After 2 years of agency, I am fed up! I am going today to join the ranks of FULL TIME STAFF. I have been cancelled for the past 2 weeks after being pre-booked for 4 weeks. I have worked 1 day each week for the past 2...UUUUGGGHHHH!!!!!
I did some calling around and have found a hospital 45 minutes away (no further away than any of the others I have to drive to) that pays $4/hr less than agency, but has full time benefits and great insurance. I know all about the lack of freedom in scheduling, but I have had it!
ALSO, the last shift I worked with this agency, (on Monday), I got put in an area I was not familiar with and I got hung out to dry by the charge nurse. I AM SICK OF THIS WAY OF LIFE!!!!!! I want to be an "employee" again. Pray for me!
Mar 1, '03
You guys are great... the best.
Honestly, my first reaction to this thread was.... so... then don't do it. The responses of my fellow colleagues has been heart warming, thank you.
Lately, I have been working a lot of hours. I work strictly Agency Nursing. It works for me! I have been doing some of those "doubles" and at agency rate it is great money (fatiguing but worth it for now).
And that is the key.... if it works for you great. If not, move one, do something more appropirate for where you are at. I know these are tough times in some areas for picking up shifts. The area I work in can be SO fickle. Sometimes I can not get all my hours in without being available more often then I would like to. I have gotton called off when I really needed the money etc...
I took a short term travel contract to balance my loss of hours. Fortunately, the timing was just right.
Thank you to those sapporters who spoke up with positive input.
When asked direct questions, we also are incredible at brainstorming for solutions and for that I am grateful too. I love you guys....
Last edit by nightingale on Mar 1, '03