Not always negative.

  1. I've just been looking over some of my posts and realized how negative I sound. I want to say that I am not usually like that. I love intensive care, and still enjoy going to work. Most of the people I work with are competent, caring, professional people, who want to do a good job, and really work hard for their patients. I have just had a bad couple of weeks with some problems at home, and a few incidents at work that had me feeling negative. I do get angry when I see errors and unprofessional behavior overlooked, knowing that a few years ago these things would not have been accepted. This is such a great place to vent, I guess that's all I was doing.
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  3. by   Teshiee
    I understand how you feel. I know we as nurses are human we gripe and complain but who doesn't. I know I love taking care of my neonates. I don't think it is a question of being so negative we see so much day in and day out you get tired. For the most part I work with lovely people they are helpful, caring and fun to work with. It only takes one rotten apple to spoil it for everyone. I often reflect on my nursing school and laugh at the fun times I had there and I am grateful I made it. I know nursing has a lot of issues that may be solved one day but I can't find a job that allows you so many avenues and meeting all walks of life! You have a blessed memorial day! Keep giving the good nursing you do. :-)
    I think in general, most of us probably look like negative, crotchety, b**chy old nurses.

    The rewards and benefits of nursing are mostly intrinsic, and felt by all of us everyday, but on a more personal and private level. It is our nature as caregivers to do what we do and not brag about it. We keep the good parts private (for some reason). All that leaves for us is the negative parts (that we bring here).

    I think, for the most part, the people that say we are negative here, are the ones that haven't done what we have yet.

  5. by   fedupnurse
    I am generally a positive person too. As you said, this is a good place to vent and also a great place to get ideas on how to change our work environments for the better. I usually find myself laughing at a lot of the threads. I think we all ahev a the sick warped sense of humor that should be a requirement for entering this field. Did you ever notice, the mean ones at work just don't see the humor in sick stuff????
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    I think in general, most of us probably look like negative, crotchety, b**chy old nurses.
    Ha! This reminds me of when a bunch of us were feeling particularly negative, crotchety and b**chy one day. We taped pictures of different supermodels over our badge photos and had a great laugh! The biggest laugh came when one of the physician's came in with a picture of Brad Pitt on his badge, and a housekeeper came in with one of Jennifer Lopez. Sounds silly, but it got people smiling and talking to each other for awhile. :chuckle
  7. by   nell
    I was really feeling down about the hospital I work in until I found this board. All of those "negative" posts made me realize how good I have it! Our Administration sucks, but I have a great manager and our docs are incredible.
  8. by   oramar
    Lot of posters have complained about negative post. Mostly everyone who post that way is describing a very specific situation. They are not being negative, the situation is negative. What are they supposed to do, just keep quiet? A lot of positive changes have been made as result of the stuff being said here. Several nurses I know who used to be mandated a lot now tell me the practice has been stopped. The bad publicity has put a scare into managment. They are afraid the fact that nurses are working a lot of overtime will be brought into law suits. Managment is also intimidated by the possibility of laws being passes banning mandatory overtime. Interesting enough, every one says that even though they were being told a year ago that mandation was an absolute necessity. when managment decided to stop it they just did. To me that confirms my suspicion about mandation being used as a tool to keep cost down.
  9. by   Jenny P
    As the old saying goes, "some days are diamonds, some days are rust." When I've had a "diamond day", I'm off enjoying it; when I've had a "rust" day; I'm more likely to be venting with friends who understand what I do and where I'm at.

    Thanks friends, for being here.