Do you enjoy where you work?

  1. I began at a facility as a GN in June, and despise the facility I work for. I feel so mislead, there are no learning opportunities, the hospital is small and the only patients are elderly awaiting placement in LTC, so it is just crushing and administering PO meds. Management is terrible and inconsiderate, I never received a full orientation (or even partial for that matter,) that staff backbite one another and write up incident reports on each other for the most minor of infractions without even consulting the nurse involved to get an explanation. I passed my boards and feel it is my "get out of jail free card" I am interviewing at other facilities beginning next week. If it was just me then I would not blame the hospital, however, every new grad I was hired with has the same disgruntled frown and expresses their dismay at having accepted a position at this nightmare of a hospital.

    I was wondering if anyone else having a similar experience or is it isolated to this one particular place?
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  3. by   live4today
    originally posted by huggietoes
    i began at a facility as a gn in june, and despise the facility i work for. i feel so mislead, there are no learning opportunities, the hospital is small and the only patients are elderly awaiting placement in ltc, so it is just crushing and administering po meds. management is terrible and inconsiderate, i never received a full orientation (or even partial for that matter,) that staff backbite one another and write up incident reports on each other for the most minor of infractions without even consulting the nurse involved to get an explanation. i passed my boards and feel it is my "get out of jail free card" i am interviewing at other facilities beginning next week. if it was just me then i would not blame the hospital, however, every new grad i was hired with has the same disgruntled frown and expresses their dismay at having accepted a position at this nightmare of a hospital.

    i was wondering if anyone else having a similar experience or is it isolated to this one particular place?
    oh you poor dear.......get out of there.....quick!!! you are in a very negative situation and need to act quickly and get out of that position. there are too many positions for nurses elsewhere for any nurse to tolerate abuse. do not ever settle for being abused! get tough!!! be assertive!!! if you don't know how to be tough and assertive....the local community colleges offer "assertiveness classes"........take one!

    i worked for one day at a family health clinic that had the "boss from hell" in charge of the nurses who worked there. the entire first and only day of that job was filled with her sarcasm, her filthy language towards retirees and their families, those who were "underprivileged"......you name it.....she was it!! so, at the end of that one day of orientation, i told her i would not be returning the next day and why. i was straight up honest with her about her attitude that entire day, and that i could not have someone with her disposition in charge of me, or writing evals on me if i chose to work there. this woman...me..that is... aint no fool.. and refuses to be treated like one. hello!!! get my drift?

    not only did i not return the next day.....i reported her to her boss and the company that owned that clinic. a couple weeks later......she was no longer working there. it pays not to be treated like a fool by someone who knows better to go there.

    i wish you luck wherever you go.....if the next place treats you like crapola.......take yourself and your professional nursing license elsewhere until you find what "fits" the professional ticket you don't mind buying. :kiss
    Last edit by live4today on Aug 11, '02
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I love what I do, and I absolutely adore 99.9% of my coworkers. By supervisor's presence tends to depreciate the value of my work experience, but I try and keep perspective.

    But my motto has always been, that if I ever feel ill at ease with going to work, then it's time to find a new job. Sounds like this is the answer for you. You cannot possibly grow and learn in an environment that does not encourage and nurture you to do so.

    Heather
  5. by   meownsmile
    I have to agree, if it doesnt feel the least bit challenging starting out then it wont get any better.
    Find another facility that has a variety of disiplines. Ask for a tour of the facility and inquire about patient acuities and types of procedures on each unit as you tour/interview. We nurses have to switch the role and look at interviews as us interviewing them not them interviewing us. If they want us to work for them and provide good care they will answer our questions and SHOW you examples, and make us want to come to work for them. Just my view. Good luck.
  6. by   live4today
    Originally posted by meownsmile
    ......................... We nurses have to switch the role and look at interviews as us interviewing them not them interviewing us. If they want us to work for them and provide good care they will answer our questions and SHOW you examples, and make us want to come to work for them. Just my view. Good luck.
    EXACTLY, meownsmile!!! Thumbs up on that comment! :kiss
    I have NEVER taken a job as a nurse without first interviewing the "Interview - er"! If I'm not satisfied with a particular employer's ways, or the facility itself, I do NOT waste any more of my time, or theirs.

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