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  • May 23

    I work weekends, Friday-Sunday, so If I take 2 weekends in a row, I get 18 straight days off and I only use up 72 hours. It's pretty awesome.

  • Mar 2

    I have worked every shift, currently I'm on nights and let me just say, I HATE IT! The first day off is a total loss, and if that's one of your only days off, it totally sucks the life right out of you. Currently, I'm going to start working days very soon. I am not a laid back person by any means. I love the hustle and bustle of days. I like having others around, I like the business of it all. I have great time management skills. It just seems like time goes by so much faster on days, before you know it, it's time to leave. Plus, I like all the resources available to you on days. I agree with many of the OP regarding if one patient on nights starts to go off, it sets the mood for the entire night, It happens often on my unit. I work on a very busy cardiac step-down 35 bed floor. Many times there are only 4 nurses on nights and it sucks. Anyhow, this is just my opinion but better money is not worth my health. Also, I rarely get to spend time with my husband who works days. I have also missed some of my kids activities due to going in at 5:30 at night. I drive 45 minutes one ways so that also is time consuming.



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