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  • Nov 5

    Look forward and forget about it. Your lead nurse should be the one responsible for sitting in on interviews.

  • Oct 29

    I am assuming this is not intended for patients in an acute care hospital, especially with sudden acute pain or fresh post op.

    Perhaps it's maybe something for a doctor and patient to think about, discuss, in a doctor's office if the patient is not getting good pain relief and or needing more and more opiods.

    Confession, I have never had chronic pain. And I'm not a fan of alternative medicine. However I am beginning to accept that opiods don't always work for long term chronic pain and opiods have side effects that may exacerbate the original insult.

    Pain and opiods need to be reevaluated. The same way medicine has come to realize common bacterial infections and antibiotics ended up doing way more harm than good.

  • Oct 28

    Go for your last day, but do nursing the way you want to. No scripts, no Q15min documentation. Spend time with the patients, and if you get an admit during the last hour, tuck them in and leave the paperwork for the next sucker. Enjoy the shift.

  • Oct 28

    Quote from Emergent
    The texture is created by egg whites, and is not 'cakey'.

    Yummy. Now I want some cake/cake-like/anything in the shape of a cake

  • Oct 28

    Quote from treeye
    Thanks for the great advices. I did go in and worked my last day. Surprisingly someone went to get a huge cake, pizza and pop and threw me a party. I got to say goodbye with everyone.

    I was so glad I did not call off. Six years went by so fast and I did not know how attached I was to my workplace till my last day.
    I told you there'd be cake.

  • Oct 28

    I have found in life the best course is to always take the high road. Don't let them drag you down to their level or give them the satisfaction.

  • Oct 28

    Did you really just ask a bunch of nurse whether you should stick it to a bunch of nurses?

  • Oct 28

    Quote from AutumnApple
    Calling off would, in my opinion, further the "people are a convenience" culture you're experiencing. It would be saying: "Since I don't get the social support I want, you're no longer of use to me, and calling off is easier to do. Whether my call off hurts you or not is of no consequence to me."

    So, your first decision is whether you want to play their game or not. Calling off is playing their game. The second (and third, and fourth, and infinity) decision you're facing is whether to act like that yourself, or not, the next time this sort of thing presents itself to you. Next time you're leaving a job, perhaps you won't feel so burnt by the reaction of others if you see it for what it is. Also, when you're on the other side of the fence and someone else is the one leaving, you'll perhaps not be like your current coworkers are being.
    What great advice!

    If you don't like/agree with the way these people are acting, why in the world would you want to "reply in kind" i.e. act like they do?

  • Oct 28

    Work the last day. Take some food in as a gift to your coworkers. Thank each one who has been good to you, just say good bye and good wishes to the others, if any.

    Don't sacrifice your rehire ability or lose your vacation time (which I don't think would be kosher with the Dept. of Labor, but I'm not sure about that). Soon it will all be over and you will not have burned your bridges with these people.

  • Oct 28

    Quote from treeye
    I have given my two weeks notice in and I'm tempting to call off on my last day. I was wondering why my coworkers have been doing this but now I totally understand.

    I was treated very differently in my last two weeks: People order lunch take-outs without asking me, they sit at different tables during lunches. One day, I was the only one without an orientee. Those who I considered "my friend" are distancing themselves. I have always been considerate for my coworkers and I get along with most people at work, this does hurt my feelings.

    In addition, the morale at my work is very low. I am the 5th nurse quit on my floor in the past two months. We lost more than half of our staff in the past two years. The administration does not care. We worked short for so long and now they finally brought in agency nurses.

    anyway, I don't want to burn any bridges but now I know why it has been a tradition at my work to call off on the last day. I love my job but I just hate to be there.
    I do understand feeling a bit stung by the "You're not one of us" reaction you described. Saying I understand it and agreeing with it are completely different things though.

    The two week notice time period can play itself out a million ways. This is just one of them. Your current coworkers see you as an outsider now. In essence, you are, so no bones to pick there.

    I have been in situations though where I was leaving a job (for good reasons, often not because the place I was at was toxic) where I felt I had made a connection with people. When I saw how quickly I became an outsider in their eyes, I resented it. Some things should transcend being at the same workplace, or so I thought.

    Truth is, most workplace relations are relations of convenience. Even the ones where we meet the person outside work or share personal experiences or any other number of things that make us believe we've gone beyond a simple situation of coworkers getting along. When my being on their team was near it's end, my usefulness to them too was near an end. I was no longer convenient. I was treated as such.

    Your dilemma is not one of finding out whether calling off the last day is a good decision or not. If it were just that, the choice would be easy: Do it if you benefit from it, don't do it if you're only calling off for "revenge".

    The choice you are faced with it this: Do you support treating others as though they cease to exist once their usefulness to you ends? Are you someone who believes in friendships of convenience?

    Calling off would, in my opinion, further the "people are a convenience" culture you're experiencing. It would be saying: "Since I don't get the social support I want, you're no longer of use to me, and calling off is easier to do. Whether my call off hurts you or not is of no consequence to me."

