Here is my delimma. I start orientation on Monday for a new position within a hospital. I will be working in a Transplant Unit. Today I just received a call offering me a position at another hospital for a med surg position. I really don't want to burn any bridges and tell the hospital that I changed my mind and not start orientation on Monday. I feel as if I don't start the transplant unit job I could possibly be put on a do not rehire list. I really like the hospital and everyone there seemed so nice. Also, everyone is saying that I will really learn a lot in a Transplant Unit. I am a new grad and I don't know what to do so early in my career. As of right now I would love to work in the emergency room and possibly ICU.
Hospital # 1 which starts on Monday:
0.5 part time day shift (could possibly get extra shifts)
20 minutes from my house by car
Landed job on my own without any connections
Don't know exactly what benefits I am eligible for
Hospital # 2 which starts in February:
full time nights
med surg unit
pays around the same as hospital #1
5 minutes from my house by car
Landed through a connection (my connection doesn't care if I don't accept this job since I already accepted another offer)
** I have until the end of the week to inform hospital #2 of my decision**
What would you guys do? Is a transplant unit hard to get into as a new grad? I guess my real question is what unit would you take?