Hey there nurses,
I am not a nurse but my wife is. I am seeking advice to maybe help her out.
The problem is she says she hates her job. I am pretty sure its not the taking care of people she hates but the fact that the nurses on the shift before her do not do their job correctly. She is always telling me how they didn't do this and they didn't do that, etc.
So it seems every night before her next day at work (she's on mid nights and I kind of think the shift might have something to do with this a little) she gets all depressed knowing the following night she has to go into work. The the following day before she leaves she gets more depressed. Now I know how my wife is and I know when she is there at the hospital she is all smiles and does an excellent job. She gets lots of bravo awards (these are things patience turn in to show their appreciation for a particular nurse). Once she gets home goes to sleep and wakes up again the depression sits in again. Once she is done for the week or a couple of days she seems to go back to normal.
Now I have told her to start looking for a new job if she hates it that much. Due to the fact that we have alot of bills added to our life with those always great student loans, a new car (hey you don't go to college to drive a clunker) and let me not lie, enjoying to finally be able to go out and have a little fun finally. (had to put alot of fun off due to her not working much while in school) We have decided that there is a limit of how much less she should accept in pay at a new job. She makes quite a bit more than most first year nurses, mainly because she does not except benifits (we use mine) and her shift premium. She did find one new position at another hospital but they offered her $10/hr less than what she makes.
I am really don't know what to do. I hate seeing her get so depressed over work. She worked for an optrician for 11 years before and while in college so I know she wasn't to thrown off with the job of being a nurse.