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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Okay, I have been working nights for almost 2 weeks now. I don't mind it, but if any of you follow my food you can see that it is not as great has it has been the months I was unemployed. I also don't seem to get as many steps in each day as I did when I worked day shift. I also seem to think I like the day shift staff better than the night people. The thing is right now, I need the night shift differential to make up for the 3-4 months I wasn't working.

I think I may have found the unit where I will switch to day shift after I get my finances in a little more comfortable zone. I will also hope by then that the day shift is a little better staffed than what it currently is. Yeah, I know it is hard to imagine, but this is a unit where the night shift has better staffing than the day shift.

Things are going alright at work. Next week is my last week of orientation, then at least, I will have a little less of someone looking over my shoulder. I know there will always be new information and initiatives coming down the pike to adjust to. Right now the adjustment I need to make the most is how to clean up my nutrition on my work nights and also my nights off. (Cannot keep eating just to stay awake.)
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    Can't remember if you are doing menu and food prep. It takes a couple of times to get into the routine but it might help. Tell you what, I need to practice this again myself so let's get prepping together! Meanwhile, you will be fine as you adjust to all this.
    1350 days ago
    I used to work the night shift right after I graduated nursing school, it was tough but I wasn't married, had no family so my friends whom also worked nights treated it as if we were getting off work ate dinner and played tennis. Other folks thought we were nuts but it worked for us. This is when I didn't have a weight problem. Good luck we are all here for you. emoticon emoticon
    1354 days ago
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