I have recently been offered a job at a hospital (!). Unfortunately it is only part-time and 8 hour evening shifts, but beggars certainly cannot be choosers. And of course during the first few months I will be orienting full-time.
Anyhow, they are being very vague with my start date. I was unofficially offered the position by the nurse manager of the unit who said "January or February." From our conversation during an interview, I know that new hires can only start at the beginning of the month (it is like this at many places I believe).
Well the start of January is going to come rapidly. I have a job right now and I'd like to give them proper notice, and I'm not going to lie: I'd really
like to take a vacation! I'm fortunate enough to have the means to do so.
With all of that being said, is it inappropriate for me to request to start at the beginning of Feb? I tried to find out more info from HR who said "It really could be Jan or Feb," basically depending on references and a getting me scheduled for a physical. Sorry, I know I just wrote a book!
I'm glad thing are making a little progress... I would have a very difficult time going into a job with a company that has such a poor pattern of disorganization........:/
Last edit by BiohazardBetty on Dec 19, '12