An Offer - page 2
Finally, someone called with a job offer in Med-Surg. Only problem is that it is on nocs, and I don't know if I can handle that shift. 7/10 schedule. I have always worked PM shift. Anyone out there... Read More
Jul 31, '02Occupation: Community Health Nurse Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 973; Likes: 38Fans really do help! Also, I just leave the TV on some channel that I have no interest in watching. It helps drown out all the people mowing their yards, dogs barking, all that.
I never thought I would like to work nights. I trained on nights, and then switched to days for a month, days were terrible! I much prefer nights. We are normally more busy at nights in the ER, so the time flys, no suits walking around, and the nurses and Docs are so much nicer! We are a "team" on nights, on days, we are just coworkers. Give it a try, you may LOVE IT~
Best of luck,
Aug 1, '02Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Howdy yall
from deep in the heat of texas
Well yall can work all night and go golfing in the morning, but you cant work all day and go golfing at night, leastways not around here
Aug 1, '02Occupation: RN - ER Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in burn, geriatric, rehab, wound care, ER ; Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 458; Likes: 557Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
Second-best? what about her offer is "second-best"? Perhaps it is the open door to a great career. If this is the only viable offer coming my way, I would take it! JMO.
And no, "second best" jobs don't just exist on nights and nor do just "second-rate" nurses!
who said anything about second rate nurses?
I'm considering applying for a job on nights myself.
But in my experience I have always regretted "settling" and have come to resent the job.
Aug 1, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,750; Likes: 16,271like i said, nothing is forever. if the first choice does not come thru, and you need to work, you take the other choice. wait your turn, and the better opportunity is BOUND to turn up very soon. that is what i am saying. i would not consider viable employment your first year out of school a bad deal. you can always change situations when you have experience!
Aug 1, '02Occupation: Retired Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 4,288; Likes: 31I worked nights for years. I just got used to 4-5 hours a sleep a day and caught up on my day off.
Kind of puts a damper on any romance you might want though.
Sooner or later a day shift will open up.
Take the job. It's meant to be.
Aug 1, '02Occupation: OB/GYN nurse Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 24; Likes: 7Can somebody please explain to me what a 7/10 shift is? i've heard of 7 to 7's and 7-3, 3-11, 11-7. thanks for the info.
Aug 5, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 415; Likes: 1The 7-70 schedule is working 10 hour days for 7 days and then you are off for 7 days.
Aug 5, '02Joined: ; Posts: n/aI HAVE WORKED NIGHTS SINCE I BECAME A NURSE 2 1/2 YEARS AGO. I LOVE IT. I spend more time with my family than if I work days. my ritual is go home and go right to bed after I unplugged the phone, kicked the cat out and pulled all my shades. I personally don't use a sleeping aid, I usually just drop from running. I will turn on my TV in my bedroom and put the sleep mode on (Don't watch anything that might be interesting, just mindless TV). Before you know it I'm gone....:zzzzz :zzzzz :zzzzz
Aug 5, '02Occupation: correctional nurse Specialty: ER, ICU, Corrections ; Joined: Jul '00; Posts: 1,187; Likes: 131I have worked night shift off and on for years...also did the 7/10's at one time. I like nights cause the suits are not there for one thing and you can get many more things done than on day shift. I use to go home and do my studies when I get home from work and the little snack helps also. Right now I am working 12 hour day shifts and almost to the point of volunteering to go to night shift again.
Aug 5, '02Occupation: RN in Nursing Education; House Supervision; Editor RNdex Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 427; Likes: 9Lots of good suggestions here. I'd add, try not to worry about sleep. When I obsessed about sleeping I never felt rested and was miserable. When I gave up obsessing I slept better and felt better.
Try to do the nights you work without caffeine, you'll sleep better. Don't use food to keep yourself awake, move around it's hard to sleep while you're upright and moving. You eat, you gain weight.
Do monitor your response to working nights. If the time comes that you know you are profoundly sleep deprived, consider looking for another job.
Aug 5, '02Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 510; Likes: 8Originally posted by Kayzee
The 7-70 schedule is working 10 hour days for 7 days and then you are off for 7 days.