Quote from MKZ
I had six weeks orientation in the ICU. I have been there for ten months and despite my requests, I have had no formal evaluation nor have I been shown the fire exit. What is going on in this profession? Oh that's right, there is a Nursing shortage. Does not make it okay to condescend new nurses, treat them like they are totally a burden, nor does it make it okay to have to bear the brunt of what is lacking. Just because they hired you does not mean they will treat you well. When you are anxious and nervous, thats normal but no one should cry after work, no one should be made to feel inadequate after they have done their best and then some. Women put up with horrifying conditions. If you are not apalled, then you are not paying attention. If you want to quit, quit. Screw it...go to a place where your heart feels safe. And unfortunately, a good nursing job is far and few in between. Until more funky nurses unite, this job is going to suck...suck so bad its not worth any money at all.
1-No f/u eval--but plenty of illegit peer reviews.
2-3wks on nights 3 wks on days. 5,6 pts from the start (=day one).
Preceptors (written and spoken)English VERY questionable and taking patients. (I speak two languages besides English). With a complex at that! That was surreal.
3-No locker, no tour no postive feedback, no quantifiable evals no APIE, no signing out of orientation. Just smart petty remarks and threats to "put you back on". Very little (no) professionalism. Residents/med students untouchable (not the way it was in nursing school). Nurses subservient to everyone, including the highly esteemed and popular waittech.
4-4(four) nurses left during my orientation. I left after 7 months, IBS (no elimination and hydration for me), EBV after hospitalization with flu (dehydrated).
5-I want my nursing school refund. Should be waitress school
and advertised as such.
6-Asked 5 customer service questions on my last (internal transfer)interview. Not one nursing question. Hated each question. Could not fake it. Failed miserably. (Taking suggestions for my next interview on Monday for L&D).
7-Uniting? All for it...how to do it!?? Let's go!!! (
I am ready to call up admin and give them a piece of my mind.
8-How not to sell out on my next job? I can't lose the house now...We will be homeless.