Topic: Day case surgery rates to go
June 25, 2019 / By Buster Question:
So, I just had an interview yesterday at a major hospital that went REALLY well. The hiring manager already called back yesterday afternoon and asked for my references, and she said the job was essentially mine. Now, I'm not going to get overly excited just in case I don't get hired, but I do want to put some plans in place just in case I am.
I'll probably be starting this job within the next few weeks (including at least a week or two for training, etc.). How should I tell my hiring manager about previous commitments (i.e. doctor's appts., etc.) which will require me to take a day or two off? I'm trying to coordinate/switch around my doctor appts. so that most of them fall on the same day, meaning I'll only have to take one day off (in late August). As of right now, I'd have to take 2 days off (one in late August, one in the first week of September). If/when I'm brought in for a second interview, should I just have a sheet that essentially says I'm not available on these two days?
I'll also have some other doctor appts. that I'll have to schedule for follow-up after my recent arthroscopic surgery (my hiring manager is aware of this), but I can try and schedule them as late in the day as possible (my hours are roughly 8:15am-4:45pm). The doctor appts. I still have to schedule are literally right across the street from where I work, though; I could probably work it so I could take my lunch break and go to the doctor (which would be nice, seeing as I have a 6-week post-op follow up with my surgeon at 11:15 on a day in early June).
Again, I'm sure people deal with this all of the time. All of these upcoming appointments are either my annual or bi-annual appointments, so it's not like this would happen all the time. I'm just nervous/don't really know what to do because this will be my first "real" job outside of internships, etc. that have generally been pretty flexible schedule-wise.
Advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :)
I forgot to add that, as a full-time employee, I will start out with 3 weeks' vacation, I believe. I was going to firm that up in the second interview, but that's pretty much what the starting rate is for new hires, according to the hospital's website.
Aldous | 5 days ago
I'm sure it will be fine. You always want to be up front and honest, the sooner they know, the easier it will be for them to work around your schedule.