I'm tired of it! I had enough! - page 2

I'm getting out of Acute Care (Med/Surg). Tired of the politics and drama. They are making me hate nursing. The 'they' are managements and unappreciated people you encounter.Everything falls on 'the... Read More

  1. by   kadokin
    Quote from Jerico
    Wanna VENT??? :hatparty:

    We are listening and TOTALLY understand.

    I've been in nursing for only 8 months and am beginning to wonder and TOTALLY understand what "eating their young" means.

    I think the nursing profession in general need to be more cohesive and organized and STOP putting up with all this S^%T.

    Personally I think ALL docotrs and administrators should be nurses for TWO years in order to be administrators and doctors!

    Anyone out there vote for THAT?
    You have my vote. And I am serious, let's make it a law!
  2. by   Jerico
    I was a hospital administrator!

    I got so sick of worrying about budgets.

    Now I am a nurse. Am sick of worrying about budgets!



    I got out of administration BECAUSE I felt I didn't have a CLUE what nurses were experiencing "in the trenches" on the floors.

    It is an eye opening experience.

    One thing I have discovered is that politics with MEN is easier to take than school yard WOMEN behavior. Gossip, backstabbing, jealousy, nitpicking that women do! It is awful!

    Men will usually go toe to toe with you and not nitpick over "she looked at me funny" or "she said this about me..."

    Men could give a rats ass. They tend to business...women tend to tend to social stuff. Nurses DO eat their young. They don't "group" well - they clique. They don't team work as well as men.

    NOT all of you ladies!
  3. by   Jerico
    Women tend to get their feelings hurt SOOOO easily! They read things into EVERYTHING!

    Example: A doctor will speak to the point with a nurse. No voice raised, no crossed eyes, no meaness.

    The NURSE more often than NOT will later say: "He jumped on me" or "He is so mean..."

    I stand there looking at the nurse like: "Are we talking about the same doctor and situation????"
  4. by   Bipley
    Quote from Jerico
    I was a hospital administrator!

    I got so sick of worrying about budgets.

    Now I am a nurse. Am sick of worrying about budgets!



    I got out of administration BECAUSE I felt I didn't have a CLUE what nurses were experiencing "in the trenches" on the floors.

    It is an eye opening experience.

    One thing I have discovered is that politics with MEN is easier to take than school yard WOMEN behavior. Gossip, backstabbing, jealousy, nitpicking that women do! It is awful!

    Men will usually go toe to toe with you and not nitpick over "she looked at me funny" or "she said this about me..."

    Men could give a rats ass. They tend to business...women tend to tend to social stuff. Nurses DO eat their young. They don't "group" well - they clique. They don't team work as well as men.

    NOT all of you ladies!
    Ohhhhh, Jerico! You are about to discover what "eating their young" REALLY means.

    However... I fully agree with you. Now MOVE and let me hide under that chair with you!
  5. by   flashpoint
    Why do nurses always take the brunt of everything in a hospital? My former employer (former as of November 28...and not by my choice) makes their nurses do all sorts of crazy things. The nurses have to rinse glasses and dishes after the patients eats if they have anything "sticky, starchy, or sugary." So...nurses are now rinsing plates after a patient has mashed potatoes and gravy, milkshakes, ice cream, any casserole, most soups, etc. Nursing has to clean rooms if a patient is discharged "after hours.'" Just what I want and have time to do when we are being slammed with admists and discharges at 5:00 PM. Laundry has complained about "clean, folded linen" being sent to be washed...as far as I remmeber, no clean linen was ever sent...anything folded was things like extra blankets that were folded after the patient used them...did they expect us to just toss them in a heap until the patient needed them again? Nursing is now expected to empty all trash at the end of their shift...most of us did this anyway, but now housekeeping doesn't do it at all...nursing takes care of trash in all patient rooms, waiting areas on the med/sirg unit, nurses station area, breakrooms, etc. Housekeeping only does the offices, cafeteria, and halls. Housekeeping no longer does terminal cleaning in the ED...nope, that is nursing's job...certainly they have time to mop floors and clean blood and other fluids off walls, etc. They made the mess...certainly they can clean it up! And finally...(not really finally because the list could go on and on)...they have mandadted the "No One Gets the Point" program...which means that if someone asks for directions on how to get to x-ray, soda machines, bathrooms, etc, they are ESCORTED not just pointed in the right direction - NO EXCEPTIONS...if you are too busy to show them where to go, find someone who can take care of it. I was so wanting to be in the middle of CPR and have some jerk barge in wanting to know where he could get a sandwich, so I could climb off the table and show him where the vending machines are...but darn it...I am no longer there.

