I am so frustrated right now! I usually work the day shift at a LTC, where until May, I had worked overnites. Well, I have requested verbally, and in writing that I stay on day shift, all the time, including weekends. Well, not so lucky! I'm just a LPN, and I was told that I "can't work as day charge on the weekend, because we have to have the RN coverage and the only shift the RN's will work is days. And we can't have 3 nurses on at one time!" So, since I'm not an RN, I get stuck with the SH** shifts... and seniority means absolutely nothing in this place! New hires are given my "good" hours and I get stuck with the crap.
The last new lpn that was hired supposedly could only work the other weekend, because then she can work with her live-in, which btw, is the charge nurse on that weekend... and they both have jobs at other facilities! So, I get stuck with having to do the nite shift! That means that I don't get to see my husband who doesn't get home until late Friday afternoon, and works evenings at a local pizza place. He is a trucker and is not home during the week. So, I have NO time to see or even talk to him cause I have to sleep.
And my kids get to spend most of their time alone or playing with friends..
I am looking for a new job that will be day hours. Sure, I would have to drive a distance, but to not have to work weekends would be so awesome! The only bad part of leaving this place are most of the people I work with and the rezzies....
Sorry that this got long, thanks for letting me vent.