I just read an article that stated that 40% of RNs are dissatisfied with their job. 2 out of 10 nurses are leaving their career within a year. Why are nurses unhappy?? I've listened to many of my co-worker (many are now ex co-workers
), and most stated that they hate how disrespectful many of the doctors are to them (yelling, throwing tantrums in front of other employees, patients and families). This type of behavior would never be tolerated in most jobs..not even at a McDonalds..but it is ok for a professional to be degraded in a hospital? The fact that nurses often miss their breaks and lunches (I've read this complaint numerous times on this site!) is awful. It is not healthy and people get frustrated and burned-out.. Then there is the the "no-mandatory overtime policy", but somehow, nurses never seem to be able to leave their shift on time and are always forced to stay over.."We don't have a nurse coming in to replace you" the hospital says. Well too *******' bad. I have plans and a life and I put in my 10 1/2 and 12 hour shifts..enough!! :angryfire Everyone always says, "Stand up for your rights", but when you do, you are looked at as a "trouble maker" and people say "She/He is always *****in' about the job" . I wish we had a union where I work. Did you know that my hospital got in a lot of trouble for altering time cards of RNs? How ethical is that? They have had to pay over 2 million dollars in back pay :chuckle
I just recieved my first check for almost a thousand dollars last week:hatparty:
I would love my job if I would be allowed to go home on time.
PS You know why there was a waiting list for my Nursing school? They only allow 20 students every two years!!