Broken Chances? Help.

  1. I'm a pre-nursing who's taking A&PI, Chem 100, Math 96, & Communications (starts late Oct.) this fall semester and already I'm somewhat lagging. Before the start of the sem, I had a job (in Target) which I had to quit because after the first two weeks of school, I realized that taking three upscale classes (of which 2 are labs) just doesn't work with a job. Now the problem is that I didn't give my 2 weeks notice and basically left a day after my announcement to them which resulted of me getting banned forever from working in any Target store. I have no problem with this woeful news but what I'm afraid of is if this will negatively affect my chances of getting a future job. A friend of mine at school will give me an application for a Hospital job which grants financial grants to aspiring RNs and this would really be a boon for me, but I'm worried if I'll be poorly referenced by the job I just left. I just can't afford staying 2 more weeks as my college obligations are piling up against me.
    Last edit by narcissistic on Aug 27, '06
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  3. by   LMRN10
    Hey there. While it is customary to give two weeks notice, there are instances when you can't. I don't think this will affect you in the future in any negative way. Look into the information your friend gave you!!

    In my experience, it shouldn't affect you...if you have a history, maybe, but if you explain the circumstances during your interview (if they ask), they will usually take that into consideration.
  4. by   narcissistic
    Quote from lmm1019
    Hey there. While it is customary to give two weeks notice, there are instances when you can't. I don't think this will affect you in the future in any negative way. Look into the information your friend gave you!!

    In my experience, it shouldn't affect you...if you have a history, maybe, but if you explain the circumstances during your interview (if they ask), they will usually take that into consideration.
    Well, honestly I've done this stupid thing twice now:uhoh21: . I worked at a Theater for a month, quit and failed to give 2 weeks notice. Got into Target, quit after a month because of school overload and failed to give a two weeks notice again. My friend told me it shouldn't affect my "medical" career because these types of jobs are the "hire & fire" kind. I've learned my lesson on the the 2 weeks notice and will never forget giving one in the near future but I'm just worried if it'll bite me back.
  5. by   Pixiesmom
    I think it all depends on you handle the situation with potential employers and what they ask if and when they do a reference check. I worked for a large retailer and all they could say when someone calls was that the individual worked for them from this date to this date. I don't know if all retailers are the same though.

    Keep your chin up this won't be the ruining of your future. Just try not to burn any more bridges in the future. :wink2:
  6. by   narcissistic
    Quote from Pixiesmom
    I think it all depends on you handle the situation with potential employers and what they ask if and when they do a reference check. I worked for a large retailer and all they could say when someone calls was that the individual worked for them from this date to this date. I don't know if all retailers are the same though.

    Keep your chin up this won't be the ruining of your future. Just try not to burn any more bridges in the future. :wink2:
    Yes that's what my friends told me, that the retail stores only give the dates of when an employee started to work and when they left. I just hope it's true for my case. I'm really eager to get a job at a hospital. If I get the "grant," I can bypass the You-Must-Have-Straight-A's condition to get into a nursing program. It just seems impossible for me to get an A in a class like Chemistry.
  7. by   tookewlandy
    Ummm i would think that thought through, You should try your hardest to get that A in chemistry or at least no lower than a B. Remember some schools say the minimum GPA to apply is 2.5-3.0, but that does not mean you are guaranteed to get in. Especially when a lot of people have 4.0 GPA's. So i would really try my hardest to get as many A's as i can. It is not impossible for you to get an A in chemistry tons of people on here get A's in chemistry. Its so important to get the best grades you can so try to make that A in chem!!!!!!!!!!!!!good luck
  8. by   laverty
    Considering that you weighed your education against a job, I would hope that employers would understand that you are intelligent enough to know when to stop working & focus on your primary goals. If an employer in your future of medicene does not understand that, I dont think I would be too concerned about working for them. In regards to Target, maybe speak to the previous manager & ask if you could appeal this to a higher person to see if you can be an exception to this rule. Show them your schedule & explain. Ask for something in writing. If they dont understand, give them the same respect they gave you: Dont shop there again. I think you have made a wise decision. Hang in there. You have a heart & it will get you futher than Target's name badge.
  9. by   narcissistic
    Thanks y'all. I was warned that I was gonna regret not being able to work at Target again when I refused to do the two weeks notice. I think I laughed the hardest inside my head at that moment. I'm not sure if an A is a must when one is guaranteed a position in nursing through Hospital intercession. Of course I don't plan to get C's either. But you're right. I'll aim for A's.
    Last edit by narcissistic on Aug 27, '06
  10. by   tookewlandy
    I see, i thought you meant that the hospital was going to just help you out financially, i did not know they were guaranteeing your spot in the nursing program also, my bad, well i was only saying do your best anyway do not underestimate yourself, you have come this far an A in chem is not impossible.

    Do not worry about target. I'm sure everyone just up and quit a job they could not stand, or just did not have the time for. i did once at a telemarketing job, i could not take calling people over and over again saying the same thing. I got up in the middle of the shift, took my headset over to the supervisor and said this is not for me sorry and left.
  11. by   JaxiaKiley
    Everyone gave good advice. Someone mentioned that the retailer could only say when they worked there. In some states, that is the law for all employers, regardless of the type of business.
  12. by   KellieNurse06
    Quote from narcissistic
    Thanks y'all. I was warned that I was gonna regret not being able to work at Target again
    :lol_hitti are you kidding me???????? That's hysterical!!! I would of definetly laughed outloud ......Ok so were you planning to work at Target for the rest of your life??? You'll make more as a nurse in one day than you'd probably make at Target in a week...........geez people kill me!!! Intimidation tactics by Target....lol!
    Don't be intimidated by people like that..... You're only 19 .........you have a loooong way to go hunny! Enjoy being 19.....I think you did the right thing.......When I was a teenager I think I quit alot of jobs without giving a notice.........it's never come up so far.....and I am alot older now.......don't worry..you'llbe fine.....
    Last edit by KellieNurse06 on Aug 27, '06
  13. by   narcissistic
    Quote from KellieNurse06
    :lol_hitti are you kidding me???????? That's hysterical!!! I would of definetly laughed outloud ......Ok so were you planning to work at Target for the rest of your life??? You'll make more as a nurse in one day than you'd probably make at Target in a week...........geez people kill me!!! Intimidation tactics by Target....lol!
    Don't be intimidated by people like that..... You're only 19 .........you have a loooong way to go hunny! Enjoy being 19.....I think you did the right thing.......When I was a teenager I think I quit alot of jobs without giving a notice.........it's never come up so far.....and I am alot older now.......don't worry..you'llbe fine.....
    Believe me, I wanted to laugh out loud. Goals are subjective and if that's what some people want (to work for a lifetime there), fine. But that's not for me. I dream of going to med school somebody after I become an RN and after I get a bachelor's degree in Psychology. They still seem so distant.
  14. by   KellieNurse06
    Quote from narcissistic
    Believe me, I wanted to laugh out loud. Goals are subjective and if that's what some people want (to work for a lifetime there), fine. But that's not for me. I dream of going to med school somebody after I become an RN and after I get a bachelor's degree in Psychology. They still seem so distant.
    Good Girl!!!! You will do fine!!! They will get here sooner than you think......well good luck!!!!:icon_hug:

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