All the cool people work nights! - page 2

by meanmaryjean

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You know it's true! What's the BEST thing about working nights (besides the differential)? For me- it is the absolute sense of teamwork. Every job I've ever had on nights, those people became my friends. We depend on each... Read More


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    If I could have the nighttime quietness during a daytime schedule, life would be good.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    Agree with what everybody has said so far. I am reluctant to trust the day walkers. I suspect many of them work days so as to be able to brown nose and smooze management for their own gain.
    Umm, some of work day shift because of childcare, not because we want to, plus my body does not do well with night shift. I'm healthier on day shift.

    Yeah love the suits. Got my nose shoved high up their A$$...NOT.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    Agree with what everybody has said so far. I am reluctant to trust the day walkers. I suspect many of them work days so as to be able to brown nose and smooze management for their own gain.
    I could also turn this around and say only people that can't handle day shift, suits, surgeries and the busy parts of the shift work nights. Touché
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    Quote from tokmom
    I could also turn this around and say only people that can't handle day shift, suits, surgeries and the busy parts of the shift work nights. Touché
    *** Except it would be inaccurate. I am a full time rapid response nurse. We (the two night shift RRT RNs) receive and deal with 68% of all RRT calls. We are based in a trauma unit that receives more admissions, and deals with more emergency surgeries at night than day shift does. So in addition to liking to brown nose the boss and charm the attending, they like the slower pace of day shift.
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    I've only been an aide (start working as an RN on Monday!!!) but I agree - I LOVE nightshift! The teamwork during nights is phenomenal - aside from no mgmt, no docs unless its an emergency, no families unless its an emergency etc etc etc...
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    I've only been on nights for a six months but now I really hesitate to work a day shift. Family and friends keep asking when I am going to "get" to go on days. They can't understand when I tell them I've already been asked and turned it down! : )
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    So I'll be a new grad in September, and pretty much anticipate that I'll end up working nights. This is totally fine with me, Im single and dont have kids so I'm more flexible than others may be, also differential helps a lot. I've willingly worked overnight shifts before, and don't mind it (not in healthcare). So it's good to hear that most of you seem to really like it there.

    What's your shift differential?
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    At my hospital, it's 17%.

    And I did a research study last year, and an incidental finding was that 90% of my night shift working subjects- work nights by choice. 85% of THEM had spent > 50% of their professional career working nights.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    Agree with what everybody has said so far. I am reluctant to trust the day walkers. I suspect many of them work days so as to be able to brown nose and smooze management for their own gain.

    Personally, I would prefer to NOT have to deal with management during day shift. In-services, leader rounds, case conference...I lose a lot of time that would be better spent elsewhere. Trust me, it doesn't gain me anything.
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    Quote from C-lion
    Personally, I would prefer to NOT have to deal with management during day shift. In-services, leader rounds, case conference...I lose a lot of time that would be better spent elsewhere. Trust me, it doesn't gain me anything.
    *** I don't doubt it. I was just poking fun at the day walkers.
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