Sunday Service and Weekend shift - page 3

I just BARELY started working as an RN. When I mean barely, I mean I'm still in orientation and will officially start working with a preceptor on 8/7. My issue is that I won't be able to attend... Read More

  1. by   quiltynurse56
    Quote from gigglebotRN
    Well obviously I came here for advice to not be deceitful hahaha
    You have been given lots of advice, none of which you seem to find acceptable. You and only you can decide what to do. To me it looks like you have 2 choices: 1. Work something out with your clergy/board or 2. Quit your job and find something that will no interfere with your religious practices.
  2. by   gigglebotRN
    No I've accepted them and I appreciate all of them but I want to see if there's anything else that anyone has done from their experience. If that's all the advice then I'll take them. It's really black and white what I should do. I just like hearing all the possibilities
  3. by   Purple_roses
    Quote from gigglebotRN
    I understand that it is something you've never heard of. I belong to a specific church and I can't attend just any church because we believe not all churches are the same. So let's leave it at that. I'm asking advice on how to balance work and church. I'm not going to change which church I'm going to, I'm not going to change what I believe. And that's that.
    The advice I've received was to wait till I'm settled to change my schedule around, which shifts and find another job that accommodates me. Other than that, is there anything else? I'm just looking for advice, not advice on religion and that Jesus Christ and God are forgiving. I'm completely aware of it. If anyone is curious about my church, you can visit incmedia.org but please visit with an open mind and heart I'm not trying to promote or convert but I know a lot of people won't exactly understand my point of view. Don't bump it until you try ❤️
    In this case, there's nothing any of us can say to help. If you can't attend another church and your church isn't willing to work with you, then you'll have to find another job that doesn't have weekend requirements.
  4. by   meanmaryjean
    I'm curious as to what members of your church do when they require medical care during services? Do they go AMA to attend church, then re-admit themselves? Because that would be the only logical choice- given what you have described.
  5. by   Ruas61
    The Iglesia Ni Cristo claims to be the one true church and the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus, and that all other Christian churches are apostates
  6. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from Ruas61
    The Iglesia Ni Cristo claims to be the one true church and the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus, and that all other Christian churches are apostates
    Which is where I lost any sympathy.
  7. by   gigglebotRN
    Good question, that actually happened to one of our head deacons. He had a PE and he was in the ICU and was inubated and unconscious. So there's nothing he could have done in his power. If there was a way to somehow bring him, it wouldn't technically count because yes, he's physically there but mentally he's not. Of course since he wasn't there for some worship services, he wasn't able to perform as Head Deacon. He recovered and he's alive and well.

    *off topic*
    He lost vision in his left eye but CT and MRI show no signs of stroke and there's no evidence of a clot in his eye. Anyone have an idea what it could be?
  8. by   gigglebotRN
    Well I didn't ask for any sympathy. But it is true that not all church are the same and that's just it. I am a member of a church but I don't think less of anybody else's church or religion. Yeah it basically translates to "my church is better than yours" but you can't judge the person based on where they go to church. Just like any church, there's good apples and bad apples. I'm human and I make mistakes. I'm just trying my best to work and go to church to the best of my abilities and I understand that it won't always go my way.
  9. by   elkpark
    Quote from gigglebotRN
    ... but you can't judge the person based on where they go to church.
    Why on earth not?? I think that what church a person chooses to belong to, and with what group(s) of people a person chooses to affiliate, says a lot about that person.
  10. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from gigglebotRN
    Yeah it basically translates to "my church is better than yours" but you can't judge the person based on where they go to church. Just like any church, there's good apples and bad apples. I'm human and I make mistakes. I'm just trying my best to work and go to church to the best of my abilities and I understand that it won't always go my way.
    Sure you can. We are all judged by the company we keep and rightly so. If I hang with people of a certain ideology then it can be assumed that I agree with that ideology. It's like the people who marched in the white supremacist rally in Charlotte who are now saying they aren't actually white supremacists they were just "there". And from the sound of things if anybody at your church finds out you don't agree with their position I'm betting you'll be put out so fast your head will spin. The "my church is better than all other churches" is an affront to what Jesus taught but your church takes it farther. Your church says all other churches are false churches and that is insulting to those of us of faith. The bottom line is you've chosen to align yourself with a church that makes demands of its' followers that will not allow you to work as a nurse in the traditional sense which will make it very difficult to find a job. Maybe they'll be willing to support you financially but I highly doubt that.
  11. by   gigglebotRN
    Because we're all human on this earth. All people in each religion sin right? So regardless of if they go to church everyday or just once a month they're still human. I don't know your religion background or if you believe in God. I'm not going to judge you for what you believe. I'll judge you on how you treat me or other people or even how you respect yourself.
  12. by   gigglebotRN
    Well not quite because not all churches agree with each other. My church isn't the only one that thinks other churches are false. There's an abundance of different religions but what people believe in as their higher power is up to them. But you're not wrong, birds of feather, flock together. So yes. What I believe in is not what you believe in. I, personally, do not think I'm greater than you. And if my church found out I wasn't on their side, they wouldn't kick me out so fast as you say, they would ask me why I think the way I do and how they could help. I didn't mean for this post to turn into a religion battle. I spilled out what I needed and tried to get advice. If I miss a service, I won't be kicked out. I won't go to Hell. I'll just feel heartbroken on my end. I am thankful for everyone's advice and I've already taken some of them and they actually helped me fix my schedule for the most part.
  13. by   FolksBtrippin
    Quote from gigglebotRN
    I just BARELY started working as an RN. When I mean barely, I mean I'm still in orientation and will officially start working with a preceptor on 8/7.

    My issue is that I won't be able to attend church service on Sunday mornings. I know to some it may be unusual but I have never missed a church service and I feel heartbroken that I might have to. I am working 7A to 7P and I told the manager that I can work sundays, just not 7A to 7P. I can do 7P to 7A but the manager said that's not allowed. I do understand what I got myself into and I know patient care is 24/7. But what can I do or what advice can anyone give me?
    A nurse on my unit has an arrangement with another nurse so that she never has to miss church. They split the church going nurse's Sundays so that church going nurse works 1:30 to 7p on her Sundays. In turn, she works the morning for one of the other nurse's shifts. It works out well for both of them.

    Hopefully you will be able to put together a similar arrangement.

    Ask your nurse manager what you can do to keep your church commitment, and be open and willing to try anything.

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