A word to the new, the inexperienced, the overwhelmed and the mystified - page 5

We all have bad days. I remember when I was new, bright eyed, bushy tailed, rampantly sarcastic (look, some things never change, alright?) and I used to look about and wonder why in the world it... Read More

  1. by   nrsang97
    Quote from CountyRat
    I am deffinately going to look for a new job. We do not have anything close to the fun you guys seem to have at work!
    OMG we had some characters in our unit. We had a nurses playing jokes sometimes, other times we just found stupid stuff funny at 0300 LOL. I miss my old unit because of some of the people, but the funny thing is some of us get reunited in a different setting. I transferred to a smaller sister hospital and so did some of my favorite coworkers. One has an agency contract in the CCU and another is with me on Rapid Response. Crazy huh?
  2. by   cjmshaw
    I love your story. It is so true that nursing makes for great stories. Stories that unless you are a nurse or was there when it happened people have trouble believing it.
    I always wanted to be the nurse that could answer all the questions without looking it up. Just like the nurses I saw when I was in clinical. I've been an RN for 12yrs now, and still wish to answer questions without looking it up. It would save so much time to be a walking text book, I'm still waiting for that. I do believe part if the excitement is not knowing it all, learning something new every shift. Living through the really crappy shifts where patients bite, hit, pull hair, and so on. Being able to laugh after a chaotic, super busy shift, that at the time you felt would never end. I love what I do, can't imagine doing anything else
    Thank you for sharing your story, I laughed & laughed.
  3. by   Hockeynurse
    Thank you for a great post! I really needed that! <3
  4. by   Little_Mouse
    OP, you have a way with words....such great story telling! A story that's funny AND insightful. Thanks for sharing!
  5. by   macawake
    You are a gifted storyteller! Thank you for a much needed laugh!!
  6. by   ahenry2013
    I laughed so hard I cried!! Sometimes you just need to know that everyone is human and you are not alone
  7. by   royhanosn
    everyone is human? Its the staffing, managers, and patients that feel that you are theirs, that ones learns to control yourself.
    Your a customer service rep, you WILL learn how to deal with human nature. Dont take it personally. I have been in nursing for a very long time. you learn to put up with Boastful Statement..BS for short.
  8. by   ShaynaSmart
    Loved this! Made me laugh MY mesh pants right off!
  9. by   RNOTODAY
    as a fellow OR nurse, I thank you for this. I really do. I needed it.!!!!!
  10. by   bsnRN1986
    I just love this article. I really hope that every word is 100% true because I feel like this could 100% be me.
  11. by   tbehlow
    OMG!!!! I too am a surgical nurse and can totally relate!!! Thank you, and I though I was the only one who ever had days like that!!!
  12. by   beana34
    I loved your post! Thank you!
  13. by   anon456
    This is the best story ever!!!