I have worked just a couple of 12 hour shifts at a call center. There are busy and quiet times in every shift. I don't think a 12 hour shift at a call center is as physically exhausting as it is working as a floor nurse. Only working 3 days a week sounds pretty nifty!
Feb 22, '04
12 hours is a long day no matter how you slice it, but I've got to agree w/ Audreyfay, it's nowhere as exhausting as working in the hospital.
Feb 22, '04
If the work interests you and the money is there... GO FOR IT!
I have seen good triage nurses, and bad ones. There is a one particular diabetic educator who does telephone triage who has saved not one, but TWO of my patients.
Feb 24, '04
I currently work 10 hour days and boy is that long. There are some folks at our place that want to go to 12's but the manager says no way. She has found that after 8 hours the nurses kind of wear down and she sees it in the outbound call volume.
Mar 4, '04
I like the 12 hr shifts at the call center. I have to drive 32 miles one way to get there so I rather work longer hrs and have more days off per week. I normally work 40 hrs per week so I do 2- 8hr shifts and 2- 12 hrs shifts. If I can ever afford it, I will go to 3 12hr shifts. That is 4 days off per week!! The shifts are different each day with it being busier in the evening than it is later/early morning. I work 3pm-3am for my 12 hrs shift. It is kind of different but it is what I do for now. You can get up and stretch between calls so that part is not too bad. It is sure alot easier than it is for a 12 hr floor nurse position!! :uhoh21:
Mar 6, '04
I myself don't like 12 hour shifts. I think it's hard to maintain focus for so long.
And of course, it's a sit down job and my butt gets sore!!!
I work from home, so it makes it easier. I have a very good chair, went to a used office supply store and bought a chair that was adjustable. I also have one of those little heat and massage units you can fit onto your chair. It helps!
Apr 14, '04
I am an RN in Phione Triage working 10 hour shifts. I get 4 days off in a row which is nice. I work afternoons. I really like all the days off and it basically is a sit down job.
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I have been offered a new position with a call center. I would have 3 12/hr
days. Anyone working 12/hr with triage? If so, pros and cons?