There are people who are genuinely unhappy...as well as a really bad economy at this time, too.
I'm a person who can sometimes appear aloof, yet I'm logical based in reality. I have been content as a nurse, even when I entered healthcare, I saw the corporate takeover of patient care. It takes a lot after someone to deal with changes, especially if it affects patient care. I have been able to continue to give excellent patient care in plenty of settings which deserved and have been shut down, as well as contribute what I could in making a facility work by having a voice on committees and making sure we are accountable to giving excellent care...80% of the time, it has been victorious.
As long as I can advocate, provide safe effective care, back it up with the nursing talent and if needed EBP, I will continue to give it, even when I worked for places that were shut down, to the ones that with nursing having a seat at the table.
I hope that we all have a seat and position that can go back to those fundamentals...for the "happiness" of our profession...