Likes/Dislikes

  1. Every job has its perks and immeasurable things that make it all worth while. What is it for you?

    Of course there is always a downside, too. Just as interested in hearing about that!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Celia M
    Likes: The peolpe you meet, the stories you hear, the lifelong friendships you make, learning something new every day, Saving a life, helping families, the grateful thanks, bringing a new life into the world, being a nurse

    Dislikes: SPUTUM. :uhoh21:
  4. by   explorer
    Quote from Celia M
    Likes: The peolpe you meet, the stories you hear, the lifelong friendships you make, learning something new every day, Saving a life, helping families, the grateful thanks, bringing a new life into the world, being a nurse

    Dislikes: SPUTUM. :uhoh21:
    I dislike the mandatories that we are required to do. They say that you can do them while you are on duty, what a choice to either do your job or your mandatories.
  5. by   Angela Mac
    likes
    the bonds with my colleagues
    the smiles from the happy patients & family members
    when I truly feel that I have made a difference
    wearing comfy scrubs, no hose and high heels for me

    dislikes
    the frequent sarcasm from the administrative personnel
    the Physician's putting the nursing staff down
    mandatory overtime & working my scheduled days off with no "thank you"
    when a patient dies unexpectedly
  6. by   Sadie04
    Likes: making a difference, when patients come back from the brink of death and recover , teamwork
    Dislikes: rude/mean patients, being understaffed, sputum!
  7. by   Boo439
    Quote from Celia M
    Dislikes: SPUTUM. :uhoh21:
    I TOTALLY agree with you there. I think what I like most about my job is how I learn something new practically every day. Either through an inservice, from fellow employees or even from the patients.
  8. by   Farkinott
    Likes - the variety and autonomy of my job
    the camaraderie
    the clients (most of them anyway)

    Dislikes - arrogant racist pigs (of either sex)
    rudeness
    nurse who act like they don't want to be nurse (get another job and stop tarnishing my profession's image!
  9. by   palesarah
    So much I like about my job (L&D, mom/baby, Level II nursery):
    - working for a pro-nursing hospital
    - my fabulous coworkers, I work with a GREAT bunch!
    - being present at a birth; every baby is such a miracle
    - the simple, heartfelt "thank you" we get from a new mom after supporting them through a long, rough labor
    - change of shift deliveries (I love labor but I hate the recovery & clean up, and it feels great to labor with someone all night, get to meet the baby and then GO HOME!)
    - baby baths. Even when the baby doesn't like it :chuckle
    - working with preemies in the nursery. "Growing" them, and sending them home, when they're going to a good home & a great family
    - all the treats the families send us! (oh, wait, maybe that should be a dislike, I gained back all the weight I lost on WW last fall and then some!)
    - when I have time, I love making special crib cards for the nursery babies with handprints or footprints; I keep a pile of scrapbooking paper at work just for that purpose
    - the constant opportunities for learning

    Dislikes:
    - the smells of birth: blood, vernix, placentas, poop
    - change of shift deliveries that leave me with just the recovery & clean-up (get what I deserve, eh?)
    - laboring with a woman all night long and not getting to meet the baby before I go home.
    - PAPERWORK!
    - working with preemies in the nursery. "Growing" them, and sending them home, when I know they're not going home to a good family We had a baby come back to the hospital recently, just a few weeks after discharge, for "trauma"
    - that one doctor in every practice with the big ego
  10. by   danak
    Thanks everyone. I am in the mist of making a change. Hearing the good and the bad really helps.



    Quote from danak
    Every job has its perks and immeasurable things that make it all worth while. What is it for you?

    Of course there is always a downside, too. Just as interested in hearing about that!

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