CNA BURNOUT!!!!Register Today!
- by mejajo08 Feb 21, '11I HAVE BEEN A CNA FOR ABOUT YEARS. I PREVIOUSLY WORKED ON A SURGICAL STEPDOWN UNIT AND NOW WORK ON A CARDIAC FLOOR. I WORKED IN LTC FOR A MINUTE THINKING IT WAS THE WORSE, BUT I AM BEGINNING TO THINK I WAS WRONG. I FEEL LIKE QUITTING ALOT OF DAYS. I FEEL LIKE I AM WORKING IN SOME HIGH PRICED NURSING HOME. MOST OF THE PATIENTS ARE TOTALS, THEY ARE NO SELF SUFFICIENT. THEY POOP EVERY 30 MINUTES, THEY HAVE C-DIFF, THEY ARE FALLS PRECAUTIONS, THEY ARE CONFUSED. I CAN GO ON AND ON. I AM SO TIRED OF THIS. I AM TRYING TO GET ANOTHER JOB OR TRANSFER OFF THE FLOOR BUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED HERE FOR YEARS, HAVE TOLD ME THAT MANAGEMENT MAKES IT HARD TO LEAVE. THEY BLACKBALL YOU TO OTHER UNIT MANAGERS, THEY DON'T GIVE REFERENCES, THEY WRITE YOU UP FOR THINGS THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. MANAGEMENT ONLY CARES ABOUT IF WE ARE OVER BUDGET, AND IF YOU ARE WALKING PATIENTS. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! I BARELY HAVE TIME TO BREATHE!! ITS ALL I CAN DO SOME DAYS TO WALK TO MY CAR BECAUSE I AM SO TIRED. I AM TAKING PREREQS FOR NURSING, BUT I AM NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT LIKE THIS THROUGH NURSING SCHOOL. I AM AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!! SHOULD I QUIT OR RESIGN BEFORE I LOSE MY MIND. I AM DEPRESSED.
SORRY FOR THE LONG POST I HAD TO VENT.
- Feb 21, '11 by red leafIf you can afford to cut back your hours, that might be a start. If you're really at the end of your rope and decide to resign, I'd make it clear to potential employers it was because of poor working conditions, but without going into too much detail (no smack talking the facility, as tempting as it may be! :P). If you've been there for more than a year, it shouldn't look bad on your resume.