I wish all the washed out tired nurses would retire. - page 4

I started a job as a nurse in a nursing home about a month ago and there are about 3-4 nurses that I take report from that are run down, negative, desensitized and really could give a rats a** about... Read More

  1. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from Mulan
    What brand of nursing shoes do you wear that are machine washable?


    http://www.allheart.com/ckpremier.html

    When you get home from work, take the insoles out, & put the shoes in the washer. Set them on a paper towel to dry.
    They will be dry by the next day.
    Last edit by Hellllllo Nurse on Nov 7, '07
  2. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Personally, I never became like that "mean, nasty, nurse."

    However, I became exactly like that "tired, old nurse with a fat behind."
    I'm a new nurse and I started as the tired old nurse with a fat behind!
  3. by   Mycherry05
    Quote from Tweety
    It sounds like you're being the best nurse that you can be and making a difference in people's lives despite being surrounded by negativity. Keep up the good work.

    It's hard, but try not to judge a persons insides by their outsides.

    (Also your vent would be better received by some of us without the **'s)
    Oh, c'mon Tweety! Stars never hurt anyone. They are not directed at anyone...
  4. by   ari3sdog
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Personally, I never became like that "mean, nasty, nurse."

    However, I became exactly like that "tired, old nurse with a fat behind."
    HAHAHAHAHA..you're funny!!
  5. by   Hospice Nurse LPN
    Originally Posted by Hellllllo Nurse
    Personally, I never became like that "mean, nasty, nurse."

    However, I became exactly like that "tired, old nurse with a fat behind."



    Me too! Never mean and nasty...just tired, old, and a fat behind!
  6. by   Tweety
    Quote from Mycherry05
    Oh, c'mon Tweety! Stars never hurt anyone. They are not directed at anyone...
    No but a professional can vent their concerns without profanity and using stars in the place of bad words is still profanity. See the Terms of Service.

    Sorry if you don't like it but you agree to them when you signed up. :trout:
  7. by   CITCAT
    [quote=NC girl 35;2456157]Hey everyone, I was not at all trying to offend any nurse that is older in age. It just so happen that some of the nurses that I was talking about were older. So please don't think that I am saying that if you are an older nurse, that you should retire. I am only commenting on what is happening in my place of employment. Not trying to rub anyone the wrong way.[/quote\\\ instead of being so crtical way not ask some of them out to your place and give them each a little gift in those paper shpping bags you know at the dollor store filledwith neutral color lipglosses pinks light color neutral tones with some litleteas and with a coupon to uniform store with a nice note I am glad you here there is so much wisdom email me if you want you have careful dont you realize the majority of ltcs are over 40years old and the boomers are getting near 50 60 eck girl watch yourself .
  8. by   CITCAT
    thank you tweety i dont know how old you are but iam a pre geezer nurse and it just cofounds me these sweet younghearts with al their emotions why not use the symbols like the smiling face sticking out tougue instead of stars tweety you andI know what the problble meaning if thosse stars were ohohohh
  9. by   ohmeowzer RN
    i am a old geezer nurse, been doin this job for nigh on 22 years. me old , washed out and rigor mortis is setting in.i'm old and tired... but i have to pay my bills and the kids and cats like to eat , i live with my mom who has been a nurse for 50 years and she's more washed out than i am... yes i am negative but to vent makes that a positive. nursing is a stressful , hard job and you become old before your time. but it is a rewarding job and it's nice to see people get better.
  10. by   NC Girl BSN
    Quote from Tweety
    No but a professional can vent their concerns without profanity and using stars in the place of bad words is still profanity. See the Terms of Service.

    Sorry if you don't like it but you agree to them when you signed up. :trout:
    Tweety, I apologize for all the implied profanity. At the time I was not thinking very well.
  11. by   Scrubby
    To the OP: I understand where your coming from. I have worked with a lot of nurses who are really really angry, they are aggressive with patients and complain non stop. It's scary working with people like this and I worry non-stop about the patients.

    But have you ever experienced job burnout? You may at some point in your career. It's not a nice thing it's horrible to go through, perhaps the nurses your describing are burned out rather than just like that all the time. It's not a true reflection on someone's ability to care, it's when you've reached breaking point and need time off work to recuperate. Most nurses I know have, I'm going through burnout at the moment and lucky for me I have supportive friends at work.
  12. by   AngelaLPN08
    Age does not matter about "worn out nurses". I had one that was not even 50 at my place of employment when I was a CNA. She never wanted to do charting, and would do every shortcut she could. A patient fell and she said not to report it, she did not want to "deal" with it. Cover up med errors, and ignored paitent complaints. She had been a Nurse since a young age and I think was just burnt out. I know the responsible nurse was there but she just did not seem to care. She told me that when I am a nurse for a few years I will see her way of things. I hope I never do!
  13. by   graysonret
    I've been a nurse now, going on 21 years. I'm 59 shortly. Of course there are days when you want to just give it all up and get a nice desk job somewhere, pushing papers, and not having someone's life in your hands. But, whenever I'm on duty, work and patients always are priority. There are days I just drag myself in, but as soon as I'm working, it's all business. I hope it is that way for a long time to come. But, if I see myself, short-cutting, skipping treatments/meds, or just being "lazy", I have my own "standing orders"....quit. The only one who benefits from that type of work is the trial lawyer.

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