Putting in my letter of resignation today

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    I came to the official decision after working 60 hour weeks, and work becoming my life. I spoke up once and now my boss has been making my life h ell. My cases are the most difficult, they made my productivity go up for less money. I'm crying everyday and having panic attacks.

    I called out Friday because I had no one to watch my 5 year old. I heard all heck broke lose. I don't need that.

    I'm taking a big leap of faith being I don't have a full time job lines up. Just a per diem job.

    But I want my life back. I want to sleep again. I want to play with my DD when I'm home. I want to not decline invitations because I have charting. I don't want to be scared when I'm being sent I to areas where drive by's have occurred.!!

    It's time. Please, send me some prayers.
    SoFloRN, kiyasmom, chevyv, and 6 others like this.
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    Do what makes you happy life is too short. Virtual hugs to you
    chevyv, lorirn58, paradiseboundRN, and 1 other like this.
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    Thinking good thoughts for you mom. I know great things will come ur way! I admire ur bravery by the way!
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    Good luck. Just went through the same thing. Working 60plus hours a week and no end to it, affecting my health. Taking a break, not sure what to do next as I have been out of the hospital for years.
    chevyv, paradiseboundRN, and SuzieVN like this.
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    Quote from wincha
    Good luck. Just went through the same thing. Working 60plus hours a week and no end to it, affecting my health. Taking a break, not sure what to do next as I have been out of the hospital for years.
    I decided to take a break, a health/fitness sabbatical, five years ago, after having seen so many people I knew die of heart attacks, and the the like. Since then, amazingly, five years has passed without my working. I'm in the best shape of my life (better than high school), but because of that lapse I may never get another nursing job? I dunno. Is it better to be employed, heart attack waiting, overweight, stressed, and ill- or to be poor, unemployed, and fit as a gladiator? We'll see in 2014 as health care costs override many other issues that potential employers will be looking for.
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    Unfortunately it's usually the hardest workers who get taken advantage of the most. Sounds like you've made the right choice. That's no way to live your life! Now relax, enjoy your family, and take care of yourself good luck with your future job
    chevyv, LoveToHike, paradiseboundRN, and 4 others like this.
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    I admire what you are doing. You may think you do it for yourself but you do it for those that are scared and depend on the job. Last weekend, the scheduler gave me 4 admissions to do in 8 hrs. I firmly told her that I would do only 3, she was irritated and I had to kindly remind her that the paperwork and drive time needed to be added into the equation. I asked again which 3 she wanted me to take and walked away on about my day. Standing up helps us all in the long run. Maybe more RNs will be hired? Maybe better pay once nobody wants to take their rundown jobs for meager pays? We do it for ourselves and in attempts that we rescue the disaster that nursing has become.
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    You'll do fine PRN. Apply to a couple of agencies and you'll work. If bennies aren't an issue even better. And do NOT let them guilt you into taking more than you want to handle. There's a reason to go per diem.
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    My biggest regret in life is that I had to work, instead of being able to stay home with my kids. I am glad you took that leap of faith, and my prayers are with you. Good luck, dear.
    chevyv likes this.
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    Quote from smartypantsnurse
    Unfortunately it's usually the hardest workers who get taken advantage of the most. Sounds like you've made the right choice. That's no way to live your life! Now relax, enjoy your family, and take care of yourself good luck with your future job
    On the topic of smart, and smarty, and pants? Here's something you should know:

    "There's a lot about me you don't KNOW about, Mister Smartypants!" -Annette Benning to Kevin Spacey, in "American Beauty".


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