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Have ever declined a job offer and later on changed your mind?

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Specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.

Have you ever turned down a job offer and later on changed your mind? If so how did you approach Hr or the recruiter ? 

Heres the thing I turned down a full time night shift position because I did not think it was suitable for me considering being a single mom and my child doing virtual learning. 
 

However I just learned the same unit has a part time night shift open which would only consist of 2 nights a week. How can I ask about the night shift part time position. The director loved me at the interview. I don’t want the recruiter to be upset with me. 
 

Also, I just interviewed on a behavioral health unit and realized it was not for me. IDK what to do at this point. Would it be wrong to say I like the initial unit I interviewed on and I am willing to take on the part time night role if the position is still open ?

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

You would need to reapply. It would be inappropriate to reach out and basically say "I've changed my mind".  If they liked you enough, they will call when you reapply

Lovethenurse2b25, ASN, BSN, CNA, LPN, RN

Specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.

15 minutes ago, Hoosier_RN said:

You would need to reapply. It would be inappropriate to reach out and basically say "I've changed my mind".  If they liked you enough, they will call when you reapply

I understand, my recruiter reached out to my on Friday regarding interviewing for various other positions in the hospital. I thought that if I explained to her why I had a change of heart it would save her the time of having me interview again for numerous floors. At the time of my interview the director was not certain what shifts she had available which is why the part time opening came about a week after my interview. I have applied to the part time opening. But in no way was I trying to avoid the chain of command. I applied to several positions many of which I was told ended up being given to nurses in the residency program. Also, initially my recruiter assured me I was being hired for days. 

Edited by Lovethenurse2b25

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

The bait and switch (days/nights) happens often. I would let the recruiter know that you'd be interested in the PT if available

Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience.

" Would it be wrong to say I like the initial unit I interviewed on and I am willing to take on the part time night role if the position is still open ?"

What could possibly be wrong with that? You were accepted for the full time position. They certainly want you for the part time position.

You need to be assertive in a job hunt. Make phone calls, text, email.. whatever it takes to get yourself noticed. Worst they can do is say no.

Good luck.

 

Chickenlady, ADN

Specializes in ER, GI, Occ Health. Has 7 years experience.

Yes.  I had 2 offers and the one I chose initially couldn't give me a start date for 6 months (training requirements).  I went to the other job, said that my circumstances had changed, and if the job was still available, I'd like it.  They were happy to have me and I've worked there for a number of years now.