Quote from michaelssss
can someone tell me specifically what is so bad about working in a hospital? i read quite often on this site that nurses hate doing it citing working conditions, disagreeable patients and such, but what exactly is all the concern about? i'm not suggesting nurses don't have a legitimate complaint, but for heaven's sake, if it's so bad - why?
i've gone into nursing hoping to work in a hospital. while i'm not crazy about l&d and know every job has its bummer tasks, but what am i missing? after all, it isn't like digging ditches; or working at mcdonalds; or shoveling *&^% in a barn; washing dishes or a short-order cook - or any of a number of other distasteful occupations.
come on folks - give me some info.
by the way - i think you're all great. what you do is very honorable and commendable. hats off to you all.
considering the fact we have college degrees, i think it's reasonable to expect far, far better for ourselves than the jobs you mentioned. we are not in the same pool as those occupations. instead of saying "well at least we're not doing...", we say, "well of course we're not doing..." because we are professionals. i know you know this, but it bears repeating.
that said, i don't mind working in hospitals (don't find many 24-weekers outside the hospital), but there are reasons why i'm still able to tolerate it.
first, i don't do big people...been there, done that, ain't going back! they whine and complain more than the babies (and the big people are able to communicate with words if they choose - the babies are not). i've always sort of thought that an adult would never survive if they had to endure the things these babies do. the babies make it worth it for me.
second, i don't work staff. i travel, work prn, work agency - but not staff. this gives me the flexibility (and extra income) i need in order to not hate my job. i work as much as i want on the days that i want...this is, for me, the one big benefit i get in exchange for all the staff benefits that i give up.