Feeling Flustered - page 3

by MystyqueOne

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Hello All, Since this is the place we all reach out to when we need to vent, I am going to consider this my very first "on the job" vent thread. :D I've been working at what some people may call a "cushion" job.... It's an... Read More


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    Have you talked to your new job about the schedule yet? It had been my experience that hospital systems I have worked for , you have your core 2 week schedule.
    In that you get one weekend off. I have had a few various scheudles one I worked every Tues and Thurs and every other weekend, so Tues, Thurs, Sat , Sun, Tues, Thurs, Tues...
    Another shift I had were my 3 days were together was Thur, Fri, Sat, then Wens Thur Fri. I really liked that schedule as my weekend was only Sat not both Sat and Sun.
    The job I currently have for nights 2 on 2 off 2 on 3 off... roating so I get every other weekend off.
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    I used to work 7p-7a fri-sun. I loved it. I saw my kids alot. Summers were even better. I now work random nights and hate it. I try as hard as can be to put 3 days together as much as I can when I self schedule. I find I sleep more and do not see my kids much now. A job change could be exactly what you need.
    Hope it all works out for you.
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    depends where you work, how the schedule works etc. working off one work one off one work one, esp nights and 12 hours might leave you just as exhausted.
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    I think three in a row is much better then every other night. It takes time to adjust back to a day schedule and if you have to switch back and forth every day you will be really screwed up.

    In a hospital you will probably work everyother or every third weekend so you can get some of your social life back.
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    Every place is different. I worked 11-7 for twenty years. At first it was 7 days on 1 day off 3 days on 3 days off. then I went to 3-11 then 7p-7a. Nursing can be hell sometimes. Thinking the Sun is the Moon and the Moon is the Sun. When Nursing is 9-5 it will be heaven. Unfortunately scheduling can be unfair at times. The best advice that I can give you is talk to your new supervisor. You're the new kid on the block but sometimes you can get lucky but only if you talk to her. Tell her what you would 'like', not what you 'want'. like is a better term. Always remember you are not the only nurse that she has to please. Besides she has to ensure coverage for 24/7. But if she is good at what she does. She will try to make you and all the other nurses happy.
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    If at all possible I do not schedule myself 3 days in a row. I work them when I have to but that third day is really rough...and I am thinking about myself and my patient. Who says you need to keep plodding along in a schedule that you are having difficulty with. Have you spoken with your supervisor?
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    Quote from MystyqueOne

    I love the night shift, just not all crammed together like this!
    Did you sign up for working all weekends? (I used to prefer that so I'd know my schedule, and not have to worry about when to plan things- I also preferred to have all shifts in a row to have days off in a row). I also liked nights- I worked alcohol/drug rehab- though did that on days...but I know the drill....

    If not- this isn't fair. IMO, it's reasonable to asks your boss about the schedule - and seeing if things can be divided up a bit- but the trade off will be a major roller coaster with going back and forth between working nights- and your "life" during the day... always a trade off.
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    I recently changed jobs. The job I left I was working Thurs-Sun nights. At 1st it was nice being home all week. But then it got to be a drag working every single weekend. I was told upon getting hired that if I wanted every weekend off it could be worked out. When I asked for it was was given 1 weekend off a month. I was then offered a job closer to my house.

    I now work days. I absolutely love my new schedule! I never work 3 full days. Two weeks would look like this. Work Mon and Tues. Off wed and thurs. Work 12p-6p Fri, full day sat and sun. Off mon and tues. work wed, thurs, and 6a-12p on fri, off the weekend. Rinse and repeat. I love it! I get every other weekend off. I'm home at 6 and get the evening with my daughter and husband.
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    That's a ridiculous shift schedule, unless they are paying you a ginormous shift differential for working nights AND weekends! It is standard to work every other weekend, maybe less if you've got seniority/work part time or if the hospital has a weekend only staff (my hospital does and pays a very high shift differential for those who work all weekends) I work 12s, 3 a week. They rotate so generally it's 2 on 3 off, with 3 shifts in a row twice a month at the most.


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