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 :)