I feel like they should change the title of this site to "reasons why my job sucks" - page 11

People on here need to realize that when you complain on here (and for some that all those individuals do) it really dissuades us new grads from continuing into the profession. First and most obvious question, Does anyone... Read More

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    And hershdawg, then you are two steps ahead of the game!

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    Quote from Ruas61
    It would be interesting to see a thread about what newer nurses believe/feel/expect that experienced nurses should be to them. I am not interesting in opening that can of worms tonight.
    I'd definitely need more than the hot tea with honey that I'm drinking.
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    <wondering if ORION worked anywhere a nurse did BEFORE she /he completed nursing school????? I just hate that way too many people find out AFTER they become a nurse they don't like it......Can we say MANDATORY prereq to work in a hospital etc before you go to school to become a nurse? At least volunteer... I love being a nurse... I like where I work.. I dislike somethings that the uppers do..but I lso see why at times. This IS a place for those that want to vent... BUT I am more disturbed that anyone could come on here and make this the sole reason for wanting to leave nursing...or even use it as their choice to become a nurse. Come on people get some REAL life experience...then make a decision...I just see way too many coming out now whining about working weekends and threatening to quit if they have to work a certain holiday. I know that in the 4 years they were in school they had to figure out that someone is at the hospital 24/7/365!!!! I did not pick up on any "new grad hate"...but I understand quite a few new grads these days are very sensitive to being "made" <insert sarcasm here) to "feel" that way.. The treatment the new grads experience is not unique to their newness in their position...trust me nurses of all ages/experience.. have issues with incivility...some places worse than others...it is not acceptable but it happens. I see where I work the ones that should be role models and complain about others AND the new grads do not really communicate well with people. It's time to start communicating BETTER and stop talking about each other..if its important enough to go to management too..then you should have at least attempted a civil conversation with that person. Enough said..
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    Hearing about good days is just not entertaining... if you want to hear good, uplifting news watch Sunday Morning not the 5 o' clock local news, if you do not want to fill your head with negativity you know where not to look. I would say that if your heart is not in nursing, do not do it. I would say the money is not worth the headache. If you are getting "scared away" by people's posts, I would say your heart is not in it. I have often found that what the mind thinks or knows is wrong often doesn't coincide with what the heart wants. If you hear the BS and still decide it is what you want to do to later learn you don't like it, use it as a stepping stone.
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    Quote from dudette10
    There are times I stay away from this site for many of the reasons other posters gave. But no one knows how it is except other nurses. Example: I won't out to dinner with a friend the other night, and we were talking about job stresses. She also knew I moved into another position, and I told her that giving up bennies for increased pay was worth it to me, plus I mentioned my rate (big mistake). She then told me, jokingly but not really, to never complain about my job stress again. Um.....Also, I could spend some time posting about the parts of my job that make me feel good. There's at least a few minutes of every shift that patients express their appreciation to me, or I've advocated for patients to make their care much better. That doesn't make the stress go away though. It just makes it more tolerable for a short period of time.
    I've found that I can't really talk to family or friends about job stress either. I had one friend who actually went off on me because she felt it was unfair that she had worked all her life and was stuck in low wage jobs and I apparently had a good paying job. (I never, ever discussed how much money I made and don't live a flashy lifestyle.) I come here to talk to other nurses who can commiserate. Now that I can't work anymore, I still like to come here to keep up with what's going on.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** Yes I fully realize this but two things. First the fewer people who enter nursing the better for those of who are already nurses. Pay and working conditions for nurses have deteriated since the glut of nurse made itself felt in 2008. It's not new grads fault since the false and self serving "nursing shortage" propaganda mislead many people who would not have considered nursing to pursue nursing/ This was intentional false propaganda desinged to mislead people and it worked, very well.
    Second our world does not revolve around nursing students and new grads. You guys should feel lucky you are getting a view of the underbelly of nursing in advance. Most of us didn't have that oppertunity since there was no Allnurses when I graduated.


    *** Yes! I love it! I have a fun and very rewarding job and am very well compensated for it. However the longer the glut of nurses continues the less that's true. Even my hospital, a hospital with a long history of treating it's nurses well is starting to realize that any of us can be replaced by a long line of new grads chomping at the bit to take our jobs

    I did not realize that people had to stop pursuing their dreams or their education to provide you with job stability. I am a new nurse and I worked my butt off to get to where I am and I am sorry if there are many more of us to replace you.
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    Quote from nurseladybug12
    I did not realize that people had to stop pursuing their dreams or their education to provide you with job stability. I am a new nurse and I worked my butt off to get to where I am and I am sorry if there are many more of us to replace you.
    No one was blaming the new grads themselves, more the system itself. There seems to be a partnership between nursing schools and employers to generate a surplus on new nurses. They both have a lot to gain by keeping the "nursing shortage" myth alive. Schools keep raking in the tuition and employers can justify stagnant wages as long as there's a pool of new grads desperate for work....
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    I love being a Nurse. I also love to let off a little steam and complain, or read 'vent' threads and live vicariously through them.

    When I discuss family member 'issues' with my husband, he just cannot fathom what I am dealing with. My Nurse friends CAN though, so knowing that someone here 'gets it' helps.
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    Quote from LadyFree28
    Exactly...who wrote THIS??? The producers at MTV??? :seriously:
    I did.....I am sorry you were NOT amused and that you were......offended.

    I offer my ..........sincere apologies.
    Quote from Esme12
    ......That is the funniest thing I have EVER read!!!!!!!

    Oh I see......you get to tell the cancer patient that is dying...after hurling all day from the chemo....tell them to smile because tomorrow is another day. really????

    Unbelievable....no wonder these poor people going onto nursing think we are crazy when we ....uhm....talk about the realities.

    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 20, '13
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    I've seen an increase of "Warning this is a rant" and it has been explained all the time on this site that people "vent" more than they talk about positive experiences. This happens everywhere (forums, reviews, grocery store experiences).

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