I'm a primary care RN with several years of experience in telephone triage. I left my previous job several months ago, and was recently offered a per diem position doing vaccines. This position pays very well, but does not offer benefits and is far from home. It also doesn't offer much variety, which I do enjoy.
I'm anticipating receiving another offer from a community health clinic that is 5 minutes from my home sometime this week. I expect the pay will be ~$10/hour less than the per diem position, but I believe this position will be fully benefited. It also will offer the variety I am looking for and could be a great learning experience.
I've considered accepting both positions, as the former is per diem requiring at least 2 days per week, and the latter is 20 hours per week, but I would prefer to stay in the 20-30 hour per week range to prevent burnout if at all possible.
What do you think I should do? I have already accepted the per diem position. If I had been offered them at the same time, I probably would have taken the community health position. However, I would feel bad backing out of the position I've accepted, and worry how this would look to the organization later on down the road if I'm looking for a new job at their institution.
Thanks so much for your input!