I am a CNA, who has worked all shifts, but mainly days ( 8.5 hours+ shifts) and 2 aides to 20+ residents is hard. I see mainly NOCs talking about how they have it bad and days don't. Day shift can be really busy and the only time you bond with the resident is when your in their room helping them. Yes it does make it hard when call lights are on at once wanting to get up and ready for the day. The facilities tell us to chart as we go but that never happens when 10 call lights are all on at once and you need to get them out for meals, then when out for their meals you need to grab their meal ticket, let them fill it out if they can, take it back to the kitchen, while waiting for the kitchen ladies to fill it out go back to the resident and get them their beverages, go back to the counter to pick up their meal bring it back to them, after that go back and grab the rest of the remaining tickets of residents who didn't come out just to go to their room and read to them and fill it out, hoping they don't ask for anything else because you have half hour till the meal ends and you still have others to ask the same thing over. After all done with that, your running back to the kitchen counter just to hand them the ticket and wait for them to get the meal ready on the tray. When done with that one at a time you have to carry it back to their room that is a mile away to drop it off, once again, hoping they don't ask for anything else, so you can walk and grab another tray for the next person. When done with that, going back to the dinning room to grab the residents that are done ( hoping the ones out in the dinning room who are done, are not upset that they had to wait to go back to their room). After that, then one by one grab trays when they are finished. 3 showers to do, all mainly daily weights, fill water bottles with ice and water, change bedding, helping with toileting, personal hygiene's, fluffing pillows, opening and closing shades, turning on and off tv's, changing channels, grabbing something they dropped off the floor, getting phone numbers for them, delegating messages to and from nurses to the residents, getting vitals, bringing them to and from paces in the building, doing laundry, straightening up their rooms, rotating them, 15-30 checks, stocking rooms with linens, and so on and so on, and top of all that 2 hour charting that is supposed to be done as you go but never gets done until after your shift has been done and you communicated and delegated stuff to the next staff. I love my residents and smile every time I see them but as soon I get out of the room I feel like I have gotten nothing done and when it gets closer to my shift ending I know I still have charting to do and hope to have it done in time so I can get home before my child gets off the bus. When telling someone higher up about not being able to compete some of my charting due to having to be home in time for my child ( remember I am already stayed an hour after my shift trying to catch it up) the person looks at me with disgust and says, well we won't get the money for those undone charting. I love my job and my first priority is answering those lights not charting. I try when I can but sometimes it just doesn't happen because my residents come first. I give a high props to all us nurses out there because we do a lot for others because we care. Keep you heads up and a pat on the back for how much we care and love we show our residents even though we can't show it all the time.