I worked full-time 3-11 2nd shift, and I too have 2 young children (8 and 7, so mine are school age). I HATED it. It's the worst shift ever when you have kids at home, especially once they start school. I would only see them for about 30 minutes in the mornings before school and then on my days off and that was IT. I finally got tired of it and put in my 2 weeks notice. However, my unit manager talked me in to staying by offering to swap out some of those 2nd shifts for 1st/2nd double shifts, which allows me to work only 3 days a week and be home 4 days. Basically I work 1st shift every other Tuesday, 2nd shift every Wednesday, and then double shifts every other Saturday & Sunday. I still hate it, even though I'm home a lot more. I'm actively looking for a full-time day shift position so that I could be home at night, but those are hard to come by. My first job after LPN school, I worked full-time 7p-7a night shift, and I LOVED it. I would work 2 in a row, be off 3 in a row, then work 2, be off the weekend. Then the following week, the pattern would repeat, except that I would work the weekend. It was awesome. Good luck to you! Hope you get that Telemetry position! I know you need a job, but if at all possible, I'd recommend against that full-time 2nd shift position with young kids at home. In my experience, it just wasn't worth it.