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by dedicate dedicate (Member)

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Hi,

I've been offered a clinic sort of rn job. They got all my info, rn license, I signed the agreement to work and my training is on tuesday! However due to personal reasons, I can not accept the job. If I turn down the job now, after doing all the paper work, signing the paper to accept the position, etc, and now turn down the job after accepting it, can future employers find out that I had accepted this position, signed all the work and then declined it? Like can they somehow find out through my social security number or rn license #? Because I don't want it to look bad in front of future employers. I really would like the position, but can not take it now due to family/personal reasons. please let me know if any of you know the answer! THANKS!!

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Director of OB Services.

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The only way future employers would be able to find that out is if you disclosed it to them.

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Oh really? That's good to know. For some reason, I always thought they could find out through social security, rn license # or so

Thanks

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kayern has 21 years experience and works as a Nurse Manager.

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No, I don't believe there is any way future employers would be able to find out unless you disclose it. I do hope you acted professionally and informed the position you can't take of your reasons, i.e., personal. It would be the right thing to do.

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Director of OB Services.

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SSN (and credit checks) would disclose past employers (via pay stubs, tax returns, etc). RN# would only disclose anything that goes through your state's BON, such as disciplinary actions.

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oh I see. So If I decline it before I start the job, then I should be fine, since I have not been paid right

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It'd be shady if they did have the ability to do that sort of checking. AFAIK they're correct. The only way they'd know is if you told them. Hopefully your personal things pan out and you're able to accept a position that's more attune to what you and your personal life can handle!

Good luck!

PS- Make sure you apologize not only in writing, but on telephone AND in person. Make them know that you were really looking forward to working there... and that they didn't do anything wrong in deciding to hire you (just in case they can offer you something in the future). Remember to not burn bridges!

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Of course. I would definitely inform them before hand. It would be very unprofessional not to.

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SummerGarden has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and works as a Assistant Dept Manager.

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oh really? that's good to know. for some reason, i always thought they could find out through social security, rn license # or so

no. employers find out things the illegal, but hard-for-you-to-prove-so-you-cannot-go-after-them-in-court way. they find out through gossip. first that particular employer can put you on their no-rehire list because they technically hired you... also if hr and/or nurse managers know others in the field within that community they may drop gossip about you one way or the other and make it hard for you to find employment elsewhere. of course, this happens more often then not in small communities and communities with small upper inner social circles. thus, be sure to turn them down gently with a letter of apology and pray that no one in that hr or the nurse manger acts like a petty twelve year old. gl!

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