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

  1. by   BrandyBSN
    Fans 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,
  2. by   teeituptom
    Howdy 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
  3. by   UKRNinUSA
    Originally 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.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    like 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!
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    I 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.
  6. by   TessRN2B
    Can 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.
  7. by   Kayzee
    The 7-70 schedule is working 10 hour days for 7 days and then you are off for 7 days.
  8. by   RNIAM
    I 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
  9. by   psychonurse
    I 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.
  10. by   Dr. Kate
    Lots 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.
  11. by   Hooligan
    Originally posted by Kayzee
    The 7-70 schedule is working 10 hour days for 7 days and then you are off for 7 days.
    Wow! 7 on 7 off...that sounds great but how is it really working seven 10 our shifts in a row? Is it worth the 7 off?