    They have lost several nurses in the past six months...all of them were terminated for one thing or another. One called the doctor too many times because her hospice patient wasn't getting pain relief...one got caught using the internet on her break to research a diagnosis for a patient, one refused to clean the breakroom that she hadn't used all shift while people who had used it sat and watched "breaking news" on TV...one refused to change the diaper of an ED patient's son, after all the husband was right there but couldn't be expected to take care of his child-his wife was getting stitches!...they lost some great nurses over silliness.
  6. by   kwagner_51
    For all nurses that are tired of the office politics become AGENCY nurses! Agency nurses stay in your local area and get paid big bucks! No insurance, benefits, but enough money to start your own benefits. I work for Medical Staffing Solutions in the Tri-State area, IN, IL, KY. it isn't full time but it does keep me from having to deal with the drama and whining. If you don't like the assignmnet you don't have to go back!!


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    In His grace,

    Karen
  7. by   lesrn2005
    Hi KWagner: How much experience must you have to become an agency nurse? Just graduated this May, working on med-surg floor for 3 months now.
  8. by   kwagner_51
    They prefer 3-6 months. I have 3 months experience.

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    In His Grace,

    Karen
  9. by   marshalbc77
    "they have mandadted the "No One Gets the Point" program...which means that if someone asks for directions on how to get to x-ray, soda machines, bathrooms, etc, they are ESCORTED not just pointed in the right direction - NO EXCEPTIONS...if you are too busy to show them where to go, find someone who can take care of it. I was so wanting to be in the middle of CPR and have some jerk barge in wanting to know where he could get a sandwich, so I could climb off the table and show him where the vending machines are...but darn it..."

    CotJockey,
    No way!! That's madness. The positive thing that we all can leave we have the choice of doing so. But I do feel bad for the 'contract/sponsor' foreign nurses who just gotta swallow their dignity until their contracts expires usually for 2 years. It sucks that I got burned out now, I usually do a lot of extra days prior to christmas so my family and I have the best holidays. I don't even want to go and do my regular days anymore.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Alot of this is why I work PRN. I can't stand nor want to deal with the day to day politics and b.s. administrators and managers dole out. I work when I want. IF the slightest feeling of "Burnout" hits, I tell my scheduler "time for a break" and take it off. I feel for you. It's clear, it's time for you to make some changes. Exactly what those are, is up to you.
  11. by   CPR,RGN
    I understand what you are feeling.As of me I'm working in a nursing home here in UK for a year now and our manager is a b**ch.Most of the time she is shouting at her staff without any reason.Some of the staff who know her for a long time said that it is because she has a history of psychological imbalance.Well the question is why she became a manager where in fact she can't even balance her life?I can relate with Bipley coz once she shouted at me and my senior nurse without knowing why.As of now she put me in night shifts just because she found out that I was accepted for the post in the NHS Trust.Well it is better to transfer in the hospital than working in a nursing home with a manager who is very erratic in nature.I feel that this is a good place for me to start and I hope that you will find a good employer too. Good luck!
  12. by   Nella
    Agency nursing is a good suggestion. Or maybe be a float nurse, if your hospital has a float pool. You can go to different floors, but alot of the politics on the different floors wouldn't involve you.
    Or try a different type of nursing..doctor's office, clinic setting.
    Your mom was right, as far as getting more experience. A med/surg floor is populated with alot of different patients with varying Dx. It can be useful to have gotten the experience when you go to apply for other types of nursing jobs. It did for me.
    I remember back to my med/surg days on an incrediably busy floor. It was some of the hardest work I've done as a nurse. And you are right. It falls to the RN to deal with the doctors,lab,radiology, pharmacy, and the kitchen to coordinate all facets of patient care.
  13. by   Tweety
    I understand. I've been having some bad times myself this last week and have similar emotions. I'm working on getting my BSN, so I'm choosing to stay put, but I'm now not sure because the stress is getting to me.

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