Accepting a job knowing you'll leave it in a few months...
March 23, 2014 2:41 PM Subscribe
Job in question is an on-call healthcare position that's interesting, but I know I'll be relocating soon. Details inside.
posted by pocksuppetteer to Work & Money (12 answers total)
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Interviewed for and offered an on-call healthcare job, which will require me to sign up for 3 shifts per month, which I may or may not be called in for, plus as-needed coverage for other sick calls. Loved the team, and the setting and the experience would look good on a thin resume where I'm trying to build up experience as a newbie in the field, and the income would be great (and greatly needed) for me.
Catch: I'm leaving the state in about 7 months and didn't mention this in the interview. They didn't ask about that, either, so I don't know if a long-term commitment is a priority for them, but I feel a little queasy "don't ask, don't tell"-ing them. FWIW, the training is very short for healthcare (a couple weeks), I am a quick study, so the investment for them is relatively low, and I would be hired in a pool of a half dozen other per diems. The setting is one that is challenging, so I think they expect some attrition, but since I have mine planned, don't know if that makes my accepting the position more questionable.
Please share your thoughts, experience, and advice. Thanks!