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  • Apr 18
  • Apr 18

    I am sorry this happened to you. Yet another babbling, idiot nurse. It's amazing how they always seen to find the one nurse who can't or won't fight back and dump crap on them. I get minimal BS like that but I have a government job and am active in my union. I have the luxury of torturing people who would be dumb enough to talk to me like that. I wish I could lend that privilege to you that would allow you to chew off a piece of his ear. Hang in there!!!

  • Apr 12

    I say very little in mine beyond yeah I'm fine. I get the "you look sad" or " you look tired." Well, yes I am tired. Tired of being here. If I have to pay for it, I reserve the right to look however I want to. I've never been able to paste on a fake smile for anything, least of all this dreck. I say very little because if I do, I'll get my hand smacked for a bad attitude. If someone asks me a question I'll give a noncomittal answer but that's about it. There's enough newbies there that enough people talk that I don't need to. So I stay quiet and watch the clock....

  • Apr 12

    gotcha!!!!

    I have to go to my nurse support group meeting tonight and am going to try not to speak if at all possible. At the last one some nurse was going on and on about some personal issues and invariably the counselor asked the group what they thought of the issue. I tried "no comment" but got pushed for an answer so I told them the truth which was I could care less. Now I'm on the outs with everybody there. I'm honestly not trying to me mean but I've been to about 60 of these things now listening to the mundane issues of everybody's life and I really am burnt out and could care less. I think I only have about 10 or 12 to go so I'm just going to try to shut up.

  • Apr 12

    Yeah when I was in IOP they wanted me to bring my sponsor for some discussion day. I refused and said the man was gainfully employed & that he couldn't take time off work for drunk / high show & tell day at the impaired daycare

  • Apr 11

    Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh
    At the end of the day isn't sobriety all that matters? If a few scheduled tests a year would do that then fine. The rest of the 12 step drivel can get flushed with the rest of life's fecal matter
    But, but....there's no money in that. It would also toss out the fear factor. Because terror is a great way to force someone to stay sober, right? And we all know sobriety is irrelevant in all of this.

  • Apr 9

    16 per year?? Wow!!!! This is my 3rd year of 48/yr!!! It makes me sick!

  • Apr 9

    This is my second career. I know I ****** up with a DUI but all my family and friends know about that and think what ISNAP and the IBON are putting me through is ridiculous. There were days I miss my old job, prior to becoming a RN, but right now I regret leaving it....and there is no going back to it. Honestly, I really don't care. I'd be perfectly happy with bartending or the like. Right now my nursing job is essentially that anyway.

  • Apr 3

    I had a single missed check in back last year sometime. I'm still not entirely sure I actually didn't check in or it was some kind of system burp. I wound up ‘getting selected' the following day anyhow. No one ever said boo to me about it. No email, snail mail, warning, no nothing.
    I don't know if getting picked the next day was a fluke or I really did miss it and that's what happens. Either way, I've nothing to hide and I can prove so there.
    Like someone said above, given the rampant misses on days that people both were and were not getting picked and still not getting dumped out I don't think there's much to worry about. Beside kicking someone out that easily would lessen the $$$$$ stream.

  • Mar 19

    Mine has the the 4th and 5th years as "transitional monitoring" where "some restrictions may be lessened." But they're only the ones that don't cost money and only matter If you're actually working. In other words, it's really meaningless...

  • Mar 17

    Quote from malamud69
    to continue...in other words any thinking person knows that "substance abuse disorder" is quackery of the highest order...people "cope" in an unlimited amount of ways...all personal and all individual...some "healthy" some not...the fact that a group of scum...bags...has capitalized monetarily on people's discomfort is simply the American healthcare model...
    I will agree, especially given that the line between specialist in "addiction medicine" and "addictionologist." The first is generally a psychiatrist (with that residency in psychiatry) that concentrates on the population that copes with thier issues with the use of substances and considers evidenced based practice and varieties of therapy to combat that. The second is likely a hack ( with a residency in could-be-podiatry-for-all it-matters) that may have lost thier own license for a time or spent a chunk of thier own career severely pickled and somewhere in there forgot the "do no harm" thing. They then saw the dollars in a mail-order certification from a self recognized ‘specialty.' Made up a word and hung out a shingle and proceed to charge people obscene amounts of money to label them addicts and prescribe them AA meeting TID PRN ad infinitim.

  • Mar 14

    While stuck in that trashy pseudo-rehab ****hole, I was accused of "isolating" because I kept going off and sitting far away, by myself. Ummmm, no....I wanted away from the stanky, yellow, cigarette cloud that was anywhere there were other people, because THAT was an acceptable addiction, I guess. Every. Single. Other. person smoked. I preferred breathing. Sorry, not sorry.

  • Mar 14

    Quote from mom35
    I need all the help I can get especially finding a job. I was working in psych but that hospital closed on Feb 16. Now I am starting tpapn and my eval has been done and my case worker will be getting back to me with details. On my last visit to my psychiatrist, just last Tuesday, she told me it would be nearly impossible to find a job on tpapn. I panicked when she told me that. My thought was "I will never work as a nurse again". It made me literally ill.
    I'm going out on a limb here, but I though your psychiatrist was there to help you find ways to deal with your anxiety. If you have a history of needing klonopin and are now in TPAPN they should ought be helping with alternative ways to do this. Not induce more anxiety by telling you crap like that.
    Cheez. Yes, it can be difficult and downright frustrating finding a job but not impossible. You got psych experience? That's one of the best starting points for contract folks, even with no experience.
    You will find a job. At least at the get go, it may not be your dream job (or it could be, it has happened) but you will find one. In my opinion, if you can, I'd consider a different psych doc. To say something like that. Just wrong.

  • Mar 14

    Just do it one day at a time, follows rules, fly under radar,

    This too will pass

    Best wishes

  • Mar 14

    Eris has most excellent advice. I'm in group with a nurse who thought she was done because her caseworker told her that her paperwork was in front of the board and she should get official notice within a week. She had some drinks in celebration (booze wasn't the reason she was in monitoring) and she got tested and had to start the program over again to include IOP and work restrictions. Follow the rules exactly until you get written notification and you can't check in for testing.

    On the other hand. It is my understanding that once you have completed the program you are to be treated like any other nurse with no more intrusions from the monitoring board. Myself I plan on buying a bottle of my favorite adult beverage and opening it at the first possible moment I KNOW I have my freedom back. Look at this like a prison term. Serve your time and get on with your life


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