Awkward situation while putting in 2 weeks notice - page 2

I have been working at a Psych hospital for 5 months. This is my first nursing job after graduating nursing school. I got hired for the overnight shift. I have heard overnight shift is a little... Read More

  1. Visit  mariebailey} profile page
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    I have been down that melatonin/diphenhydramine/caffeine road to hell, and it just doesn't work. You, my friend, are not meant to work night or rotating shifts. That is what you can tell your next employer. Try not to put you and your poor body through that again. Sorry you had to go through that.
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  3. Visit  nurselove757} profile page
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    Quote from mariebailey
    I have been down that melatonin/diphenhydramine/caffeine road to hell, and it just doesn't work. You, my friend, are not meant to work night or rotating shifts. That is what you can tell your next employer. Try not to put you and your poor body through that again. Sorry you had to go through that.
    I have said that to myself in the back of my mind several times. I hear you. Thank you.
  4. Visit  jadelpn} profile page
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    You may want to apply for jobs that are day only--an MD's office, school nursing, that type of thing. Unfortunetely, most facility/hospital jobs are rotating shifts. And some have a group that love night shift and would never think of doing anything other than nights, and some that would not do nights on a bet. And I am not sure how far you would get if you said to the interviewer that you would only do days or eves.

    Hopefully you are off of the sleep aid/caffeine situation. That is just dangerous, and no wonder you felt so poorly all of the time.
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  5. Visit  IKnowYouRider} profile page
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    Whoa...I'd suggest taking a week to detox cold turkey

    There's a lot of ways to be more alert without slowly killing yourself.

    I have a lot of personal experience with replacing substances with healthy alternatives. PM if you need some help/advice.
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