So! The new job. This is my first week in the office.
and ... things are not as they were represented to me during the interview process.
I was told that while 12-hour shifts were required, they would never be back-to-back.
Turns out that's not quite true. One of the women there is working THREE back-to-back 12s this week, and she says it's not unusual. Oh, and that it's often more like 13 hours, depending on the patient load.
I am confident in my ability to learn the position, and I'm told that I'm doing great so far, but there is NO WAY I am doing multiple back-to-back 12s, which sometime turn into 13. The intensity level for the position is quite high, and I KNOW I'd be burning out by hour 10.
So! I am going to talk to my supervisor the next time she is in the office, and tell her that unless the schedule can be altered, I am not interested in continuing in the position. There are simply too many other admin jobs out there right now for me to commit to that kind of a schedule. I don't see the point in me burning myself out for a job that, frankly, doesn't pay all that great to begin with.
I'll let you know how it goes ...