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Joined Feb 21, '12. DesertSky is a Critical Care RN. Posts: 42 (38% Liked) Likes: 21

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  • Jun 15

    I bring healthy food and no money so I can't hit the vending machines. My gym is open 24 hours and I go my nights off about 2 am. But I will concede that not gain weight on nights is tough.

  • Jun 15

    As someone who has lost almost 100 pounds (and kept it off) - you need to find something to replace the urge to eat when you feel tired/stressed/bored. That's the root of the problem and it's a hard habit to break. Try a crossword puzzle or stretches or a brisk walk when you would normally grab a snack. You have to retrain yourself. You could sub in healthier food, but I think addressing the behavior would be the most beneficial in the long run.

    Good luck!

  • Jun 15

    I second the Commuter. When it comes to energy and weight loss what you eat is king. In most cases, especially as you get older it will not matter how much you work out if you do not eat right. I think taking a low-carb approach(meat, butter, veggies, full-fat yogart, and no processed foods) and resting well will bring up your energy levels. Honestly, that alone will keep you lean even without working out. If you want to workout after you have your nutrition and sleep in good check then that would be icing on the cake. One word of caution, do not workout after you get off from work. Workout when you get up from resting. That should get you started.

  • Jun 15

    I was unable to control my weight on nights...

    However, I did lose 52 pounds on nights. I went from 180 pounds to 128 in a few months by exercising at a 24-hour gym after my 12-hour night shifts ended. I also adhered to a controlled carbohydrate diet to minimize bloating and food cravings.

  • Jun 15

    Woohoo, Kansas representin' our crappie salaries.

  • Jun 10

    wow, rude. Thanks for the support. And an FYI I did research and was just looking for a little clarification/validation. If you dont want to help and support other nurses you should get off of this forum.

  • Jun 1

    Quote from springchick1
    We've had people do it. At my hospital, you clock in under a different department department code for each job so it isn't overtime. It just depends on the hospital.
    I wonder how your employer gets away with that legally. The employee is still the same person, working more than 40/week without getting paid overtime, regardless of what "department code" s/he is working under ...

  • Jun 1

    Quote from elkpark
    I wonder how your employer gets away with that legally. The employee is still the same person, working more than 40/week without getting paid overtime, regardless of what "department code" s/he is working under ...
    No idea. The people who did it didn't do it long because they didn't like working so much and decided it wasn't worth it. This was about 6 years ago so things may be different now.

  • Jun 1

    Quote from elkpark
    I wonder how your employer gets away with that legally. The employee is still the same person, working more than 40/week without getting paid overtime, regardless of what "department code" s/he is working under ...
    Yes. They called that "double dipping" in my hospital. They said they wouldn't allow it, but they did. I've done it. They also allowed incentives to come in for weekend nights, meaning, an extra $200-$400 per shift depending on how desperate they were.
    Non union hospital.

  • Jun 1

    We can't pick up PRN and be FT where I work either. They will cross train you and you can get OT if they need help on other units.

  • Jun 1

    I used to work full time in ICU and picked up some shifts in PACU at the same hospital.

  • Jun 1

    Quote from DeeAngel
    I'm puzzled as to why you would ask the internet this question when the only one who can give you a specific answer is your employer. You need to ask, they may go for it since you're already oriented and trained to the hospital.

    Maybe be she just wanted to see if anyone did this before she approached her hospital. People ask the Internet all kinds of things these days

  • May 31

    My nurse shirt says something like "I'm a nurse: my job is to save your a**, not kiss it!"

  • May 31

    I agree with PP that it most likely depends on your hospital's policy. The hospital I work for used to allow people to work an additional job. For many years I had two jobs at a time. Sometimes two PD and sometimes a PT with a PD. However, a few years ago they changed the policy and you can no longer have more than one job within their system.

  • May 31

    We've had people do it. At my hospital, you clock in under a different department department code for each job so it isn't overtime. It just depends on the hospital.


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