I feel like they should change the title of this site to "reasons why my job sucks" - page 14

by hershdawg

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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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    BlueDevil,DNP -- every time I see your avatar, I think about how much I like it, but this is the first time I've thought to mention that!
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    Honey badger don't care. Sorry, it's late. Can we start a thread on wombats? I hate wombats.
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    While AN does support its members, often what I notice is this: Someone asks a question. Various members respond. OP decides they don't like the response (s) and informs members that they are unsupportive or "eating their young", which is not the case usually. The OP received honest answers. OR, the OP has already decided on a course of action, but proceeds to argue with various members about their response. Don't ask if you truly do not want to know. Just because all members are not in agreement does not imply that we are unsupportive. Discussion is the purpose of this site. Furthermore, the attitude of some new grads ie: "No one likes me..." Is getting old and tired. I was a new grad also, and I've learned long ago that life is generally what YOU choose to make of it.
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    I think you are baiting. Did you post this to get a reaction out of people or out of genuine interest? I suspect the former. I love nursing, but I have has my share of bad days that have shown through on this site; I'm glad I have an anonymous forum to express my frustration b/c work is not the ideal setting.
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    Quote from joanna73
    Furthermore, the attitude of some new grads ie: "No one likes me..." Is getting old and tired. I was a new grad also, and I've learned long ago that life is generally what YOU choose to make of it.
    Very true.
    It's not about anyone liking or disliking anyone.

    When I first worked pm's (which was an adjustment for me) many many eons ago, I started to nod off... well, I got told off and it wasn't pretty!
    It had nothing to do with like or dislike. I frickin' almost committed the queen mother of work taboos.
    Now, how would it seem if I came on here and cried it happened because "nobody likes me" or "I'm being bullied"?
    It's absurd and it is seen on these boards all the time!

    Then, one time I had my purse stolen, a (likely) feces tainted cake thrust in my face and straw wrappers blown at me as I had to pass my coworkers down the corridor while being verbally taunted.
    Well, that was not being liked and that was being bullied, dammit, lol.
    Do we see the difference here?

    But if you want something, you keep at it and sometimes you have to work harder than others to get it.

    Attitude is everything.
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    Quote from nuangel1
    i have been a nurse 26 yrs .i have done mostly bedside nursing.i can't imagine being anything other than a nurse.but nursing is really hard .i don't mind working hard but the hospital has made doing my job day to day miserable.it doesn't matter how much i make .its not enough for what we nurses to everyday.i still want to take care of pts.i like what i do .for me being a nurse is more then a job.but i don't look forward to going into work anymore.matter of fact some days i dread it.
    I almost want to accuse you of plagiarism! Those are my sentiments EXACTLY; 26 years in nursing and all!!!!! You should change your userID to 'mindreader'. But then most nurses would have that username because we KNOW and LIVE real-world nursing. I actually talked my son outta going to nursing school and was happy when my daughter failed. I want better for them than the opportunity to listen to listen to the drug-seeker happily complain about their pain remaining at a 10 not matter how many hoops you jump through, and families threaten lawsuit because you couldn't save their 100-year-old-full-code grandfather that you had the pleasure of being assigned to everyday you pulled into the parking lot.

    Granted, it's not that way with every nurse. Because of me being dumped on, there are some nurses who do have great shifts. LOL!

    And to the new grad or new nurse, take heed because just like I'm dumped on because someone feels I can handle it, you will be too because someone will feel you need the experience! And the more change jobs as your experience grows, the more you will get that sink-or-swim orientation.

    Hey, maybe we will all get a shot at being on Oprah about our drug-enhancing performance. Except we have two elements of no interest for that: low pay for one, and mere caffeine running through our veins for two.
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    How unbelievably, offensively rude. And you know what? I don't care what you think.
    *** Over sensitive much?

    When you became a nurse, you took on the role as teacher and role model for all nurses following you. THAT is the REALITY. Whether you like it or not, YOU are our teacher.
    *** Feel entitled much? I am an expert nurse. I am happy to teach new nurses when I am being paid to teach them. Nobody is paying me to teach here. If I, or any of the other experts here, choose to give advice (as so many often do) here on AN it should be seen as a gift to be greatful for. If it bothers students and new grads that nurses come to AN to vent their frusterations I suggest they read something else. Yahoo always seems to have some fairy land BS about nursing, try there.
    I had great preceptors and instructors when i was a student and new nurse, however all of them were getting paid to teach me. If you are any new nurses gains helpful insight or learns something here the appropiate response is to be greatful. If real nurses venting real frusterations on a nursing BB bothers you go to a less realistic site.

    Guess what? You better care how you are teaching us.
    *** YOU better hope some experienced nurses choose to teach you what you need to know and what they don't teach you in nursing school. Without that teaching you will remain imature (as a nurse) and incompetent.

    I became a part if this website and saw how much we new grads are despised by so many of you.
    *** What crock. Your perception isn't realiety.
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    Funny thread!
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    Maybe you should try to remember when you too were a New Grad and how you were so eager to learn about nursing in the beginning. And if nursing is so miserable and horrible why not leave the profession and allow fresh new people to take the jobs you seem to despise so much. Nursing is about caring for people and that in it's self will never be a negative for the person who truly does this job for that reason.
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    Thank you, fellow nurses, for never, ever sugar-coating.

    Thank you for every complaint, every rant, every story about terrible administrators, patients, families and co-workers.

    Thank you for allowing there to be some sort of counter-balance to "CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TOP 3 BEST-PAYING, COOLEST JOBS WHERE HOT GUYS WILL FEED YOU GRAPES AND RUB YOUR FEET" with nursing invariably being number 1 on every darn one of 'em.

    Thank you for teaching me to shut the hell up, toughen my skin and never, ever victimize myself.

    Thank you for helping me understand that if my instructor hates me, it isn't license to fail; it is simply preparation for the real world, where I will have to work under and alongside people I may not like.

    Thank you for providing insight into a profession where the struggle isn't just with patient illness, but families, policies, liability, administrators, ignorance and ambivalence.

    Thank you for telling me that I am not a special snowflake, and a preceptor is required to give me nothing but instruction and feedback, everything else is a bonus.

    Thank you for changing my ideas on the nature and benefit of criticism. I am no longer hurt or intimidated by criticism, and welcome it as an opportunity to improve

    Thank you VERY much for preparing me that my feet will hurt, that there are some smells I will never get used to (but can learn to deal with), that I will never be too good or too educated to wipe a butt, that growing complacent is dangerous, and that it is perfectly acceptable to cry.

    Thank you for educating me on how as a student nurse and a new grad, my presence is not heralded as the second coming of Christ. I don't know where anything is, I don't know who the patients are, no one gets paid for helping me, workload often INCREASES for the people around me, I could very easily make a mistake, and find relief in the fact that people will be honest with me and keep me on my toes.

    Thank you for being the kind of site and the kind of user base that you are, even if some people can't grasp why you are beneficial.
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