Hello all my fellow psych nurses, I'm doing some research and just wondering if anyone has encountered my situation. I work 2nd shift (3-11:30) in a forensic inpatient hospital that is state run. I have so far loved the job and have become very proficient at getting things done after business hours - some of you probably are familiar with being cut off completely at 5pm and know how fun that is. To top it all off our two charge RNs from first shift literally do nothing. I have yet to find their names on charting etc etc. and then tell me that they couldn't do an ekg because they were "too busy" when there was 2 charges and 4 staff RNs on PLUS 2 LPNs and our shift normally runs on two RNs OR one RN and one LPN and we run circles around them. Okay, that being said it was nice on friday that i was recognized by the nurse manager and offered the position of 3-11pm charge nurse. I was ecstatic, had a great weekend thinking of the pay raise and the weekends and holidays off!! The only thing so far that i really hate about the job is that i rarely see my 3 year old son and my husband. So i came in today, we were crazy (pardon the pun) but i was again pulled aside by the nurse manager and she informed me that "only the 7-3 shift gets every weekend and holiday off".....how is that possible? Why should i take the title and not the rewards, or treated as an equal? Has anyone run into this before?