I am currently working in Med/Surg in a hospital. I am a new grad, and have been working nights for about a month and a half. It is KILLING me!!! I hate it!
My quality of life has gone down the tubes, since although I am only working 3 -4 nights (12 hr shifts from 7pm - 7am), it takes me at least 2 or more days to start feeling normal again. I'm not sure if this is due to the fact that I am over 40 (ha-ha).
Anyway, I have been offered a position for less money with a prestigious Dermatology group. My life would again be my own, as it would be M - F, nights, weekends, and holidays off.
My original intention was to do Med/Surg for a year, and then sign up with a registry to do maybe Tues, Weds, Thurs. 12 hr shifts. I know if I make this move, that will no longer be a reality for me, but I don't know how much longer I can manage to do the night shifts. The bags under my eyes are reaching my lips! (ha-ha!).
I needed some advice and direction. My pros and cons list is about even. HELP!!!!