I was like you for several months and finally decided it was not worth it. While I was working as staff, no one was doing my work. One thing we did was cross train a group of intersted ICU and TCU nurses to the ED. They were assigned to one of our five bed monitoring units, very much like their environment in TCU or ICU. Most of the staff were not working full time and therefore it only resulted in orientation pay not overtime. It has worked out very well and also gives non ED staff a taste of the ED. You may even be able to recruit from this group if they like it enough.