I work nights and currently have a 45 min to one hour commute each way. Needless to say, by my 3rd or 4th shift I'm exhausted and that drive is hell. I've nodded off a couple of times driving on the interstate, pulling over immediately afterwards so that I can take a nap. I do not want to continue having to pull over to go to sleep.
Working days is not an option, so, as much as I love my floor and enjoy my co-workers and manager, I'm thinking about applying to the hospitals 3 hospitals that are literally less than 20 min from me. It's a safety issue, I've got my family to think about here.
My question is - should I give my manager a heads up that I am looking for another job so that he's not blindsided with a call for a reference, or should I put in apps/resume and if I get hired, give my two week notice? My fear is that if I tell him ahead of time so he's aware, that he may just decide to let me go.
Do you guys think they would accept a reference from a coworker who is not a charge? There is only one person who's been there a while who I trust not to say anything, and she doesn't do charge.
Last edit by fsh1986 on Feb 10, '13
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