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Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 1 years experience.

Would you stay or go?

  1. 1. Would you stay or go?

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The opportunity to work as an RPN in the Sioux Lookout has just fallen into my lap. I have been looking for a job as an RPN since graduation 8 months ago (I live in southern Ontario). I don't want to pass up this amazing opportunity but I don't know if I could leave my husband and children behind for a year. I'm so torn. My husband is 100% supportive or whatever I decide, but my children are young and have pleaded for me to stay. I just don't know what to do. What would you do and why?

How important is work-life balance to you and your family?

GingerCrayons

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 1 years experience.

It's very important. My babies are my world and one of the reasons I become a nurse. I've worked so hard for this and I feel like I might be letting my only opportunity to get in slip away.

But my kids aren't going to ever be this little again.

Ugh.

I guess I could have a worse dilemma.

It won't be your only opportunity, another opportunity is out there just keep applying everywhere, don't wait for employers to post positions, they may hire casual staff without advertising that they have job openings. Network with employed nurses, ask them to put in a good word about you to their managers, then if the manager is interested, drop off your resume. Join RPNAO become active with a professional association or committee. Volunteer with a charitable organization, do everything possible to show you are interested in developing as a professional.

Where have you been applying? Have you tried places like Guelph, Kitchener, Hamilton, London etc. I was out of work for like 10 months but now I have two jobs. One of them is where I did my consolidation. You will eventually find something if you keep applying everyday.

GingerCrayons

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 1 years experience.

Thanks everyone! I will take all of your advice into consideration. Much appreciated :)

GingerCrayons

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 1 years experience.

I live in the KW area. I have definitely looked there for sure. Halton region and Hamilton tend to have tons of postings.