    So, your first decision is whether you want to play their game or not. Calling off is playing their game. The second (and third, and fourth, and infinity) decision you're facing is whether to act like that yourself, or not, the next time this sort of thing presents itself to you. Next time you're leaving a job, perhaps you won't feel so burnt by the reaction of others if you see it for what it is. Also, when you're on the other side of the fence and someone else is the one leaving, you'll perhaps not be like your current coworkers are being.

  • Oct 7

    Quote from morte
    It will never end. as it should not. it was legal in most USA colonies, and was made illegal in an effort to control women, especially when the women's movement started to heat up. and yes, it is exclusively the woman's choice. if a woman is pregnant, or not, is none of your business.
    Slavery was legal too; just because something is legal doesn't make it the right thing to do. The only people arguing to continue to be able to slaughter innocent children are those who were born. Equal rights for all means all should be allowed to be born.

  • Oct 7

    Quote from ItsThatJenGirl
    ABORTION IS LEGAL. I'm so tired of people ringing their hands over a perfectly legal, acceptable, necessary medical procedure because it makes them uncomfortable! It doesn't matter how it makes you feel. It literally only matters to the person having the abortion, her healthcare provider and whomever she chooses to involve.

    This would be like Jehovah's Witnesses trying to make blood transfusions illegal because they disagree with them. It's asinine.

    And something being a small part of the overall service of an entity does not make it insignificant.
    The argument that something is legal or illegal and therefore non-negotiable for consideration by concerned individuals isn't very strong. Abortion was once illegal. By that logic, it would still be illegal. The converse is true with institutionalized slavery in the US.

    The JW example doesn't apply here either, because it doesn't involve a human life that, if left alone, would enter society like anyone else. Abortion isn't just about and individual and her doctor. Among other things, it's also about race and demographics.

    The Guttmacher Institute even says that African Americans make up 37% of all abortions in the US. Pretty alarming if you consider that African Americans make up only 13 % of the US population. The CDC says that 40 % of African American pregnancies end in abortion. If the issues are poverty and opportunity, those issues should be addressed, not reducing the number of humans that fall into that demographic.

    I'm fully aware that abortion won't be eliminated with a law. It will be eliminated when enough hearts and minds are changed and will be recognized by most people as a counter productive act.

  • Oct 7

    Quote from ItsThatJenGirl
    ABORTION IS LEGAL. I'm so tired of people ringing their hands over a perfectly legal, acceptable, necessary medical procedure because it makes them uncomfortable! It doesn't matter how it makes you feel. It literally only matters to the person having the abortion, her healthcare provider and whomever she chooses to involve.

    This would be like Jehovah's Witnesses trying to make blood transfusions illegal because they disagree with them. It's asinine.

    And something being a small part of the overall service of an entity does not make it insignificant.
    It kind of matters to the baby, Jen. Not to mention Dad.

    That saline scalds something fierce!
    That knife is cutting me into shreds! There's nowhere I can go to get away from it!
    That suction is tearing me limb from limb!
    Someone is stabbing me in the back of my neck!
    I am in a trash can. My heart is still beating, my lungs are still breathing. Someone is cutting me up and I hear them talking about selling my body parts! Oh, God, take me home quickly. Please end this unbearable pain of my tiny (or 10 pound) body and of my little soul. Take me home and hold me in Your arms, take away the memory of this torture. I don't want to be a bother to anyone. I just want this pain to end. Take me where I will be loved, give me my new pain-free body. Love me.

    I actually believe there is a time for abortion, but not the way I have seen it used - as birth control. One 16 year old patient was on her 3rd abortion. That is simply wrong - for society, for the babies, and for her.

    I agree we should all be free and have our privacy as much as possible, but there are limits. And something like taking the life of our unborn babies involves our society.

    We need to work toward healing those who have had abortions, for they are scarred, even though they might not realize it or accept it just yet. It was a terribly difficult decision for many of the mothers to make. For others, it was probably no weightier a decision than choosing what clothes to wear today. All need our lovingkindness and we need them as well.

    We need to mourn the lost babies, those precious little ones who will never walk among us or be able to contribute to the world we live in. I thank God almighty that they are safely and happily free and whole in Heaven with Him.

    We need to help those who are facing an unwanted pregnancy. We need to reach out a hand of friendship and fellowship and assist them in every way we possibly can to have a healthy baby. We must help them with adoptions or single parenthood if they choose it. It does take a village and we can all do something to help these precious moms and babies/children.

    Just my opinion.

  • Oct 7

    Quote from heron
    The single most effective way to reduce the number of abortions is access to safe and affordable contraception. PP provides that and has been doing so for a century.

    Pro-life people like OC understand that. Forced pregnancy people don't care because the "real" issue is control of women's sexual behavior and has nothing to do with reverence for life.
    I respectfully disagree that controlling women is the real impetus behind opposition to AB's everywhere, any time, any place, any stage of pregnancy.

    Some of us really do revere life because we believe God made life. I do believe in contraception and good sense to not try to repopulate the whole earth. Contraception should absolutely be legal and available for every woman and man who wants it. Sex education, too.

  • Oct 7

    Before this thread gets closed, I just want to say that those who dislike Trump seem to let him take over their thoughts. It was the same with the Obama haters.

    Don't let Donald Trump get to stay in your head rent free. Try to discipline your thoughts to more positive ones. Don't let your hatred for this man erode your life.


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