What should I do? Interview after acceptance of another offer

  1. 2 After much hard work, I managed to secure interviews with a hospital and an urgent care center. I have a second interview scheduled with the urgent care center tomorrow, but the hospital called me today and made a much better offer ($5 more per hour, and better benefits) than what I was informed the offer from the center would be. I accepted. What do I do about the urgent care center interview? Should I still go or just call and cancel? I am so at a loss of what to do.
  2. Visit  jamie.glaze profile page

    About jamie.glaze

    jamie.glaze has 'None yet =(' year(s) of experience. From 'Burleson, TX'; 28 Years Old; Joined Mar '12; Posts: 62; Likes: 33.

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  3. Visit  Ashley, PICU RN profile page
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    You've accepted the hospital position, and it sounds like you have no interest in accepting an offer from the urgent care clinic. If that's the case, then going to the interview would be a waste of time for both you and the interviewer. The polite thing to do would be to call, thank them for the opportunity and explain that you have accepted another offer.

    If you would accept the urgent care job if the offer were better, then your other option is to go to the interview, explain that you have another offer, but you would accept their job for X salary with Y conditions of employment. If they say no way, then you haven't lost anything.

    So that's my suggestion- if you have no intention of working in urgent care now, then cancel the interview. If you would accept the urgent care job is they could exceed your current offer then go to the interview and explain your terms.
    ArtisticNurse, JZ_RN, RunnerRN2015, and 4 others like this.
  4. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    You are calling this as problem? Remember when your problem was NO interviews or offers? LOL!

    Cancel the urgent care interview. You have a job now.
  5. Visit  P_RN profile page
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    Ashley's advice is sound. Don't hide the facts. They'll respect your honesty. Is the hospital a done deal as in all the papers and health screening and a start date given? In other words is the job definitely YOURS?
  6. Visit  nursegirl75 profile page
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    From experiences, you should still go to the urgent care interview. 1. Until the hospital gave you paperwork to sign officially offering you the job, you technically haven't secure the job yet. 2. You don't want to burn any bridges because let's say the hospital job didn't work out, and if you did really well at the urgent care interview, they might consider still hiring you because you impressed them during the interview.

    Keep going to interviewed until the day you start orientation at the hospital. In this economy, employers can change their minds at the drop of the hat without considering you at all.
  7. Visit  scabby21 profile page
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    I would only keep the other interview if you were interested in it. Let them know up front that you have another offer on the table and what you would need to have to take their job. If you would rather have the job you have been offered call and cancel the other one to keep from wasting everyones time.
  8. Visit  jamie.glaze profile page
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    Thank you all for responses. I do have in my hands the contract paperwork between the hospital & I, (2 year GN Internship contract) am set to sign it, drug test, and health screen next week with a start date of July 16, 2012. Ashley PICU RN - I took your advice, called and politely cancelled the interview. They were very gracious about it.
  9. Visit  jamie.glaze profile page
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    Quote from CrunchRN
    You are calling this as problem? Remember when your problem was NO interviews or offers? LOL!

    Cancel the urgent care interview. You have a job now.
    I am so stinkin happy... my cheeks hurt from smiling
    ec2703 and Wild Irish LPN like this.
  10. Visit  sauconyrunner profile page
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    Just a CONGRATULATIONS to you!
  11. Visit  jamie.glaze profile page
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    Quote from sauconyrunner
    Just a CONGRATULATIONS to you!
    Thank You!
  12. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    congratulations x2 for landing a job and getting another interview it's time to celebrate....

  13. Visit  jamie.glaze profile page
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    Thanks Gitano, it's not a bad gig at all. I am one happy and slightly exhausted new grad! I worked my rear off just trying to get interviews here in DFW!
  14. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    Quote from jamie.glaze
    Thank you all for responses. I do have in my hands the contract paperwork between the hospital & I, (2 year GN Internship contract) am set to sign it, drug test, and health screen next week with a start date of July 16, 2012. Ashley PICU RN - I took your advice, called and politely cancelled the interview. They were very gracious about it.
    Well it works in their favor for them to know you aren't a viable candidate for the job due to unavailability. I'm not sure how HR works in the nursing world but in the non nursing world when hiring often times what would happen would be the hiring manager would pick someone they would decline and instead of going to the next best person they would reject everyone and start the search over fresh. So maybe your giving the next person a chance.

    I naturally assume they would pick you since your obviously awesome


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