Anyone here who hate the holidays? - page 8

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I love the holidays. Is there anyone here who doesn't? Please share your most dreadful or most memorable holiday stories. :) Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments below!... Read More


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    I don't know, and I really don't know why, but I get really melancholy around the holidays (enjoy the "season" of it), but work is a welcome distraction. I hope one day to recapture the magic of it all, and enjoy a live nativity-or-maybe a Transiberian Orchestra Show. I want to feel the Christmas Spirit again without faking it for loved ones. The truth is the closest I can come to feeling anything resembling the holidays is to go there in a memory, but who knows- if Scrooge can change- there's hope for Boston! I just hope returning there is more gentle than three ghosts visiting on Christmas Eve
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    Holidays? I can take `em or leave `em; no strong feelings either way. My wife however hates the holidays, with one exception. Her childhood was a nightmare of alcoholism and violence, and any day mommy and daddy where both home with nothing but time, and booze, on their hands, was guaranteed to be not just unhappy, but dangerous and terrifying. After 23 years together, there are still things that she will not tell me about those days, but as a nurse, I think that I can fill in the blanks, so I have never pressed her.

    Oh, the one holiday that she loves? New Year’s Eve. No, her parents were no better-behaved on that holiday than any other, but, to her, a new year represents an end of past things, and a new tomorrow that can be different if we have the courage to make it different. I will never be as brave as she is, and I admire her so much, it brings tears to my eyes. She has taught me that every new day is a gift, and if a day does not seem to be a gift, it is because we have chosen to make it something else.
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    I dislike holidays. I am good about not ruining it for others though and participating in holiday themed festivities!
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    I dread the Holidays because of staffing issues....every Nurse and CNA would like to be off at the same time, but we need staff to attend to patients! Would love to be able to give all the day off, but that is just not possible! Tried different rotations ect,ect....have not found the perfect solution yet! But I am determined to find it for 2014 Holiday Staffing/Rn daily grind!
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    Quote from rn360_
    I dread the Holidays because of staffing issues....every Nurse and CNA would like to be off at the same time, but we need staff to attend to patients! Would love to be able to give all the day off, but that is just not possible! Tried different rotations ect,ect....have not found the perfect solution yet! But I am determined to find it for 2014 Holiday Staffing/Rn daily grind!
    Our facility does requests by seniority/rotation and seems to work well, then again, our turnover is kind of high so everyone has seniority at some point soon enough lol. Also, if one agrees to work an entire holiday stretch (Wed/Thurs/Fri) of Thanksgiving one is able to get Christmas Eve and Day off You just have to be strict with the scheduling rules and stick with them.

    Sent from my iPad using allnurses.com
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