So, after a good solid three weeks of being on the job prowl up until today I have had ZERO luck. It's doesn't help that I'm a new grad without a ton of experience but that is besides the point.
There is a hospital down the street from me that has a GREAT reputation as far as patient care, and nursing satisfaction and I REALLY REALLY want to get my foot in the door there. I applied for every RN position they had, probably 20 or so spots about three weeks ago, give or take a week, because I didn't do these all at one time. I put in for everything from med surge to the birthing center, to telemetry. Weeks go by, I hear NOTHING. I am starting to lose hope and I have been looking elsewhere but finally today I grew a pair and called HR, jumped through some hoops to bypass the phone system that is supposed to stop people from nagging and got a lady from HR. Of all my applications, THREE have been forwarded to the department managers one wound care, and two telemetry. She told me they had been forwarded for about three days? Is it typical to take so long?
In the meantime, I had an interview today in a rehab facility and the job is mine if I want it, I'm supposed to meet with HR tomorrow. I would REALLY prefer the hospital job though. Would I be the biggest ass ever to take this rehab job and quit if the hospital gets back with me?
I did not expect to have this much trouble finding a job, so I am hesitant to turn down this rehab job, but I don't want to be a bad person either and turn around and leave immediately.