I recently moved across country from the Midwest to Arizona. I am working in a hospital doing the usual three 12hr shifts. I am about to begin my 4th week of orientation out of 6 weeks. I applied for a few jobs last week and have interviews scheduled for two of the jobs this upcoming week. One of the jobs is in a medical clinic and the other is in administration. I applied for these particular jobs because of the "normal" schedule (Mon-Fri, 8-5, no weekends/holidays).
I have two children and no family or close friends in this new area and I don't like leaving my children for such long hours with a baby sitter (14 hrs due to commuting time).
So I am hoping to get offered a position at one of these jobs for a more work life balance. My question is: If offered a position, should I still give a two week notice since I am on orientation? I'm obviously not taking my own patient load on orientation, so I kind of feel like a two week notice is unnecessary. And on top of that I feel that things would be very awkward with my manager if I gave a notice while orienting and still showed up to work.