I'm a new grad LPN, license in hand, applying to staffing agencies because I think they will allow me to pick my own hours. I'm taking pre-reqs for an ASN degree and I need to have class days off. I can't get into a situation where a manager says, "You have to work this Tuesday this week or you're fired."
Am I just imagining that agency work means I control my schedule? When speaking to a hiring manager is it OK to say, "I want to work through an agency because I need to be able to set my own hours."