would you work this rotating schedule? - page 2
by OnlybyHisgraceRN 3,046 Views | 24 Comments
Im scheduled to work tue/wed nights then friday day shift. this is not my choice. have anyone ever done this? My instinct says fight this, but its a new job and I dont want to cause trouble. ( sorry for the grammar.typing on my... Read More
- 2Jun 22, '13 by JBudd GuideAsk HR for a copy of the scheduling guidelines/rules. If this is permissible, then you are stuck with it.
But there is plenty of literature that shows poor health and unsafe nursing with too frequent rotation of schedules . Pull some off the net and go to your boss with them (good old evidence based practice!)
I went to all nights/evenings to escape rotation days and nights every 2 weeks, and that was over 30 years ago. Still on nights, I'm glad to say; can't stand working days.
I've taught clinicals from time to time, and had a very difficult time switching to a day shift for that one day during the week.
- 1Jun 22, '13 by PediLove2147At my old job I did Sunday and Monday night then worked Wednesday day, I only did this every other week though. I had a hard time falling asleep Tuesday night and was usually very tired on Wednesday. I was on Ambien for a while. It is doable short term, I still occasionally have a "fake day off" but I could never do it consistently again.
I wouldn't necessarily fight it but I would definitely find out how long this will last.
- 0Jun 23, '13 by marydcI worked days with night rotation for years and it's tough. Typically every other weekend;nights Fri and Sat then back on days Mon. It is difficult and took it's toll on me physically and emotionally. I was a mess and it got to where I was unable to sleep day or night. I went to straight days last year and can't believe the difference in how I feel.
My advice, if you have a choice don't let this become a regular schedule.
- 0Jun 23, '13 by skylarkWow, I would love that, compared to some i have worked!
I've had schedules where I do five 12 hour nights, finish Friday morning and then work a day on Saturday.
that kind of schedule is common where the roster runs over 2 weeks instead of one.
Yours sounds great, if you don't want it, can I have it please??!!