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  • 22

    A friend of mine used to put her flavored creamer in a Tupperware bottle with the label "breast milk" on it to keep people from using up all of her creamer.

  • 15

    Well, somebody invented the refrigerator locker, so it must be pretty common unfortunately. Had this issue in our break room once- we all knew who the culprit was, but had no proof. Oddly enough, once said suspect did something stupid enough to get himself fired, no more break room lunch theft.

  • 15

    Maybe this would help?

    Attachment 22918

    That's my lunch bag. Lol

  • 14

    Quote from dishes
    Canada has not seen the price hikes that US has and some Americans are ordering epipens online from Canada for $110 per pen.
    Again which proves the benefits of having government negotiate prices for drugs. Almost every other industrialized western nation does so except the United States. Here we are left largely to be fed to the wolves in the name of free market.

  • 12

    An underwhelming job with good pay and they work around your schedule? A lot of nurses would kill for that job. And it can't be too un-challenging if they're willing to pay an RN to do it. Obviously this one can't be farmed out to UAP. So I'm willing to bet that it would count for experience on a resume.

    But I get it that a new grad would prefer a bit more in the way of skills development and you feel like you're spinning your wheels. Since your current employer is so flexible, is there any way to start the BSN process while still working there? If you have to give up a good job to move ahead in life, so be it. Just don't sell yourself, or the job, short.

    I would so not care what a previous nursing instructor thought of my choices. She's not living your life. As for anything being "looked down on" by other nurses, no one has any business looking down on anything. Having a job that requires major adrenaline output does not make anyone superior. Nursing is providing the very best care to whomever you're providing it at that moment.

    You will find the right path for you and your family. All the best.

  • 11

    My MSN and DNP research is about this very topic. (I've long lobbied for a separate discussion board about night shift issues- but alas...)

    Anyway, there is a genetic difference in strongly morning types (larks) and strongly evening types (owls). This difference appears on the CLOCK gene. There is actually a screening tool to measure morningness and eveningness. I almost think that this tool would be useful before extending job offers.

    That said, sometimes the lack of adjustment to night is because the person is trying to keep up a daytime existence and not allowing enough time for sleep. For example, mothers of young children who will not place their children in the care of others and instead try to maintain wakefulness for 36 hours to avoid this and still work their shifts. SOMEthing has to give.

    If anyone's attending Nursing Management Congress in Vegas this November, I'll be presenting on the topic of nurse fatigue. Fun fact: the presenter right before me (who I am now referring to as my 'opening act') is none other that ZDoggMD!


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