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  • 1:45 am

    Feel free to job hop and demand compensation. Let us know how that worked for you.
    "I was a float nurse at 60. I saw the younger staff nurses coming in early to research. The old fogie thought they were crazy to work for free.

    In general, generalizations are useless."

    Quoting myself! Feeling left out of the discussion Generalist.. no response?

    I was a traveler float at the Mayo Clinic.. the Mayo does not play. The regular staff came in early to peruse a RIDICULOUS computer print out of old and new orders and diagnoses. The esteemed MAYO did not care about HIPAA or labor laws.
    Those nurses came in early to CY their A.

    If ANY nurse feels they need additional time to prepare.. that is a personal decision.

    Corporate health care is forcing us to work around their profit driven demands. In the meantime.. we do what we need to do, to get through the day , and keep our patients safe.

    What are YOU doing to assure safe nurse-patient ratios?

  • 12:33 am

    You did not kill the man. A cluster you- know- what did. The back pain was most likely a symptom of a myocardial infarction from a thrombus in the RCA.
    In the future, obtain an EKG and chest x-ray.. BEFORE you treat the symptoms. A valsalva maneuver for a slightly elevated pulse is not appropriate. You would need to evaluate the CAUSE of the elevated heart rate before you attempt to treat it with the maneuver.

  • Aug 23

    Quote from GeneralistRN
    I don't know what kind of response you're looking for? You had an experience that differs from mine. I am now acknowledging that. Wow. My mind is blown.

    Ok?
    S'kay. Now you realize there are many experiences different from your own.

    Don't need to blow your mind.. just open it.

  • Aug 23

    Feel free to job hop and demand compensation. Let us know how that worked for you.
    "I was a float nurse at 60. I saw the younger staff nurses coming in early to research. The old fogie thought they were crazy to work for free.

    In general, generalizations are useless."

    Quoting myself! Feeling left out of the discussion Generalist.. no response?

    I was a traveler float at the Mayo Clinic.. the Mayo does not play. The regular staff came in early to peruse a RIDICULOUS computer print out of old and new orders and diagnoses. The esteemed MAYO did not care about HIPAA or labor laws.
    Those nurses came in early to CY their A.

    If ANY nurse feels they need additional time to prepare.. that is a personal decision.

    Corporate health care is forcing us to work around their profit driven demands. In the meantime.. we do what we need to do, to get through the day , and keep our patients safe.

    What are YOU doing to assure safe nurse-patient ratios?

  • Aug 23

    Quote from GeneralistRN
    It isn't ageism; it's a rather well known generational phenomenon. If you're even mildly familiar with sociology, you might even know about it.

    A misguided sense of "workplace loyalty," wherein employees tend to stick it out with employers who won't give them raises or adequate time off pervades among the baby boomer generation portion of the labor force. This loyalty also manifests in behaviors such as working off the clock, staying late to finish projects, not expecting fair compensation for the work they do, as fits the description of the behaviors I described in my original post. Some people in that age range, especially approaching the 60 year mark, believe that such extreme giving of self will be rewarded by their employer. The reality is that it is just taken advantage of.

    Meanwhile, younger people entering the work force, ages 18 to 30 don't generally view their employer as some sort of charitable benefactor or as deserving of their loyalty, which is why millennials tend to job hop. The same is nearly as true for so-called generation X, who also tend to be more assertive about demanding fair compensation for work performed or just leaving if their employer doesn't provide them with a wage or with a work environment that they believe is worthy of their time or skill.
    Feel free to job hop and demand compensation. Let us know how that worked for you.
    I was a float nurse at 60. I saw the younger staff nurses coming in early to research. The old fogie thought they were crazy to work for free.

    In general, generalizations are useless.

  • Aug 23

    You did not kill the man. A cluster you- know- what did. The back pain was most likely a symptom of a myocardial infarction from a thrombus in the RCA.
    In the future, obtain an EKG and chest x-ray.. BEFORE you treat the symptoms. A valsalva maneuver for a slightly elevated pulse is not appropriate. You would need to evaluate the CAUSE of the elevated heart rate before you attempt to treat it with the maneuver.

