How far is too far? - page 2
After experiencing brief relief at putting in for a transfer out of my misery from the 'orientation from h@ll' I am told that they can not consider my transfer at this time. They had hired 18 new... Read More
Jul 11, '02Occupation: research nurse Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 1,878; Likes: 44How far is too far? I hate that you're going through this. It's the pits. And I'd have to think that it's worse than driving farther to work. And I second all the opinions and advice that it's easier/better to get another job when you're already working. Better not wait! Besides, you said you're not really learning anything there - cut your losses and go.
Jul 12, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,487; Likes: 70Well, I'm one of those folks who, although loved driving only 7 minutes to get to work, would rather drive 30 minutes like I do now b/c of the environment.
I value work environment satisfaction, and to me, distance is of no consequence. I would drive an hour to work at a hospital/facility that I enjoyed working in.
l. rae, you so crazy!! hee hee!!:chuckle She echoes my sentiments, as do the other posters who are telling you to BAIL NOW. GET OUT. LEAVE. CUT YOUR LOSSES.
Nursing is hard enough without having to tolerate the b.s. you're putting up with. I had a VERY difficult shift last night (won't go into details), but despite the clinical difficulty I faced, I still laughed with my coworkers and got all the help I needed. I would drive any distance to work where I am now, I'm THAT happy there. To me, that's worth a lot more than the convenience of working at a closer hospital that's a 'snake pit.'
Jul 13, '02Joined: May '02; Posts: 979; Likes: 11Go now, before it is too late, and this place makes you into someone who hates not only the place she works, but also hates nursing
Jul 13, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,418; Likes: 25Honey, get your resume' up to date, and start sending them out, immediately. Check with local placement agencies, the want ads, on the Internet for available positions.
You don't say where you live, but an hour's drive is not unusual for a lot of people.
I live in the mountains, and it takes me an hour and 10 mins to get to work. Like Ted, the drive is beautiful. The 4 seasons always keep things interesting. If you live where weather is particularly bad in winter, be sure you have 4wd so you can be at work on time. We have 2 4wd vehicles so I don't have to miss work.
Good luck, and keep us posted!
BTW-check back with your favorite clinical instructor at school. Sometimes they have leads on jobs from management persons at the hospitals they use for clinicals. That is how I got my first job.
Jul 13, '02Occupation: RN Specialty: correctional, psych, ICU, CCU, ER ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 620; Likes: 85Life is too short to work where you're not wanted, or happy. Send out resumes now, before one of those other 17 gets your job. I drive 26 miles to work, can be 15 minutes or an hour depending on the freeway.
Besides, haven't you heard-there's a nursing shortage!!!