Couldn't take the job.....Instinct

  1. Hi everyone,

    I was so psyched last week because I found out I got accepted into a program at a facility where they will train you to be a CNA and then once you pass you get hired on at the facility.

    At first I thought I would totally go for it. But then I started thinking of the financial implications. I'd get paid part time wages while in training and during my "orientation" to the facility but after that they could not promise me that I would get a "Full-Time" job with them once I passed my certification exam. If I was part time status I would work every weekend, every holiday at $7.50 an hour. Then, I would have to stay with them a year to pay them back for the CNA classes, and then they would pay for me to get an LPN, and then once I graduated with an LPN I would owe them another year. That's 3 years just to get an LPN. The more I thought about it the more I got "spooked" about not having any control over what would happen to me. It just seems they have too much lee-way over me.

    I don't regret not taking the position, just let down I guess. I was so excited to quit the dead end job I have now and start in nursing.

    So, for now I'm going to try to get into as many classes as I can for the fall semester. I just hope that I can get into some since it is so close to the start of class.

    It was a really hard decision for me to make, I was up every night, crying and getting headaches but now that I made a final decision I feel so much better.

    Thanks for listening,
    Col :kiss
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  3. by   shay
    Always trust your gut, ESPECIALLY about a job. I bet you'll find something out in the future that makes you glad you didn't take that job.
  4. by   nursing 101
    That offer is definately to much lee way over you. Trust your gut feeling !
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    yes, i agree; go with your gut feeling. i don't like being "tied down" either. all the best to you.
  6. by   Morguein
    All of my nursing instructors have always said to trust your instincts; and that they usually steer you in the right direction.
    I believe you did the right thing in following yours.

  7. by   shannonRN
    i think it is great that you followed your gut instinct. alot of people wouldn't have done that. many take the easier way out. i applaud you for your decision and hope it works out for the best!
  8. by   srose
    hi everyone!
    this is my first post here, but i just had to jump in and say that i'm totally behind you with following your gut feeling. i was in a slightly similar situation, contemplating a CNA training course, and was about to do it but it just didn't feel right, and i had trouble picturing myself happy in that situation. i ended up taking a waitressing part-time while i'm in school, and i feel like i made the right choice.
    always listen to your instinct, and i think everything turns out the way it's supposed to!
  9. by   colleen10
    Hi SRose,

    Thanks for writing in and welcome to the board! I am glad that I am not the only one who has been in a situation like this.

    With their program it would have taken me 5 years to get my RN.
    I'd rather pay for it myself and get it faster!

    Funny how all of this really makes me appreciate the job I have now. Weird.

    Take Care,
  10. by   researchrabbit
    DO trust your gut...the best nurse I know turned down what seemed to be the perfect nursing job for no reason other than gut feelings and the MD she interviewed with (the facility owner) his wife 2 weeks later!!!!!!
  11. by   Mkue
    Hi All, I agree, trust your gut instinct ! This has helped me out in life many times !
  12. by   studentOH
    You did the right thing. And being a CNA is too hard for 7.50/hour. Keep looking!

  13. by   nursesrthebest
    You made the right choice...don't look back... who wants to be trapped in a job like that! There are places where you can get hired as a NA...get certification...get paid w/o obligation...etc.,etc...
  14. by   shabookitty
    Col, God Bless that there is someone going through the same thing as me! Whew! I thought that I was the only the one that thought that way! I was going to be hired as a cna in a local hospital while i went to school...but I did not except the job. Here pay varies from 5.75 to 6.15 an hour! And yes, hired to work pt and work every holiday...and etc. I can't live on that I totally got scared off. And nursing school had to be put on hold. I have been told by other nurses that it would be beneficial to work as unit learn terminology, dr handwriting, procedures, and actually the way the hospital works period...I don't know how true that is...? Anyways! I am trying once more to get on with the hospital. Nursing school starts in January! I am afraid that they will suggest CNA being best for me again! I am chewing nails on this! UGH! How do you handle so much control?