New job! No more hospital for me!

  1. Hello everyone.

    Well, I got myself a new job.

    NO more bedside nursing for me. NO more hospitals. NO more 12 1/2 hour shifts that turn into 14. NO more days of no lunch and no breaks. NO more standing on my feet all day! NO more DOCTORS! NO more lazy manipulative RN's and CNA's! NO more loud obnoxious berating nurse manager and her minions! NO more responsibility for everyone else's job plus mine! NO 5am phone calls at home on my day off to come to work! NO more asinine rules, regulations; NO more redundant, repetitive, paperwork, policies, procedures, etc! NO more feeling guilty for calling in sick! NO more FAMILIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO more being treated like a slave, waitress, doormat, housekeeper, maid, dietary worker, tv repairwoman, telephone repairwoman, pharmacist, psychologist, social worker, secretary, and policewoman. NO more ugly scrubs and ugly shoes. NO more blood, vomit, urine, stool, secretions! NO more heavy lifting! NO more sweating! NO more exposure to diseases! NO more being in charge because no one else wants to do it so I get stuck with it bull*&%$! NO more working with a full census and not enough nurses!!! NO MORE working weekends, holidays etc. No more being stuck on the unit and unable to leave without someone covering for me!

    Finally, I will have a Mon-Fri, 9-5 job. Off every weekend and holiday. I'll be home at a decent hour! I'll have time after work to meet friends for dinner, go out with my husband, go shopping, go for a walk! I'll be able to leave my work at work where it belongs! I can go shopping now for nice clothes, nice shoes. I can wear my nails long and wear pretty jewelry! I will smell nice at all times!!! I'll be respected as a professional with knowledge! I'll work in a pretty office! I'll have LUNCH EVERY SINGLE DAY! I will be able to put my work down and leave the office any time I want!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be able to register for a class in literature and know that I will have EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT OFF TO TAKE IT! My weeks will have a natural rhythm to it. I will be able to attend parties, BBQ's, christenings, showers, weddings, etc. on the weekends and holidays! I will be paid better than I am as a bedside nurse, and be eligible for quarterly bonuses! There are raises for MERIT not just raises at a small percentage!

    I can't wait to just be a normal person again.

    I will miss my lovely patients though. I will miss some of my friends at work.

    That's it. Thanks for listening.

    Cherry
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  2. 48 Comments

  3. by   Repat
    Cherry - I want one, too!!! Congratulations. What will you be doing?
  4. by   StatBlues
    Oh, yes good for you!!
    What kind of job? Do they have openings?
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    You seem to be conflicted in your feelings regarding this change. Are you sure you want to leave your current job? :chuckle

    Congrats - I hope your new position is everything you hope for .
  6. by   fiestynurse
    I felt the same way when I left bedside nursing 5 years ago! Looking back, I don't know how I did it for 20 years. I raised 2 kids and worked as a full-time nurse while going to law school. Now, I don't work nearly as hard and get paid a lot better. It makes me even more appreciative of bedside nurses and angry that they don't get paid better! I still consider myself to be a nurse and put RN after my name. I never forget those 20 years and how hard I worked. I would not be the person I am today without that experience. I am a much better person because of it. I also am a staunch nurse advocate. I am not afraid to stick my neck out for my fellow nurses.

    Good Luck to you!
  7. by   kfry
    Congratulations on your new job!
    Not to be a downer, but I have one of those "real jobs" now, and I'm applying to nursing school for the Fall.
    Prepare yourself for much of the same though. Don't get me wrong, I like my job very much, and I'm in a nice new building with lots of intellectually stimulating coworkers, but you still have to deal with office politics, HR crap, yearly reviews to fight for your yearly merit increases, and a lot of butt-kissing. You may sit in your office all day without a lot of interaction with others...and lots of other stuff.
    Every job has it's pros and cons. As long as you have a great attitude, which it sounds like you do, then you'll be fine.
    Enjoy your newly found freedom!!
    Makes me wonder sometimes, why I'm traveling in the opposite direction!
  8. by   fiestynurse
    I forgot to add that I have gained 30 pounds - that bedside nursing keeps you in shape!

    I am very happy and fat in my current position! Heehee
  9. by   RosieGlow
    congrats on the new position! I hope it works out well and you're very happy.

    Out of curiosity, where did you hear about it?
  10. by   Southern Charm
    WOOHOO! Congratulations!!! Hope your new position is everything you expect it to be!

  11. by   jnette
    Wow !!!

    As elated as you are, how could we not celebrate with you !!!???

    Wish you the very best, and DO keep us posted !
  12. by   jemommyRN
    I too have one of those normal jobs (9-5, weekends off and paid holidays) and I too am entering nursing school this fall. I'm scared now.
  13. by   grumpynurse
    Cherry,

    Don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel:chuckle

    Hope it is everything you are looking for.
  14. by   mattsmom81
    Now that you have our curiosity piqued, PLEASE TELL US DETAILS about your new job! and congrats by the way!

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