Have you discussed this issue with Florida's BON
? It blows my mind that such working conditions exist.
Is there ANY
possibility you can stick it out until the 6 month period is up? If so, find a dog walker for your pooch. You have said you have looked for employment elsewhere; does Florida have nursing agencies?
1. The Florida BON will not care one bit, this is not an infarction against the Nurse Practice Act. I doubt that they will even hear the issue. ( I have sat in on several FBON hearings)
2. Florida does have nursing agencies, a lot of them....but very, very few offer guaranteed hours or benefits.
THe Job market in Florida, especially South Florida is Terrible.
I am an Ardent
dog lover, in fact, I like dogs better than people
...so, I of course, do not go along with leaving the puppy alone. However, this job is not 20 hours a shift on every shift....and in fact, and I am assuming here, that the actual job is three 12 hour shifts per week unless circumstances interfere. This allows a lot of time to spend with your puppy when not working.
I am with the other poster, find a "Baby Sitter" for your dog for when it is necessary. THe elderly lady next to me in my condo babysits daily for a nurse who works nights. She also takes "Sammie" for extended periods of time when the nurse goes away for vacation, etc.
This particular lady does not charge, because she says that she gets the benefits of having a dog without any of the vet bills or hassel. She is his Grandma!
Since this is South Florida, the land of the "Blue hair"...I am sure you can find a doggie grandma as well. Can you post notices in your apt building? or in any one of the trillion Condo communities that abound here? If all else fails, try Craigs list or the local newspaper.
I don't know where you are located, but feel free to PM me, maybe I can help.