I started a new job working in an assisted living home for seniors. In the interview stage I told them I wanted a part time job because I am going to nursing school, they said they had partime posisitons available with evening shifts, but somehow I ended up on night shift which I did not complain about. The first week went fine with 3 night shifts, I liked my job and the majority of my coworkers seemed nice.
My concern began the next week, I was scheduled to work 6 days that week, both overnight shifts and morning (they were trying to push for 7), and the next week they had me down to work 5 days working overnight, evening, and morning shifts, and i was suppose to be on call several days. Both of these weeks they scheduled me to work well over 40 hours with none of the benefits associated with being a fulltime employee. I also found out in the second week that after training in a building with 50 residents with two other people, I was going to have work in the sister building with 40 residents by myself indefinitely. One other thing that really bothered me was that one of the managers would seriously text me everday about completely nonurgent matters, especially in the morning when she knew I just got off work at 6 am.
I really wished the job would have worked out, but they were leaving me with just enough time to get an inadequate amount of sleep, run to class, and then run back to work. I worked a few shifts the second week and then decided i did not want them owning my life or forcing me to become noctural for a mere 10 dollars/hr, yet I still can't help but feel like a quitter.
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Care homes usually take the piss out of their staff. Many jobs give you the right hours the first few weeks, then hit you with loads and hope you'll be too polite to argue with it and be thankful for the hours, but that's not what you agreed and you couldn't possibly have done those hours when you're doing nursing school as well. They were taking advantage of you and didn't respect your choice of being part time. They're not running their business correctly and clearly don't respect their staff. You got out of their in good time! You did the right thing.1