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

by Jenni811 55,794 Views | 155 Comments

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 telemetry/intermediate care. We will... Read More


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    Quote from PMFB-RN

    *** NOT WRONG! Actualy SOP in many fcilities. My hospital has anti spitting hoods but we will splap a mask on until we get hood. Any patient who hits, kicks, spits on, or otherwise attempts to harm staff will find themselves in four point restraints and wearing an anti spitting hood so fast their head will spin. On top of that if they are A&O I WILL be calling local police and pressing charges. Our wonderful local cops treat assaults on hospital staff like assaults on themselves and take them VERY seriously. I do not need to wait for a providers order to initiate any restraint I feel is needed.
    Thanks! I know our policies on restraints and I have no problem doing it. I don't think we have spit hoods so mask was my only option. I just want to be like "spit away my dear. You'll only get it all over you."
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    Quote from jrwest
    Not gonna quote it, but sugarwahine10 you have said the complete truth in your comment! especially the cattle part- I liken it to mass production- assembly line mentality!

    I sure agree/sympathize with you- you took the words right out of my mouth!

    -applewhitern- we arent allowed to say we have other patients either, and say that " we have the time" despite that being a big fat lie!!!

    We have been given "scripts" too. "Is there anything else I can do for you, I have the time" and "Is there anything I can do for you, it's my pleasure". If I were a patient and every staff member that came in my room used the same line..I would feel that it isn't genuine...just following the company line. Not to mention the fact that the whole "it's my pleasure" line sounds vaguely suggestive!
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    Quote from jmll1765
    We have been given "scripts" too. "Is there anything else I can do for you, I have the time" and "Is there anything I can do for you, it's my pleasure". If I were a patient and every staff member that came in my room used the same line..I would feel that it isn't genuine...just following the company line. Not to mention the fact that the whole "it's my pleasure" line sounds vaguely suggestive!
    *** I remain deeply saddend that nurses have meekly submitted to something so offensive and stupid. My last hospital tried to introduce scripting and it was nipped in the bud early by some highly experienced nurses who simply laughed at managmenty and walked out of the meeting telling of about the scripting expectation. Oner very senior nurse stood up and said "Let me get this strait, I am going to have to say the exact same words to my 80 year old retired nun as I am the 30 year old Hell's Angel patient? PFFFFFFT!" ANd she marched out of the meeting dropping her script into the trash on her way out. Every other nurse in the room followed suit and the hospital's following of the latest and stupidest scripting fad lasted all of 15 min.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN

    *** I remain deeply saddend that nurses have meekly submitted to something so offensive and stupid. My last hospital tried to introduce scripting and it was nipped in the bud early by some highly experienced nurses who simply laughed at managmenty and walked out of the meeting telling of about the scripting expectation. Oner very senior nurse stood up and said "Let me get this strait, I am going to have to say the exact same words to my 80 year old retired nun as I am the 30 year old Hell's Angel patient? PFFFFFFT!" ANd she marched out of the meeting dropping her script into the trash on her way out. Every other nurse in the room followed suit and the hospital's following of the latest and stupidest scripting fad lasted all of 15 min.
    We have them taped to the computers we use. I don't bother with them. It is silly and the patients know we aren't being sincere.

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    Oh the scripts they give us. It reminds me of when I go to our grocery store. You can so tell it is scripted. I kid you not EVERYTIME this is how my shopping experience goes:
    I am looking at the shelves.."are you finding everything ok?" If someone is near by. You can't tell me they are truley concerned about finding which brand of cooking wine is best.

    I go to check-out "did you find everything ok?" When I'm leaving..."have a good day jenni" they somehow know your name and it creeps me out. EVERYTIME. I imagine this is how or sounds to patients. They will pick up on it being scripted. We have to add the "I have the time." No...I really don't. What I really want to say is "do you have to pee? Tell me now or forever hold your peace cause I have a million and one things to do." Yea that wouldn't fly but hey its the truth!
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    Quote from DoeRN

    We have them taped to the computers we use. I don't bother with them. It is silly and the patients know we aren't being sincere.

    Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
    Ha. Id be reading directly from it super slow. So it is obvious I'm reading a script on tea computer.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** I remain deeply saddend that nurses have meekly submitted to something so offensive and stupid. My last hospital tried to introduce scripting and it was nipped in the bud early by some highly experienced nurses who simply laughed at managmenty and walked out of the meeting telling of about the scripting expectation. Oner very senior nurse stood up and said "Let me get this strait, I am going to have to say the exact same words to my 80 year old retired nun as I am the 30 year old Hell's Angel patient? PFFFFFFT!" ANd she marched out of the meeting dropping her script into the trash on her way out. Every other nurse in the room followed suit and the hospital's following of the latest and stupidest scripting fad lasted all of 15 min.
    Maybe the difference is that you HAVE senior nurses. Most places don't seem to have seniority, and I'm sure the companies use that to their advantage.

    This stuff is so stupid. The public must think we are stupid too.
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    I just found this post and it looks like I am not alone but I feel like so many have it worse than me. But I had a great job and lost funding, and then working with an agency still couldnt get any cases, and I needed something that was definate and less than 1 1/2 hrs away so I took another job. Here is the problem,got the job and I thought I was going to work in the childrens clinic, nope, they have me doing emergency preparedness. I have no training for this and quite frankly hate it!what makes it worse is that I get no clinical duties at all. I feel like I am wasting everything I worked so hard for! and I am going to school for another degree and I have no one to even practice my skills on! it is such a waste! what I am bothering for? The people I work with are nice and i like them but now I am having trouble getting time for vacation and I only work part time. I work when they want me too, even though it is difficult because I am in school, have kids, etc, you know, we are all busy. And I have thought about picking up extra shifts with a peds company but everything I have looked at cuts into one of my days either when i am in school or at work. any thoughts?
    angels mommy
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    I understand how you feel. I've been. Nurse for two years and I've worked every floor in the hospital. I'm in the army and they require us to rotate for up to a year to every floor in the hospital minus ICU and peds. Across the board. Patients are very demanding. It doesn't matter the floor or the diagnoses. Granted depending on Age, DX, and a whole host of other factors. Currently, I am a Progressive Care nurse. Occasionally, Ill have a truly sic pt. most of the time the pts problems exist because they are overweight, diabetic, copd from smoking, hypertensive, post drug/alcohol abuse ,etc... Long story short, they come to the hospital because they didn't care for the,selves and now they expect us to care for them. Honestly, does it really make a difference? Once you have these problems they don't just go away. The same people keep coming back over and over again. Considering, it is a military facility and we treat a specific population. Still, I have seen every type of person. The entire IN PT experience is like this. Managing problems that they, most like
    Y, caused themselves. For whatever reason, such as lack of knowledge, depression, or whatever the case my be. Still, you can not claim ignorance to the fact that you smoked, drank to excess, and over eat your entire life. Now, they expect me to be there waiter. Obviously, I'm am venting frustrations. I do have good days. On occasion. However, it is still over shadowed by the bad, demanding, unreasonable patient that nothing I do for them is truly going to change their outcome or prognosis. That's what is disheartening about nursing I have experienced so far. I feel why did I go to school, study very hard, and continue to study hard and progress to care for a majority of people who don't or will not care for themselves and wont take personal responsibility for the unhealthy life they have lived. I don't car about the money or title. I just want to feel like a truly make a difference. I don't know where that is yet.

    Pls, do not respond to this post saying I am a bad nurse and I shouldn't say this, etc, etc,

    I'm just sharing a feeling and experience. I do care for people. That's why I am frustrated. If I didn't care. I would quit.
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    i had a pt the other day who od on a illegal drug. when they started coming around, they said "You are here to serve me!!, now where's my <expletive> spoon and hamburger???"


    Let me get that for you- I have the time.


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