malamud69 7,843 Views
Joined May 10, '12.
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My girlfriend...who is an RN...sure does!
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
Ok, for starters, my initial post was not bellyaching about the drug screen costs etc. It was just a question posed out of curiosity. The bit about being called 4 times in the space of one week was perfectly justified. What exactly does anyone expect to change in say 24-48 hours?
Sorry, i don't consider this crap to be a "gift." It is no gift to lose my entire savings, be run through the mill of a farce of treatment for a problem i don't have and to have the problems i do have be completely ignored.
I have had occurrences where certain individuals associated with this program have straight up lied, screamed at me and caused a fantastic job offer to go down in flames. So yes, i have every reason to be disgusted. I long ago resigned myself to having to do this garbage but I will never, ever consider it to be any kind of gift. or consider it to have done anything positive for my mental health or my career.
If you are grateful for this, than by all means, be so. i don't know your situation and you don't know mine, but know this...I will come out of this a better, stronger person and nurse but it will be no thanks to this experience. Yes, my disgust still stands. Disgust and resentment are not synonyms.
Onerous is the word...up EARLY before the site opens to be first in line...yes there is always a line...to be to work on time...of course the powers that be...the for profit P industrial complex...make it so in no way could we check in the day before...sad but true...start getting up earlier.
Coffee...and never sit down.. Keep moving!
My state...first year 1-2x EVERY WEEK for 2 years...then it "supposedly" decreases...Never forget...P...EQUALS...BILLIONS OF DOLLARS...That is all this is about...My favorite is the "random" the day before and after the(any) holiday weekend!
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....
"Anonymous" hmmmm...seems like this essential idea is being left out...people that actually believe and live by the principles set forth in the 12 step ideals...mumbo jumbo or not...wouldn't even sign a sheet...the entire premise of coercing people to attend "anonymous" pseudo religious propaganda meetings and then expecting those true believers to sign off is a travesty only Kafka would anticipate...good luck in whatever you choose...please keep your individuality intact
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.
Sadly...where as an outdated paradigm based on religious mumbo jumbo rules the day and the powers that be are lazy at best to offer anything in the face of irefutable "scientific" evidence, we are in effect stuck to "do time"
Under the guise of "protecting the public" and "helping medical professionals" it's all about
$$$$$$$$$...P testing is a billion dollar industry...everything else is moot.
I like the reasons the OP cited...I'll add...for the scrubs! Yay!
Sounds like you are simply a human being...do your best to not be swayed by slogans and vague definitions of "recovery." Too much of that is passed around under the guise of some unique-life changing mumbo jumbo...if you truly do not want to ingest the "substances" that ruin your existence, then you won't...live your life and do what you must to regain who you must become...the "answer" is not found in any book...12 steps or platitude ridden "support" group...it's always been inside of you...
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