Monday, August 13, 2007

Night shift

I signed up to work extra at work tonight. I haven't worked a night shift for many years. When I first started working in the ICU it was mandatory that all new nurses work nights and you had to wait your turn to receive the desirable day positions. I worked nights for 3 years before my turn to move to day shifts came. Night shift was rough for me. I had no problem staying up at night but all I wanted to do was sleep on all my days off. The shift differential for nights really helped but in the end it just wasn't worth it.

As of late our night shift has become quite short though. There are more opportunities for overtime as a result. Plus I get the shift differential added in as well. I know it won't be tomorrow but Abby will be here soon. I really need to start working more and saving as much money as I can. I usually have no trouble sleeping in on my days off. Wouldn't you know that today I was up at 10:30 am. That's early for me. I don't have to go in until 11:00 pm so hopefully I will be able to get a nap in this afternoon. Wish me luck :)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

My dear Jenny,

My thoughts are with you! I know the staff will be so happy to have your expertise tonight!! Thanks for all you do for the unit!!

Love, Randi

Lisa said...

I hope it goes well for you. I'm a night owl, not a morning person and shifts just mess me up. I'd be no good at all. Hope your shifts go well.

Not too much longer now for your referral.

(((Hugs)))
Lisa

geminirn said...

HOPE YOUR NIGHT GOES WELL(AND FAST)........i know they at times can be lonnnngggg!!!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Hope you get a nap..
I can not stay up late..
I am a wimp...
Take care..
Kim

amy said...

I love it when day shifters stay up late with us. Hope you have a good shift!

C.J. said...

Oh, how I don't miss those days. I'm still up in the wee hours with some regularity but now I'm the doofus who gets to lounge in the call room for great lengths of time if I'm in house. That's a wonderful perk.

I really need to improve at saving dough versus spending it like it's on fire but, so far? Not so good.

Two Kayaks said...

Good luck, sweet girl. I do not envy you having to work shift work like that. Hope you can keep your eyes open and hope you were able to get that nap in.