I have several new techs and nurses on the evening shift. Some of them are new faces, some are old. The story will still be the same.
I wish that the bosses would tell people, when they ask to change their shift, that despite the rumors on day shift that persist, evening shift is no walk in the park. There are no excessive breaks, there are things that have to be done, every night. The most important thing is that there is NO ONE else!
There is no one to give you a break, we are all in rooms.
There is no one to go fetch that thing you think the doctor just has to have, we are all in rooms.
There is no one to take out the trash from your room, we are all in rooms.
There is no one to clean your room, we are all in rooms.
And do not come looking for praise for doing your job. You will not get it here.
Welcome to evening shift, you have to rely on yourself.
Because we are ALL IN ROOMS.