Immediate advice needed. PLEASE HELP - page 2

Hey everyone, I need some urgent advice. I recently reached out to a skilled nursing facility, had an interview, and had orientation today. Unfortunately, the pay and what they expected of me as... Read More

  1. by   tinybbynurse
    I wholly agree with littlemiss BSN.

    Sounds like you are NOT a current employee. Not worth sticking around somewhere that is not even paying what you need to get by. Obviously, we all want to love our jobs, and pay isn't always the only factor, BUT, pay definitely IS a factor when it comes to a job!! And especially if you don't feel comfortable. There is nothing wrong with withdrawing now. I would sent an email. If doing so gives you a big sigh of relief, then go for it.

    You'll be happy about your choice when something better comes along.
  2. by   Ambersmom
    Quote from FutureNurseGirl
    I didn't have any training at all as of yet. Today is essentially the day they had a run through of their policies and went over the responsibilities of the job and the likes which a lot was not made known at the interview. So this is why I have come to the conclusion that I am not a good fit for the job and vice versa. Would you recommend that I send an email thanking them for an opportunity or how would you go about the situation now if you were in my shoes?
    I would talk to them in person, just state the facts that when you accepted the position you didn't understand all it involved and you don't think it would be a good fit for you. I've been in several orientations where people went to a day or two of orientation and discovered it wasn't what they expected and quit. But do the facility the courtesy of being an adult and having a conversation with them, they'll understand.
  3. by   retiredmednurse
    If you are an employee, check your nursing policy regarding this. My hospital allowed one to quit any time during orientation without a negative statement for your HR file. But if you do quit, let them know. There was one nurse on orientation who quit without saying anything while on her lunch break-she simply never came back to the unit. In this situation, one can be sued for abandonment of your patients-a very serious charge. As previous comments had mentioned, just check with your boss. It is also in their best interest to have you leave on a good note.
  4. by   kbrn2002
    I too am confused about what an RA is. Even more confused by a SNF that doesn't have a licensed nurse in the building. Are you sure it's a SNF and not an assisted living?