Let me begin by saying it's my first time working in a hospital. It is actually a dream come true of mine to be a tech and get my foot in the door. I figured since I was going in I would be dealing with many professional people who share the same passion as I do. Lately I've been feeling down because when I go in (and I'm always on time) I never know if I will be relieved on time. I am night shift and morning techs should be present and clocked in at 6:45am. I will stand and wait there until 7:15am-7:20am and still not be relieved. I've eventually just starting walking out after writing report and letting nurses know I'm leaving because I can not stay 30 minutes after my shift due to school. Also when I'm pulled as a sitter for a patient, trying to find out whose coming to relieve me so I can get out of the room, is complete hell. Some night techs have stayed until 8am waiting !!! I always have anxiety when no one shows up and I end up having to call charge nurse to find someone so I can get out. If I don't speak up I will be left in the room until 8am or even longer. I don't mean to sound rude, but if I come early every day and on time I expect the same respect. So now I dread and worry about going in and being placed as a sitter and having to have the hassle of never being relieved and missing my bus and school. I thought a specialized hospital would be professional :-( any advice ?