Is anyone else haveing trouble with shift wars were they work?
It's bad where i work!! Days against evenings, eveings against nights, everyshift complaining about all other shifts! It never ends!
I've work all the shifts and I know each have their problems and are hetic. No one has it easy. They are all short staffed and over worked. Then throw in a few emergencies or patients that need monitoring every 15-30 minutes and it makes a hetic shift even worse! The morale is really bad.
I've been in nursing about 5yrs, I'm new to the boards and would like to get the views, suggestions or comments from other nurses. I'm so frustrated right now. I live in a very small town, job opportunites are great and finding another job is nearly impossible. Actually we're the only hospital in my town, the nearest other town is an hour's drive. I'm lucky to have this job, there's so many people unemployeed here. But I'm beginning to wonder if I picked the wrong field. I love nursing, the patients and the work is challenging. I just cant stand all the fighting and conflict with the staff. Someone is always going to the top complaining about the other shifts not pulling thier share of the load. A lot of the nurses have started keeping a work journal to account for every minute of thier shift. This is ridiculous that's it's come to that. Once I go home I like to spend time with my children... not spend the time reflecting on my day at work and writing each every thing that happened and what I did in a journal.
Thanks for any input, support or suggestions that may be given.