Hired at two places at once.....how to work out my orientation?
- 0Mar 7, '12 by MotocrossNurseHello all!
This is my first post ever on this website, but i've always came on here to read others words of wisdom and advice. As of today, I need some advice! I was unemployed for two months right after receiving my LPN license and then in a matter of a couple days I got two jobs! One is part time every week (24-32 hours) and the other one is PRN. Which works for me for now since I am a part time student working towards the bridge program. My issue here is they both want to orient me on the same days.....how do I work that out? I tried calling the staffing woman today at the PRN job but she was actually off. I feel bad asking switching the orientations around but I have too to make this work with school and the other job. Please let me know what you think I should do about this situation. Also the PRN job is a place I worked at as a CNA for almost two years before I moved away, but now I am back in town permanently. and my part time job is with my DON who used to be the DON at my old facility the one I work as PRN now. Sorry if this information is a little scattered..
- 3Mar 7, '12 by Meriwhen Senior ModeratorThis is how I would handle it:
Decide which job you would choose if you had to pick only one. Once you've decided which job you'd want more, try to reschedule the orientation of the other job.
- 0Mar 8, '12 by MotocrossNurseSee It is PRN and since these are both my first jobs as a Nurse, I don't know how to treat my PRN job, obviously take it seriously but I feel like I have a better chance of eventually getting a full time position at the PRN place than the one I am at for part time. I really just need to get my schedule for the part time job, that would help a lot!
PRN is common for nurses to have for supplemental income, right?
- 1Mar 8, '12 by Meriwhen Senior ModeratorI actually worked my full-time as a PRN during my new grad year, then was hired permanently there. However there was always a staffing need at my facility; your mileage may vary.
PRN is common for supplemental income, but for a lot of nurses, a PRN job (or two) is their primary income.
- 0Mar 8, '12 by stichesIn a day when jobs are hard to come by, I congratulate you. Some jobs seem more comfortable than another. Which would offer more amenable hours, pay or time off if you needed it for class or test taking? Is there room for advancement? Would you work both and then be too tired to go to class? Talk to the DON if you feel comfortable enough. You would be surprised how many of our charge nurses have been in that same position and might offer you advice. Good luck!