Anyone else feeling frustrated with their job?

  1. 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 some of my co-workers to the point where I am making snarky sarcastic remarks to them. I get frustrated when things aren't taken care of in the manner that they should be. I think I'm becoming a bit disillusioned with my job, which I do love, I just hate all the negativity.
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  3. by   RN1982
    Me too. I am also upset regarding the OT situation. I've been cancelled twice in the last week. If I don't work OT, I'm barely paying my bills. And I'm so sick of people, mainly management, saying that we should be lucky and happy to have a job yet they cut our benefits. Then they constantly want to shove more paperwork down our throats like this new rounding program they are instituting which is a joke because they expect everyone to follow it. So along with the paperwork and documentation I do already, I have to sign a stupid erasable form thats taped to the wall and if I don't, I will be disciplined for it. Mind you, I work in icu so I round every hour.
  4. by   PICNICRN
    Many nurses rely on OT to make their monthly bills- times are tough and its not like we can just go get a perdiem job at another hospital or get any agency hours at this time. Management is cutting back in every way they can- OT is the first thing on the chopping block! The latest carp they are pulling at my
    hospital is with "on call". When census was is low, we were placed "on call" for our scheduled shift- we got paid $3/h to sit at home and if we were called in, we got time +1/2 for the time we worked.
    NOW.... there is no such thing as "on call". NOW..... when census is low, they "push us back"- meaning they call me before my scheduled shift and say "Picnicrn, we won't be needing you at 0700. You are pushed back unti 11am."
    Then, at 11am they call and say "Nope, still don't need you. You're now pushed back unit 3pm". Then, at 3pm they call again and tell me if they need me to come in or not.
    Now, I get paid NOTHING to sit home on my scheduled day to work because I am not "on call" and if they need me at 3pm, I get STRAIGHT TIME because I was not on call! What a crock!!! Full time employees are expected to sit home on our scheduled days and be at their beckon call without ANY compensation.
    But then again, what are we supposed to do? Quit? They know there are no jobs out there- thats why they are pulling this crap!
  5. by   RN1982
    I don't know if the time is right at the moment but I'm having surgery the end of May, do you think there is enough time to do an orientation at another hospital if I get hired? I don't know if I should wait or not.
  6. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from TurnLeftSide
    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 some of my co-workers to the point where I am making snarky sarcastic remarks to them. I get frustrated when things aren't taken care of in the manner that they should be. I think I'm becoming a bit disillusioned with my job, which I do love, I just hate all the negativity.
    Sometimes, things work out for a reason. I think it was yesterday when you posted that you were cancelled, wasn't it? Maybe if you had been working more, a negative result would have happened. Believe me, I can understand what you mean about being frustrated about co-workers!
  7. by   Lucky0220
    How come you cannot get a large group of nurses together and go through the right chain of command and protest this. It is so unfair..the facility is jacking with you guys and there's power in numbers. You just need to get a bunch of nurse together and try to fight this practice. Good luck, I sorry this is happening.
  8. by   RN1982
    Well Lucky, thats a wonderful idea but really, would they listen? We aren't unionized. Apparently the rounding program is to promote better customer service so we get better press ganey scores.
  9. by   FireStarterRN
    I'm really enjoying my job. I'm so glad I left my last job. Every time I go to work, I feel grateful that God closed one door in order to open another.
  10. by   FireStarterRN
    TurnLeftSide, I know you are very experienced and are extremely marketable. You have been unhappy for a long time. You need a change. You need to start setting the wheels in motion, my friend.
  11. by   RN1982
    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.
  12. by   RN1982
    I do actually like where I work. I love the hospital, benefits are good and not as expensive as my last job. I'm just irritated by the care or lack there of that some of my co-workers give. Some are not team players and lazy and give the minimum amount of care they need to give throughout the shift. Like the other day, I was told that my patient had a bath on day shift. The room smelled awful and I was just thinking that it was my patient's wound which it wasn't. The patient had a nasty, soiled abdominal binder on that could have been easily changed when the patient got their "bath". I ended up bathing the patient, changing the binder and the sheets, Voila, smell gone.
  13. by   FireStarterRN
    This surgery alone is a major life-changing stressor. You can use your recuperation time for reflection and evaluation of the rest of your life. Your goal is to become happier and healthier. This will be all for the best!
  14. by   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!!

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