Top ten signs your job has you burnt out

  1. 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
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   Rapheal
  4. by   lisasmom
    OMG





    Quote from Rapheal
  5. by   kathy26
    :chuckle
    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
    WHEN YOUR HUSBAND WAKES YOU UP FOR WORK . TELL HI M IAM GOING TO INSERT CATHER.
  6. by   kathy26
    Quote from lisasmom
    OMG
    WHEN MY HUSBAND WAS TRYING TO WAKE ME UP FOR WORK AND TOLD HIM IWAS GOING TO GIVE HIM CATHER!
  7. by   CseMgr1
    Being burnout is how I reacted today, when my supervisor told me that I HAD to "volunteer" to work overtime this weekend: "I'll let you know AFTER my doctors' appointment Friday afternoon!" :angryfire
  8. by   Audreyfay
    You answer the department/office phone with "Whadaya want?"
  9. by   eak16
    the best reply I have ever hear to a unit phone_
    County Morgue, how may I help you?
    (dont recommend for units with managers with no sense of humor....)
  10. by   ?burntout
  11. by   eak16
    woo hoo~~!!!
    that was my hundredth post :hatparty:
  12. by   canoehead
    You fishtail on the way to work, and are vaguely disappointed when you DON'T land in the ditch. (A night off is a night off, after all)
  13. by   Elenaster


    Thanks! I really needed that after my night from hell, or would that be my night in hell? :chuckle
  14. by   CseMgr1
    Quote from CseMgr1
    Being burnout is how I reacted today, when my supervisor told me that I HAD to "volunteer" to work overtime this weekend: "I'll let you know AFTER my doctors' appointment Friday afternoon!" :angryfire
    And I DIDN'T work, either. Dr. diagnosed me with acute tendonitis of my wrist, slapped a huge splint on my arm and told me to stay home until Monday (what a shame!)

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