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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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Say what you will about hospital nursing---and we all have!---there are times when all the hard work, blood, sweat & tears pay off and management actually REWARDS you for doing a good job. I just got handed the sweetest deal of my career: a four-day-a-week schedule, 11AM to 7PM, with NO weekends and a day off right in the middle of the week! WOOOOHOOOOO!!

It's perfect .......I don't have to get up at the crack of dawn, I'll be home in the evenings, and I work the same days every week (my family never could figure out my rotating schedule). I also won't have to worry about being called off all the time, because those are our peak activity hours and I'll be doing admissions and post-ops most of the time---believe me, I will be needed! I'll be busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest, but that makes the time go fast, and I've NEVER minded doing admissions if I don't already have a full team of patients. It's actually an entirely new position......the hospital has never done this before.......and the fact that they think enough of my abilities to offer me the opportunity doesn't hurt my feelings any.

And that schedule.........The only downside is, I'll lose my $1.40 evening shift differential for the first four hours (the differential kicks in at 3PM). But I figure I'll make up for it by NOT getting called off so much, and who can complain about having every weekend off? Plus a day off right in the middle of the week? Never working more than two days in a row? And being able to have a life both before AND after work?

I don't care that this change is intended more to benefit the organization than myself.......TPTB are so thrilled to have me in this position that I'm coming out smelling like a rose. YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! :D :smokin:

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Nurse Ratched is a RN and specializes in Geriatrics/Oncology/Psych/College Health.

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Excellent. I've always thought the greatest thing about nursing is that there is a dream position out there for everyone. I'm glad you've found yours!

Congrats on the vote of confidence from your management :).

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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Marla congratulations to you!!! You DEFINATELY deserve this and have earned it. Enjoy the fruits of your hard work through the years. Way to go!

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All_Smiles_RN specializes in Cardiology.

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Congragulations. It sounds great!

...Jennifer...

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Sounds like a pretty cool gig. Especially the no weekends part. Congrats.

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cwazycwissyRN has 18 years experience as a RN and specializes in OR,ER,med/surg,SCU.

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waa hoo you you Sounds like a great deal. Enjoy those weekends off, maybe even smell a rose or two. YOU DESERVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!ya hard workin woman!!!!!!!!!!

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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Thanks guys!! The new position starts on the 15th of next month.......only one more weekend to work.....HURRAY!!

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Havin' A Party! has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management.

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... four-day-a-week schedule, 11AM to 7PM, with NO weekends and a day off right in the middle of the week...

How dare you post that!!! That's my ideal schedule.

Hate you!!! :)

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gypsyatheart has 18 years experience and specializes in Case Mgmt; Mat/Child, Critical Care.

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Cool! Those are my kind hours! Congrats!

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:nurse: now there is the encouragement that i needed! congrats and thanks for sharing.

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Hey Marla,

Just when I had about given up hope you post this wonderful bit of news. I am so Happy for you. You must be so proud and you deserve to be. I know you will do a great job. Keep us posted. I too envy that schedule.

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