i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same? - page 11

I absolutley despise my job. I work as a nurse in a intermediate/telemetry type floor. We are in the process of moving to a new hospital, so we were a telemetry unit and we are splitting into... Read More

  1. Visit  CaitlynRNBSN profile page
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    YES!!! I get calls CONSTANTLY from techs. (I.e. lab techs, ultrasound, MRI, XRay). they call me and will be like "Did Dr.X really want this PTT at 6:00? YES!!!!! if he didn't want it, he wouldn't order it.
    I get so so so so annoyed with techs from places like that. it is constant, does Dr.X want contrast dye or not?? I don't know....figure it out yourself. Ugh, sorry if any techs on here. but seriously. figure it out yourself and stop making bedside the middle man.
  2. Visit  jaad profile page
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    Don't feel bad. I think most can relate unless they've never experienced hospital nursing.

    Our medical system, and country for that matter, are becoming a living nightmare.

    Gone are the day when people worked hard for medical care, appreciated it, and tried to do everything in their power to stay healthy!
    SmilingBluEyes likes this.
  3. Visit  Elle23 profile page
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    I truly understand the frustrations, but I have to be honest...these types of discussions make me absolutely terrified of ever ending up as a patient on a med/ surg floor!
  4. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from CaitlynRNBSN
    YES!!! I get calls CONSTANTLY from techs. (I.e. lab techs, ultrasound, MRI, XRay). they call me and will be like "Did Dr.X really want this PTT at 6:00? YES!!!!! if he didn't want it, he wouldn't order it.
    I get so so so so annoyed with techs from places like that. it is constant, does Dr.X want contrast dye or not?? I don't know....figure it out yourself. Ugh, sorry if any techs on here. but seriously. figure it out yourself and stop making bedside the middle man.
    while I feel your frustration....nurses are the middle man because we are the only ones who spend time with the patients.
    Kipahni likes this.
  5. Visit  calivianya profile page
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    Quote from Elle23
    I truly understand the frustrations, but I have to be honest...these types of discussions make me absolutely terrified of ever ending up as a patient on a med/ surg floor!
    Don't be terrified - just be nice. And tell your family members to back off if they are harping on your nurse and he/she is looking very worn down.
    SmilingBluEyes likes this.
  6. Visit  Here.I.Stand profile page
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    I love love love where I'm at now. I used to get nauseated the night before shifts at my last job...and I was just per diem!!!

    One that I won't forget needed significant wound care (groin nec fasc). He would yell at me to work faster when tending to the wound, but then I wasn't being gentle enough. This was after properly pre-medicating him for pain etc. I gently but firmly told him that I *can* go a bit faster (obviously whipping through and doing a shoddy job wasn't an option), but the trade-off is it won't be as gentle; "given the choice, would you rather me be fast or gentle?" Yelled, "fast AND gentle!!" He was also on a fluid restriction but constantly thirsty, and the previous shift RN had done some math and told him how much he could drink and how often to stay within his restriction. Unfortunately her math was wrong. She didn't account for the 420 cc of fluids that came on each meal tray. That was a fun one to explain.

