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  • Oct 18 '16

    Quote from GM2RN
    Since you asked...

    You're gonna do what you're gonna do, but understand that new grads leaving jobs after only a few months affect other new grads trying to get that first job.

    I understand the need to work, and that circumstances sometimes change, therefore necessitating a job change. I also don't think that employees owe a lifetime of blind loyalty to employers.

    However, what I don't understand is the seeming lack of consideration for the employer when they have spent thousands of dollars in trainging new nurses so they can go somewhere else and apply their newly acquired knowledge.

    Nothing in your post suggests a change in circumstances that you didn't know about when you accepted your current job. You knew that the job was an hour away. You knew that your shifts would keep you from spending as much time as you wanted with your child. You knew, or should have known, that the commute would get old sooner or later. Yet you ignored all of that and took advantage of an opportunity so you could work.

    Your employer made a level of commitment to you in providing you with a job and training because they had to believe you would be there long enough to benefit from their investment in you.

    But now, instead of repaying that commitment with a reasonable commitment of your own, you are jumping ship and giving another employer the benefit of your current employer's investment.

    When this scenario occurs over and over, as evidenced by so many new grads posting here about this very issue, it causes employers to not hire new grads so often, or even not at all. Then other new grads post how they can't get their first job and are angry and disappointed that employers won't give them a chance.

    You got your chance.

    Like I said, you're gonna do what you're gonna do, but I think you owe your employer a little more than what you've given.
    I find it commendable that someone puts their emotional/physical/mental well being above loyalty to an employer who would fire them to save a few bucks if they saw the need. There's nothing wrong with leaving an environment that's unhealthy for you. The OP as well as I have to take care of ourselves or else we're no good taking care of anyone else. I applaud people who recognize their limits. It's best for them as well as the patients they have to care for. EVERYONE is having a difficult time finding a job. I say if an employer wants to not waste time/money on a new grad, listen when they cry for help and provide a better working environment, allow opportunity to move around if a unit doesnt suit them. A person's well being is more important than loyalty to a company that, at the drop of a dime, won't be loyal to them.