when you need can always use the money. You're asked to work overtime for "critical staffing pay" which is big bucks. So you say yes. Then almost immediately cry with frustration because you really want to be lazy and chastise yourself "why did I do that????"
That's me. I'm now working a dreaded 4 day stretch of 12-hour shifts, which I rarely do anymore because of my advanced age. When I first became a nurse I worked 8 12-hour days in a row once. Now I can barely do two.
Sigh, I'll be happy come payday.