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  • 31

    You can ask for whatever you want but a few things to consider,
    Why are you going into a field that is known to have round the clock shifts and ask for special treatment?
    Who do you think should work the evening and night shifts? The experienced, long term employees?
    As a seasoned employee whose kids are older I do try to help out any coworker with younger children but I would have a hard time with any new employee who expected what has taken me years of night shifts to obtain.

  • 29

    Sounds like you did everything you could. Nurse's like the one you described are nearly impossible to please. Nursing is 24/7. You did your job and Now Its time for her to do hers. Hang in there nursing can be tough.

  • 27

    Of course you can ask, but they might say no. You might also find yourself working on Christmas, Easter, etc. Having a child does not entitle you to any special treatment ...but the more you have to offer and the more they need you, the more they'll be willing to negotiate.

  • 23

    Quote from DreamerMW
    I'm sorry for all the unasked-for opinions and negativity that some previous posters offered. And to answer your question, yes, days- only jobs absolutely exist. They are many hospitals who even offer 8-4 and such (one that comes to mind is CHOP). And there are always clinics where you can work 9-5. This is what's beautiful about nursing, it's so versatile. you put enough work and effort into looking, you will likely find a position that works for you. Good luck!!
    I honestly don't think that any of the replies were unkind, I think that they were trying to offer realistic advice to OP. Making it sound like it's relatively easy for a new grad to secure a daytime job when that might not actually be the case depending on OP's location, isn't really helpful in my opinion.

    About the unasked-for opinions, it's something that you get when you post a question on a forum. They might even be helpful because as someone new to a profession there might be questions that you don't yet know that you need to ask. If OP doesn't find them helpful, she is of course free to disregard them.

  • 20

    I'm not sure what it is you are seeking here. Your employability a few years in the future can't be predicted under the best of circumstances. Add those kind of restrictions and it's even harder to predict.

  • 19

    I lived alone for a long time, because I love living alone (turns out I like living with a partner better, though). Bills are easy to keep up with. They're due about the same time every month, so it's not like they creep up on you. You do housework when you can, which sometimes means at 2am on your day off because night shifts has messed up your sleep schedule. The best part is that you can walk around in your underpants, talk to yourself, sing to yourself, decorate however you want, and study/read/watch whatever you want whenever you want. It turns out that 3-4am is a very quiet hour in a lot of places, so it's a good time to study. If you're awake. Because night shift has messed up your sleep schedule.


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