I'm an adn student. One year in, one year to go.
7 months ago I accepted a job as a patient tech/nurses aid in a local magnet hospital. The reason I wanted a job was to get experience in a hospital, so that I may be more marketable when looking for rn jobs. Also, I though it would be good for me since I work directly with rns.
It is a per diem job and pays quite well. I have to add that I did not take the job for the money, I did it to help me get ahead. When interviewed and hired I stressed to them that I am in nursing school and I wouldn't be able to work many hours. They were more than accepting of this.
Well here we are 7 months down the road, love the job, but school is becoming a lot more demanding. They are wanting me to work more hours than I can. I wake up today to a phone call from the house supervisor, wondering why I didn't show up today. Umm because I wasn't scheduled today! Well someone added me on today, without telling me. The deadline for schedule approvals was June 02. I worked June 02 and my self schedule had already been approved, and I was NOT on today.
Long story short, I get a nice thing called a no call/no show for the day, and to top it off they penciled me in an additional 2 days in the next 7 days without telling me. I told them I wouldnt be available due to finals this week and next week.
It's coming down to this: start working extra days, or put in my notice.
It's a wonderful job, but I'm a B student in school as it is, working more days is going to hurt me academically. Now that I am a year in, the requirements at school are getting a lot harder. I knew this when I took the job, but I was under the impression that they were going to work with my school schedule and thats why I was put on as per diem. Well its not working out that way.
In my shoes, would you quit or suck it up and stay??