I have been an RN for many years. I have worked home care and office type nursing jobs in recent years, but the hours didn't work out, so I started a new, full-time Med/Surg job a few months ago, believing that I was perfectly capable of doing the job. Now, due to pain secondary to an old injury that has been exacerbated by the physical nature of this job, I really feel that I made a huge mistake and I kind of feel like I should give this job up altogether. I actually do have an interview next week for a contingent desk job, which is awesome, but I am afraid to quit my current job because I just started and feel that I will be letting everyone down. I was thinking of asking my boss if I could go contingent instead of full-time at my current position, because it's the only alternative I can think of to quitting altogether.
What would you do under these circumstances? Would you just give up Med/Surg altogether and not feel guilty because it is causing physical pain, or would you try to stay on contingent, if that is even an option, to keep the boss somewhat happy and so that I don't feel like I wasted everyone's time and money training me? If it was just all about me, I would quit with apologies and take the desk job, but unfortunately, like most things in life, it isn't all about me so it isn't that simple. The last thing I want to do, though, is go contingent Med/Surg then end up quitting anyway.
Any suggestions? I'm so torn right now!