Week 3 and we are still emphasizing why all nurses should by all means be in charge of their schedules.
Over the years here are some ways nurses in the UK have been augmenting their income:
- Have a full-time job elsewhere, when you get a chance pick an extra shift assigned or found at the agency.
- Work overtime, i.e long days and double shifts etc to make sure the salary is higher when the calender hits the last day of the month.
This week we had an opportunity to speak to one nurse who is transitioning to become a full-time agency nurse and she had this to say
… I work 4 nights a week, from Sunday to Wednesday and the other 3 nights and days, I’m with my family. I went to a church outing for the first in a decade last week and I didn’t have to work the Sunday I got back because there was no pressure for me to unlike last time.
I have managed to pay back my small loan I’m working towards building my second home in another country I really can’t complain. And to think three months ago I was depressed after our family holiday when things were not going well for me financially……
This lady was advised by her friend an agency nurse, to do agency nursing full time and she was forced by circumstances to do it. She is the happiest person around because she is seeing the benefits.
She has more time with her family, her finances are not in a quandary and she has more time for social events because she can manage her schedule.
When I asked her if she misses the security of her old job she said she doesn’t, especially the double shifts.
Just like her, sometimes there is absolutely no reason for you to pick those double shifts when you can have a flexible schedule. To get started on your agency nursing journey call us on 03300300031 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org alternatively fill in this form and we will contact you.