Well, this is one experienced med/surg nurse whose body can no longer handle the physical strain or emotional stresses of trying to do way too much with too few resources and too little time.
I walked away from a $30-an-hour job only a week ago, and already I realize it would have been sheer madness not to in the face of all the health problems I've had just this past year:
Three bouts w/ bronchitis
Half a dozen trips to the ER
Two hospital admissions
Arthritis of the elbows and shoulders
Chronic knee, leg, and back pain
I don't know where I'm going with my career, but one thing's for sure: it won't be where I've been.