hello!! I am thinking of picking up some agency shifts to supplement my full time RN job b/c the pay for lack of a better word is CRAP!
I have heard more negative things than positive about working agency and I have developed some fear about what its really like. I have worked as a PACU nurse for 2 years doing both inpatient/outpatient surgery. The things I consistently hear are, you are given the worst patients, the other nurses are mean to you, if something goes bad not even the agency will back you up etc. etc... I really only want to pick up a shift a week to start, Is it really that bad? Also will the agency allow you to specify if you only want to work outpatient? Any advice would be appreciated!