I feel like they should change the title of this site to "reasons why my job sucks" - page 5

by hershdawg 28,048 Views | 233 Comments

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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    Quote from Orion81
    RUAS implied that all new grads think we are the "epicenter" of everything. Yet another of dozens and dozens on this site of someone trying to make a new grad feel so small. And you're right, I'm going to relax because I am 100% done with this website. That comment was the last straw. Come back when you graduate yourself and post questions as a new grad. Just wait. You're going to have so many rude, mean comments. Until you graduate and work your butt off for ungrateful patients and next to backstabbing, gossiping immature nurses, you won't GET IT. Goodbye ALLNURSES, after 4 years, this is my last post.
    I have never seen someone be rude or mean in response to questions. Blunt, yes, but not rude or mean. Second, did you leaving really require two posts stating that? Unfortunately that comes across as immature and petty. I'm sorry you've had a hard time on here and good luck on another board.
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    I think everyone just needs to chill out...holy crap. Absolutely no reason at all to get fussy.
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    You took my words and turned them to what you wanted to hear.


    Your post was filled with what you felt that you were entitled to as a new nurse from me being older in the profession.


    My point all along here has been that posts venting about nursing are not done with student nurses and/or new nurses in mind for worry of how they will take them.


    If it annoys you or upsets you, move on.


    Good luck to you.
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    Hi, I'm Saoirse and I love being a nurse. I don't love every part of my job. Downright hate bits of it, but I love what I do, how my skills and knowledge can help people and make a difference. It isn't always (or often) "pillows and bunnies" as we used to say in school. Many times it's messy and hard and unbelievably stressful. But it can be rewarding, too.
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    Quote from Orion81
    How unbelievably, offensively rude. And you know what? I don't care what you think. 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. You better hope to hell we new grads don't have nurses like you who we are trying to look up to when YOU are the patient in the hospital. I love learning from experienced nurses. Guess what? You better care how you are teaching us. WE are the future experienced nurses taking care of your kids. I never disrespected experienced nurses til I became a part if this website and saw how much we new grads are despised by so many of you. Its like "how dare anyone after us become a nurse and try to learn." Yeah, the NERVE of us.
    You know, I'm a pretty new nurse. I've only been working for 2 years, so I still rely heavily on the wisdom of nurses who have been in the trenches since I was in diapers. And my orientation/complete novice stage is fresh enough that I remember very clearly what it was like to be completely lost and dependent on my preceptor. But I recognize that I need to take responsibility for my own learning and practice as well, and that I'm not their main project.

    Your posts come off as incredibly entitled. Perhaps the reason all experienced nurses here and in the real world seem to "despise" you and new grads so much has more to do with your side of the interaction than theirs. I've never felt resented by experienced nurses for going in to nursing, but I've also never wagged my finger at them and "reminded them" what exactly they owe me.
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    Glad Orion finally stopped, I can't facepalm anymore or else I'll get a splitting headache!
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    Quote from Orion81
    RUAS implied that all new grads think we are the "epicenter" of everything. Yet another of dozens and dozens on this site of someone trying to make a new grad feel so small. And you're right, I'm going to relax because I am 100% done with this website. That comment was the last straw. Come back when you graduate yourself and post questions as a new grad. Just wait. You're going to have so many rude, mean comments. Until you graduate and work your butt off for ungrateful patients and next to backstabbing, gossiping immature nurses, you won't GET IT. Goodbye ALLNURSES, after 4 years, this is my last post.
    I am a nursing student, and have never had anyone here say anything rude or mean towards me. If you ask reasonable questions, you get reasonable answers. If you come up in here thinking all the nurses of the world owe you something as a new grad...well, then you asked for it. Nursing is hard, I don't have the slightest idea what I'm really getting myself into. It's nice to get a glimpse into reality by coming on here. And as another poster said, this website isn't to cater to students or new grads. It's for all nurses. It's a tough world out there in nursing, no one is going to coddle you or look out for you. I personally have learned a lot from many of the experienced nurses on here..and respect their wisdom. I don't expect anything from them, really. It's a message board.
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    I'm not a new grad but when I read about how bad other nurse's jobs suck, it kind of makes me feel a little better about mine.

    Now. There's your Rainbow.
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    not sure if directed at me or not
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    Quote from Ruas61
    You took my words and turned them to what you wanted to hear.


    Your post was filled with what you felt that you were entitled to as a new nurse from me being older in the profession.


    My point all along here has been that posts venting about nursing are not done with student nurses and/or new nurses in mind for worry of how they will take them.


    If it annoys you or upsets you, move on.


    Good luck to you.
    was that directed toward me?


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