Am I a bad person?

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    I recently got an offer for a job at one hospital (Hospital A) and I'm also scheduled to interview for another position within the same hospital system (Hospital B). I told the Hospital A that I'd like to come in and tour the unit and scheduled an interview/tour for Hospital B. Neither hospital knew about my involvement with the other.
    I got a call from someone at the main office who realized that I am juggling these two and I was told that I should have been more open with the recruiters for the respective hospitals. Now I may be at risk for losing Hospital A's offer.
    Both hospitals are have positions in 2 very different units, but both are very appealing to me. I just can't decide which one I want more.

    I didn't think it mattered if I told the recruiters. I treated them as two totally different entities...and I would not tell one employer about another interview I am about to have...

    Am I in the wrong?
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    Honestly, I probably would have done the same as you, and not mentioned to A that I was interviewing at B and vice-versa unless I was directly asked about it. So I don't think you were in the wrong.

    One way not to lose the job offer at hospital A is to accept it. If you put them off while you interview at hospital B...yes, you do risk it being rescinded for whatever reason. They may decide that you must not really interested in working in A, or that you're taking too long to get back to them. It's a chance you'll have to take.

    Best of luck whatever you decide!

    ETA: if it's the same hospital chain, then both recruiters should have been able to see that you're applying to more than one facility in the chain, so it's not as though it's a major secret you were keeping from them. That being said, I would have been careful as to what I said to each recruiter...i.e., don't tell each recruiter that their hospital is the number one place that you want to work at, or badmouth one facility to the other. And of course, if directly asked about where else you applied, you should be honest about it especially since it's the same chain. But generally, I still don't think you're wrong.
    Last edit by Meriwhen on Feb 1, '13
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    Thanks Meriwhen. I was thinking about the interview I had with Hospital A and I remembered telling the manager that I did have an interview coming up with Hospital B, but I guess it may have just been mentioned in passing and it was forgotten. In any case, I'm really torn between the two hospitals because I don't know which area of nursing I want to jump into next...
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    Wow! I dont believe they called you and said you werent forthcoming with the information? Honestly I would have and have done the same. I was asked once if I had anymore interviews and told them no. In my opinion, it is not their business if I have an interview with another company... It also shouldnt change their job offer because they have competition... This is just backwards.
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    some of you new grads really **** me off, there's a lot of people here with no jobs what so ever, and you're trying to choose which one you want?
    just take the job already, any of them, who cares?

    but to answer your question, you weren't in the wrong, it's not their business who you interview with.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Feb 12, '13 : Reason: TOS
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    Quote from Nurseadam
    some of you new grads really **** me off, there's a lot of people here with no jobs what so ever, and you're trying to choose which one you want?
    just take the job already, any of them, who cares?

    but to answer your question, you weren't in the wrong, it's not their business who you interview with.
    Very uncalled for. If she has earned to interviews then she deserves the right to choose
    Last edit by Esme12 on Feb 12, '13 : Reason: edited quote
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    Quote from brithoover
    Very uncalled for. If she has earned to interviews then she deserves the right to choose
    Agreed. No need to be bitter.
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    I can't believe they said that to you!
    It's none of their business. You are job searching, and you have every right to cast your net far and wide!
    I would NOT want to work at that hospital.
    Remember, YOU ARE CHOOSING THEM AS MUCH AS THEY ARE CHOOSING YOU! You are interviewing them, too!

    I'm stunned.

    Good luck!
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    Quote from brithoover
    Very uncalled for. If she has earned to interviews then she deserves the right to choose
    "He"...RegMurse. haha
    But thank you for sticking up for me there.

    Yes I do feel bad that others don't have the same opportunities as me, but I won't apologize for how hard I've worked to get here (not to say that others haven't worked just as hard). If I have the chance to choose which job I want, I'm going to take the one that makes me happy because I earned that choice.

    Anyways, I talked to the two recruiters for each of the hospitals. They were not bothered in the least. In fact, one even told me, "I'm glad you're taking opportunities to interview for other hospitals in the system...we want our employees to be happy (and so on and so forth)"
    I think the woman from HR who called me just got confused when she was putting things in the computer and was too quick to pick up the phone...
    I'll be interviewing for a couple jobs next week, so fingers crossed!
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    Jealousy ......... of some. In my view, you did NOTHING wrong. They are certainly interviewing MULTIPLE people. believe me. I have seen jobs do tons of waiting around before they chose, while not telling you anything about pay and bennifets. and claiming it is rude to ask ( THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT OF A JOB FOR MOST OF THE POPULATION.) None of their business.


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