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by LittleA LittleA (New) New Nurse Student

LittleA has 2 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg & Psychiatry.

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I was recently offered a job that my friend facilitated for me. It’s not my dream job and pay isn’t great but I’ve had a hard time finding a job period. Since the COVID situation happened, I was offered a temp position with a local hospital and the VA. I did the on boarding process for the local hospital but then they suddenly decided not to move forward with orientation and I was told they would keep us posted. The VA has a very slow process and I haven’t been able to get in touch with anyone there so my application hasn’t moved forward in well over 3 weeks now. My friend called me yesterday and basically discouraged me from starting the job at her company. She thinks I will leave as soon as a better opportunity comes and she doesn’t want her boss to hold that against her. I could use a job right now but I don’t want to upset my friend. She thinks her boss would not give her a good recommendation if she moved on to another job herself. I have worked with her for a different company and she actually quit mid-shift and it was super dramatic. I don’t think she’s in a place to discourage me from taking the job but I really don’t want to ruin anything for her either. Any input would be greatly appreciated. I don’t know if I should wait for the right opportunity? Or take the job for the time being even though my friend doesn’t want me to. Thank you.

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Take the work available and stay for one to two years.

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