Top ten signs your job has you burnt out - page 2

10. You're so tired that you now answer the phone on your nursing unit, "Hell." 9. Your friends give you a jingle to ask how you've been and you immediately scream, "Get off my !#@!%# back!" ... Read More

  1. by   teeituptom
    I will know Im burnt out on work when after they cremate my remains I think. damn that was a rough night at work :angryfire :angryfire :angryfire
  2. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    you know you are burnt out when.....

    :chuckle Getting really sick and staying home from work is actually sort of fun...
  3. by   live4today
    Quote from sagarcia210
    3. You leave for a party, instinctively pinning on your hospital ID badge.
  4. by   kc ccurn
    Quote from sagarcia210
    10. You're so tired that you now answer the phone on your nursing unit, "Hell."

    9. Your friends give you a jingle to ask how you've been and you immediately scream, "Get off my !#@!%# back!"

    8. Your nursing office garbage can IS your "in" box.

    7. You wake up to discover that your bed is on fire, but go back to sleep because you just don't care.

    6. You have so much on your mind that you've been forgetting to take bathroom breaks.

    5. Visions of the upcoming weekend help you make it through Monday.

    4. You don't set your alarm anymore because you know your pager will go off before the alarm does.

    3. You leave for a party, instinctively pinning on your hospital ID badge.

    2. Your Day Timer exploded a week ago.

    ...and the Number One sign that you are burned out because of work...

    1. You fantasize about how relaxing it would be if you were in jail.
    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle

    I've done 5 of the 10.....yikes :chuckle :chuckle
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The Intestinal Express (stomach flu) isn't so bad. At least you're sleeping.

    You answer the phone "Med-Surg Marriott and Conference Center"

    You answer the phone "Hell" on purpose lol.
  6. by   kc ccurn
    You hear the vent alarms, while you're in the shower after work.
  7. by   zudy
    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    I actually got out of bed once, put on my robe, and pinned my ID badge to it. You think maybe I needed a vacation?
  8. by   nursebedlam
    sounds like my blistfull life, choas
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    My favorite one is #1

    You know you're burned out when you dream you're working on a floor and it's all going uphill, with a full unit of patients, and only one other nurse on duty, and you wake up bleary eyed wondering if you went to sleep at all.
  10. by   nekhismom
    You fantasize about being a psych in-pt so you can FINALLY have a "therapeutic rest" from the hell that your life has become.
  11. by   ?burntout
    Quote from kc ccurn
    You hear the vent alarms, while you're in the shower after work.
    Or the IV pumps and call light going off....when you are trying to fall asleep.
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Or you wake up startled from a dead sleep and you swear you heard hear, "ABC-123"

    You forgot to put your underwear on.
  13. by   unknown99
    ....or you answer you home phone with the name of the unit you work on.

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