LisaLPN7 2,809 Views
Joined Dec 17, '12.
Posts: 76 (45% Liked)
There's nothing "wrong" with working in LTC. I just am not gonna do it. I spent 4 weeks doing clinicals in a crappy nursing home during nursing school and that showed me all I needed to know about working in one. I've been an LPN for 23 years and never even applied at one. There are lots of other places to work where I've not got my license on the line, and responsible for 50 patients at a time, on a 12 hour shift. Nope. Not gonna do it. But props to those who do. I've had several family members in nursing homes.
I live in middle Tennessee. We don't get huge accumulations of snow like y'all up north, but if we get a mere 2" here, everything shuts down. Our roads are not built to deal with snow, and we have miles with no shoulder, deep ravines, etc. Plus, nobody here knows how to drive on snow, no matter how much they spend on their 4 wheel drive trucks. We also get more ice than snow around here. That makes it even worse.
To answer the question...there is no job important enough to risk my life or the expensive destruction of my car, to make me venture out on that mess to work or anywhere. I'm not willing to take a chance of hurting myself or messing up my car to go in and work short-staffed. If that makes me a bad person, oh well...
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