New grad military spouse

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by Swake113 Swake113, ASN (New) New Nurse

I am a new grad seeking to get into a residency program for Summer 2022. I can only guarantee that ill be in this location for 6 months until my husband gets new orders that potentially can have us moving to a different state. My main concern is getting into a contract and having to break it. Should I follow through with a nursing residency program or consider working as a tech or CNA for the mean time?

kp2016

kp2016

Has 20 years experience. 461 Posts

Take the job. The Soldiers and sailors act protects active duty persons and their spouses from penalties for breaking any contract, lease, gym, phone or employment due relocating when the military reassigns the AD person.

In fact I would not ever tell them it is on the cards until it happens. Take the job and when spouse gets orders take a copy to HR with you resignation letter. It is a federal crime for them to “retaliate” by marking you not for rehire or imposing any kind of penalty. 

chare

3,685 Posts

35 minutes ago, kp2016 said:

Take the job. The Soldiers and sailors act protects active duty persons and their spouses from penalties for breaking any contract, lease, gym, phone or employment due relocating when the military reassigns the AD person.

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This is not necessarily true.  

36 minutes ago, kp2016 said:

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In fact I would not ever tell them it is on the cards until it happens. Take the job and when spouse gets orders take a copy to HR with you resignation letter. It is a federal crime for them to “retaliate” by marking you not for rehire or imposing any kind of penalty [emphasis added]. 

Perhaps you would be so kind as to provide a source for this?

@Swake113, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act might provide you some relief.  Your best course of action to determine this would be to schedule an appointment at the legal services office on your husband's base.

Best wishes.

sahbsn

sahbsn

11 Posts

If it were me, I’d take the job! It would lay a great foundation for the rest of your career and help you gain experience that will set you up as well. Hope it all worked out!