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Ethical Question...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by mellsworth21, May 28, 2008.

  1. mellsworth21

    mellsworth21 2+ Year Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    Wooster, Ohio.
    I have an interview lined up for a "operating room assistant" I applied in April, wanting a summer job. However, they asked me if I would be going back to school this fall, and I tould them "perhaps."
    I really want the job, and I am going back to school, I hate not telling the truth, what should I do? I dont want to "burn bridges" and my reputation matters (but so does my bank account) Thoughts?
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  3. bawer234

    bawer234 ASA Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    You told them there was a possiblity of your educational return...I don't see an ethical problem here. Lets put it this way, if you do end up leaving in the fall (which it sounds like you will), it won't be the first time someone has left their position. They won't loose any sleep over you leaving.
  4. mellsworth21

    mellsworth21 2+ Year Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    Wooster, Ohio.
    Anyone else? My mother thinks I should just tell them. But its my only job prospect. And its a darn good one.
  5. Instatewaiter

    Instatewaiter But... there's a troponin 10+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    tell them exactly what you said- you really want the job but you are going back to school in the fall.
  6. carlyMD

    carlyMD 2+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    I would take the job. You told them you might be returning to school so if they hire you, they do so with the knowledge and acceptance that you may be leaving. I think that is fair enough.

    I am a bioethics masters student if it helps to make you feel better ;)
  7. moe_4eva

    moe_4eva doprepd on my haed 2+ Year Member

    Jun 16, 2006
    If you're only going to be able to work there for 3 months, then I don't think it's fair to the hospital to spend the money to train you when you'll only be able to work as a trained employee for a month or two. If you can't accept the responsibility the job requires, don't take it in the first place. But it may be worth trying, just be honest.
  8. Character

    Character 5+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2008
    do wats good for u

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