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Does anyone really like their job?

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tokmom has 30 years experience and works as a CMSRN.

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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Again I have to say, does anyone who works on the FLOOR or stepdown llike

their job. People in Specialties seem pretty happy. It would be interesting to see WHERE you work and is that a factor.

I worked the floor for years and was happy. Great co-workers. Any problem that I had was usually a result of a family that would never be satisified anywhere in the system.

I only left that unit because I needed a different rotation. I miss the floor and float back a couple of times a month. Different skills.

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SNIXRN has 8 years experience and works as a RN CCRN.

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I love love love my job! I work on a med surg unit and really feel appreciated by my coworkers and patients :)

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nfdfiremedic has 8 years experience and works as a Stroke Program Director, Clinical Educator.

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I really like my job. It's not an easy job.

My department has a "Manager" and a "Coordinator." The Manager is a desk job guy. He crunches numbers, hires and fires people, and is the liason to the higher administration within the system (CNO, Nursing supervisors, etc.) The "Coordinator" (which is me) is an 'in the trenches' guy.

I essentially do all of the non-deskjob manager work. I handle personnel issues, I purchase supplies, I am a liason between the providers (docs and PA's,) the nurses, and the unlicensed assistant personnel (techs, registration department, ancillary departments like lab/radiology/respiratory/etc.) I am the one called to deal with the angry people, the one who has to figure out how to cover call-offs at the last minute, the one higher ups come to asking why patient satisfaction scores are lower than they were last month, number of fall incidents and specimen labeling errors are higher than last month, and just about everything else you can imagine. My job is, essentially, to make sure everything works from compliance with core measures to staff satisfaction with their jobs. This is, understandably, a massive undertaking and extremely stressful. I don't provide direct care to patients under normal circumstances, though I do help the staff nurses to keep things moving and I am on the trauma team.

All things considered, it's an extremely hectic and difficult job but I love it.

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nursemike has 12 years experience.

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Again I have to say, does anyone who works on the FLOOR or stepdown llike

their job. People in Specialties seem pretty happy. It would be interesting to see WHERE you work and is that a factor.

I work a mixed neuro/neurosurg floor. We have 3:1 stepdown assignments, 6:1 floor assignments, and a six-bed epilepsy monitoring unit. That's a lot of variety, and part of the reason I love my stupid job. (Another part of the reason could be that I'm stupid, but there's nothing I can do about that.) We do get regular med-surg pts, too, although the past couple of weeks, we've been pretty full with our own services.

My life experience has been that anything that is all fun, all the time, costs me money. I work 3 twelves on weekend nights and live in a state of perpetual astonishment at how quickly Friday comes around. I also suffer from a disorder I have discovered, which I call relapsing/remitting fatigue syndrome. It's not as debilitating as chronic fatigue syndrome, but arguably more pernicious, since a lot of the time I feel okay. Anyway, it seems to kick in around 0400 Monday and may not go into remission until noonish on Tuesday. But my Saturdays are usually pretty good. Even when I'm in charge. Sundays in charge lead to Monday mornings dealing with people who just don't grasp that Monday morning is a joyous occasion. I'm not sure what's wrong with them.

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Sigh, I was hoping that maybe it was the TYPE of nursing that could be correlated to liking one's work. Maybe it is all about attitude. Or maybe it's WHO you work with. Or maybe it's me:eek:

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