Would you leave current job for a Mon-Fri less stressful opportunity?

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    I've been working at an LTC trying to suck it up and get through it, but I can't tell you how miserable I am there. We have four different units at our facility and they just so happened to keep me in the Alz/Dementia unit, since they thought i'd be good there with my past psych experience. I'm really regreting leaving my last job (psych) for this one... I just took it for the higher pay for my family. But now I have a job offer to work for in a residential care dealing with fosters kids w/ behavioral issues. It's Mon-Fri, no holidays, 10-6, guaranteed lunch, and good benefits, 5 min away from my house. They said they have low turn over rates and i'm replacing a nurse that has been there for 13 years. Also, since it's a non-profit organization i'll probably have an opportunity to have my school loans payed off! The only problem is that i'm taking a 4 dollar pay cut. Would you take it? Please give me your opinions!
    Last edit by ooMissNurseoo on Mar 24, '12

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  2. 31 Comments...

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    If you can handle the lower pay you should take the new job.
    DizzyLizzyNurse, JZ_RN, michelle126, and 1 other like this.
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    I'm in the same boat as you with your job (sortve miserable), I say, if you're able to withstand the pay cut go for it. Do what makes you happy!
    JZ_RN and KaroSnowQueen like this.
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    Absolutely yes, shorter commute, loan forgiveness, which will lower your bills. No holidays....
    JZ_RN, michelle126, and KaroSnowQueen like this.
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    What in the name of St. Patrick are you waiting for? Grab it.
    nikkicb2004, DizzyLizzyNurse, JZ_RN, and 4 others like this.
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    The wage might be lower, but they're paying you in other ways:

    1. Student loan repayment
    2. Better benefits
    3. Guaranteed schedule
    4. No chance of your shift being cancelled
    5. Lower stress levels lead to better health

    I would take this job in a heartbeat!
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    I would take a pay cut for a less stressful job. If you can afford to, I'd say go with it. Just curious , but what exactly would you be doing in residential care?
    brandy1017 likes this.
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    I love 7 on, 7 off! Wouldn't trade it for anything!
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    I would take it. I had the opportunity to do so once, and took a pass because of the $$$.
    I regret my decision and if given the opportunity again, I would take it.
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    I recently did this and it has been worth it!

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