My name is OnlybyhisgraceRN and I am a job hopper. Sigh. I started working at the age of 14 years old, I've had probably 20 different jobs over the past 10 years. My job history goes as follows:
Age 14- Mcdonald's
for a year or so. I gained weight off of big macs, fries, and shakes. So I decided to quit.
Age 15- I worked as a dietary aide
in a small community hospital. I left after a year for very stupid reasons.
Age 16- A shoe store
. I quit a year later.
Age 17- I worked four different jobs. I worked at best buy
for 3 months but was fired for letting a friend use my family discount. Then, I worked at marshalls
for 3 weeks and quit due it being super chaotic and dealing with crazy customers. Next, I worked at michaels
for 2 days... I honestly don't remember why I quit that job. My fourth job was as a student aid
, I quit after 3 months because I became a CNA and wanted to work as such.
Age-18 I worked as a school health aide
, and lasted 2.5 years. I loved the job so much that I planned on staying as a nurse. However, everyone stated" No, go get your clinical experience". And so I did. After I received my LPN license I left the school system. In addition to the school job I worked for 2 nursing agencies
as a float CNA/Sitter.
Age-20 I worked as a LPN in an ALF
. After a year I left, it was a new day on hell every single day.
Age-21 I worked in a LTC
, which I loved. I left after a year due to schedule conflict with school and they did not allow PRN.
Age 22- I worked in subacute/LTC
facility, another ALF, methadone clinic
. The subacute and ALF were hell holes. I loved the Methadone clinic but I was PRN and they never had any hours. I also worked for 2 peds HH
agency. I hated it because I felt like an over paid babysitter. My last job for this year was a PRN school nurse
job for an agency that I'm currently employed.
Age-23- I worked at a subacute facilty
, I quit after three months when I received my RN license to pursue the "almighty" hospital experience. I then got hired into a CVICU
. I lasted 7 months there( that is a thread all by itself, literally).
Now I'm 24 years old and I find myself starting another job next week. All I can say is that I'm tired of job hopping. My long term goal is to find my home in nursing and stay there until I retire. Why is that so hard for me to do??? I feel so pathetic.
Hopefully this year will be different, and I'll find my self at the same place by the end of the year.