OK- PLEEEEEASE tell me if I just did something stupid...

  1. Okay... so yesterday I got offered a job for when I graduate at a children's hospital and I told them I would give them a couple days to think about it. But I was really excited about it!!! So today just a minute ago I get another call, from this other hospital asking to set up a phone interview, and I tell them I have already been offered a different job with another hospital and plan to accept it, and would like to withdraw my application from the program. The lady sounds dumbfounded and says Ok, bye! Then I call the hospital that called me yesterday and leave a message saying I accept the position!!

    Was I an idiot to do this??? Way too impulsive??? Suddenly I really, really, really regret it!!! I really DID want to work at the first hospital... but maybe I should have checked into my options. YIKES I am an idiot!!!!!

    I guess it's really too late at this point to do anything about it...

    but what are your reactions?

    Now I want to cry! yes I am a baby! ok help me out here...
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  3. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from Rayrae
    Okay... so yesterday I got offered a job for when I graduate at a children's hospital and I told them I would give them a couple days to think about it. But I was really excited about it!!! So today just a minute ago I get another call, from this other hospital asking to set up a phone interview, and I tell them I have already been offered a different job with another hospital and plan to accept it, and would like to withdraw my application from the program. The lady sounds dumbfounded and says Ok, bye! Then I call the hospital that called me yesterday and leave a message saying I accept the position!!

    Was I an idiot to do this??? Way too impulsive??? Suddenly I really, really, really regret it!!! I really DID want to work at the first hospital... but maybe I should have checked into my options. YIKES I am an idiot!!!!!

    I guess it's really too late at this point to do anything about it...

    but what are your reactions?

    Now I want to cry! yes I am a baby! ok help me out here...
    I guess I wonder why you didn't accept job #1 in the first place? It's always nice to know you have options, and, if you have two options, and they both like you, you can start a bidding war for yourself; I'm not sure how well bidding wars happen in hospitals, but I sure know that in the business world it can make a great deal of difference. I was the subject of a bidding war and got $3/hr more because of it (that's when I stopped; I could have gotten more.)

    NurseFirst
  4. by   KRVRN
    Well, is the first job already in the bag and you just have to say yes or no? Or do you still have to go through their interview process (and maybe not get the job)? If you're convinced that you want and HAVE the first job then it's not such a big deal that you declined the second interview.

    I did something similar. I had turned in a resume to a certain ICU unit during a job fair while I was doing a preceptorship in the same unit. By the time the preceptorship was over, I knew I would never work in that ICU, be a pt in the ICU, or allow a family member to be a pt in that ICU if at all possible. After graduation, before I had a job or even any other interviews set up, the manager of that ICU called to offer me an interview. I said no thanks, I'm not interested (didn't tell her why). Could I have been more stupid? I could have at least interviewed for the practice!
  5. by   weetziebat
    Well, I think you went with your gut feelings and that is good. Deep down inside you knew you wanted the job in the children's hospital. Options are always great, but sometimes playing one against the other is just confusing. Then you really don't know what to do. Take a deep breath, smile and be happy that you have a job you want. Oh, and congratulations!!
  6. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Thank you... I am feeling better about it now. I did have the first job (it was just saying yes or no...) and now I am thinking that was the best one! I guess I did go with my gut feeling weetzie... and I think I will be very happy there!

    And thanks for the congratulations!! I am quite excited. See you all later...
  7. by   UM Review RN
    OK. Deep breath.


    Now. Remember those multiple-choice tests where your gut reaction worked before your brain, and then you went back and changed the answer--and it was wrong?

    Trust yourself. You've probably been sifting data from both of these jobs unconsciously and you had made your decision before you got either of those calls.
    Last edit by UM Review RN on Mar 9, '05 : Reason: can't spell today.... guT
  8. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    OK. Deep breath.


    Now. Remember those multiple-choice tests where your guy reaction worked before your brain, and then you went back and changed the answer--and it was wrong?

    Trust yourself. You've probably been sifting data from both of these jobs unconsciously and you had made your decision before you got either of those calls.
    I think you are right Angie. Thank you.

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