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job opening dilema


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A part time job opening was just posted in my district. These are rare, and exactly what I've been waiting for. It is non-continuing, just until the end of the year. It could, however, give me a leg up in the hiring process next year.

Here's my issue: I have a Drs. appointment next week to determine if I need a surgery, which I would hopefully be having this Spring. (my doctor thinks I need the surgery - this is a referral)

So, do I apply - hoping I'll know more before the interview? Or do I not apply, knowing that this is a possibility?

I can't imagine they would want to hire me for 3 1/2 months, knowing that maybe a month of that I will be missing in action. On one hand, it seems silly to apply. On the other hand, I hate to see this opportunity slip past me - because I don't even know if I'll be having surgery. The closing date of the position is two days before my doctor's appt.

What should I do? Any advice?


Senior Member

you can always say no thanks. Plus, it could be an "emergency" type of surgery so you don't need to disclose it before you need to.

I do suggest that if they offer you the position and you do in fact need surgery, be up front before accepting and let them decide if they want to still give you the job offer. Your professionalism will be respected. If you do it the other way, you will never have a good word said about you.

Could you possibly put off the surgery until the end of the school year if it turns out you need it?