Nursing is pathetic... - page 30

It's to bad you feel this way I work in the E.R.and am constantly exposed to hiv, hepatitis,and a host of other diseases you can protect yourself. Why did you really go into nursing ws it for the... Read More

  1. by   gonnabeanurse2
    nursedude, I sincerely hope that you find yourself a desk job somewhere....have you thought about research maybe? I am sorry, and I mean absolutely no disrespect but you seem somewhat unstable to me. If you are so incredibly fed up and disgusted with nursing then PLEASE do all of your potential patients a HUGE favor and find something else to do. Someone with your attitiude and feelings, justified or not, has no business giving hands on care to ANYONE.

    I can not believe that with all the choices and opportunities in the nursing field that you can not find a job that FITS because evidently wherever you are now doesn't. If you are so dissatisified with nursing then WHY ARE YOU WORKING AS A NURSE???? I am sure that you are capable of learning a new skill and it sounds to me that you would be doing yourself and your patients a great disservice if you don't.

    Oh and one more thing.......I live in the middle of nowhere...40 miles to the nearest large town with a population of ~40,000. There are 2 great hospitals there and they both start their RNs out at over $22/hr fresh out of school, with great benefits and a wide variety of shifts available, tuition reimbursement etc.....beats breaking your back in a factory for $6/hr and no benefits. And just a final thought on your comments about the nursing shortage.......maybe just maybe it is because nursing is not for everyone..it is a calling...something that you are either meant to do or not....oh yeah and there is that pesky baby boomer business too.......you know the growing number of the aging population...a problem that didn't exist a few yrs ago.

    best of luck to you
  2. by   baseline
    uh...nursedude? It's time you checked out of the profession and did something else. You may have had your day.....but the sun has set.
  3. by   caroladybelle
    Originally posted by gonnabeanurse2
    nursedude, I sincerely hope that you find yourself a desk job somewhere....have you thought about research maybe? I am sorry, and I mean absolutely no disrespect but you seem somewhat unstable to me.

    best of luck to you
    Please - Please - Please

    Do not curse Research nurses or staff by wishing this man on them. They deserve better as do we all.
  4. by   mark_LD_RN
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    When will you be EX-nursedude?
    Post edited due to derogatory statment about another member
    Last edit by Jay-Jay on Apr 13, '03
  5. by   BBFRN
    I can't believe that this particular BB has been going on for almost 4 years. The original post was made in Sept. 1999!
  6. by   caroladybelle
    Yes

    (And he is still posting - could have gotten a different job/degree by now)
  7. by   NancyRN
    Isn't this forum for the exchange of ideas?

    With TROUNCING like this, who's going to want to post anything of a controversial nature? This reminds me of a pack of wolves, or a feeding frenzy. Very ugly!
  8. by   BBFRN
    Yes, I hope I don't get any "hauntings" from any of my older (and more naive) posts. The posterity of some of these BBs is amusing to say the least!
  9. by   baseline
    I don't mind differing opinions. I don't like HIS attitude of arrogance and disrespect. Shandy's reply to his post was well-stated and respectful.
  10. by   caroladybelle
    Originally posted by lgflamini
    Yes, I hope I don't get any "hauntings" from any of my older (and more naive) posts. The posterity of some of these BBs is amusing to say the least!
    Please note that NurseDude posted yesterday - I think that an excuse of "naive" has been long gone and expired.

    There is also little excuse for longterm rudeness - shortterm maybe. 3-4 years of perpetual PMS is enough for everyone around you to get tired of excuses.

    If one does not like their career - change it. There is a bigggg world of employment out there for those that work hard. To continue to kvetch is really silly and counterproductive.
  11. by   BBFRN
    Eek- just noticed that he posted yesterday. Originally, I hadn't realized it was a chronic thing- I thought it was an episode of burn-out. Oh well, you can't help someone that doesn't want to be helped.
  12. by   nurse2002
    Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
    we can all hope it is soon!

    he does sound quite unstable. really needs to get out while he still has some of his brain left to use. since nursing burned the rest of it out. its a good bet it was burned out pretty well before he started nursing

    Mark, I disagree with this statement. I think DUDE is not only NOT unstable, It is my opinion thats all of his posts make more sense than ANY I have read on this board. It is also my opinion that the people this original post has upset are scared because he has stated only the truth. The truth that most are afraid to state and the truth that most of us are afraid to face.
  13. by   nursedude
    To date this thread has approximately had 388 replies and an interesting 12462 views...I opened the thread 9-18-99 and apparently it has drawn some attention.



    I find it interesting in fact, just how much attention the thread has gotten and I also find it interesting how strongly people feel about what has been said here. Undoubtedly, there are some folks who feel very strongly one way or another and it doesn't seem as if there are many in between. The contrast is pretty impressive.


    Over the past four years I have caught a good deal of slack from those who disagree - and that's fine - that is their opinion and it's great that they feel so strongly about their profession. On the other hand I have recieved a lot of support from folks like Nurse 2002 (above). Again, this is very interesting - some people seem to really disagree with what I posted and others strongly agree...


    Why is that?


    Is Nurse 2002 correct in his or her's statement that there is some "truth that most are afraid to state...truth that most are afraid to face"? - What truth???


    Is that really it? Is that all?


    Or does that statement and the strong feelings on either side of the scale have something to do with "the personality of a nurse"? Are there 2 kinds of nurses? Is it possible that the reason there is a nursing shortage because there are just not enough caring people in the world or is it because the profession (although rewarding in other ways) is finacially/professionally unrealistic? Does it have something to do with the fact that nursing has been and continues to be a primarily "womans profession" ?


    Nurse2002 is not the first nurse who has made the statement in this thread regarding some mysterious "truth"...


    What are your thoughts?

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