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I was bawled out by my school's career services guy!

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by maryray maryray (Member)

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My nursing school's medical assistant director/temporary nursing director was contacted by a large clinic looking for interested MA/nursing students for a summer position. Well I have a job as a CNA at a long term care facility every other weekend, but wanted a different sort of experience, so I said I was interested. After a particularly bad day at work a few weeks ago, I got an email for those interested to attach their resume in an email to this director. I did. Was contacted by this clinic yesterday about this summer position, and set up an interview at my school for today. When setting up this interview, it was the first time I really thought about or actually realized it was just for the summer. I can't have 2 jobs as I'm in clinicals right now (my school goes all summer), plus I have 3 kids who will be home for the summer and a husband who has been working ALOT. I couldn't see quiting a permenant job for a summer position, so after much thought, I called to cancel. It's a long drive to find out the specifics of something that probably wouldn't work out anyway. I left a message for the clinic HR, and then called the school to make sure they got the message. The career services guy completely bawled me out, saying I was burning bridges, making myself look bad, and that I pretty much blacklisted myself from this employer for the future. Well I wasn't planning on clinic nursing anyway, but is he right? I mean he went on and on putting me down. Is what I did that bad? I'd appreciate any thoughts. Thanks!

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Bob_N_VA has 2 years experience and specializes in Cardiac, Rehab.

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From what you say, it sounds like he is the one who needs to take a chill pill. You changed your mind and were professional enough to contact him to let him know. I don't see that as burning any bridges, but who knows what makes him tick. Don't sweat it.

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Maybe someone at clinic had just called him and bawled *him* out for one of 'his' students cancelling at the last minute.

If it was just set up yesterday for today, though, that doesn't seem such a problem. If you'd set up the interview a couple of weeks before and then cancelled the morning of the interview, that would be more problematic.

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Thanks for the reply. I figured for him to be that aggressive about it, I must not have been the first one to back out. I would have been more receptive to keeping the interview if he would have told me the problem and been friendly though. Sheesh.

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I would have said something to him you are an adult with 3 kids why does he think it is okay to yell at someone I would have said I am an adult I did what is right for me at this time and I let them know that I am not able to take this job there is no reason for you to be yelling at me

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