I got the job ... and then let it go

  1. I'm so happy to be accepted for a neonatal job. But i had to turn it down and now I feel terrible
    I went to the interview anyway and thought being accepted would make me feel a lot better about things and give me confidence that I can do it again, but if anything I feel worse. One of the main reasons is I accepted another job before the interview came up and my start date is in 2 days, so I feel as though I've dedicated myself to doing that one. Also it could be 2 months before I can even begin and it's been a long time for me not earning. It's not that I don't want to work where I will be, it's my first job and I'm exctied to start there and everyone sounds lovely.
    I hope to get this chance again and I hope they will still consider me in the future and not be put off by me turning it down. All I ever want to do is neonatal nursing. It's just bad timing, but it was a pretty big intake of new nurses and so it was fairly good odds from the start. I've got a bad feeling that next time won't be so smooth. I guess all I can do is keep bugging them until I get another interview :chuckle
    Sorry to droan on, but I do feel better for venting though
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  3. by   SteveNNP
    You haven't started yet. If NICU is what you want.... go for it. Ask them if you can start ASAP.

    No sense wallowing in a job you don't want, only waiting to get into a NICU.

  4. by   NICU_babyRN
    ditto the above poster!!!!
    DON'T go work somewhere that is of no interest to you. Yes, two months of no income can be rough BUT....it's NOT about money, it's about what makes you happy. Be frugal for a few months, don't spend where you shouldn't and start in the NICU when you can!!
  5. by   brunetteRN
    TAKE THE NICU JOB. If you feel terrible now you will in 6 months too. See my other post. You will regret it if you don't take a job that you want. If you have to wait 2 months, work at McDonalds until you can start. Otherwise, you will be in a job you don't like and when you try to get that job a year from now, the opportunity will be lost.