Why I get the urge to quit nursing sometimes - page 4

Okay, yes this is a complaining thread...:angryfire Here are my reasons that I am considering at least cutting way back on my hours, once I simplify my life this year. 1) I'm very disenchanted... Read More

  1. by   UM Review RN
    I get the idea, but what's FTE stand for?
  2. by   GardenDove
    FTE= Full Time Equivalent

    1.0 = 40 hours per week
    0.75= 30 hours per week
    0.5=20 hours per week

    etc and so forth. I guess this isn't a universal thing, I thought it was.
  3. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from GardenDove
    FTE= Full Time Equivalent

    1.0 = 40 hours per week
    0.75= 30 hours per week
    0.5=20 hours per week

    etc and so forth. I guess this isn't a universal thing, I thought it was.
    OH! So THAT'S what those little numbers mean on my schedule. Learn sompin new every day!

    Thanks!
  4. by   muffie
    you can teach an [old] nurse new tricks !!!!
  5. by   GardenDove
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    OH! So THAT'S what those little numbers mean on my schedule. Learn sompin new every day!

    Thanks!
    LOL :roll
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from GardenDove
    Okay, yes this is a complaining thread...:angryfire Here are my reasons that I am considering at least cutting way back on my hours, once I simplify my life this year.

    1) I'm very disenchanted with the current administration and management at the hospital where I work. I feel belittled and taken for granted by them. They treat the employees at the hospital like children, with manipulative management techniques they learn at the endless management seminars they attend.

    2) I don't like the direction that the regulatory agencies are going and the amount of paperwork they are creating for nurses with their endless demands. I feel like they are people who lack practical experience and are mainly academics, who spend too much time reading studies. I don't think they have much respect for bedside nurses.

    3) I had to exert a tremendous amount of effort to get my vacation time this year, even though I had not requested vacation time in 2 years. Then my manager tried to squeeze in all of my FTE into the two other weeks of the month. What a f-ing hassle. Do I ever get any credit for always being on time, and rarely calling in sick? NO! It's NOT MY FAULT THAT YOU ARE SHORTSTAFFED!

    4) The hospital gives me the feeling that they will never back me up, but will mainly cover their own a$$es. If I got sick with cancer, they would probably try to get rid of me as soon as possible under some pretense, and then I would lose my insurence. I don't trust the management at my hospital.

    Anyways, I think I'm still PO'd over the vacation thing.
    All of these are among reasons I went perdiem (including wanting to be home for the kids). NO regrets. Less hassle, less burnout and I say when I want to be off (for vacation or whatever reason) and that is THAT.

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