    Sounds like a change of setting is in order. I only read the first half of the replies, but see you love open hearts. Try to get into a CVICU!!! You will learn a ton, and my experience has been ICU families are very grateful. There's a few nuts in every cookie, but generally speaking you'll get a ton more respect.
  7. Visit  0.adamantite profile page
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    Quote from Jenni811
    SERIOUSLY this story is no joke. We had a patient for months on end, in and out for pancreatitis flare ups. She was strict NPO except for "mouth swabs" i put that in quotations because that is what we call them. Every freaking 15 minutes she would scream from the top of her lungs "SWAAAABIE! SWABBIE!!!! I NEED SWABBIE! BRING BE SWABBIE. SWWWWWWAAAAABBBBIEEE" Perfectly capable of putting on call light asking for a mouth swab. The same time she was here we had a code blue from a open heart patient in the same hallway. and she is screaming SWAAAABBBBIEE!!! the entire time. we all ignored it, we were fed up with "swabbie lady." Finally one of the doctors in the code looked out of the room and yelled "SOMEONE GET THAT LADY A SWABBIE NOW. I CAN'T STAND IT ANYMORE!" welcome to our world Doctor! We explained to her another patient was in need of our care with urgent needs. "I don't care, i want my swabbie."
    ugh.
    LOL. Only in nursing.
  8. Visit  RNJill profile page
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    Thankfully I wouldn't say I'm completely to the point of HATING my job, but recent (and rapid!) staffing cuts have made me like it a lot less. With literally 25%-30% more to do each day (combined with the fast pace of the discharge/admission cycle where I work) my patience is down while my anxiety/guilt are up. I have enough experience that prior to these cuts I typically went to work feeling like at least MOST days I could accomplish all necessary and important things...and maybe even have a few mins to spend with a patient who needed a bit more attention. Now those days seem to be gone. Still really like most of my coworkers but am growing extremely resentful that the current reality is goes something like the following: 1) Run around like a headless chicken 2) Discharge 3 (or 4!!) out of 5 patient and get them ALL back on your shift 3) Either scarf down lunch in 15-20mins or stay 30-45 mins late charting/catching up on random crap.

    I do my best to stay calm and positive with patients and attempt to go the extra mile for them, but have been struggling a bit internally because like I said before, I'm privately getting quite resentful that my days now seem to mostly range from VERY BUSY to full-on chaos. And yes, I know I might be burnt out...thankfully should be transitioning to a new job away from my current environment in less than a year.

    Thanks to all for letting me rant!
  9. Visit  AMAC8487 profile page
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    yup, I hate my job

    Been an RN for 2 years.. Worked level I Trauma ER and now CVSICU...

    Hate both of them for different reasons, and like aspects of each for different reasons..

    Im just tired of working my ass off, hardly getting a break, Working weekends, holidays, and rotating night/day shift and no way to increase your pay

    Tired of seeing my friends make more than me, not be tired, get bonuses, and granted raises because "they thought they deserved one"

    It saddens me.. it really does. I am damn good at what I do, and its a shame I feel I can no longer happily do this profession.
    enchantmentdis likes this.
  10. Visit  jrock17 profile page
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    Quote from AMAC8487
    yup, I hate my job Been an RN for 2 years.. Worked level I Trauma ER and now CVSICU... Hate both of them for different reasons, and like aspects of each for different reasons.. Im just tired of working my ass off, hardly getting a break, Working weekends, holidays, and rotating night/day shift and no way to increase your pay Tired of seeing my friends make more than me, not be tired, get bonuses, and granted raises because "they thought they deserved one" It saddens me.. it really does. I am damn good at what I do, and its a shame I feel I can no longer happily do this profession.
    What do your friends do for a living?? Sign me up!!
    Been there,done that likes this.
  11. Visit  AMAC8487 profile page
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    Quote from jrock17
    What do your friends do for a living?? Sign me up!!
    . No kidding eh?!They are staffing recruiters for engineering firms. Basically finding engineers jobs, and the rest of his company does all the interviewing , benefits etc... I almost am about to tell him to sign me up lol
  12. Visit  kungpoopanda profile page
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    I'm so much happier since I started my new job without direct patient contact. The lack of shiftwork helps too.
  13. Visit  jrock17 profile page
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    Quote from AMAC8487
    . No kidding eh?!They are staffing recruiters for engineering firms. Basically finding engineers jobs, and the rest of his company does all the interviewing , benefits etc... I almost am about to tell him to sign me up lol
    Ya know, I wonder if travel nurse recruiters receive the same kind of perks as your fortunate friends...I've been tempted to investigate it, but then I worry it's even more about 'the bottom/company line' than the damn hospitals.

    Maybe Nursing's problem lies in the fact that no matter how hard we work to save/help/keep comfortable/kiss ass to the patient population, the hospital is reimbursed the same and therefore has no incentive to pay us more for our grand services.
    Ugh. Lol

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