Should you work at more than one place?

  1. I don't know if it is just my hometown, but A LOT of nurses that I know actually work at more than one hospital.

    Here in Vegas, we probably have enough nurses to only employee about 3 hospitals, but we have 12 hospitals, if I am counting properly (forgive me I may be wrong with this #) but anyways, I swear everyone I know works at multiple places.

    Most people I know have one full time job and another per diem or vsp position that they work at for a little extra.


    So my question to you all is, what is your opinion on working at two places? Is it worth it to pick up a side gig? Do you learn more being at different hospitals and seeing different things?

    What is your favorite thing about working at different hospitals?
    Drop some answers below!

    Xox Alex
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    About Alexx_xox, ADN, RN

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  3. by   caliotter3
    People I know, myself included, work at more than two employers because we have to. It's really bad when paychecks from two full time jobs do not meet expenses, no matter the nature of those expenses.
  4. by   Alexx_xox
    Quote from caliotter3
    People I know, myself included, work at more than two employers because we have to. It's really bad when paychecks from two full time jobs do not meet expenses, no matter the nature of those expenses.
    Yes, you're 100% correct. Sometimes you have no other choice other than to work 2 jobs.
  5. by   barcode120x
    Once I finish my BSN, I'm definitely looking for a 2nd job that is non-acute/non-bedside. I want to see what life is like outside the hospital. I currently enjoy my job on the tele floor at my coworkers and I don't see myself leaving anytime soon, but I would like to see what else is in store for me. I would say most of my coworkers around my age (mid 20s to early 30s) that are single/bf-gf/early marriage don't work a 2nd job, but a lot of the older lady and gent nurses at my work a 2nd job or used to.

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