3rd Shift Guy--how's the new job??

  1. I see you're online; how was your first day today???????
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    I work 7pm to 7am so I'll let you know in the morning. I'm supposed to get 4 hours orientation to the unit. That's nice. I've been in this hospital for ten years, so that should just about do it.

    Of course, it's superbowl Sunday and the home team is playing. So I wonder how we are doing with call-ins today. I got a call asking me to work my old unit 3pm-7pm. They had one call of on my old unit, plus a nurse come in saying "I have no baby sitter and can't work my entire shift, I'm leaving at 3pm". Can you spell "Superbowl Party"? So I'm wondering if we can be staffed properly for my orientation.

    Thanks so much for asking!!!

    GO BUCS!!
  4. by   PennyLane
    Be sure to fill us in tomorrow!! Have a good night.
  5. by   hapeewendy
    have a great night!
    dont work too hard
    I'll be rootin you on from home!
  6. by   plumrn
    Have a great shift! Its been my experience working on Superbowl Sunday that they are very quiet days. (Sorry, I said THAT word.) Most people and their docs are at home on their sofas and not out doing dangerous things. The phone hardly rings at the station. Most of the patients are watching from their sets, also.
  7. by   renerian
    Have a great night! Make sure you check in when you can!


    renerian
  8. by   NurseGirlKaren
    Well??????????????
  9. by   shygirl
    Hey 3rd Shift Guy,

    How was it? Are you still sleeeeeping? We had alot of call ins too! Like, yeah, we didn't know what they're really up too? LOL

    Shygirl
  10. by   baseline
    Too much beer and too many of those chicken wings!
  11. by   Tweety
    Hi!

    Well it went o.k. Of course I get there and I'm on my own. No four-hour orientation. There were only six telemetry patients, so no monitor tech or secretary. But we were staffed well, four nurses for 18 patients total. (For onlly 18 patients I don't need a secretary). Then of course, one hour into the shift they pull a nurse to cover a no-show on another floor and there was the usual fuss, blah blah blah.

    LOL. Some old stuff different floor.

    But it was a good night. There is no staff yet, it's a new unit. PCU is responsible for helping to staff. I worked with one PCU nurse and two agency nurses who were all excellent.

    What I'm seeing is a lot of "why do I have to float here, it's not cardiac, and I'm a cardiac nurse...they call this place the dungeon you know, blah blah blah". So that is going to get old until we find some staff (yeah right) of our own. I'm not giving in to any negativity (I hope).

    But, the day nurse that followed me (another float from PCU) was very nice and said "you have such a calm demeaner and you really know your stuff, and I'm so glad you are here, they really need you". The manager came by specifically to see me and ask how my night went.

    I'm really not a big complainer, and I love to work hard. So I think I'm going to like the floor a lot. While the grass definately isn't greener, it feels good.

    They do need me.
  12. by   Tookie
    OK 3rd Shift Guy obvousily missed a link somewhere along the line (Maybe that why they call me that sometimes) Anyway sounds like you have a new job - well in a new area - hope it works out well and that they VALUE you
    Tookie
    --- missing something other than spelling lessons
  13. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Sandra m. Took
    OK 3rd Shift Guy obvousily missed a link somewhere along the line (Maybe that why they call me that sometimes) Anyway sounds like you have a new job - well in a new area - hope it works out well and that they VALUE you
    Tookie
    --- missing something other than spelling lessons
    Thanks Sandra. I'll spare you the details but thanks for the support.

    I posted on the Discussion board about a nervous breakdown (tongue in cheek) that I had on my job the other day. Plus previously had shared about my job and need to change.

    You guys here have been so supportive!!!

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