So, I have a question, but I wasn't sure where to ask it. I've been working at a hospital now for 6 months. I was in orientation for three of those months and the whole time they bounced me back and forth from days and put me with whoever when it came to a preceptor. I hated it, but I convinced myself that it would get bette. I kept hearing horror stories about this hospital, but I blew it off. I think I should have listened. Now, I'm on night shift, but I wanted days. I was told I could bid on a job when one became available. So, I knew the travelers contracts were about to be up and I could bid on it. When the jobs were never posted I asked about it and they told me that they had those jobs reserved for the travel nurses.
Thris is makes no sense why they wouldn't want their staff nurses in an available position before offering it up to a new traveler and paying them double. Whatever.
Now, every other day that I'm off, they try to call me in and get mad if I don't answer the phone. Note: I'm not on call. They gave me my schedule for the month and I received a text today with a new picture of my schedule and it was all completely different. I only had 2 days that were still the days I was supposed to work. I can't make plans. I can't make appointments. I can't do anything. I feel like I'm. A slave for this place. I'm so depressed, but I can't move until June since I signed a lease for a year. The travelers can get any day they want off and they make us pick up the slack. I don't quite get it. Also, we were supposed to have switched over to computer charting and it's never happened so that just adds to the mess.
The hospital also had a position available in the higher up department. A staff nurse who had been there for years applied for it. They didn't give it to her. Instead, they have it to a traveler who didn't even apply for it.
Can someone please give me some advice or words of encouragement?