I have been an LPN for 7 years and have worked in several different areas. I went into nursing for all the right reasons but am starting to think about leaving the profession. Im tired of being never good enough and under appreciated. The cut throat dog eat dog world is not appealing to me. It all just takes a huge toll on me. I work night shift which makes me basically have no life with my kids or husband who happens to work days. Its a sad reality that the money is why I stay. Is that who i've become? Am I alone? Does any one else share these feelings?
I currently work home health with high tech pediatric patients. I have an hour commute one way. I almost got to work then received a text from my clients mother that they were at the ER and she thought they would be home soon and that shed text me when they leave the hospital to head home, so I continued to drive and then waited in a taco bell parking lot for 1.5 hours and then she finally texted me back that he was going to be admitted so to go home and get some rest.
Ok, i did. My shift was never cancelled by my nursing agency and they never notified me of anything period so I wrote down just my commute time on my time slip then the office told me not so nicely that I would not be paid fir any of it because my clients mom never informed them so of course they couldn't of cancelled my shift. Really? I still drove over 2 hrs and waited 1.5 hrs AND I am just expected to eat the time? Not to mention gas prices!!! Needless to say, Im ****** and this just might be the last straw.
How would you feel? Am I being a cry baby or am I validated to feel this way? I need an outside opinion.