What to do, what to do... - page 2
by cchezem15 | 4,079 Views | 27 Comments
So I am in dire need for some good advice. I just recently graduated LVN school (In May) and received my Vocational Nursing License (In June). As of right now I am still unemployed, and not because there is not any jobs, but... Read More
- 0Aug 23, '12 by cchezem15I do not think I am above LTC. But the facilities I have around me (which I have done clinicals at) are not the most supportive. Also I don't want to accept a job and when the better ones come along, quit. I feel like it would be unethical to have them train and orient me and then quit.
Maybe I should just stop complaining now lol
- 3Aug 23, '12 by itsmejuli GuideNot supportive in what way?
No job is perfect, there's always going to be one issue or another.
Even the most promising job can turn out to be a disaster.
So rather than waiting around for call backs that might never happen, grab the bull by the horns and start working somewhere.
- 0Aug 24, '12 by cindirella3You are actually very lucky. I wish I had that luxury! I haven't been able to get a job for la. ck of experience. I wasted one yr at a medical group thinking they would give me a chance but they didn't. My advise would be just take a job, because if you don't use it you lose it. That is the only truth. Good luck
- 1Aug 24, '12 by CallieNMQuote from loriangel14My thoughts exactly. How do you know you won't like a job until you get in there and try it out?! You may end up finding where you are supposed to be!Your post is very confusing. At the beginning you say you are not working because you are being picky about where you work.Then you finish up by saying that you need to get a job and get working.So....stop being picky.
- 3Aug 24, '12 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from cchezem15You cannot afford to be too picky in this economic climate where masses of new nurses are unemployed. For every job offer you turn down, there's 100 nurses who will jump on it and take the offer with no questions asked.Turning down a job offer is burning bridges?
There's a wise Brazilian proverb: He who wants everything, ends up with nothing.
- 0Aug 24, '12 by Kooky KorkyAre you sure those 2 places want to hire you? I know there are sometimes genuine delays, but if they really want you, it seems like they could give you approximate dates and tell you what the delays are that prevent them from hiring you definitely right away.
You will not lose all of your skills from enduring a brief delay. But do keep reviewing. And don't be so picky that you don't accept work that's offered, at LTC or wherever, and then find yourself really up a creek without a paddle. And, yes, turning down job offers is sort of burning bridges. Suppose you interview someone, check their references, do all of the drug testing, criminal checks, and so on. You offer the person the job and she turns you down. Wouldn't you be just a little miffed? Would you be inclined to offer that person a job in the future? Probably not. Is it fair? No. But it is reality.
I must disagree with Brandon. I think that, if conditions at a particular facility are bad enough, one's license is in jeopardy. Too many patients, lack of supplies, aides contrary and out of control, and numerous other conditions could cause a nurse trouble. It is true that most nurses who are in trouble get into it for criminal behavior, usually relating to drugs. Nevertheless, a nurse can find many ways to be woeful because of working conditions and work rules and policies.
I wish you all the best. Oh, and don't rely on your boyfriend's income. These days, incomes are all too easily lost unexpectedly.