Quote from Emergent
I'm of the opinion that, we should do our due diligence before we accept a job. We need to find out specifics such as ratios, hours, etc. Then we make the commitment to work there. Unless you've been lied to, I think you should stay for more than 6 weeks.
It's a common theme here, often a new grad who settles for the job they can get, who then wants to jump ship right away! I've seen different versions of this many times. I've heard various rationale, I hate nightshift , I'm not challenged on med-surg, I have too many patients in LTC, my coworkers are rude bullies, etc.
There are some extreme situations of course, but generally speaking I think it's unprofessional to bail out of a job so soon.
while i agree with the overall statement, where you lose me is where you mention
"I hate nightshift , I'm not challenged on med-surg, I have too many patients in LTC, my coworkers are rude bullies, etc." as i find all of these pretty valid reasons to want to leave a job.
i hate nightshift -- while nightshift mayve initially seemed like a good idea at the time, if its not working out for you, why damage your health and overall wellbeing and peace of mind for what i would consider no good reason either
im not challenged on m/s-- if youre working in an environment that you dont feel challenged or an overall will or drive to do well, your performance slips, plain and simple. showing up to work becomes a drag and almost soul-crushing when you have no interest in what you're doing. again, why subject yourself to that?
i have too many pts on LTC-- if you cant handle your workload, you become unsafe, and pts suffer. 'nuff said
my coworkers are rude bullies-- we spend 12 hrs a day (ideally) with these people. if you factor in the fact that youre probably asleep for 8 hrs a day, you have 4 hrs of alone time you probably use to decompress after a shift. if you're anything like me, working a stretch of 3 or 4, you're only ever asleep, eating, driving to work and actually at work. so to have to spend so much of your awake/conscious time around pts that run you ragged, and then to be kicked around by your coworkers as well again makes very little sense to me.
no job is perfect, and we all value and dislike many aspects of where we work and what we do. but theres only so much we should be expected to sacrifice in ourselves.