Hi all. I need some advice. For the past 2 weeks, I have been sending out applications online, and have attended a job fair (but realized it was a waste of time). Anywho, I have not heard from the big hospitals around Manhattan, Queens, Bklyn, Bronx. I applied to this small outpatient surgery center in Queens and I got a call-back. I had an interview with the HR and got a second interview with the admin. I got an offer as a pre-op nurse, full time position (7-3 no weekends), they offered $25/hr since I don't have any experience and they are willing to train me. My friend who got a job offer last month at a certain hospital in the bronx earns 36/hr.
I am supposed to finish all the paperworks (medical, references, etc) this week as per HR and might start the job on Monday.
My question is: if you were in my shoes, would you accept/turn down the offer? I have been looking for a job for 2 weeks now (which is not long I realized). My friend told me to be patient and not settle for less - but I do not know what to do. I guess I need to hear more advice regarding this. Anyone been to a similar situation or has an advice in mind?
Thank you so much for your time reading.