Anyone have cheese? I need to whine !!! - page 2

I have been just a bit on the, umm, ANGRY side for the past 2 days...recieved my annual evaluation and although it was not "bad", it was not all that good either...the "raise" I got would barely buy... Read More

  1. by   ERNurse752
    Originally posted by colleen10
    I best just "simma down na"!


    hee hee! Great minds think alike! :roll
  2. by   suzannasue
    Thank you for your support and understanding...the job search will continue and hopefully I will find something where they will be willing to wait for me to return from MI...
    Holy mackeral Colleen...you and I have the same temperament...I see the injustices done to those in our profession and I go off the deep end...my weekend partner was in a MVA last spring and really messed up her back...could have been worse, was a seat belt injury, God only knows what would have happened had she not been wearing it...after 3 months of therapy and FMLA, she was told she either had to come back to work or be fired...oh, of course they WOULD hire her right back, but she would lose seniority, benefits...basically starting all over again, even would have had to go through orientation !!! She came back early, hobbled around until I just told her to sit down and I would do her "runnin' rippin and tearing"... just do the paperwork, answer the phone...she still has problems but I've "got her back" , you know...
    I have no idea where to find the answer to the lack of compassion and understanding in our profession...we take care of those in need, but we kick our own when they are down...I would love to see one of those corporate big-wigs who make up these attendance policies be stricken with something semi-serious and fall under the same guidelines we are forced to follow...
    Yeah, my IBS is related to the stress of the job and the one medication that really helps control the symptoms is not covered by the pharmacy plan...another hit below the belt...thus I do without, and cramp and have the bouts of diarrhea/constipation...
    WTMI....hahaha...sorry 'bout that....
    Yall take care...I will continue to seek employment elsewhere...
  3. by   fab4fan
    suzannasue: It is ridiculous; what happened to your friend is basically what happened to me, only it was impossible for me to go back, to now I collect unemp.

    I am going to look for my next job with the attitude of "what are you going to do for me," instead of, "here's how I think I can contribute..." Heck, we already know we'll contribute as emplyees...contribute til we are sucked dry. I think I would drop dead if I had a potential emplyer address what he/she wants to do for emplyees.

    I'm sorry you are going through this; yet again, another experienced nurse is the casualty of an unappreciative administration. Sickening...I hope you can find someone worthy of YOU!
  4. by   allgirlsmom
    Hi all,
    New to this forum and enjoy reading eveyones replys.
    I had to chuckle, this thread made me think of my longtime coworker who could run 10 circles around my boss. She got a "72" out of 100 for a percentage on her eval. Needless to say she wasn't happy, so she told the boss, " If all all I am worth to you is 72%, that is all you are going to get out of me this next year". She got a better raise this year, you bet. Had the boss fumming, I loved it!
  5. by   itsme
    How about when you apply for the n ew jobs just say that you are not available during the time you will be going to see the grandbaby? Like if it is for a week, you could say you have a planned vavation, or just explain it to them, and tell them you have airline tickets, etc.. and hopefully they would work with you. It may be worth a try??
  6. by   tigger2sassy
    love the attitude to use when job hunting-- what can you do for me-- worked agency for a while at the end of last year-- had made a major cross country move-- agency was a good way for me to find out what other facilities had to offer-- gave me different avenues to look at too-- learned a lot about myself-- it gave me more independence and the guts to do something i wasn't used to doing-- asserting myself-- had been stuck in the nursing home syndrome for years and was burning out-- this i feel was very much self inflicted -- so until i did this-- i didn't have a right to b***h-- am now working in a facility on a different type of unit with different age groups-- am truly satified that i made the switch-- good luck to you tigger2sassy
  7. by   Tweety
    Good luck
  8. by   ceecel.dee
    Hey...we could use a great employee like you at our place!

    Anyone will be lucky to get you, and will be willing to wait for that grandbaby to be born too, I'll bet!
  9. by   CHICKTOEAGLE
    Originally posted by fab4fan
    suzannasue: It is ridiculous; what happened to your friend is basically what happened to me, only it was impossible for me to go back, to now I collect unemp.

    I am going to look for my next job with the attitude of "what are you going to do for me," instead of, "here's how I think I can contribute..." Heck, we already know we'll contribute as emplyees...contribute til we are sucked dry. I think I would drop dead if I had a potential emplyer address what he/she wants to do for emplyees.

    I'm sorry you are going through this; yet again, another experienced nurse is the casualty of an unappreciative administration. Sickening...I hope you can find someone worthy of YOU!
    Couldn't agree more!!!!!
  10. by   RNKerry
    Don't let the SOB's force you to change jobs until it suits you! Don't you guys have a nurses union over there? It sounds as though Australian nurses are slightly better off when it comes to sick leave. We may cop attitude from above but they can DO nothing for fear of harrassment charges (a big issue down here) I always find it amazing how we are exposing ourselves to illness everyday and yet we are not supposed to get sick. I work in a respiratory unit and get coughed on every day, of course I will get sick every now and then! Adminstrators also forget that sometimes patients and staff are endangered by having unfit staff turn up for work!
  11. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Yeah, bay-bee.....

    I agree with the comments above, wholeheartedly. I say, "Hey, the reason we all HAVE a job in the healthcare field is that PEOPLE GET SICK! HELLLLLOOOOoooo..." *WE* are "people" too, ya' know! Sheesh...

    (Oh, yeah, like, when we became nurses, we got a "never-get-sick-or-have-family-crisis vaccination right along with our diploma...)
  12. by   suzannasue
    Union????? Ummm, no...mention union around here and you are subjected to the most horrible response...trying to get a bunch of nurses around here to discuss the issues at hand would only frustrate me further...tried that once before and had a great group but their jobs were threatened by management, only a few of us sticking it out to the end...lesson learned...
    I guess we ARE expected to sign a "sickness, family crisis" waiver...have had several co-workers injured on the job,
    develop contagious diseases contracted from patients, or develop conditions such as lupus and they have also been treated like crap by management...penalized for absences, coming in sicker than most of the patients...jobs threatened...
    Patient safety issues are not addressed in these circumstances...semi-warm bodies in shift slots is what they want...
    I have definitely made up my mind that someone out there would appreciate my chosing them as an employer...but you know, I may be dreaming....
  13. by   nurseandmom
    You are not dreaming. Just go for an interview and you will see them jump all over you. Especially the agencies. If you are lucky there will be a nice signing bonus and that will pay for your trip to Detroit. There are better opportunities out there!!! One of the best things I ever did for my sanity was take a per diem job. Now I can work when I want and not deal with all the political BS.

    Best of luck- and positive thoughts for your daughter and the new grandchild.

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