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Leaving New Job after only 4 months

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by Sweetie_Pooh Sweetie_Pooh (New) New

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Hi all!

So I recently started a new job in a new department and unfortunately, it is not a good fit for me. 
I began searching for other opportunities and I did see an opening at a different facility but is owned by the same company where I am currently employed.  I really would like to explore this option as it is a remote position. However, because I’ve been at my current position less than 6 months, I would need to get a transfer approval  from my manager or HR. I’m hesitant because I don’t really want my managers to know right now that I’m job hunting. 

I’m not exactly sure how this transfer approval process works.. I don’t know if I Only submit to HR for approval, will it somehow make its way back to my manager anyway ?? 

Just wondering if anyone has been in this type of situation and advice how to handle? Should I just forget this opportunity altogether and keep looking elsewhere??

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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Yes, any submission to HR will get back to your manager. Chances are you won't be considered prior to the 6 month mark if that's the corporate policy.

Also, if it's not a good fit for you, it's possible that the feeling is mutual on behalf of the employer. (Is that the case?) That could impact transfer possibilities as well...

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WorkInProgress RN BSN specializes in Cardiac. Intermediate Care..

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Just call HR and ask- "Hey hypothetically if I wanted to transfer to a better fit within the company at some point would that be reported to my manager? I'm not really certain yet, just curious for the future."  At my facility you can opt to not tell them until you are actually offered a position. if you don't submit anything they don't have a reason to say anything. Secondarily, most companies would rather keep someone they have already paid to inboard and approve then lose them completely. Its easier for THEM if you move within the company than leave completely.

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You should speak to your manager first before applying for a transfer. He/she may be able to work with you. Just be honest, and you can come across respectfully, and just say you want what is best for the unit and that you just may not be who they need. If you have a good manager, they will help you find where you fit. If you manager is not very supportive, then just apply anyway! Life is too short to be unhappy.

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RNNPICU has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PICU.

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Many times you have to be in your role for at least 9 months before transferring. Check with your HR policies. Remember orientation does not count towards months of experience. You will probably need to wait some time. 

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