Something mentioned on a different post inspired me to ask this question: under what sort of unreasonable or undesirable conditions have you ever had to work? I've been rather lucky, I've never had any truly terrible situations. Each place has something I don't like but nothing too unbearable. I've been cold and I've been hot, and I've had to sit in a darkened room w no entertainment but my iPhone (no WiFi, just 3G), and I've had some uncomfortable chairs, and no access to a microwave in one place, and one place I had to hang out in a college dorm lounge on a weekend overnight and deal w drunk students coming and going. But what have YOU had to deal with?
The worst I've had to deal with was in the home of a 4 month old trach baby. It was absolutely the filthiest place I've ever seen in my life. There was no clean place to prepare formula. There were bugs of types I couldn't even identify, as well as some huge roaches. There were thing flying bugs that hung around the baby's trach (parents would not keep a nose on the baby)! I think I went there 4times & then I told the agency I could not stomach the filth. About 2 weeks later, the agency informed the family they would no longer be able to staff them due to environmental conditions & the fact that no nurses wanted to walk in there.The patient I have now has a mom with a touch of OCD when it comes to her home being clean. There's a TV in his room & they set up a guest account on their home WiFi network just for the nurses. There's plenty of work to do but also a bit of down time so I can always play on my iPad (like I'm doing right now!).
Last edit by poppycat on Feb 13, '13
: Reason: Please forgive terrible formatting. Bad iPad!