New Grad RN Pedal Power - page 2

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Call it too many early days and late nights of endless job searching leading nowhere. After 100+ applications and 9 months post-NCLEX with my RN with no interviews and no offers, I am ready for something different. I think more... Read More


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    As a cancer pt., I was repulsed at the OP comparing her situation to that of what cancer pts. go through. Believe me, not having job is not nearly as stressful as wondering if you're going to be alive in five years. I've been unemployed before, and that was not nearly as stressful as being seriously ill is.
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    As a cancer pt., I was repulsed at the OP comparing her situation to that of what cancer pts. go through. Believe me, not having job is not nearly as stressful as wondering if you're going to be alive in five years. I've been unemployed before, and that was not nearly as stressful as being seriously ill is.
    whoa, whoa, hold the phone! Are you talking about a different post? I never said such stuff. - The OP

    p.s. I would appreciate it if you would retract your message. Thanks!
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    Quote from Pedal
    whoa, whoa, hold the phone! Are you talking about a different post? I never said such stuff. - The OP

    p.s. I would appreciate it if you would retract your message. Thanks!
    You compared your ride to the "Relay for Life." I am quite clear on what I read, and there is no way I am retracting my post. You must be kidding.
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    Quote from Pedal
    whoa, whoa, hold the phone! Are you talking about a different post? I never said such stuff. - The OP

    p.s. I would appreciate it if you would retract your message. Thanks!
    ...and by the way, if you are referring to my "relay for life" comparison, I ask you to consider this: what is the mission of relay for life? what is the mission of the RN? Are they both not about helping to heal and restore health to its optimal state? and an RN without a job...how can he or she participate in this mission? This is the basis for my comparison. Does this make sense? I hope so. The OP
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    I know a new grad who is older than me - can one of you put her in a one of those baby bike trailers with the tall flags I used to see all the time in my former home of Boulder, CO?

    Ha ha. Really - whatever misgivings I might have about the details would be outweighed by the publicity such an endeavor would garner. The wall of silence those who publicly state themselves to be "the voice of nurses" have maintained seriously needs to be shattered. As of now they hold all of the cards and are the people most reporters call for "expert" opinion. Public awareness, let's get some!
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    As a cancer pt., I was repulsed at the OP comparing her situation to that of what cancer pts. go through. Believe me, not having job is not nearly as stressful as wondering if you're going to be alive in five years. I've been unemployed before, and that was not nearly as stressful as being seriously ill is.
    Hey Debbie downer, I am sure she meant know harm by it.

    I am quite sure no one would intentionally compare umempolyment to cancer, GEEZ!
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    OCNR63, very sorry to hear of your struggles... I really am... I dont think the OP intent was to to compare joblessness to having cancer. You are right, there is absolutely no comparison. I think we all know that...
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    I love this idea! What a way to get out of the world of job searching and sitting in front of a computer! I graduate in May, do not have a job yet, and I would love to go on this ride. Perhaps I could join you for a leg of the trip, if you're coming anywhere near Tennessee. If I were not planning on moving right after I graduate, I would love to do this trip. Good luck!!
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    Quote from madpeys
    Hey Debbie downer, I am sure she meant know harm by it.

    I am quite sure no one would intentionally compare umempolyment to cancer, GEEZ!
    I am sorry that I touched a sore nerve. I do not believe unemployment is like having cancer. I know what it is to be sick and it is not like searching for a job, having nowhere to use one's skill set and not having income. Good health is king, and I am sure nobody on this forum would disagree on that. What I maintain is that we as budding healthcare professionals are barred, gagged, and prevented from doing work for our communities in the role we spent 5,6,7 years of our lives preparing for. I don't think this is like having a cancer. Look, nurses and nursing play a critical role in the treatment of sick people. If we compromise nursing by refusing to train new ones for a 5-10 year period, what's healthcare going to be like with a wave of institutions scrambling to train new grads in a hurry? That day has to come eventually, no? I certainly hope I don't find myself on a sick bed when that day comes and there's a wave of inexperienced nurses. This just shouldn't be happening. I've contacted so many HR departments across the states these past 9 months. I've lost count. The new grad RN is a persona non grata. We know that nurses save lives. Who would dispute this fact? Are we jeopardizing the future of healthcare and people's lives down the line with this ludicrous policy of not hiring new graduates? And like a ticking time bomb, are we waiting for the day when 6-month nurses will be training newbies? In my opinion, yes. And would I like to be using this period of my life to contribute to my community through dedicated work while it takes care of me through earning a living? Yes. Sounds like a fair trade, but it's not happening for me and it's not happening for many many new and recent graduates. Rather than giving up, I endeavor to do something useful, healthy with my body, and if it raises awareness as well then that can't be a bad thing.
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    Quote from runna909
    I love this idea! What a way to get out of the world of job searching and sitting in front of a computer! I graduate in May, do not have a job yet, and I would love to go on this ride. Perhaps I could join you for a leg of the trip, if you're coming anywhere near Tennessee. If I were not planning on moving right after I graduate, I would love to do this trip. Good luck!!
    That's great to hear! With every post like this the planning stage gets closer. How exciting.


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