I am a relatively new nurse about 1 1/2 years so far. I worked at a hospital for the first year out of school and HATED it so about 6 months ago I took a job at an outpatient surgery clinic. At first it wasnt bad but now I HATE it!! The nurse manager is nice but thats not effective she lets all the other nurses walk over her and do whatever they want. I NEVER get a lunch, and I am talking about up to a 13 hour day!! I work M-F and that is the only plus to this job. I am looking for another job ASAP but cant find anything that isnt at the hospital or just part-time and I NEED full time. Just venting I guess. I just feel unapprecited and over worked. I asked for the day before Thanksgiving off since my kids (9yrs and 4 yrs.) need someone to stay home since they dont have school and my boss gave me the third degree about didnt I have anyone else to watch them?? Keep in mind we have NO cases scheduled this day and I have NEVER asked for a day off yet!! She finally said "well I guess since you have kids we HAVE to let you have that day off" and stomed out. UGH!! I am just sick of it and getting up at 5 am and not getting home till 6pm, with no lunch this makes for one MAD wife, mommy, and nurse!