malamud69 7,812 Views
Joined May 10, '12.
Posts: 480 (60% Liked)
Hmmmm...where I work its very simple...its called PTO...I earn it...I use it whenever I need too...I do not...nor will I ever give a reason...as is my right...yes-workers rights still actually exist in some places-It gets really old really fast hearing all the stories of people that..."havent called out in years"...that "sacrifice so much for their coworkers working short staffed" etc..yippie for them. Sadly that type of mentality only bolsters management mistreatment of workers...shortstaffing is a management issue that in my opinion causes the burnout that in most cases turns into further call outs...
Arrive early...sit in car...write
Trailer home plumber...as in crawling underneath to remove the old and disgusting rotted wood under the "bathrooms" utterly disgusting, but bills had to be paid!
Coffee...and never sit down.. Keep moving!
Do your time...keep a sense of yourself...and the surrealistic horror will be done before you know it...don't expect any semblance of logic or fairness or anything human...you are a number in a bureaucratic system propagated by outdated modalities ...oh yes...P testing is big money...never lose site of that...you will survive intact...endurance is key...forget all the sugar coated platitudes...this is as real as it gets
In that inappropriate joke of a rehab that i got forced into (manipulation anyone?) some girl said "you've had weight loss surgery, you must be a food addict." Wut!? That's quite the leap of logic.
I reckon it's just an example of the 12 step thing gone awry. As in without knowing ANYTHING about a person, assumptions are made that everyone is addicted to something and that a social activity with a religious bent will fix everything. um...nope.
My opinion, for what it's worth is that people find like company in all sorts of things....church, sports teams, AA...what have you. Even subtracting the prayer aspect, I rather think that forcing me to attend a 12 step function is akin to forcing me to be on a football team. I don't play the game, i don't understand the game and I hate the loud, crowded noisy atmosphere. I'm bored and would rather be doing almost anything else. So extending this logic, a condition for my state issued license is to engage in a useless activity that i don't understand and don't want to.
Just my humble opinion...be very careful of the so-called "professionals programs." Too often, there is little difference (other than higher cost and the significantly lower likelihood that your insurance will pay for it) than any other inpatient program. Besides, if you are in need of inpatient treatment, it is YOU that needs the assistance, not your RN. Most peer-type programs will steer you towards these things because someone, somewhere is making serious bank off of people in need of help, who just happen to hold a license of some sort. I have seen a number of programs, that if not for their self-titled "professionals program" would not even be in business. And that my friend is the key word...business. Recovery, sadly, has become a business. There are many qualified nurses that have been run out of the profession simply for lack of money to pay for the treatment for what in non-licensed professions constitutes an illness, but for the licensed ones is a stigma and crime that must be punished.
**steps down off of soapbox and goes to brush teeth to get the bitter taste out of my mouth......**
Truthfully, i am no longer that bitter. i am just sad for the people that are being subjected to the same kind of abuse i was.....like I said, only an opinion....
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