I Miss LTC - page 2

by SuesquatchRN 2,393 Views | 17 Comments

I miss: The autonomy. NURSING home means the nurses run it, pretty much. Relationships with my residents. Not being called off for low census. Being valued. Being a boss.... Read More


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    Hey guys, we get cancelled in the hospital I work but we get paid with PTO. Is there a way for you guys to find a place where they offer this benefit?
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    I love TX. Whoda thunk!
    In what part of TX are you located? I've been living in Fort Worth for the past 6 years. I'm a transplant from California.
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    . . . am required to hang around on stand-by with no pay but ready to go in should they need me. I don't think so.
    Unexpected knitting time?

    I think I may go to hospice. I am probably well suited to that by temperment and belief system.
    I hope to end up working hospice too. I agree, I think there's a certain personality that works well there.
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    Getting paid with PTO is not a perk. It is your employer forcing you to take your hard earned vacation for their financial benefit, not for your rest and relaxation as it is intended, and for which it is earned.
    catlvr, TheChair1, sparklie.lady, and 4 others like this.
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    When did you move to TX? That is quite a change. Glad you like it there.
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    Wow my hospital has the complete opposite problem in terms of being on call. We are ALWAYS short handed so if anyone wants to move to NY I am sure you'll get a job in a New York minute...full time with benefits and you will NEVER have to be on all, I don't think where I work knows the meaning of on call.
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    Commuter, I am north of Dallas, near the Texoma area. I work in Sherman, live 15 miles north of Melissa. We came here for a grandchild.

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    I love LTC too, and missed it when I started working psych. So I got a per diem job so I have the best of both worlds. We don't get called off on the night shift in the hospital, the other shifts do though.


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