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- Dec 3, '11 by AJPVDixieRedHead: I'm a new grad, so I'm really intrigued about your dialysis experience. That's not the area I'm going into, but I am curious why you didn't like it just for future reference in case I see a job opening. Was it dialysis in general that sucked, or just the agency you worked for? Thanks!
- Dec 3, '11 by DixieleeI took a travel assignment that was pretty bad but stayed 6 months because it was close to home and paid very well. They were not renewing any travel contracts but offered "in house pool" pay to us but we would work for the hospital and not get benefits. But they added about $25/hr to what I was already making, and let me make my own schedule. Too good to pass up!
I was absolutely miserable and dreaded going in each day. I was in the garden with my husband one day and deliberately was sticking my hand into some very "snaky" areas cleaning out weeds. My husband reminded me of all the copperhead snakes we had killed lately. I told him I knew, and I wanted to get bitten! I knew it wouldn't kill me but would give me a good excuse to not go to work!
He picked me up, looked straight into my eyes and told me I was resigning that day!! He was not in the habit of making decisions for me, but it took something drastic like wanting a poisonous snake bite to shake me to my senses!!
I will never put myself in that position again!!
- Dec 3, '11 by gonzo1I decided to go staff after a few years of traveling. Just needed a place to stay till I retire in about 7 years. I was "recruited" by a tiny unit where there isn't much work. Everyone mostly sits around talking all day and reading all day.
I was chiding myself for taking an easy job where I wouldn't learn anything, but I'm not getting any younger.
I had always worked nights at this place, but they begged me to work days, so I said ok.
4 weeks later, with no warning at all I was fired and walked out of the building. They said I was such a bad nurse I needed to go back to nursing school. Boy was I shaken.
So I went back to traveling. No problems there ever except for encountering a bully nurse once in a while.
So I decided to go staff again, but change the type of unit I work. OMG, I love it. I got so lucky and I am learning so much, and they like me too.
I can only think that God was giving me a kick in the butt and didn't want me to veg out yet.
- Dec 3, '11 by SweettartRNYep.
I broke my foot the first week on the job at the facility due to unsafe flooring, and I had almost thrown up on my way to the interview itself. Something told me to not even go in to the interview, but I did anyway, and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. I quit as soon as my foot was healed and the doctor gave me the go ahead.
- Dec 3, '11 by RNperdiemI accepted work in a unit that was always hiring.
Always hiring is never a good sign, and I didn't like the place during nursing school clinicals.
But a new grad in a slow economy is not in a strong position to compete for the best jobs.
I learned everything I could, got along with everyone as well as possible and after a year, transfered to a better place and that was the end.
Now, I wouldn't have worked anywhere where I knew anything illegal or unethical was happening.
- Dec 3, '11 by MomRN0913Yup, took a job as a manager in a start up LTACH. Huge mistake. the place was upside down. I knew it wasn't a good idea for my first NM job. But for $25k more and a "normal" schedule where I can give consistency to my child...... sure. I had no consistency, was called every half hour when I wasn't working, there were crazy backstabbers, a CEO who was non-clinical, a micromanager and had very unsafe views on staffing and hiring.
I cried, i couldn't sleep, I was constantly high-anxiety waiting for my phone to ring with a problem.
6 months in they wanted em to sign a ridiculous non-compete agreement. I ouldn't, so they let me go. I was glad. Stressful, to live unemployment as a single mom, but I made it. My stress level PLUMETED. I was happy again.
I just started a new job this week which I like so far, even though I had my reservations bc of the commute. It's less money without the bonus I am eligible for, but it's completely worth it. Luckily, it's still good money.
Money talks, yes, but sometimes it's just not worth the stress.
- Dec 3, '11 by Mulan...................
- Dec 3, '11 by MulanQuote from DixieRedHeadYes, I did. I took a position in Dialysis, I knew I would hate it. But the money was so good, and the drive minimal. Now don't beat me up, I know there are people who love it. And that's fine for them.
For me it was the single worst work experience of my life. Deepest depression I have ever been in. I went to sleep at night praying to die, and woke up the next morning crying because I lived through the night. And I am a tough old bird.
I left, took me a year to get over it. Thank God, I am now in a better place for me.
Just curious, never having worked dialysis, what was so bad about it?
- Dec 3, '11 by starnurse72Yes, i work in dialysis now, @ work now matter of fact and i HATE it , But also this is my last Day. will start work @ an LTACH Wed.