what is the more acceptable time to leave?

  1. Greetings to All
    I have a question, but first background info
    I am a new grad, i have been working for about 6 months now. my husband and i want to relocate due to lower cost of living, my dh being accepted into the university,etc.

    i wanted to know is it fair for me to want to leave now, or should i wait another 6 months to go, to complete a year? when is the best time to leave the unit/hospital?

    thank you in advance for your replies
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   live4today
    first, congrats on your graduation and first job!
    second...why wait? do what's best for you and your husband. you shouldn't have a problem getting hired anywhere, especially because you are a new grad. hospitals are eating up new grads right now. never feel stuck in life. that's no place to end up. keep your heart free and never let a job imprison you. how does your husband feel about waiting another six months versus leaving now?
  4. by   Stitchie
    I left my first job after six months. It didn't stop me from getting interviews, offers or another job, here in Illinois.

    You'll be fine! You have six months and a great reason to have left your job.
  5. by   Renee' Y-Y
    I agree with above post...where are you wanting to relocate?
  6. by   itsnowbegun
    thanks for the quick response,
    we want to move to georgia, because of georgia tech. university.

    in regards to my husband, he wants to go NOW, but my mother is telling me to wait a year so that it is something stable on my resume. i am told by my other coworkers, who dont know that i am leaving, that our manager doesn't give recommendations if you leave before 1 year....

    my husband may have a better chance of getting accepted into ga.tech if we are ga residents...and that takes a year to do.. but that is REALLY where he wants to go.... i just want to go due to the cheaper cost of living and so that my dh can get into school and start making money

    thanks...
  7. by   live4today
    Quote from itsnowbegun
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    my husband may have a better chance of getting accepted into ga.tech if we are ga residents...and that takes a year to do.. but that is really where he wants to go.... i just want to go due to the cheaper cost of living and so that my dh can get into school and start making money

    thanks...
    happy packing, and drive safe!
  8. by   my2sons
    In my experience, my manager had no problem with "spouse's job transfer" as reason for leaving last job, in fact I think he was more sympathetic. I wouldn't worry too much about it, leave now if you need to. Many places are so desperate for staff that as long as you have a nursing license and a heartbeat, you're hired! Sad, but true.
  9. by   sjoe
    The historical rule of thumb (and of courtesy) is to stay a minimum of one year before giving notice and leaving. In this day and age, where employers typically show NO loyalty toward their employees, these rules are often ignored.

    So far as references are concerned, you need to make a suitable impression on ANY level of your supervisors--team leaders, charge nurses, or whatever you have. Then after you give notice, privately ask these particular individuals whether they will agree to be references for you in future job hunting. Those who agree (and who have only positive things to say), you can use as references. Those who don't agree, or who have the old-fashioned idea that in every reference you MUST put some negative items to enhance the credibility of the document (the same outdated notion which inappropriately continues in annual reviews), can be thanked but these people should NOT be used as references. Three people is about the right number.
    Last edit by sjoe on Mar 2, '04
  10. by   nekhismom
    wow. And i feel bad because I will leave after only 2 months!! I feel pressured to stay 6 months, but the time to move is quickly approaching for us. I say go for it if it is what you want.

    I hadn't really thought about references, though. Thanks for the heads up.
  11. by   MEL101
    Go girl go!! Make your move and don't regret another minute! Do what's good for you/family. Sure it helps to have another "professional" vouch for you but don't forget to utilize an MD you've associated with or a co-worker, a former patient?....if management won't/can't recommend then pick whomever.
    will benefit you....use your imagination...all kinds of folks out there you've impressed...just do whatever's good for you...employers forget you as soon as your out the door...always always ask/check with someone prior to using them as a reference..common courtesy....good luck! You'll do just fine!!
  12. by   heart queen
    I agree with Sjoe that 1 yr. in and 1 month notice is the best for YOUR career, but your debating about the spouse too. Luckily, new grads are definately needed, so I can't see this interferring with a new job. Especially since your reason for resigning is relocation (spouse). As everyone said, ask for those references, ask for them in writing too. Good luck. I believe in never burning a bridge, but if you give adequate notice, this shouldn't happen.
  13. by   jusjan67
    Congrats! I agree with the rest of the posters, explain to your supervisor you are moving (being transferred)...put the heavy on your hubby, tell them that he has to get there for school...he just found out!!
    I would just go and get his residency going...good luck!

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