So my story isn't really typical. I LOVE my job in pediatric intensive care and I don't want to leave. I work with a great group of people and I've settled in nicely. The problem is the job is called "flexible scheduling" which basically means that I'm on call 5 days per week, but I am only guaranteed three shifts every two weeks. Work has been slow lately so my hours have been significantly cut. We have a few more staff joining in the next month or so (two are full time who are returning from maternity leave, and one is a new hire in the same flexible position that I work) and I know that will create less opportunity for me to work.
We have a baby on the way, and I really need guaranteed hours. I've talked to numerous people at work about getting a full time position, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon. So I applied just yesterday for a position as an ICU float nurse. I never expected to be leaving this job so soon. I feel like I'm right back where I was as a new graduate- waiting for the recruiters to notice my applications.
Anyway, I just needed a little support from all of you who understand. Best of luck to everyone who is job hunting.