1] 6AM PHONE CALLS ON YOUR DAY OFF
but it’s okay, you should get up and, you know, get things done.
2] THE ‘YOU-SAID-NO-TO-A-SHIFT’ GUILT
oh man, I already made plans today, sorry I can’t come in.. *2hrs later* ..but should I have cancelled those?
3] CANCELLING PLANS OR RESCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS SO YOU CAN TAKE A SHIFT
to avoid the guilt.
4] WHEN YOU ARE ASKED TO WORK A SHIFT, BUT YOU’RE ALREADY WORKING
damn it! I wanted to work that day shift but I’m working the night already!
5] WORKING TOO MANY SHIFTS IN A WEEK OR IN A ROW
10oz coffee STAT PRN for sheer exhaustion.
6] NOT WORKING ENOUGH SHIFTS
*twiddling thumbs sitting beside the phone* I wonder if staffing would be mad if I sent an eighth email..
7] TRYING TO MAKE SURE YOUR SCRUBS ARE ALWAYS CLEAN
when was the last time I wore my lucky scrub pants, are they still in the laundry room?
8] HAVING GREAT PATIENTS FOR ONE SHIFT AND THEN NEVER SEEING THEM AGAIN
what’s a ‘therapeutic relationship’, again?
9] WORKING ALMOST EVERY WEEKEND
wait…what’s this thing called a ‘weekend’?
10] KNOWING THAT WHILE YOU MIGHT DAYDREAM ABOUT A ROTATION OR VACATION OR EVEN SICK DAYS – YOU WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY
there are pros and cons to any job situation and while I make light of this, being a nurse really is the best job in the world! #justanurse