(Closed) Need advice on job offer and upcoming interview!!!

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: What should I do?!?!
    Accept the med/surg offer : (5 votes)
    38 %
    Wait and go to Peds interview and risk losing the med/surg offer : (8 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 4
    3968 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Do they pay similarly?

    Post # 7
    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would simply ask for an extension to accept and give the Pediatrics position a chance.  They waited this long to tell you you got the job, they can wait a little longer for your reaction ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 9
    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    No way, a week is totally fine.  Tell them you thank them very much for the offer and will respond with your decision by X date ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
    5295 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    usually you get 2 weeks to respond to an offer, and since you waited so long to start with, I see nothing wrong with telling them you need a week or 10 days to examine all your options. 


    Good luck!

    Post # 12
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m an RN also and I would totally recommend to wait for the Peds position that you truly want! It’s nice that you have the med/surg to fall back on but speaking from experience, you won’t be pleased settling! Good luck!

    Post # 15
    1557 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I read this to my mom who is a clinical manager on a med/surg floor. She said that you should reply about the job offered to you within 5-7 business days & anything over two weeks is considered completely unacceptable. We are in a suburban area and we have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, just to give you an idea.  As far as which job you chose its completely up to you. You have to weigh the benefits of more pay but have the occasioal weekend/holiday shift to one with less pay but better hours. If it were me I would take the med/surg for more pay, but I’m also pretty young and have no children. If I had weekends full of 5 year old birthday parties and soccer games I would probably take the pedi job if it’s your first choice. For personal reasons I would take the med/surg position becasue I don’t think I would be able to mentally handle sick children, I would take it home with me and probably become depressed, it’s so sad to see little ones sick or pass away that have not lived a full life. I think pedi nurses have to be a real special kind of person & may not be an ideal job for everyone! Good luck!

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