Quote from Obiwarz
I am a new graduate and I start my first job in August. If I applied to the same hospital she works at AND get accepted, is it very disrespectful to turn down the original job? I would feel SOOO bad doing it, but I am thinking it might be best for mine and her future to be close.
You did make a committment to Hospital A.
You are free to rescind your acceptance, but it may come back to bite you someday later on.
I once had the misfortune of sharing an hourlong cabride from PA to Atlantic City (courtesy of the airline) for a conference after missing a connecting flight. This was a totally hateful woman...who showed up for an interview in Chicago a few years later. I remembered her, she asked if sher knew me from somewhere. I was cordial, but would never of hired her.
In applying for a position I'll be starting in 2 weeks, there was a nurse I worked with 17 years ago. If she had a bad recollection of me, that could have killed the deal.
Do what you feel you need to do. Peoples circumstances do change, and recruiters know that, but be careful of which bridges you burn.