New job! No more hospital for me! - page 2
Hello everyone. Well, I got myself a new job. NO more bedside nursing for me. NO more hospitals. NO more 12 1/2 hour shifts that turn into 14. NO more days of no lunch and no breaks. NO... Read More
Mar 9, '04Occupation: Registered Nurse From: US ; Joined: Nov '99; Posts: 829; Likes: 166Congratulations Cherry! Gee, that sure sounds dreamy. I hope I can find a job like that someday, too. Wishing you all the best of luck in the new job! :hatparty:
PS- What will you be doing?
Mar 9, '04Occupation: allnurses Asst Community Manager, APRN Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 53,449; Likes: 26,366Cherry - come on - give up the details - what will you be doing???
Mar 9, '04Occupation: LPN, Actor From: US ; Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 635; Likes: 89Congrats Cherry! It's a wonderful thing to leave the hospital behind. I'm also curious as to what your new job is.
Mar 9, '04Occupation: Assistant Director of Nursing Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Gerontological Nursing, Acute Rehab ; From: US ; Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 800; Likes: 258:hatparty:
Congrats, Cherry, on your new position! I hope it's everything you wanted in a job.
Let us know how everything is going for you!
Mar 9, '04Occupation: Utilization Review RN Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Psych, Dialysis, Utilization Review ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 95; Likes: 2Cherry,
Sounds fabulous. Please give details and what you will be doing. We are all jealous!
Mar 9, '04Occupation: returned nurse Joined: Nov '98; Posts: 7,097; Likes: 5,234Hee, Hee...I would love to see that original post in the letters to the editor at some newspaper.
Mar 9, '04Occupation: Float RN Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 359; Likes: 14Yay Cherry!!! Don't keep us in suspense any longer - sounds like a dream come true it certainly sounds like you paid your dues!
Mar 9, '04Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 157Are you using the first part of your post in your resignation letter?? We are all eagerly awaiting your reply to hear more about it!
....I guess I cant leave the bedside....gaining 30 pounds would put me OVER THE EDGE!
Congrats & enjoy!
Mar 10, '04Joined: Feb '03; Posts: 63; Likes: 13Hi everyone....wow!
Thanks for all of the congratulations and well wishes. I really like this board, even though I mostly lurk.
I'll be doing nurse paralegal/consultant work for a law firm. (Defense). I have experience in this field. I've worked for a plaintiff's firm in the past. The job sounds really good, I hope it works out. Reviewing medical records, writing chronologies, looking for "holes" in the records, etc., medical and legal research, preparing defendants for EBT's and trials, explaining medical jargon, etc. to the lawyers. I will have a few paralegals helping me by obtaining all the records and putting them together.
It's a higher salary, plus bonuses. Maybe one day I can strike out on my own and have my own business, but for now I prefer to work for an established firm. I took a paralegal course in the past, just so I could learn more about the law. I really like it and I toss the idea of going to law school around often. Maybe I will one day.
I've had office jobs in the past, I wasn't always a nurse. I prefer office work. I like quiet, I like to read and write. I love helping my patients, but the hospital is too much for me sometimes. LOL. However, I was never treated like crap anywhere else EXCEPT hospitals. My former bosses, even if stressed, never treated employees like nurse managers/etc. treat nurses. You have to admit, the hospital culture is bizarre. Offices can be weird too, but it's better than the hospital. I've been on both sides.
Thanks again for all of your responses. They made me smile!!!!!!!!!!! I hope to stay on this board and keep in touch. ;>
BTW, I always gained weight when I worked for hospitals, the pounds melt off when I have other jobs. I overeat when stressed! lol
Mar 12, '04Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 16" I've had office jobs in the past, I wasn't always a nurse. I prefer office work. I like quiet, I like to read and write. I love helping my patients, but the hospital is too much for me sometimes. LOL. However, I was never treated like crap anywhere else EXCEPT hospitals. My former bosses, even if stressed, never treated employees like nurse managers/etc. treat nurses. You have to admit, the hospital culture is bizarre. Offices can be weird too, but it's better than the hospital. I've been on both sides."
Good luck with the new job! I can completely relate! I left the direct patient care arena for the same reasons that you cited. I believe that nursing seems to condone and encourage the very behaviors that would be considered rude, ill-mannered, and unacceptable in other circles. Otherwise, the behaviors would not persist! I also saw fraud in every clinical setting in which I worked. I have all but decided to let my licenses go into inactive status, and use my education for more desirable/fulfilling endeavors.
Mar 12, '04Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 60,438; Likes: 16,821Uh oh, you're now the enemy. Better bone up on my charting skills so there are no holes for you to find.
Seriously, good luck and congrats. Sounds awesome.
Mar 12, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 4,763; Likes: 844Congrats for getting out of the hospital rat race. Let the rats have at it- you're out of it!
I have a friend who became a legal nurse consultant. She now makes $75,000. a year and gets a yearly 5 day vacation paid for by her medical malpractice attorney boss. Last fall, he paid for her and her dh to take a cruise to The Bahamas.
And- I find that floor nursing makes nurses fat- No time to eat for 12 hrs, then shlep home, starving, eat too much and fall into bed. I'm always too sore all over (wrecked back, knees and ankles) to work-out.
Congrats to you Cherry!
Mar 12, '04Occupation: lpn Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 106; Likes: 1Quote from CherryRNwow, that's a huge load off your back isn't it? what's your now job?Hello everyone.
Well, I got myself a new job.
NO more bedside nursing for me. NO more hospitals. NO more 12 1/2 hour shifts that turn into 14. NO more days of no lunch and no breaks. NO more standing on my feet all day! NO more DOCTORS! NO more lazy manipulative RN's and CNA's! NO more loud obnoxious berating nurse manager and her minions! NO more responsibility for everyone else's job plus mine! NO 5am phone calls at home on my day off to come to work! NO more asinine rules, regulations; NO more redundant, repetitive, paperwork, policies, procedures, etc! NO more feeling guilty for calling in sick! NO more FAMILIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO more being treated like a slave, waitress, doormat, housekeeper, maid, dietary worker, tv repairwoman, telephone repairwoman, pharmacist, psychologist, social worker, secretary, and policewoman. NO more ugly and ugly shoes. NO more blood, vomit, urine, stool, secretions! NO more heavy lifting! NO more sweating! NO more exposure to diseases! NO more being in charge because no one else wants to do it so I get stuck with it bull*&%$! NO more working with a full census and not enough nurses!!! NO MORE working weekends, holidays etc. No more being stuck on the unit and unable to leave without someone covering for me!
Finally, I will have a Mon-Fri, 9-5 job. Off every weekend and holiday. I'll be home at a decent hour! I'll have time after work to meet friends for dinner, go out with my husband, go shopping, go for a walk! I'll be able to leave my work at work where it belongs! I can go shopping now for nice clothes, nice shoes. I can wear my nails long and wear pretty jewelry! I will smell nice at all times!!! I'll be respected as a professional with knowledge! I'll work in a pretty office! I'll have LUNCH EVERY SINGLE DAY! I will be able to put my work down and leave the office any time I want!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be able to register for a class in literature and know that I will have EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT OFF TO TAKE IT! My weeks will have a natural rhythm to it. I will be able to attend parties, BBQ's, christenings, showers, weddings, etc. on the weekends and holidays! I will be paid better than I am as a bedside nurse, and be eligible for quarterly bonuses! There are raises for MERIT not just raises at a small percentage!
I can't wait to just be a normal person again.
I will miss my lovely patients though. I will miss some of my friends at work.
That's it. Thanks for listening.