Anyone else feeling frustrated with their job? - page 2

I feel like I am on the verge of a burnout. Thankfully, I haven't been working much overtime and for the most part have been getting cancelled. But I've been becoming increasingly frustrated with... Read More

  1. by   Lovely_RN
    I am horribly frustrated with my current job and I'm stuck because I'm pregnant. So no job searching for me until I after I have this baby. I will likely only be working at this place for another 8-10 weeks but it's wearing me down. Since I started a year ago we have taken on more skilled residents, had our wound care nurse cut, and supplies are scarce. I have more paperwork to fill out per shift and the DNS is cracking down and nitpicking over the tiniest things. I have cut down to part time but that isn't even enough. I am treated like a slave by the 41 resident's that I have to care for and last night I thought I would snap. Had a line of people waiting for me at my cart when I came back from my dinner break. I had people jumping on me before the elevator doors even closed. I snapped at one woman "Do you mind if I put my purse down before you jump down my throat?" Hardly empathetic or caring but I'm sick of it. Call bells endlessly ringing all of my narcotic dependent residents ringing the bell for pain meds like they have set an alarm clock or something. If it's due at 10pm trust me the bell goes off at 9:59pm and if I can't get it out of the narc cabinet and into their hands by 10pm they are screaming "nurse, nurse, nurse!" They threaten to call the state if they can't get everything and anything their heart desires at that very moment in time. Supervisors are unhelpful and always take the residents side. Upper management is unethical and without compassion or a conscious.

    I am going to look very carefully for the next job I take and if this is as good as nursing gets I'm going back to my former career.
  2. by   FireStarterRN
    That sounds awful Bx!!!
  3. by   wizeone7
    It's worse than awful.
  4. by   FireStarterRN
    The trouble with LTC is that you don't have your patients rotated on a regular basis. At least in the hospital you get change.
  5. by   Moogie
    Quote from TurnLeftSide
    I think maybe I'm just stressed out with a lot of things thats going on in my life and not just work. I'm having surgery next month, so I can't exactly leave or I will lose my benefits. I hoping it will be better when I get back.
    I will keep you in my prayers, TLS. I had elective surgery when I was between jobs because my previous employer would not give me enough time off to recover. The DON told me I had to schedule it around my weekend off.

    Hugs to a fellow nurse in the trenches.

    Moogie
  6. by   Daytonite
    Quote from wizeone7
    in my area you can't even get a job in a hospital now because of the economy. they post jobs but only b/c it is required by law. even if you get an interview, you have no chance of being hired b/c they are simply reorganizing from the inside and already know who they are going to hire. i verified this with hr and a supervisor. can you believe it? i have a part time job in an md office while trying to find a hospital job. my manager lies to my face and the other nurse i work with does too. then the manager and nurse lie to each other. the place is crazy but what can i do until i can get into the hospital again. yes, i am frustrated!!
    my manager lies to my face and the other nurse i work with does too. then the manager and nurse lie to each other.
    you know this for a fact? how did you find this out? how can you possibly know that the manager and nurse (whoever that is) lie to each other? that is just your perspective of what might be going on. have your ever heard of imbesi's conservation of filth law? it goes like this: in order for something to become clean, something else must become dirty. that is one way to hide reality.
    as for no jobs because of the economy: if you're being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade.
  7. by   kjwarren
    All this talk of not being able to pay bills without over time really scares me. Are you getting paid very little or do you just have a lot of bills? One would think that full-time work would be enough to keep a person afloat, especially in a job like nursing.
  8. by   RN1982
    I paid off my student loans. I have a credit card thats maxed because I used it during nursing school. I just make minimum payments on it. I'm in the process of trying to either sell my home or refinance it, which ever comes first. I have assoc dues ontop of my mortgage, a car payment, the credit card. If I work with no OT, I make 2800 per month after taxes and it covers just my bills, nothing to save afterards. Lets not forget gas and grocery money.
  9. by   kjwarren
    That sucks. I guess it just scares the crap out of me after hearing how hard the work is and how little appreciation you get. You'd think you'd at least be comfortable (though not filthy rich.) What if I plan to just pay off my student loans, rent an apartment, have a cheap used car, and have a significant other who will also be working? Should I still be crapping my pants right now?
  10. by   RN1982
    Quote from kjwarren
    That sucks. I guess it just scares the crap out of me after hearing how hard the work is and how little appreciation you get. You'd think you'd at least be comfortable (though not filthy rich.) What if I plan to just pay off my student loans, rent an apartment, have a cheap used car, and have a significant other who will also be working? Should I still be crapping my pants right now?

    No don't crap your pants. I want to rent an apartment. An apartment around my area is about 600 bucks for a 2 bedroom. Thats about half of my mortagage payment.
  11. by   kjwarren
    Ouch, that is pretty awful. Our plan is to live in a 2-bedroom apartment around that rate too. My biggest fear is our student loans. I have a lot from a previous degree and the payments are a monster. I'm hoping that with 2 of us it won't be too bad, but we both would need to have decent jobs which is not something a lot of people have right now. At the moment we are living in his parents' house, so I am able to pay on my loans (his aren't due yet) without having to worry about rent, and they have said we could stay here until we got on our feet. Considering I am only taking the prereqs right now though, I think we'll probably be moved out before I am done with nursing school. I just don't want to go for this and find out it's as big of a waste of time as the rest of my schooling has been.
  12. by   wizeone7
    In response to Daytonite. I know they lied because in one case the manager told a version of a story in my presence and then, not even 2 minutes later, she came into the office I share with the other nurse and told a completely different story. One of the stories clearly was a lie. I am not going to spend a great deal of time explaining this since you clearly think I am lying. What makes you such an angry person that you would attack someone you don't even know? I will not be responding to you again.
  13. by   Ploppers
    Quote from TurnLeftSide
    I think maybe I'm just stressed out with a lot of things thats going on in my life and not just work. I'm having surgery next month, so I can't exactly leave or I will lose my benefits. I hoping it will be better when I get back.
    I know the feeling on that one. I'm out right now because of surgery and the stress of it all took a toll on the way I looked at my job. Before I went out it got pretty negative there and I became really grouchy and intolerant of peoples attitudes even if I knew they were having a rough time. I can't really give advice but I too am hoping it'll get better when I get back. Seriously, the BEST of luck on your surgery. I know how hard that can be... If it's not better when you get back then you should look else where. If your not happy then whats the point?

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