I did a dumb thing! I wanted to come to Cali, so I signed on with a recruitment company that paid to have all my stuff shipped here. They also paid all my other travel expenses, gas, hotels etc. They will also give me a sign on bonus, 5,000 at 90 days and then 5 more in 90 more days. Well, this all sounds good right?
Well, I got here and I hate the hospital! I have always worked in other areas, and I took a job on a Med-Surg unit! I haven't worked Med-Surg in years, and I FORGOT just how stressful it is!
I know people will think I am a terrible nurse, but I have always tried to work where they have aides, because I am just not into the total care concept! If I had ever desired to do aide work, I would have just become an aide! I wouldn't have gone to school for 6 years! I SPECIFICALLY asked if they have aides that work here, because I DID NOT want to be stuck doing aide work too! Well, they do have aides, but they just do v/s, fill up the pt's pictures and get the I&O's! The nurses have to clean up the patients, and this floor is like a nursing home, so you know what that means! :angryfire I feel llike the majority of my job is cleaning pt's up! I barely can do my charting, medications etc. because I am too busy constantly cleaning incontinent pt's! It is not just that either, it is all the stress that comes with floor nursing, too many pt's, too demanding family members, and just too much to get done in 12 hours.
What I want to ask is, should I just tell them now that I can't deal with this job and go? I already know I hate it, and this isn't going to change! I know I will have to pay the money back to them for my moving expenses, but at least I won't stay around and get the bonus too, and owe them that back as well. I just know I can't do this 2 years! Another question, does anyone know if I can get in trouble with the BON for breaking my contract?
Feb 18, '07
May I ask how many is too many patients? Because I believe being here in CA you are only allowed to take a maximum of 5, I could be wrong though. Also why did you accept a job you knew you didn't like? And then why take it for 2 years? Not judging you, just trying to find out more information.
Last edit by FockerInTraining on Feb 18, '07