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  1. ajaxgirl

    Help me choose the days I work/schedule

    I sort of prefer my shifts spread out. Having a big stretch off is not important to me.
  2. ajaxgirl

    Help me choose the days I work/schedule

    That sounds awful to me now that my kids are older. I want as few weekends as possible.
  3. ajaxgirl

    Help me choose the days I work/schedule

    No, I am not ill. It's not physically hard but it is a stressful job. There Is also a certain amount of productivity required. It's a busy place.
  4. ajaxgirl

    Help me choose the days I work/schedule

    My shift differential is only $2 per hour on weekends. Weekends are the only full days that the kids are home.
  5. ajaxgirl

    Help me choose the days I work/schedule

    The dread of knowing I will be doing nothing but work for the next two full days. Sorry, that is not something I am chipper about. I have a desk job, so I would not get the same patients back anyway. Maybe I will rethink the two in a row. I could do Sunday, Tuesday one week. Then Tuesday, Wednesday the next week. So it's only two in a row every two weeks.
  6. ajaxgirl

    Help me choose the days I work/schedule

    I'm debating that. I just worry I will be so tired. Also, the feeling of dread waking up on the first day, knowing you have two 12's in a row...
  7. ajaxgirl

    Help me choose the days I work/schedule

    They don't have any after school sports.
  8. ajaxgirl

    Help me choose the days I work/schedule

    Well I haven't really worked 12's before. So I am wondering if there are any tips, suggestions from those who do.
  9. I will be switching to 12 hour day shifts at work. I will do a 0.6 FTE. So that is two days a week. Hours are 9am to 9 pm. I'm allowed to somewhat choose my own schedule. I have to do four 12's in two weeks. My boss said one day has to be a Saturday or Sunday. So, 1 of the 4 shifts should be a weekend. What would you choose? Kids are 16 and 18 so they will be fine. Also, I will see if I can negotiate working every Friday instead of the weekend day. Sometimes they allowed that in the past. IF that is possible I was thinking every Tuesday and Friday. [TABLE=class: forumline, width: 100%] [TR] [TD=class: row2, bgcolor: #F7F7F8] Given the choice would you rather work every * other* Sunday 9-9 OR every single Friday 9-9?[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] If it's not possible, what would you suggest? Example Week one Tuesday and Thursday Week two Tuesday and Sunday.
  10. ajaxgirl

    General refresher or OR refresher? Needed?

    I am not in the US. Here you take an OR course through a college. Then you apply for jobs.
  11. ajaxgirl

    General refresher or OR refresher? Needed?

    I am going to spend a few months thinking about what I want to do. i just found out that George Brown has a course where it's a skills refresher. I could take that course only. It's theory but then you practice in a lab. It is part of the refresher but you can take just that course. It may be enough. I am not sure. I think I do want to go back to the OR.
  12. Let me give some background first. I have a BScN and did the OR certifcate in 1997. I graduated in 1996. Dates are approximate. 1997-1998 I worked LTC 1998-2005 I worked OR 2006-2010 I did LTC but a very small facility and did not use many nursing skills but did use some. I was part time or casual depending on when. For about 4 months I returned to OR in 2009/2010. I hated that OR and quit. I have been working in Case Management for 5.5 years. I like it but I miss the hands on and would like to keep my current job but also do some hands on. I am not sure if I want to go back to OR or something else. However, I am not that confident with basic skills because it has been a while. I guess I need to figure out what I want to do. I am looking at general RN refreshers to brush up on basic skills. I am wondering if I should do an OR refresher instead. I am more confident in my OR skills actually. I worry about catherizations in the OR or starting IV's as I have not done these since 2006. Also, injections, although I have only seen them given rarely in the OR and the anesthesiologist did it. Any advice?
  13. ajaxgirl

    Making career moves...

    Good for you. That is great.
  14. ajaxgirl

    Telehealth Nursing

    I know two people who worked there. Apparently, they time all your calls and they listen in. They also time your washroom breaks. They both turned me off of applying there. Keep us posted on how things work out.
  15. ajaxgirl

    Talk to me about cysto

    Thanks.
  16. ajaxgirl

    Talk to me about cysto

    Of course each facility is different. I wanted to see how OTHERS do it and how it varies.