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Can you reject a job offert after u have accepted

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by Padelcar Padelcar (New Member) New Member

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Greeting everyone,

Hopefully, I may get a job offer this coming week, but it doesnt start until the end of july. I was thinking that if they offer, to take it, and then keep looking to see if anything comes up before that.

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Why would you be looking for anything else after accepting a job offer? While not unheard of, reneging on an offer might hurt you in the future with this employer. If you don't want to work for this employer, then don't accept an offer from them and save yourself possible future problems. Otherwise, be prepared for the consequences, including adverse ones.

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BabyLady is a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU, Post-partum.

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Greeting everyone,

Hopefully, I may get a job offer this coming week, but it doesnt start until the end of july. I was thinking that if they offer, to take it, and then keep looking to see if anything comes up before that.

Yes, I consider that SMART negotiating.

Hospitals are doing hiring at different times this year; some are even waiting until after graduation due to the economy so they don't commit to new grads that they can't follow through with.

So, I see nothing wrong with, if something comes up that's better, calling to decline the job offer, however, never, ever tell them that is why you are turning it down. Just say, "I'm afraid I will have to decline the offer at this time, but I may apply again in the future, I was very impressed by your facility, yadda, yadda."

If they press for exactly why, just say, "If I took the job I would owe you to focus on it fully and make it my number one priority, right now, circumstances will not allow for that."

That should shut them up.

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BabyLady is a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU, Post-partum.

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Why would you be looking for anything else after accepting a job offer? While not unheard of, reneging on an offer might hurt you in the future with this employer. If you don't want to work for this employer, then don't accept an offer from them and save yourself possible future problems. Otherwise, be prepared for the consequences, including adverse ones.

I have been looking for a new grad job since December (I'll be a May graduate)..the job market out there for new grads, is the worst I have seen in two years.

I started tracking hospital hiring trends at about 8 different facilities about a year before I started nursing schools. I paid close attention to what kinds of jobs were offered and how often. Many of these hopitals have not only hiring freezes, but HALF the jobs advertised, that they used to have....if the hospital itself is not on a hiring freeze, then certain departments are.

Sign on bonuses are going away unless they are desparate, I was told by one in an interview that they are not offering relocation to new grads...only folks that they have recruited. Benefits are being taken a hard look it....because their overall consensus at the hospitals is down...when people lose their jobs, they lose health insurance.

So, it's not about not wanting to work for a facility, it's about cutting yourself the best deal.

As new grads, chances are slim that if a hospital invests 4 to 6 months with a perceptor that they will be quick to let us transfer from the department we are hired into...so if you get the job, you had better REALLY like where you are at.

Experienced nurses, can still, pretty much cut their own deal easily.

But for new grad nurses, the competition is FIERCE!

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llg has 40 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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I agree with BabyLady. Just be very careful (as she advised) about HOW and WHEN you change your mind. You want to be sure to preserve a positive relationship with them. Even if you don't ever want to work for them in the future, the people you have met there might remember you in the future. You want to maintain a positive professional reputation.

If you change your mind, speak very positively of the opportunity they offered you and of their facility as you notify them. Also, give them plenty of notice so that they have time to find someone else to fill the position on the same day you were scheduled to start.

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hypocaffeinemia is a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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Bully for you.

In this market, even in one of the largest medical cities in the world, I and everyone else graduating in a month and a half are having a tough time even finding places willing to hire new grads let alone be interviewed. I am lucky in that the ICU I currently work in wants to hire me, but they have no formal internship program. I'd consider carefully before turning down an offer as a new grad-- Not much room to leverage.

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jla623 specializes in SICU/CVICU.

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I think it's absolutely ok to do as long as you do it right. It is very common to accept several job offers and then decide which one fits you the best. I wouldn't actually START all of the jobs and then decide. Definitely do it as soon as you can (if the jobs start in June, try to decide by April).

I think it is very smart to accept several offers and have back up plans incase you don't get the offer that you really want. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket. You might end up jobless and disappointed (or maybe not that extreme, but maybe stuck somewhere you would prefer not to be).

Don't feel bad because there are probably a ton of people that would love to take the job that you turned down. You will probably make someone's day! :D

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