What shift do you work? Why? - page 4

My hat is off to all of you great nurses that can get up at the crack of dawn and be ready for anything!!! I have always worked 2nd shift, either 2-10p or 3-11p, mostly because I'm a night person. ... Read More

  1. by   KC CHICK
    I will be starting a new schedule next week. Have been working Mon-Fri 0645-1515 since June. My new schedule is rotating 12hr days 7A-7P with one weekend a month....no weekend call! I don't know what I'm going to do with all the days off coming up. I'm so used to only having the weekends. About every month and a half there will be 6 days off in a row....YIPPEE!

    Don't get me wrong, I know it will be hard during those 12hr days. I'll probly be able to just go home, eat, and crawl into bed in between workdays.......but 6 days off in a row definately makes up for it!!

    I'm looking forward to working with the evening crew from 3-7. They seem like a more relaxed bunch.
    Anne.
  2. by   RiinaLiblik
    Originally posted by Duckie
    My hat is off to all of you great nurses that can get up at the crack of dawn and be ready for anything!!! I have always worked 2nd shift, either 2-10p or 3-11p, mostly because I'm a night person. I like to sleep late and go to bed, probably when many of you are getting up to hit 1st shift. My brain is scrambled until noon but keeps on going till the early morning light. How about everyone else?
    In our country we can do 2 shifts.Day shift is 8.00-20.00 and night shift is 20.00 until 8.00.And in one month is about 6 night shifts and 7 day shifts.I personally dont like those night shifts.Sometimes they are Ok.And then i have free day,but if you know that your family sleeping at home or they enjoy some kinde of party it freeks me out.One positive thing in night shifts is that they are high payd.
  3. by   hpyrn
    I work 7a-7p 3 days a week, works for me with the kids. But I love my week-ends when the admin. isnt there, at least I can relax once in a while.

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