First and formost... only you can deside whether it is worth it or not. To be honest... I have run the gambit of reactions. Today I might reflect upon the way I was treated last etc.... I have had moments where I never wanted to step into a new door and other days where I just LOVE having a new experience.
I do not have a strong opinion to blurt out. For me, agency works well because I LOVE the flexibility; Next big attraction is the money is what we should all be making. I can (and often do) call my agency on Sunday to book for the week (and I work days 7A-7P)... to me that is glorious (been there done that with working days and hours that were not for me).
In addition, I have worked different areas I never would have otherwise been in; For a while I worked in Corrections and really enjoyed the exposure to that clinic setting. I also became ACLS certified (payed for by my agency). I, for the first time, worked in a cardiac setting because of agency and loved it (never thought I would have)!
I share all this to show the diversity of agency. I have been fortunate too in never having to deal with "old koots" looking over my shoulder! That stinks! It sounds like it makes them feel "special". Geez... if they have that much free time... why did they hire an agency nurse? lol....
Do you usually do Rehab. or LTC? I find those two so glum (sorry comrades....)... You may want to tell your agency you are open to new assignments and ask them not to send you there. I always say something really positive like.... "I want new experiences" to keep it on a positive note (not.. those old hags won't leave me alone... lol)....
The first few hours at a new place are the hardest. Once I get my report and routine under way, I find I can keep up with most of the other nurses if it is an easy layout and the charting is simple to follow.
I hope you decide to stay with it for a while and give it some time.... Whatever you decide... we are here for ya!