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- Aug 16, '12 by SlaveHeartSo the home health agency called me in today to assign me shifts. When I got there the lady told me they had weekends open and that was it! I specifically said I was only able to work on weekdays or a regularly scheduled well in advance weekend shift on occassion. They made me drive ten miles and wait a half hour to tell me they finally had an opening and it was for this Saturday and Sunday! They should have looked at my application that said I was avaliable week days or better yet mentioned on the phone they had weekend shifts only instead of telling me to come in to get an assignment. Okay sorry, it's been a rough week I just had to vent!
- Aug 16, '12 by SuperMeghan91I've had that happen to me in both home health agencies I worked at. I specifically asked for time off on the weekends, and all I was offered was weekends. I took what I could get. Get you experience in home health and then move on as soon as possible. I got a job at a LTC facility and I didn't realize how many bad habits I picked up for doing home health. A lot of people also sign up with two agencies at a time so that they always have work.
- Aug 16, '12 by SlaveHeartOh I wish I could work weekends but I am a single mom with two kids in daycare that is only open during weekdays and I have no relatives close enough to watch them
- Aug 16, '12 by SuperMeghan91Stay on their schedule, a job might not come up for a while, but you'll still be considered to be employed by them. If you can't get good experience working, make sure you stay on top of your clinical skills. Practice them at home and watch youtube videos showing the skills. Continue to apply to nursing homes and hospitals.