So I have been in acute care (neuroscience and spine unit) for almost 6 months and can no longer handle the stresses of this job.
I run, run, run and hardly ever get my breaks and have lost a lot of weight. I recently had an interview at a clinic and I really want this job- I really think that I would thrive there and enjoy it. I really had a tough time describing to them why I wanted to leave acute care as I was afraid of saying the wrong thing so I said something like "I would thrive in an environment where things are more routine and narrowed" and I'm not sure I was clear enough or that they understood. I dunno, what would have been the appropriate response to why I wanted to leave acute care? I tried to focus more on why I want to work there- that I think I would enjoy it and hope to stay there long term. Also, when you leave the interview and they give you a card and say contact me with any questions that come up that you may have forgotten, do they really want you to contact them. I guess I'm wondering if I shouldn't call back and try to clarify why this job would be a better fit for me than acute care and ask about her management type/etc. as I had forgotten to do this.
What are your thoughts?