I would totally work as a janitor right now if that meant I was actually getting to work. When I took this new Meduflex position about 4 months ago, I knew going into it that I would possibly be cancelled once in awhile when the hospital census was low, and there was not a need for extra nurses. Lately however, it has been the norm for me to get cancelled. I took the initiative to go to my manager and ask to get some orientation time on the adult side of the hospital so that I would have more opportunities to work. Hopefully this means within the next month or so, I'll be able to pick up shifts in the adult world as well as pediatrics, and get my hours in each week. There may be a "nursing shortage" throughout the country, but with budget cuts in hospitals and medical spending cuts all over the place, most hospitals and units are working with a shortage of nursing staff, although there may be nurses available (like me) to work. They just aren't willing to spend the money to pay us to help out. Crazy.