It is Friday.
I’ve not had Friday as a normal day off in years.
Unless it was a PTO day.
I have had the stray Friday off, but always as a PTO or actual holiday.
As long as I’ve been an OR nurse I’ve worked Fridays.
Even when I worked 12s Fridays were always involved.
Looking back, it seems the last time I was not regularly scheduled on Fridays was my short stint as a Med-Surg nurse.
I’ve blocked much of that from my mind but it seems to me that as we worked an alternating weekend schedule I would have been off the Friday before my weekend.
That’s how I would do it as a scheduler.
In my new role as the call nurse I will be off Friday and Saturdays.
This is a journey of discovery for me.
The limited work days.
Not my style.
Especially when I see the OR struggle against the December onslaught.
And me unable to help.
This is my first Friday that I am off.
I need to get into a routine.
I think I will do something off my to do list.
Anyone have any dice?