I have a young child started school this year. I work 12 hours shift days- so the 12 hours turn into getting home at 10 pm sometimes- then picking her up at the babysitters. I try not to work three in a row for this reason- that would be three night in a row where she is getting to bed late than waking up at 6 am to be dropped off again at the babysitters to do it all over again. I have had my current job for 15 years- but have seriously thought about looking for another with short hours in the evening for this reason. I am tired of the fact that I am the only one responsible for her and the only single mom on the floor not being taken into consideration when the schedule is out. Instead of me complaining, I just do what is left on the schedule. The one who does the most complaining is the one young 21 year old without children without school committments. how do other single moms work such late hours? Does it ever make you upset that nursing jobs
do not take into consideration single parents?