full time RN's getting the shaft, and I dont mean the "cool" shaft either! - page 2
take a glimpse into my horrible terrible no good very bad day! okay so its not that bad but I am in a quandry of sorts. I am a full time RN and I'm going back to school part time (only one day a... Read More
Jun 21, '02Occupation: RN Specialty: CV-ICU ; Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 2,343; Likes: 51Wendy, you sid it yourself: "But our unit is a freak of nature to say the least. the part timers submit their availability and are placed on the schedule before the full timers, and then they try to fill in the blanks with whomever they can, be it part timers, full timers, pool nurses etc. out of our probably 30 part timers only 2 of them ever do night shifts, and rarely at that, so my unit administrator said she expected me to do mainly nights, which I have no problem with, but I still find it wrong to put me on every weekend because no one else wants to work the weekend and I get to be off every thursday....I GET to be off, like I'm gonna sit outside n catch sun everyday or something! ha "
Your unit has some strange quirks; and you may be happier and find life easier working either outside agency or hospital float pool the way they play games on your unit.
Please take care of yourself. Going back to school will not be a "peace of cake" for you if you are (as you just said) Stressing out about it for the past week.
I hate to say it, but I have also known other nurses that found that if their units won't grant them the nights off for school, they find life lots easier working in different positions where they ARE appreciated!
Good luck, and keep us posted. (And DON'T give up your weekends! You are young and single!)
Jun 21, '02Joined: Mar '99; Posts: 197; Likes: 15Wendy
I agree with those who said to go into the float pool or agency. If you can do that without affecting your benefits, it is the way to go. YOU will have total control over your schedule. I tried to work FT nights one semester but really was unhappy with the way my schedule was turning out at times (lots of Friday nights on, no fun for a single person like me). So I went per diem and have been happy as a clam since then. Stand your ground and do what is best for you! Good luck