I have been an RN for over 4 years and I recently switched from working a full time 7a-7pm job (now twice a month PRN) at a nursing home to 3p to 11pm full time at another nursing home. I had made it clear at my new job that I wasn't crazy about working evenings since I do have 2 children at home (1 to start school in a week). She had told me that evenings where usually what new employees had and that maybe something might come up in 6 months.
Also my husband is starting a new job in a couple weeks that will most likely be nights or evenings.
At the 7a-7p job I wasn't treated very professionally my DON a couple of times, hadn't had a raise the 2 years I worked there, and there were times I felt unsafe
. Plus I was sick of working 12 hour shifts. I did however have some great coworkers, knew the job very well, had every other weekend off and I like working days just hated not seeing my family in the evenings.
At my 3p-11p, the place is very well kept, state owned, and has won awards for being an overall good place to work. Everyone is very nice and professional, and have been very patient when it comes to learning my new job. Plus I got a raise
. I am just usually too exhausted to wake up at the time that my oldest would start school (even though I would of course) and I (& my husband) wouldn't be able to help with homework or anything in the evenings. Plus I would only have 4 weekend days every 2 months.
My dilemma is should I go back and beg for my whole job back so I could have more days off but not see my family at all on the days that I work, even if it means taking night shift since my position is more than likely filled.
Or stick it out at my current full time job and work 2nd shift and hope that something comes up soon?
I appreciate any advice and I apologize for having such a long post.