i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same? - page 16
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
- 0Feb 4 by puppycakeAs a LPN for 13 years I cannot believe the impossible workload,stress,bullying,liars,jealousy,laziness,p oor communication and just mean nurses. Delegating and being delegated has become completely abusive and lead me to not count or trust others . Cut backs have resulted in unhappy patients, residents, families, healthcare professionals, and nurses to take stress leaves and anti depressants and other medications. I've been told" I care too much" ,now is that not a good quality in a nurse?? That's sad that it seems to make others resentful. Why is it doing what u r expected ,being kind, fun , and having family ,residents, patients, students and co-workers appreciating you and making u feel like a good nurse? Being a good nurse seems to make others angry . That is what I hate about nursing.
- 0Feb 5 by Ruby VeeQuote from foggnmI work ICU, and have for thirty years. I still love it. I'm almost 60, and I'm still at the bedside, still able to do the job and still happy to do it. Maybe I'm the rarity in the profession. I've found, though, that most people are just exactly as happy as they make up their minds they're going to be. I'm happy. It's a lot more fun than NOT being happy!I am so thankful for allnurses and posts like this. I think these sentiments are really shared by the majority of inpatient nurses. I often suggest to younger nursing or pre-nursing students (with high GPAs) to go into an alternate profession, like pharmacy. I also think the original poster's comments are very specific to tele/step-down floors which are notoriously chaotic and stressful. And I say I'm thankful for these posts it is because reading allnurses over the past couple years, helped me realize my feelings about the profession were not unique, that it was stressful and undesirable. I work ICU currently, but am hoping to soon transition out of the hospital. There are people who do inpatient care as a lie-long career, but most of us know it is not a job to do when we get over 45 or 50. I have noticed that the people MOST satisfied with inpatient nursing are moms. Especially younger moms, because the schedule is so advantageous to family time. And in many places the pay is not commensurate with the difficulty of the job.
- 0Feb 5 by SNFstaffNursing is a noble profession but a thankless job and it will only get worse with ObamaCare. Unsafe staffing is the norm and will only get worse. The college lobby got their way with ObamaCare. Now nurses will be saddled with student loan debt so they can take non- nursing courses to qualify for an advanced degree in order to keep their jobs. Nurses learn more on the job from their peers than theyll ever learn in a classroom. I say bring back the hospital schools - they turned out the best nurses. Take on student loan debt when I'm already struggling to support my family. No thanks! I'd rather leave the profession than become a debt slave.