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Full Time Workers, do you feel the same as I?

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I'm working full time at the moment and taking night pre-reqs and I've got this feeling, sorta like senior-ites for work. I honestly just want to leave this place and become a full time student to get my pre-reqs finished earlier but I can't afford to do it right now. But I've developed this "who cares" attitude regarding work right now because I know I want to leave and the sooner the better. I know I really shouldn't but wow it's ttempting me every day.

I guess I was just wondering if anyone else felt this way with where they work. For example, I woke up really early today to study for Biology, reviewed my notes on the train, got to work and started to bust out some of my work because I want to leave early to get some more studying done. Then this hard headed guy at my work comes up to me at work and basically starts telling me what I am doing is wrong (which it isn't, its just not the way HE would do it) and that I should adapt to more his likings (even though I've been programming software for 7 years now) :trout: .

The whole time all I was thinking was, who cares? I'm out of here anyways. But I can't think that because I'll need to be here for at least another year!

But I'm using that energy to make me drive to do better in school at least so I can get into Nursing School. I just wish I could do it now! :sofahider

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SummerGarden has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in ED and Acute Care.

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I completely understand where you are coming from, but I would not call it "seniorites". Basically you have already quit the job in your head; it is not official to those you work with yet. I have been there more then once!

What kept me from being fired is being happy that I was leaving and working-my-plan to leave. It also helped me to do good work while I continued on to think about the job's positives (a means to an end, the fact that i only have to tolerate x,y,and z another so many weeks or months, etc.) rather then all of the negatives to help the time go by pretty quickly. In fact when I resigned from one job my boss was shocked because she though "I was so happy" with my job and my position. I though she was crazy at first until I realized she got the wrong impression from my positive attitude and good work ethic (which is a good thing). GL!!!

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Thanks yeah that is the best advice, keep a positive attitude. But I tell you, just knowning that I will be leaving soon as keep me in a happy mood all morning after that conversation with my coworker. I even think he feels bad about what he said because now he is trying to help me more often and coming by my desk asking if I have any questions. Some people just simply lack the people skills, no wonder this position has been open for a long time (I'm a contractor and have only been here for about 4 months now).

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i'm working full time at the moment and taking night pre-reqs and i've got this feeling, sorta like senior-ites for work. i honestly just want to leave this place and become a full time student to get my pre-reqs finished earlier but i can't afford to do it right now. but i've developed this "who cares" attitude regarding work right now because i know i want to leave and the sooner the better. i know i really shouldn't but wow it's ttempting me every day.

i guess i was just wondering if anyone else felt this way with where they work. for example, i woke up really early today to study for biology, reviewed my notes on the train, got to work and started to bust out some of my work because i want to leave early to get some more studying done. then this hard headed guy at my work comes up to me at work and basically starts telling me what i am doing is wrong (which it isn't, its just not the way he would do it) and that i should adapt to more his likings (even though i've been programming software for 7 years now) :trout: .

the whole time all i was thinking was, who cares? i'm out of here anyways. but i can't think that because i'll need to be here for at least another year!

but i'm using that energy to make me drive to do better in school at least so i can get into nursing school. i just wish i could do it now! :sofahider

omg! i so know how you feel! i spend my entire day reading posts here, studying for next semester online and looking for jobs (just got my lpn)...i sit in front of a computer at work all day, answer calls and push paper; which becomes old fast...doing something i don't like, talking to people i wish i could call "dum dum" (from "night at the museum") :trout: , and working with people that are so miserable in their jobs that their single goal each day is to makes others just as miserable :angryfire . some of these people don't have the common sense that god gave a billygoat. don't get me wrong; i am grateful and blessed to have a good job that pays the bills, but i am so wanting out here and to be practicing nursing that i need a valium from time to time just to keep from snapping on some of these people.

l...rn student by night, government employee by day...:monkeydance:

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I can relate, Ive been working at my current job for 4 yrs (this coming sat will be 4 yrs) 4 YEARS!! :eek: Its an absolute deadend job. Its very fustrating, and everyday I just feel like screaming I quit! I just got into nursing school, and I don't think it has hit me yet, I dunno maybe when it does I'll brust into tears or something. I can leave, in 2 years, I can walk away from this and never ever look back. Until then I am still stuck here, but where I always felt like I had nowhere out, there is now that light at the end of the tunnel, and i'll reach it in 2 yrs.

Hang in there, keep your eye on that goal, and don't let idiotic coworkers rile you up, having a path too follow means an end too the misery.

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I just got into nursing school, and I don't think it has hit me yet, I dunno maybe when it does I'll brust into tears or something. I can leave, in 2 years, I can walk away from this and never ever look back. Until then I am still stuck here, but where I always felt like I had nowhere out, there is now that light at the end of the tunnel, and i'll reach it in 2 yrs.

Wait, are you going to continue working and go to school? I'm thinking of quitting once I get into school and concnetrate full time on that (just need to find out a way to rent out my condo and live rent free for a bit...... :uhoh21:

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I feel the same way now days. I know it would not be in my best interest to quit working, but I just want to focus on school. Don't feel bad, your not the only one experiencing this right now.

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Wait, are you going to continue working and go to school? I'm thinking of quitting once I get into school and concnetrate full time on that (just need to find out a way to rent out my condo and live rent free for a bit...... :uhoh21:

Unfortunately, I have to still work, I have rent and bills (lots of bills) too pay. My school has a schedule option that is pretty much designed for the employed and they are super understanding about students having too work. Im not sure if I will be able too pull off fulltime hours for my job though. If you can afford too go to school fulltime I say do it.

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fleur-de-lis is a BSN, RN and specializes in RN, Cardiac Step Down/Tele Unit.

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Oh, have I been there. I was muddling through pre-reqs one at a time and suffering through a job where they gave me the responsibilities of a supervisor, but no power to do anything about one REAL problem employee. I finally had enough, told my boss I was taking a long weekend, talked it over with my hubby, came back the next Monday and QUIT!!! It felt soooo good. We looked at the finances and decided we could tighten up and make it without my piddly little check, so I went for it! I am now almost through with my ABSN program - graduating in August! I feel for you, not everyone is as fortunate as I was to be able to say "see ya suckers!"

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