Here's my situation: I had been a CNA at a LTC for 5 years, went back to school and became an LPN, working full time thru school. After I graduated, I had 3 job offers, 1 at the facility I've worked in for the past several years, and 2 at other facilities (offering $2 more per hour than I make with my current job). I accepted an LPN position in the facility I've been working in for so many years. I've worked evening shift all this time. My 4 year old daughter is about to start school and if I stay on evening shift, I'll never see her. A day shift position came open this week. I signed up for it as well as a coworker who has worked as a nurse at the facility for 2 years now. I found out that my company seniority means nothing. She will get the position because she's been a nurse at the facility for a year longer than me. I'm so bummed! Now I have to look for a new job, because day shift soooooo rarely opens up in this facility. It just doesn't seem fair to me that company loyalty means absolutely nothing. I've been there 3 times longer than she has. I feel like if it was a promotion, give it to the person with nursing experience, but this is just a shift change.
Am I just being a selfish whineybutt?