I have a negative attitude - I must leave - page 6

I have been in med-surg night shift for 7 months. When I started I knew that I would feel reality shock and this would improve as my skills grew. Well it has been 7 months and I hate my job. I... Read More

  1. by   barb4575
    Welcome bsnecu99...glad to see you made it to this board to give it a try...I think you will find a great deal of support here. Good luck in your job search!

    Barbara
  2. by   QUEENIERN
    DEAR KAREN,

    I HATE THAT YOU FEEL WE NURSES WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE OR CHANGE. (ESPECIALLY SINCE YOU COULD GO HIGHER IN ADMINISTRATION WITH A BSN). MABE BECAUSE MY FACILITY IS NOT AS BAD AS THE ONE'S I HAVE BEEN READING ABOUT OR THANK GOODNESS A COUPLE OF THE ONES YOU HAVE WORKED, I STILL HAVE A LOT OF HOPE FOR CHANGE. ONE THING IS FOR SURE THOUGH IT WILL NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT US TRYING. SO FOR NOW I FEEL FOR MYSELF THAT I MUST KEEP TRYING FOR CHANGE AND DO WHAT I CAN TO BRING THOSE CRITICAL ISSUES TO LIGHT EVEN IF IT DOESN'T WORK OUT FOR ME. I THINK IT IS PART OF MY WAY OF COPING. (I WASN'T THIS WARPED BEFORE NURSING). ANYWAY I APPRECIATE YOUR REPLY. IT IS SO INTERESTING WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE REST OF THE WORLD OF NURSING AND TO LEARN WHAT IS BEING TRIED, WHY IT WORKED OR DIDN'T WORK. I HAVE AREADY USED SEVERAL THINGS TO MY ADVANTAGE OFF OF THIS BOARD. GLAD I FOUND IT.
  3. by   Shed13911
    You have endured more than you should have to. You have worked too hard for your lisence to allow management to make you risk losing it. If you cont to work under those conditions and a patient is harmed, you will jeporadize your lisence. You are aware of the unsafe conditions but continued on under those conditions. Management will not back you up. Document, document, document! If your health and mental well being are being put to the max, what are you still doing there? We need good nurses like you so please find another position that has a safe working environment and that you don't dread going in day after day!! Good luck, I will keep you in my prayers!! :blushkiss
  4. by   canada
    Keep your chin up............you are a good nurse because you do care and you realize the problem. Don't risk your health and license. MOVE ON. The hospital lawyers will not protect you when the inevitable happens.
  5. by   pepperbark
    I have worked in places like what you mentioned. I think we all have because they are everywhere. I now have worked for over 5 years now in a seventh day adventist hospital and I love it. They have a christian atmosphere and everyone that I have worked with is very helpful. Its just a question of finding the right place for you. There are good hospitals and nursing homes out there, you just have to find them.

    ESG
  6. by   Mazzi
    Time to move on. You sound like a caring nurse. You got your experience so go. That's the great thing about nursing, there are so many different areas of work. I used to be in the same situation but in OB. They took away all our help, handed me a newborn in trouble and said take care of her. Well I got out quick. Your nursing licence is on the line. Don't feel like a failure use it as a learning experience. Good luck!!!
  7. by   Teshiee
    Is there any other areas you may be interested in? Before I worked in NICU I did Med Surg and I felt just like you did. I hated the bureaucy that ensued. The patients were fine I couldn't even talk to them about their pain management and other needs because I had 10 patients plus the md hollering for me. I got to the point that I don't think this abuse is worth losing my sanity and I moved on. LTC is no better did that too. Revamping the health care system is must if they want to keep nurses on board. You are human nothing wrong feeling the way you do. You are acknowledging that there is a serious problem on that floor.
  8. by   Rapheal
    Hi guys, I took a few days off from posting because I felt my negativity was not doing anything good for the members of this bb. I also was embarressed about being so self absorbed and whiny. I feel so much better now that I have decided to leave the hospital. Since I have made my decision I have been able to eat, sleep and think again. Life is too short for the type of stress that I was dealing with. I am putting my best foot forward and if my new job doesn't work out I will find another. Thanks for all the support!
  9. by   barefootlady
    Get going out the door and fast!! Don't give leaving a second thought. I am looking and looking hard, my situation is almost a s bad. I hope you all good things in the new job. Let us know what happens. Good Luck.
  10. by   LPN-n-2005
    Hello I am a nursing student that was offered a Patient Care Technician on a Med/Surg floor and I turned down the job b/c my gut instinct told me to. Im glad I listened to it after reading this board!!!!! Thanks
  11. by   Nursie30
    Just the opposite for me, I have only worked in LTC, and just walked out of my present job. I'm an LPN in an RN's position, ADON/MDS Careplan Coordinator, inservices, surveys, supplies, medical coding, staffing, etc etc etc, new jobs added monthly it seems, and continue to get stuck working the floor whenever needed, no appreciation, when asked to do another job, and I even acted the least bit teed off, I got major attitude, no appreciation, just expected of me... I would get home late in the evenings, just in time to cook supper and put kids to bed, phone ringing off the hook, LTC has its problems, at first it looks good, but you want to talk about staff shortages and turnovers, you better ask some questions w/ this facility your thinking about....Don't end up like me, set limits before you start, especially if you have family..........
    Just my opinion of LTC, never worked anywhere else, but very excited about a new experience, hope yours is a positive one
  12. by   live4today
    Originally posted by CseMgr1
    You are NOT alone, Hon. :kiss

    BUT, "less is more" is the hateful attitude that Management has ALSO taken...how can they honestly expect us to feel any different or to PRODUCE any more, by driving us all into the ground, by it?

    ...........................head is being beat in, to produce more with less, too.................But, you can't put out a blazing inferno, or squeeze blood out of a turnip with a skeleton crew either...and, somehow management is going to have to realize that...or they are not going to have ANY of us, to kick around, anymore.
    You go girl! Tell it like it is, and then some! My sentiments EXACTLY! :hatparty:
  13. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Rapheal
    Hi guys, ..............................Life is too short for the type of stress that I was dealing with. I am putting my best foot forward and if my new job doesn't work out I will find another. Thanks for all the support!
    ((((Rapheal)))) Nowwwwww your talking my language! I wish you the best! :kiss

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