Ten Ways To Know You're Burning Out - page 8

by VivaLasViejas Guide

Here's something a little different from the writer who usually brings you the funny top-10 lists. Recently, a good friend of mine I'll call "Viv"---an LPN who's worked at the same LTC for eight-and-a-half years---suddenly up... Read More


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    I know first hand about job burnout; It can wreak havoc on your career and have lasting repercussions.
    I have been discreditted by my peers who broke my confidentiality and used this information for purposes to
    "even the score and to suit their ideas about how the Nursing Profession should be." I am currently seeking help from Nursing and outside agencies to restore my credibility and character which has been adversely affected.
    My advice is this: State Nursing Agencies are helpful for the most part. Be very careful with information that is collected "On the job"; This information can be utilized by the members of the Nursing Community in a negative fashion and can take considerable time to rectify. Be persistent in contacting State and Federal Agencies for
    assistance regarding misuse of personnel information. Your career is too important to lose because of Co-workers
    perceptions and petty jealousies.
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    Quote from SMiii
    I know first hand about job burnout; It can wreak havoc on your career and have lasting repercussions.
    I have been discreditted by my peers who broke my confidentiality and used this information for purposes to
    "even the score and to suit their ideas about how the Nursing Profession should be." I am currently seeking help from Nursing and outside agencies to restore my credibility and character which has been adversely affected.
    My advice is this: State Nursing Agencies are helpful for the most part. Be very careful with information that is collected "On the job"; This information can be utilized by the members of the Nursing Community in a negative fashion and can take considerable time to rectify. Be persistent in contacting State and Federal Agencies for
    assistance regarding misuse of personnel information. Your career is too important to lose because of Co-workers
    perceptions and petty jealousies.
    By state nursing agencies do u mean the board of nursing? need your advice asap!
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    I recently took a compassion fatigue instructor course as part of my trauma/disaster training and it was found by Figley and Figley as well as some studies by John Hopkins that a loss of sense of humor is the first thing to go.
    VivaLasViejas likes this.
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    I have little compassion these days. Partially because of the type of work I have done over the last 12 or so years. I was a hospice nurse for most of that time and now an oncology nurse. The type of work is emotionally stressful by itself. Then add a hospital system that is really messed up. Every now and then, they will just up and fire people and cut hours. The last round they let 22 people go. If we aren't busy, we have to take turns leaving early or taking the whole day off. There are only 3 nurses, so we each taking time off frequently. While that sounds appealing, it's stressful when it comes to paying the bills. I am not sure what I would do for a career if it wasn't in nursing. I live in a resort community. Our hospital is the only one in the county. The next county has a hospital, but the drive in the winter could be a little dicey. I can't afford to take a pay cut, and there aren't many jobs where I would make enough money to continue to live here.

    Anyone have thoughts of what they would do for a career if not in nursing.?
    LockportRN and VivaLasViejas like this.


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