I am in an associates program and have completed my first year. I was accepted into a nurse tech program this summer, I have already passed my physical and just waiting for orientation. However; I have decided with my summer class and all the other things I plan on that I don't want to work. How do I properly tell the hospital that I don't want the job now? Am I making a huge mistake?
Jun 1, '08
It probably depends on whether or not you are in a small area, your school is affiliated with this facility or you want to work there after you graduate. In my area there are a few smaller places that are very nice to work but you really need to watch yoru reputation. I probably wouldn't tell them you are canceling with short notice because you decided you "don't want to work because it will interfere with your plans". How many hours did you agree to work? Good luck with whatever you decide.
Jun 1, '08
Depending on where you are living it could be a mistake. With the increase in nursing schools turning out new grads, the down turn in the economy with hospitals tightening the purse strings, getting a new grad position is not easy in some areas of the country.
If you really don't think you will have enough time to work this summer then you should call and write them letting them know so that they can replace you with someone else. Make the letter short and professional as you might want a job there after you graduate.
Jun 2, '08
(1) pick up the phone and call the person who hired you and tell them, "i'm, sorry. i decided not to take the job after all." and, (2) send a letter to the person confirming the same. you don't have to say anything more than that you changed your mind. also clarify with them that you will be eligible for employment as an rn later. however, don't be surprised if they tell you that you are not. some facilities won't ever rehire people who have quit without proper notice if you did not follow their company policy in quitting.
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