My job is horrible, dreaded, makes me ill...literally. I work med/surg. With staff cut to skeleton crew, I cant take the workload anymore. I love my patients, I like most of my coworkers. I am comfortable there (the only job Ive worked as a nurse). But we NEVER have any supplies, pharmacy NEVER has our meds there. I spend most of my time scavenging for supplies, arguing with pharmacy. They started a new medication reconcilliation system and half the docs refuse to do it, I dont understand it, its causing a pain in the arse! I cant keep up anymore and I just cant take it anymore. Today, I honestly didnt know half my patients' names! I had one who had stool squirting out her midline abd incision that I was fighting with all day long, on top of everything else. This hospital is the only hospital within 70 miles and I dont want to commute such a distance, especially on bad roads, but what am I to do?! Everyone feels the same way, we break down and cry at work...its THAT bad. We all feel like this, but complaining does no good. Sorry for ranting, I guess I just needed to get this off my chest. And for those who are still reading, thanks for reading my post. Nursing is not what I thought it would be. I used to love it. Working at McDonalds looks better every day!