There Are Easy Nursing Jobs......

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    Recently spoke with a newly hired RN at my hosital. He has been a nurse for 5 years. the first two on a very busy tele unit. The last three he was an occupational health nurse working night shift in a huge factory. According to the union contract the company had to staff a nurse 24/7 to treat minor injuries and respond to emergencies. He had his own little office outfitted with a phone, desk, computer and cot, yes a cot. During the three years he worked there he recieved exactly TWO calls. Both times to apply a bandaid. He did put his time to good use, earning both a BSN and MSN online during his work hours.
    I asked why he would leave a job like that? Bordom was the answer. I asked if his position was still open
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    Oh no thanks.. I'm an adrenaline junkie I will stick with my current position for a while longer hehe. Maybe someday I will want a job like that, but good for them advancing their education while making a buck
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    ^ I second that.

    I like my acute care job...but good for your coworker for advancing his education!
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    as a matter of facts i have 2 dear friends of mine that work at paramount studios and they been working there for over 15yrs. and their job consist of passing tylenol and every now and then they get to use their first aid kit, or they call for the para-medics if anyone gets seriously hurt. however, the best benefit of their job is, getting their picture taken with their favorite stars.
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    Quote from gitanorn
    as a matter of facts i have 2 dear friends of mine that work at paramount studios and they been working there for over 15yrs. and their job consist of passing tylenol and every now and then they get to use their first aid kit, or they call for the para-medics if anyone gets seriously hurt. however, the best benefit of their job is, getting their picture taken with their favorite stars.
    pm me when they retire! sounds awesome.
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    Around where I live, there are a lot of senior "day care centers" for Russian immigrants. I am often being asked to take a job there and their lure is to remind me how "easy" it is. I can't say for sure but my understanding is I mostly check sugars/give mealtime insulin or call the nearby MD for something of concern. I do know my cousin left one of those positions because she was being asked to sign off on things that weren't done.
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    Easy and boring are too different things to me. I have been terribly bored by jobs before, not doing much of anything. It KILLED me.
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    I have an easy per diem job, but it's not boring. A clinical education consultant for a popular company inservicing nurses on how to use their simple product. I wish it was full-time!
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    Yes! Forgot about that. Every time one of those folks comes in dressed all fancy and does their 5 minute inservice, we all start talking about how nice it must be to have *that* job before the scent of her perfume is even gone
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    I'd have to agree that this job would be too boring for me. Plus, I'd lose a lot of skills.
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