How loyal must one be?! Considering work change...

  1. At my place of work there are several changes occuring. Addendums to computer program (involving more time away from PT care), amalgamation (new building adding on to old HOSP building, involving difficult transition period -- could you move that box please and push that dilauded!), cut backs to make this happen (ie where's the coffee?), readying ourselves for the review by the state...just overwhelming stuff simply!
    Anyway, I have been at this HOSP for 5 years...would I be better starting anew someplace else or learn and grow as a nurse by undergoing world war III?!!! ??? :spin: :spin: :spin:
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   CHATSDALE
    places of employment are really such that they can only be answered by each nurse for themselves
    if you are asking this question maybe you have reached the point to move on

    be careful, sometimes we do jump from frying pan into fire
  4. by   CaLLaCoDe
    Point well taken; I do love my coworkers..a real dream team, so to speak!

    I would hate to find myself at a work place with a bunch of low down back stabbers!
  5. by   meownsmile
    I think as far as changes go,, both physically and administratively you are going to get this anyplace you go. Healthcare is changing daily and facilities have to keep up with progress as do we nurses. Get used to it, it isnt going to stay the same. Learn to cope and be flexable you will survive this round too as well as those to come.
  6. by   CaLLaCoDe
    Sometimes the flexibility thing gets way out of wack...where patient care takes a back burner. Thanks for your input!:Melody: :spin:
  7. by   RN007
    Quote from TeleRNer
    Point well taken; I do love my coworkers..a real dream team, so to speak!

    I would hate to find myself at a work place with a bunch of low down back stabbers!
    I think that says it all. Places can be annoying, but the people make or break a job. I would consider holding on to a dream team. Good luck, whatever you decide to do!
  8. by   EmerNurse
    Used to be that loyalty to one's workplace was simply done and expected ... not anymore.

    These days, look at your facililty. How loyal are they to YOU? Do they work with you when you need a schedule change? Do they find staff when you're short? Or do they play the "little kings" admin game where they do wahtever they want and you have to eat it? Those are the questions I ask when I think about loyalty to one's job.

    As for a great team to work with, that's priceless. Think twice before you walk away from a team you can trust and count on and like. Your coworkers make or break your shift, after all is said and done.
  9. by   oramar
    When it comes to career put yourself first on the list and you will never be sorry.
  10. by   TheCommuter
    I am loyal to absolutely no workplace because I have concluded that none of my workplaces are loyal to me.

    My loyalties extend only to my patients.
  11. by   nursen_99
    I am loyal to absolutely no workplace because I have concluded that none of my workplaces are loyal to me.

    My loyalties extend only to my patients.

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    I COULD NOT AGREE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS EXACTLY HOW I FEEL.
  12. by   jimthorp
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I am loyal to absolutely no workplace because I have concluded that none of my workplaces are loyal to me.

    My loyalties extend only to my patients.

    BINGO!!

    Keep in mind that change occurrs everywhere and can often be frustrating and seem overwhelming, at least until the bugs are worked out.
  13. by   CaLLaCoDe
    Thank you all very much for your creative and enlightening inputs...

    MY sneaky plan...here's my sneaky plan..

    Give two week notice...go someplace else meanwhile while this present employer works out all the bugs -- expansion to new building, bugs of present and future computer programs and facing the state and all of those demands on us nurses to perform beyond the norm on a given week we know not when may happen to us.... then come back a year hence and pick up a sign on bonus...very sneaky...huh?!!!!!


    Oh well!! Thanks sooo much for helping me figure things out...but I do see my fellow nurses potentially moving on before all of these events occur...just because it's time consuming and takes away from being the good nurse taking care of patients and not worrying so much about if I have done all the recent computer program extas et cetera for example....
  14. by   gitterbug
    Good luck on your next move. I have seen this happen many times when the unit/facility makes changes without input from staff, support of staff during changes, and lack of concern regarding impact on staff during construction. I wore sun glasses to work for month to avoid eye strain and glare of sun onto computer. CEO asked me why I was wearing glasses, I told him, he just smiled and said I was very inventive since the facility had no money for better solutions. NM was furious but she went along with me and several others who finally got tired of HA and eye strain.

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