Pursuing a job that would possibly lead to declining a job offer after accepting?

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    I accepted a job offer at a hospital 1 wk ago, but am now having second thoughts. The job is in my current specialty, and over the past month or so I have been thinking about switching specialties.

    A day after I received the offer, a co-worker suggested I check out another hospital and that they might hire me into the new specialty. I've sat on it for a week, but I can't stop thinking about changing specialties, "what might have been," and worrying that I will be going into a new job already wanting out.

    The pros of the job that I accepted are that it's a 9-5ish gig, no weekends or holidays, a fair amount of autonomy, and it's at a large teaching hospital where I would not want to burn my bridges.

    I am trying to decide whether or not I should go down to the HR department of the other hospital to pursue a job I applied for online, as suggested by my coworker (she thinks they will hire me)...

    This would potentially put me in the position of having to rescind my acceptance at the other job, if I got an offer from the 2nd hospital. I am scheduled to start the first job in a little less than 1 mo.


    Thoughts? Should I pursue the 2nd job?

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  2. Poll: Should I pursue the 2nd job?

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    Quote from ivyleaf
    I accepted a job offer at a hospital 1 wk ago, but am now having second thoughts. The job is in my current specialty, and over the past month or so I have been thinking about switching specialties.

    A day after I received the offer, a co-worker suggested I check out another hospital and that they might hire me into the new specialty. I've sat on it for a week, but I can't stop thinking about changing specialties, "what might have been," and worrying that I will be going into a new job already wanting out.

    The pros of the job that I accepted are that it's a 9-5ish gig, no weekends or holidays, a fair amount of autonomy, and it's at a large teaching hospital where I would not want to burn my bridges.

    I am trying to decide whether or not I should go down to the HR department of the other hospital to pursue a job I applied for online, as suggested by my coworker (she thinks they will hire me)...

    This would potentially put me in the position of having to rescind my acceptance at the other job, if I got an offer from the 2nd hospital. I am scheduled to start the first job in a little less than 1 mo.


    Thoughts? Should I pursue the 2nd job?
    Why not?
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    Life is short and if you can get a second offer then you are ahead of the game of life.
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    Ivyleaf: I am in the same position as you. I started a job this week and I'm not sure if this is what I really want to do. I've had the job since July and didn't get to start until this week and I'm already rethinking my decision. I have 2 interviews next week for other jobs that I waited and waited on but I had to accept this job I have now b/c I didn't know when I'd get another one. Now that these interviews came up (of course the DAY before I started this job) I had to take them. I want to be picky b/c I want to have a job that I'll stay at for a long time and make a career out of it. I hope you went with your gut on your situation; that's what I'm going to do
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    Pursue the second job but definitely don't quit the first one until you have a firm job offer letter in hand that discusses start date and salary info.


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