FuturePsychNP21
    You don't seem like you want advice, you seem like you want to argue. People on here have given you options-either turn down the job or offer to work part time. If you know for a fact they will not do part time then turn down the job. Simple.
  9. by   Here.I.Stand
    Quote from TheAtomicStig_702
    The facility I got hired at does not hire part time or do per diem.
    That's not the point -- if you offer, then THEY have to decline, vs. YOU declining an offer. Previous posters were speculating that it may look better for you in the future if you attempt to make this work.

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