New Job!!

  1. I'm not sure if this has been addressed before here, but if it has, I apologize for a repeat thread.

    Currently I work in a hospital on LI. I recently accepted a position in a hospital in NYC. The job I'm currently at is the only job I've had as a registered nurse, so I've never had to quit a "real" job before. My question is, what should I say in my resignation letter, andwhat to tell my supervisors? I learned a ton, made a bunch of great friends, and overall had a good experience. I decided to take this new job for a number of reasons, some of them being that I'm 24 and live with my dad (so now I will live on my own in NYC), I'll make more money (but I will have to pay rent!), and the hospital that I will be working at has a great reputation. I figure if I don't take the opportunity to live and work in NYC now while I'm young, single and childless, I may never do it.

    So, back to my question, how detailed should I be in the letter, or is it better to explain my feelings face-to-face with supervisors (not sure if there is an exit interview)? I don't want to burn any bridges as I may want a job there in the future. Also, I feel a little bad resigning just before the holidays, but a month is ample notice, right?

    Thanks in advance for any advice! :spin:
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  3. by   EricJRN
    I think two weeks notice is pretty standard unless you signed a contract that says something different, so I wouldn't worry too much about that.

    I wouldn't be too detailed in your letter. You might just say that you've accepted a position at another hospital. I think it's great to say that you had a great experience. I wouldn't include anything negative in the letter, so as not to burn bridges.

    Each hospital has its own policy on whether or not they conduct exit interviews.

    Congrats on the new job!