first couple of weeks

Ok, so I finished my first 2 weeks of my new assignment. its very different here. much harder work. I am working about 5 days a week. last week had 69 hours in total. I seem to do ok with 2 on 1 off for dayshift schedule. some days I don’t get home until late, its a very very busy unit. I manage to get rides about half the time, and cabs the other half, so I am saving money. I got cancelled today, my first day with that (I am finishing up week 3). I am considering extending 2 weeks until the end of July. my contract is up July 9th, but if I can get the overtime I might stay 2 more weeks. financially I need to do at least 4 days a week, would prefer 5. we will see how it goes. I am starting to get into the groove, that first week kicked my butt and I was asking myself what the hell I got myself into LOL,
I did come up with a good analogy though for people as to what a travel nurse is- I am the Mary Poppins of nursing. I go somewhere I am needed for a short time, then move on to another hospital that needs my help 🙂 I live out of my big carpet bag and I have some tricks, but really its about teaching people what they already knew and getting them through a bad patch. I am missing home a lot, missing my family terribly. I really need them to come and see me. I have discovered it sucks when I am off work, because I do not have a car, and I have nothing to do. anything more than 1 day off is miserable. I am bored and need stuff to do. well, we will see. its all good though.

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