Finally had ENOUGH! - page 2

I started a thread not long ago wondering if I was burnt out or fed up. Well, I realized yesterday...I'm fed up!! Fed up with people who come to work to socialize, management with no backbone, and... Read More

  1. by   kimmicoobug
    Good luck on your interview and it does take guts to just quit and leave your comfort level. I have to admire that.
  2. by   JulieBean2U
    Belinda, I worked long-term and skilled care for years and the got into agency work on the side. One of the first places I was sent was a nephrology floor at a hospital. You take it slow and ask questions when you need to. You will be fine and it will come back to you. Good luck and fear nothing!!!! JulieBean
  3. by   live4today
    Originally posted by BelindaLPN
    Just a bit of an update:

    I quit my job last week! It had gotten to the point where I was so miserable with work that it was spilling over into my personal life. And I realized that nothing was going to change.

    I have an interview tomorrow morning at a huge new hospital about 40 minutes away. I am so nervous!! Wish me luck!!
    Good luck, Belinda! I just returned to nursing after being out almost six years myself. I went through a refresher course, and it was very helpful. I'm finding that each day more and more things are coming back to me as if I never left nursing in the first place. You'll be fine. Chin up! Let us know how your interview goes. :kiss
  4. by   obillyboy

    THE NURSES EAT THEIR OWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. by   live4today
    Originally posted by obillyboy
    THE NURSES EAT THEIR OWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You couldn't be more right, obillyboy! Nurses definitely do eat their own.......sad, but oh so true.
  6. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    What exactly is that supposed to mean obillyboy? I must have missed something........
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    You wont' see much relief in hospital nursing, i fear. It's all over. Lousy mgt, lazy coworkers and bottom feeders abound. I wish you luck in finding your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
  8. by   nialloh
    I hope the interview goes well for you. With luck, you'll get a floor where everyone pulls together. Good luck and take care.
  9. by   Rapheal
    Good luck and keep up posted on your progress.
  10. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    I had my interview yesterday. I think it went well. They are supposed to let me know by the end of the week.
  11. by   jnette
    Chin up, Belinda ! Who knows... you just MIGHT get lucky and find a good bunch who work together and support each other. Rare, I know... but if you don't get out there and look for it, you'll SURELY never find it ! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain IF you picked the "lucky number"!

    Wish you the best. If you're miserable where you're at, ANY change can be a breath of fresh air.
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    belinda, all the best to you.
  13. by   RN auditor
    I know exactly how you feel!!!! I work a desk job and I love it. I thought I was burnt out on patient care. Well, I picked up a weekend job at a local LTC for the extra money and I loved it. I worked one day during the week (when all of administration was there) and there was so much stress, so many chiefs and too few indians, no help with the two admissions and one discharge, disorganization (the new resident arrived and no one new which room he was going), and general caos that I realize I wasn't burned out on patient care, I was burned out on the politics of nursing. I enjoy doing patient care on the weekends when my priority is actually caring for the patients and no one from administration is there to distract me. I don't think I'll ever go back to full time bed side nursing but from now on, any bedside nursing I do will be on an off shift or the weekend!!!!!