Hi all, I just took a job in a general inpatient oncology floor. I missed working with oncology patients and wanted to work with those kinds of patients again. I had been working on a surgical floor previously. Im sure some of you have had this situation. You interview. You think you have asked all the right questions. Then....two weeks into orientation....this is what happens: No nursing assistant at all on weekends....nurses do everything. changed beds, give baths...6 patients per nurse, by the way. Then first day of orientation, we get one patient on restraints, one getting blood, one patient who is a high fall risk ( has fallen in the hospital 5 times), and the other fresh admits. I have even seen a nurse cry the other day after one day of a bad assignment. She left home crying. I wish I had know this but I was never told they were so short staffed in the interview. I was never told they dont have Nursing Assistants , except one nursing assistant every other weekend. From what I hear , they are hiring new people , some RNs and one NA to fill in some gaps. I just dont feel very safe in the way they make assignments here......oh...and I forgot to mention.....on top of all of that....there is the constant bickering between night and day nurses.....who didnt get what done...whether a sticker was missing from such and such. IM just so FRUSTRATED. I dont know what to do. I feel like getting out of this job and not staying. I feel somewhat trapped right now. I feel awful because I just took this job and hate to disappoint my boss by giving up on it. SHould I wait and see if things get better? or Should I be looking for another job NOW? Please help! I dont know how to handle this situation.