i currently work as an occupational health nurse at a large factory. i love my job. the people are wonderful, the pay is good, and my boss is very supporitve. however the hours are terrible. i work monday through friday from 5:30 pm until 2 or 4 am. i am supposed to get off at 2 am but if the factory workers have overtime i have to stay until they are done. we also have to work occassional saturdays. i have 4 children that i feel like i never see. i have missed a lot of activities that they are involved with. i usually leave at least one of them crying because mommy has to work again.
so i intereviewed this week with a hospital working 7 pm to 7 am three nights a week. i would be working in sicu ( no previous icu experience). i don't know what to do. my current employer will not change my hours, i have asked. i feel a little intimanated about the new job because of not having icu experience, but i miss my kids. please help!