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Specializes in LTAC/ CVICU.

I have been offered a new job position which is full time Monday to Friday. I never told them I was in school during my interview cause I was afraid I would not be hired, and now I’m taking Summer classes and will need one day off and come in late every other Thursday. Should I start and then tell my manager or should I email the manager if she is willing to work with my school schedule before I officially Accept the position? This new job has significant benefits and higher pat, and willing to stay extra on my other four days to do whatever needs to be done. 

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

Accepting the job while already knowing you can't work the schedule is not the best way to start off with a new employer. Also, don't assume that if you if you wait until starting before telling them that they will keep you as an employee.

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Oh, lord. Seriously? The time to tell them about your schedule needs is during the interview. If I were the hiring manager, I would be quite pissed for wasting my time and would probably let you go. 

Nursebecky

Specializes in LTAC/ CVICU.

I didn't know about my school schedule till this semester, I said I was in school and taking classes online due to the whole covid  

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Definitely reach out to the manager now and let her know what accommodations you need. 

Nursebecky

Specializes in LTAC/ CVICU.

8 hours ago, Jedrnurse said:

Accepting the job while already knowing you can't work the schedule is not the best way to start off with a new employer. Also, don't assume that if you if you wait until starting before telling them that they will keep you as an employee.

Just to clarify, I didn't tell the I was in school because my classes were online and didn't think it will interfere, now with the covid restrictions loosening up I'm required to go to class for the Summer. 

9 hours ago, Nursebecky said:

I never told them I was in school during my interview cause I was afraid I would not be hired, and now I’m taking Summer classes and will need one day off and come in late every other Thursday.

Yeah, you need to call the manager and thank them for the offer and fess up on your omission, explain that you have some scheduling issues and be prepared for the offer to be rescinded because you can't meet the requirements and you are a short-timer. It's likely going to be a difficult conversation. If I was the hiring manager I would not be happy.

 

JadedCPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 15 years experience.

22 minutes ago, Nursebecky said:

I didn't know about my school schedule till this semester, I said I was in school and taking classes online due to the whole covid  

So you did tell them you were in school but that it was online? Because in your original post you specifically stated “I never told them I was in school during my interview cause I was afraid I would not be hired.”

Regardless, you should NOT accept the position without first telling the manager about your new school requirements. Be prepared though, even with explaining that you just found out about in person classes, that your job offer will likely be rescinded. However a rescinded job offer is much better than saying nothing and accepting the position because you will likely be fired as soon as they find out that you can’t work the schedule you were hired for and agreed to.