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I'm crispy yo.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

I'm burnt out yo.

I've had 4 (mostly per diem)  jobs this year after being furloughed from my regular job... for a whole year. They finally called me back at my regular gig and I said no.... because I had taken a travel position that I was really enjoying. 

The very same day my contract for the travel position was canceled in some bizarre cosmic April fools joke of Satan.

So now I have no job, no health insurance. But my bank account is fat because I made more money than ever this year, hopping around on covid assignments. 

However...  I just want to chill out for a bit. It's been rough. When I do go back to work I feel like I need something less demanding like vaccinations.

I am usually so passionate about psych nursing and community psych especially. But I am just feeling a big resistance to it and I wonder if its going to pass or if I need a new specialty.

Thoughts?

 

 

 

JBMmom, MSN

Specializes in Long term care; med-surg; critical care. Has 9 years experience.

I'd say it's the universe's way of telling you that you deserve a break after the year you've had. With the exception of no health insurance I'd think you're set up pretty well in the short term. So maybe don't take up skydiving or bungee jumping, but try to enjoy some down time and peruse the numerous RN openings for something that sparks your interest. Good luck! (and stay healthy)

Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

Kick back and start a new hobby or something. 

CharleeFoxtrot, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

7 hours ago, FolksBtrippin said:

... When I do go back to work I feel like I need something less demanding like vaccinations.

 

Around here (Michigan) I've seen contract job postings for pretty darn good money doing vaccinations.

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 42 years experience.

12 hours ago, FolksBtrippin said:

So now I have no job, no health insurance. But my bank account is fat because I made more money than ever this year, hopping around on covid assignments. 

However...  I just want to chill out for a bit. It's been rough. When I do go back to work I feel like I need something less demanding like vaccinations.

If you take some time off, you should be able to get private pay health insurance. Get a high-deductible policy to protect that fat bank account.