This is my first job as an RN. I work in NYC for a homecare agency.
They told me there are no RN cases so I would be getting paid
as an lpn at 20/hr. Some of my lpn friends are getting paid 23/hr
as a new grad. so, already not too happy but beggers cant be choosers.
The only homecare case I have is a 14 month old boy.
My job says that I work 7days a week, no days off, no holidays,
no benefits from 8am-4pm. When I received my first paycheck I also noticed that they
didn't take any taxes out. The baby doesn't really need much of my nursing
care. Just g-tube feeding, diapers,meds and bath. The rest of the time
i feel like a babysitter.
In the beginning the mom would ask me to do some laundry and
vacuuming and when she noticed that I would ignore her requests she
got the message. But, when I had mentioned it to my boss, the boss
told me that its not a problem to help her with a little bit of house work.
what the h#ll!!! I did not go to school to clean homes and to be a babysitter!
Where do I draw the line? The economy is terrible and no one is hiring new
grad RN's. I am sooooooo tired. I just don't know how much longer
i can do 7days a week. Once in a while I request a couple of days off, but
I only get 1 day off a week, if possible. It also takes me 2 hours to get to work and 2 hours to
go home because of nyc traffic.
So I need input and advice from people who know how to handle
this situation. I am obviosly desperate for work. I have a 2 year old son at home
to support who i barely get to see. I feel like Im being cheated by the
agency and a bit taken advantage of by the mother of the baby i take care of.
I was never given a job description. There is just so much playng I can do with
a baby. I feed him, bathe him, diaper change n play. But god help me if the
mom hears her son crying. She thinks im not doing my job
Please help me,