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What timing...(NBR)

So, I work 25 minutes southeast of where I live. One day we will move further north by as much as 15 minutes. I would like to find a job closer to the areas our kids will be going to school. I was thinking in 5 years, more or less.

The hospital to the town north of us is where I would primarily be interested in finding a job, if I continued in health care administration. Well, I'm looking at the paper today, and I see they are hiring for a Marketing/PR director (my current position is a spin-off of some of our Marketing Director's duties and she and I work together VERY closely).

I'm torn on whether to apply or not because I would feel terrible leaving my current job so quickly after my maternity leave (should I be hired). I mean, honestly, they created my position specifically FOR me, and I feel like I have an obligation to them to put in a few years and try and establish the position. But, the opportunity for a non-clinical health care admin job at a small hospital comes up SO rarely that this may be my only chance for quite some time. 

What to do, what to do. There is obviously more that goes into it. I called the HR Director to ask more about the position/department but got her voicemail. I couldn't necessarily leave her a message that said "call me if you get this before 5, otherwise I'm having a baby..." so I just left it. 

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Re: What timing...(NBR)

  • image burkems:
    I couldn't necessarily leave her a message that said "call me if you get this before 5, otherwise I'm having a baby..." so I just left it. 

    seriously, this would have been the most amazing message I would have ever received if I were her! But yeah, wise you didn't leave it.

    As for the job- I would still act on it. Post labor of course. Opportunity doesn't knock often. Grab the chance while you can.

  • image xnickerx:

    image burkems:
    I couldn't necessarily leave her a message that said "call me if you get this before 5, otherwise I'm having a baby..." so I just left it. 

    seriously, this would have been the most amazing message I would have ever received if I were her! But yeah, wise you didn't leave it.

    As for the job- I would still act on it. Post labor of course. Opportunity doesn't knock often. Grab the chance while you can.

    this.... gotta try. you have to think about what's best for you and your family. you don't "owe" your current job anything.

  • I agree.  When I found the job I'm in now, I was just starting to think about leaving my old company.  I felt bad leaving when I did, but if I hadn't jumped, I wouldn't have gotten the career boost I needed.  Good jobs in my field in my city are hard to come by.  People snatch them up and stay in them for years. 

    So, I say call her again after the bambino arrives. 

  • image burkems:

    What to do, what to do. There is obviously more that goes into it. I called the HR Director to ask more about the position/department but got her voicemail. I couldn't necessarily leave her a message that said "call me if you get this before 5, otherwise I'm having a baby..." so I just left it. 

    Very funny... 

    Anyway, with my new job... What if I get pregnant, what if I don't like it, what if I can't stand the massive pay cut, what if, what if... And the other day I found out I was up for a raise if I wasn't leaving...  So, I think there is usually things that would make you stay at your current job. 

    I'd go for it...  or at least research into it.

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  • image xnickerx:

    image burkems:
    I couldn't necessarily leave her a message that said "call me if you get this before 5, otherwise I'm having a baby..." so I just left it. 

    seriously, this would have been the most amazing message I would have ever received if I were her! But yeah, wise you didn't leave it.

    As for the job- I would still act on it. Post labor of course. Opportunity doesn't knock often. Grab the chance while you can.

    I couldn't agree more. 

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  • I bypassed my current job the first time it came open because I didn't want to leave my old job so close to having a baby. I regretted it...then, a second opportunity came up to work where I am now, and I took it without even hesitating.

    Things like this don't come around everyday. Act on it - and I'll be sending good vibes your way [for a safe delivery and for this potential new gig]!

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  • How much loyalty do you think you would be shown by your company if they had to lay people off? Do you think that they would say, She just had a baby, so we can't let her go?

    The answers are, not much and no. If there's one thing I have learned in the last 20 years it's this - if there is an opportunity to improve your station in life, whether that's more money or a higher degree of satisfaction, you should take it. Be gracious to your current employer should you leave, but never EVER pass up an opportunity that you really want to pursue.

    Ask me how I know this. 

    I assure you, most people will understand and appreciate your desire to improve yourself; just take care not to burn any bridges. If you pass up this chance now, you may spend YEARS kicking yourself for not being more adventuresome in your career path. 

  • image Quilty:

    How much loyalty do you think you would be shown by your company if they had to lay people off? Do you think that they would say, She just had a baby, so we can't let her go?

    The answers are, not much and no. If there's one thing I have learned in the last 20 years it's this - if there is an opportunity to improve your station in life, whether that's more money or a higher degree of satisfaction, you should take it. Be gracious to your current employer should you leave, but never EVER pass up an opportunity that you really want to pursue.

    Ask me how I know this. 

    I assure you, most people will understand and appreciate your desire to improve yourself; just take care not to burn any bridges. If you pass up this chance now, you may spend YEARS kicking yourself for not being more adventuresome in your career path. 

    hi quilty! love when you pop in :)

  • I say go for it! You don't have anything to lose in applying.

    And hello, you're leaving in an hour to have a baby! I hope you're not still on the nest reading this. Good luck!

  • image Quilty:

    How much loyalty do you think you would be shown by your company if they had to lay people off? Do you think that they would say, She just had a baby, so we can't let her go?

    Exactly what I was thinking, given my current circumstances.

    There were a lot of layoffs on post on March 1, which was the day I was to return from maternity leave. Had I been temp rather than term, that would have been the day I was laid off rather than October 1.

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  • image aligator423uf:

    I say go for it! You don't have anything to lose in applying.

    And hello, you're leaving in an hour to have a baby! I hope you're not still on the nest reading this. Good luck!

    OMG can you imagine her nesting between pushes?!?!? Now that is commitment to us! LOL

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