Stop complaining about your job - It could be worse. - page 3

Do you know of any complainers? Are they constantly nagging at you about how bad they have it at "their job"? Is there something you would like to say to these people? Please share your stories... Read More

  1. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from frodo-dog
    The Magnet hospital I work at has not given nurses' a pay rise in 3 years, yet the doctors sit around and gloat about their big bonuses they get each year. But at least they still provide benefits for the nurses.
    Home health is the epitome of the economy. No benefits, no hours, no guarantee of work tomorrow. You get no vacation unless you find someone to cover for you. I even got paid by one company on a company visa card that didn’t have my name on it so I couldn’t use it in stores only POS. I had to pay 25c per transaction.
    The ANA and schools tout nursing as a profession and state that they require you to gain a bachelors, if that is so, then companies need to treat and pay the staff like professionals. I was excited about the concept of learning and creating evidenced based practice, I wrote up an EBP article for management, they just said “oh that’s great, e-mail it to everyone” and that was the end of that: My Magnet hospital treats us all like “just (stupid) nurses”. Not what I was expecting. I believe if more men enter the profession, we would get treated better.
    Yes, I am leaving the profession.
    *** It has been my experience that such treatment is typical of Magnet hospitals. Among my circle of ICU, transport, ER nurses and CRNAs Magnet hospitals have developed a well deserved reputation as not being good places to work.
    While I continue to work for a large "non profit" Magnet hospital part time, 3 years ago I found a great job is a smaller, non-Magnet, union hospital were nurses are treated fairly and decently. I hope my living never again is dependant on a Magnet hospital.
    hotdemos, Aviationurse, gswifty, and 1 other like this.
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  3. Visit  CGB1 profile page
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    I love being a nurse, yet I fundamentally disagree with the just be happy to have a job crowd. The RN isn't just working a job, we are fulfilling a professional role with our primary responsibility being our patients. If the situation in hospitals, whether it be staffing, mandatory overtime (that is manipulated for non-emergent situations) or pay and benefits for our profession does not reflect our commitment to pt safety and outcomes, then yes we should complain. Who we complain to is the question. And how we complain. A lone voice or a collection of over 3 million colleagues.
    hotdemos, PMFB-RN, Aviationurse, and 2 others like this.
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    Be careful what you say on allnurses.com because a Thread can be closed by staff for review.
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    Quote from hotdemos
    Be careful what you say on allnurses.com because a Thread can be closed by staff for review.
    Yes, but that's really only done for TOS violations or if things get too heated and the thread needs to cool off. Simply disagreeing with something that is posted or carrying on a lively debate doesn't get threads shut down or posts deleted.
  6. Visit  SleeepyRN profile page
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    Quote from brian
    Do you know of any complainers? Are they constantly nagging at you about how bad they have it at "their job"? Is there something you would like to say to these people? Please share your stories below...



    Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments below! Want more nursing cartoons?

    While I like the cartoon, and as much as other people's problems can help put ours into perspective, I'm a staunch believer that just because other people have their own issues, that it doesn't make ours suck any less. For example, I have a terribly painful bladder disease. Someone else can easily say, "well at least you don't have cancer." No, I don't have cancer, but that does not diminish MY problems.
    VegetasGRL03RN, sneeds, and PMFB-RN like this.
  7. Visit  Overland1 profile page
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    Quote from Geslina
    even if I hated my job, with the way things are with nursing right now, and all the nurses out of and looking for work, I am ECSTATIC to have it!!
    This is true for a lot of jobs, careers, and professions out there. The economy has become such that jobs are hard to come by; good paying jobs are even harder to find. The number of folks on food stamps and other "assistance" has risen considerably. Many people receiving that would love to have our jobs or anything resembling our jobs just to put food on the table and pay the bills (and taxes).

    The guy ("Peter") who called the Tom Sullivan Show this week and explained his "Plan B" really made me think about this a lot more: http://radio.foxnews.com/2013/03/20/...nt-plan-audio/ .

    I would not consider such a thing, but these folks are out there.
  8. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    Quote from brian
    Do you know of any complainers? Are they constantly nagging at you about how bad they have it at "their job"? Is there something you would like to say to these people? Please share your stories below...



    Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments below! Want more nursing cartoons?

    Needless to say, this scenario it's happening all over, and no one is exempt to the laid-offs, therefore, feel blessed that you have a job, so attend to it if you don't someone else will... Aloha~
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    Quote from GitanoRN
    Needless to say, this scenario it's happening all over, and no one is exempt to the laid-offs, therefore, feel blessed that you have a job, so attend to it if you don't someone else will... Aloha~
    You are obviously management and/or those in power trying to scare nurses. I'll tell you why I've come to this conclusion: If a nurse with any experience at all at bedside in these times is able to practice easily without concern for the safety of their patient within the time constraints given - you would feel sooooo lucky to as not push your fist in the faces of nurses going through the threat of the safety of their patients and their licenses in light of the plight they are going through with your above comment. aloha
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  10. Visit  amygarside profile page
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    the cartoon is so funny. sometimes I think about this too.. complaining..
  11. Visit  jtmarcy12 profile page
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    Pmfb rn:
    Amen to your post!!!!
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    Quote from brian


    I just hope non of us will be laid-off..


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