What I miss/don't miss about my previous nursing position - page 3

I saw where someone posted "now that's one thing I don't miss about LTC!" And I thought, hmm, we will more often say what we don't like about CURRENT jobs, but not say so much about our PREVIOUS... Read More

  1. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from DarciaMoonz

    I do miss the people I have taken care of ALOT. It was wonderful listening to them talk about where they came from, how they have watched the changes made to the neighborhood over the years, and how much knowledge they have. I know when I get finished with school, I may not be able to spend as much time as I would like with them, but I will make the effort to listen. Even though they may be ill, people are still people and should be treated with respect, and dignity just as we would like to be.
    That's the underlying theme of all this. We miss "our" people...
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Brita01
    My last job was as a private duty nurse.
    I don't miss having to work the night shift ALL the time. I don't miss not having someone to cover my shift when I needed to call in sick. I don't miss not being able to make any money whenever my patient had to be admitted to the hospital. I don't miss having to pay for my own health insurance with lousy benefits because the agency didn't offer any.
    I miss hands on nursing care. I miss my patient's kind and loving family. I miss my patient who is now with the angels. :angel2:
    What are you doing now, Brita?

    Cool avatar, is that you?
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from angel337
    i don't miss not getting a lunch break

    i don't miss working understaffed

    i don't miss the horrible benefits

    my current job is a 360 degree turn from the last one. it made me have faith in the nursing profession again.
    So where can I apply?
  4. by   mim-o
    I recently left my first nursing job due to travel and family issues. I cried all the way home on that last drive home. I was an employee at a 800 bed facility on a busy pulmonary floor. I was so blessed:spin: -I worked with exceptional people from the techs, ward cleks(we called them hocs), to the rn's(including the supervisors and floor director). I had a wonderful preceptor on days and when I oriented to nights, I had a wonderful older preceptor who had forgot more than I can ever hope to know-I hope I can be half the nurse these people were with their patients. I loved the fast pace, the patients & families, and especially my co-workers. I truly miss everything about that hospital. I came to a very small, local hospital and work in ccu/icu. It is so different, but it is also a great bunch of nurses-we have no ward clerk, or cnas. So, we do it all-which is actually helpful and we spend more time with our patients. The impression my first job made on my career though is one I will never forget. I think of them often and use things they taught me daily.
  5. by   shrinkyrn
    I recently left hospital nursing for outpatient!
    I worked psych inpt.
    1. I don't miss being the ONLY RN for up to 18 pts. (Mental health workers were the rest of the staff):trout:
    2. I don't miss NEVER being able to leave the floor.:angryfire
    3. I don't miss non-nursing immediate bosses who didn't understand :trout:
    4. I don't miss getting suspended for saying "NO" I don't have the help and can't!!!!-(it was easier for them to suspend me than give me help):trout:
    5. I don't miss working 12 1/2 hours:selfbonk:
    6. I don't miss being told I can't have time off, because there is no RN to cover me.
    7. I don't miss 3-4 admissions a day, of which I had to do the entire admit (Only RN remember)
    8. I don't miss being so stressed out daily that I thougt my name was be-otch!! :flamesonb

    I do miss my friends, fortunately, I keep in touch. :biere: :icon_hug:
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from mim-o
    The impression my first job made on my career though is one I will never forget. I think of them often and use things they taught me daily.
    So cool to be able to bring that positive impact WITH you! I hope that the loss of that job was worth it - but it sounds like you got yourself in a good place! that's great!
  7. by   angel337
    Quote from zoeboboey
    So where can I apply?

    windy city, illinois....i think it's a little too far for you
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from shrinkyrn
    4. I don't miss getting suspended for saying "NO" I don't have the help and can't!!!!-(it was easier for them to suspend me than give me help)
    I notice quite the fishy smell in here -

    How could they suspend you if they supposedly needed you so much? Sounds like an Id.10t problem...
  9. by   mim-o
    I will have to admit when I first came to my current job, I felt like a total outsider. It was me though, after a while I come to realize they were just feeling me out and in some cases I wasn't giving them or the job a chance, but it is all good Just needed to give it a chance. I do miss my other job, but I have a family member with a terminal illness and time with them is more important than any job. I was driving a little over an hour to work before, and was that far away if something was to happen. I can be to work in fifteen minutes now and to my family in the same amount of time if needed-all things happen for a reason, and right now this new job has been a God send in many ways. I love nursing, and as long as I can work somewhere that is all that matters.
  10. by   shrinkyrn
    Quote from zoeboboey
    I notice quite the fishy smell in here -

    How could they suspend you if they supposedly needed you so much? Sounds like an Id.10t problem...
    I'm really not sure what you are implicating here, but I'm certainly not appreciative of how you worded what you said :flamesonb
    I'm not going to explain to you what transpired and didn't ask for a comment when I said that as a reason I don't miss the job I left. I sense a judgemental response from you and you really don't have a right to judge my reasons. If you smell a fish the smell is present where you are.
    Leave judgement unto the Lord!
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from shrinkyrn
    I'm really not sure what you are implicating here, but I'm certainly not appreciative of how you worded what you said :flamesonb
    I'm not going to explain to you what transpired and didn't ask for a comment when I said that as a reason I don't miss the job I left. I sense a judgemental response from you and you really don't have a right to judge my reasons. If you smell a fish the smell is present where you are.
    Leave judgement unto the Lord!


    By fishy, I meant THEM, not you. And I meant that suspension was not the way to get what they needed - they needed another staff person.

    I'm sorry you were offended.

    BTW, Id.10t is supposed to be a joke, it's supposed to look like "idiot" (again, on their part).

    God bless
  12. by   Teacher2bCRNA
    Last edit by Teacher2bCRNA on Jan 14, '07
  13. by   Teacher2bCRNA
    geez it was just a comment.

    Quote from shrinkyrn
    i'm really not sure what you are implicating here, but i'm certainly not appreciative of how you worded what you said :flamesonb
    i'm not going to explain to you what transpired and didn't ask for a comment when i said that as a reason i don't miss the job i left. i sense a judgemental response from you and you really don't have a right to judge my reasons. if you smell a fish the smell is present where you are.
    leave judgement unto the lord!

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