I could really use some input from you all. I am currently on my local CC waitlist (about three to four years wait, so I hear) and I have been working at home as a medical transcriptionist for 10 years. Well, I applied for a unit secretary job at the local hospital and I got offered the job. It is the evening shift from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. At first I was very excited about the offer and now I am wondering if it will be a wise choice or not? My dilemma is that I have three kids, 11, 7 and 4. With this shift it will mean that I will need to put two of them into some type of daycare for about 1 hour to an hour and a half each day I work. My husband would pick them up as soon as he gets home. These two kids don't want me to take the job because they will not see me very often.Although when I work one weekend a month (12 hour shift) I will have a few days off during the week of that weekend I work and the week after I work that 12 hours shift so I would be around then but is that enough??
Has anyone with kids worked this shift and if so, how did your kids adjust to this? How did you adjust? Was it worth it? I have heard so many positive threads on this website about how helpful the unit secretary job has been for them before they started their nursing career. I do feel that this job will help me in the long run with me becoming a nurse but I am having mixed feelings about how this decision will affect my family, especially the kids. My husband supports whatever decision I make. I don't know what to do. Should I stay at home as a medical transcriptionist or should I take a chance and take the unit secretary job? Any suggestions or insight would be greatly appreciated.