Is it worth travelling 4 hrs to work? - page 5

by RNHURT 3,879 Views | 44 Comments

My friend just got a job in NICU and she always wanted to be NICU nurse, pay is good but her job is 4 hrs away in rural area. She has been a registry LVN before becoming RN and my advice was if she can try registry for a while... Read More


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    Quote from missladyrn

    That is a lot of assumption about her financial affairs. The OP posted that money is not an issue for this person. So no risk of financial ruin. And there is only one way to find out if you are cut out for a career or not. You have to take some chances in life or you will miss out on a lot.
    How is that a lot of assumption about her financial affairs? Not only was it one sentence, but it wasn't even directed toward OP.
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    Quote from RNHURT
    please no way, am forcing my opinion on my friend, Infact she asked me for my opinion and knows this forum has nurses as members who might have come across such choices sometime in life. My friend is more than a sister to me and we are very close.
    I'm glad to hear this. Your earlier postings did not convey your caring, but sounded more like it was a contest. I hope your friend can work out what is best for her.
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    Jobs can be very hard to come by. I have friends that work nights on my unit, and they live 3.5 hours away from the hospital. They rent rooms with other nurses/ and some docs/ and stay there for the six days, then have off for almost two weeks. One friend of mine has been doing it for years.

    However. Women are different. I don't know if I'd be able to do this, except in the more DIRE of circumstance. Say for example if I was the only provider for entire household, you bet I would buckle down and do what had to be done.

    It is very easy to stand back and say 'I would never', but life sometimes has a way of making us rethink these things.

    Good luck to the OP.
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    needless to say, jobs are hard to find this days. consequently, i'm not only concern regarding the 4hrs. with a total of 8hrs r/t of commute but the amount of tare and wear on the vehicle not to mentioned the expense of daily maintenance like oil change, tire rotation, and one can't forget the mileage when one decides to resale this vehicle. however, no one can say what would they do in this situation until they are presented with this ordeal. wishing the op and those of you that share the same predicament the best in all of your future endeavors...aloha~
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    I commuted an hour and 45 minutes for 18 months. I am single with my own home. I did the stay for 6 day thing with my parents who treated me like a queen. My schedule was rarely 6 straight back to back but more often every other. I worked night shift. I would come home to a mountain of mail, yardwork and other chores related to abandoning a house (did you know they still get really dusty.) I was changing the oil in my car about every 5 weeks, gas was eating a hole in my paycheck and I was a physical/emotional wreck. I'd sit at the computer and cry when trying to pay the bills. I had the money I just couldn't figure out how to log into my account because I was so tired. All this and I didn't have the guilt of leaving a small child, missing important things in her life and having to care for her when I arrived home exhausted. I couldn't take it even though it was a job I loved and the flightsuit was pretty cool.
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