  • Aug 23

    You did not kill the man. A cluster you- know- what did. The back pain was most likely a symptom of a myocardial infarction from a thrombus in the RCA.
    In the future, obtain an EKG and chest x-ray.. BEFORE you treat the symptoms. A valsalva maneuver for a slightly elevated pulse is not appropriate. You would need to evaluate the CAUSE of the elevated heart rate before you attempt to treat it with the maneuver.

  • Aug 23

    Quote from GeneralistRN
    I don't know what kind of response you're looking for? You had an experience that differs from mine. I am now acknowledging that. Wow. My mind is blown.

    Ok?
    S'kay. Now you realize there are many experiences different from your own.

    Don't need to blow your mind.. just open it.

  • Aug 23

    Feel free to job hop and demand compensation. Let us know how that worked for you.
    "I was a float nurse at 60. I saw the younger staff nurses coming in early to research. The old fogie thought they were crazy to work for free.

    In general, generalizations are useless."

    Quoting myself! Feeling left out of the discussion Generalist.. no response?

    I was a traveler float at the Mayo Clinic.. the Mayo does not play. The regular staff came in early to peruse a RIDICULOUS computer print out of old and new orders and diagnoses. The esteemed MAYO did not care about HIPAA or labor laws.
    Those nurses came in early to CY their A.

    If ANY nurse feels they need additional time to prepare.. that is a personal decision.

    Corporate health care is forcing us to work around their profit driven demands. In the meantime.. we do what we need to do, to get through the day , and keep our patients safe.

    What are YOU doing to assure safe nurse-patient ratios?

  • Aug 23

    It takes a village ... in any unit. Always unfortunate when the village idiot is the doctor.

  • Aug 23

    You did not kill the man. A cluster you- know- what did. The back pain was most likely a symptom of a myocardial infarction from a thrombus in the RCA.
    In the future, obtain an EKG and chest x-ray.. BEFORE you treat the symptoms. A valsalva maneuver for a slightly elevated pulse is not appropriate. You would need to evaluate the CAUSE of the elevated heart rate before you attempt to treat it with the maneuver.

  • Aug 23

    Your cousin does not have to prove anything to you. If the "big hospital here in Dallas" hired him ... it's a done deal. Background checks and credit checks cover it all.

  • Aug 23

    Your cousin does not have to prove anything to you. If the "big hospital here in Dallas" hired him ... it's a done deal. Background checks and credit checks cover it all.

  • Aug 23

    It takes a village ... in any unit. Always unfortunate when the village idiot is the doctor.

  • Aug 23

    Quote from GeneralistRN
    It isn't ageism; it's a rather well known generational phenomenon. If you're even mildly familiar with sociology, you might even know about it.

    A misguided sense of "workplace loyalty," wherein employees tend to stick it out with employers who won't give them raises or adequate time off pervades among the baby boomer generation portion of the labor force. This loyalty also manifests in behaviors such as working off the clock, staying late to finish projects, not expecting fair compensation for the work they do, as fits the description of the behaviors I described in my original post. Some people in that age range, especially approaching the 60 year mark, believe that such extreme giving of self will be rewarded by their employer. The reality is that it is just taken advantage of.

    Meanwhile, younger people entering the work force, ages 18 to 30 don't generally view their employer as some sort of charitable benefactor or as deserving of their loyalty, which is why millennials tend to job hop. The same is nearly as true for so-called generation X, who also tend to be more assertive about demanding fair compensation for work performed or just leaving if their employer doesn't provide them with a wage or with a work environment that they believe is worthy of their time or skill.
    Feel free to job hop and demand compensation. Let us know how that worked for you.
    I was a float nurse at 60. I saw the younger staff nurses coming in early to research. The old fogie thought they were crazy to work for free.

    In general, generalizations are useless.


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