Looks like the time has come to seriously start looking to work somewhere else. Reason being...my hours have been cut in half because we are overstaffed. How many hospitals can complain about that...being OVERstaffed with nurses? Ugh, it was a poor management decision made about 8 months ago to force all per diem nurses to go full or part-time and to hire more nurses for our busy season rather than hire agency or travelers. Now that it's starting to slow down...we have way too many nurses & not enough patients.
Luckily, the other hospital still has a need for nurses and I was able to pick up enough shifts that there won't be much of a difference in my paycheck...thank goodness! But I think I've had way too many signs lately to move on & find something else. I'm not sure what exactly I'm looking for, but hoping the answer(s) will come. I know I've made the most important one so far & that is knowing I will be moving on. Just have to secure something else before doing so. Lots of things to think about....so tired of thinking about it. Trying not to stress out about it. Change is good, right? Right??????? :)
I got called off tonight....this is after being sent home last week. Frustrating! But I didn't mind because I am pretty tired & am happy to be home at the moment.
Not much to say about my patients...it's been an easy week...or should I say easy 2 nights. I'm going out Wednesday night and Thursday night with friends....gotta have a little fun to decrease the thoughts going on in my head. I'm thankful nursing is a secure job & finding something new won't be too difficult (at least I hope not). I'll keep ya updated...wish me luck!