Ive heard people say they LOVE their job and people say they dont like it and regret it!
I was just wondering how many of u hated it and liked it and your reasons!
Aug 4, '02
Originally posted by Mary Dover
I have ALWAYS loved being a nurse. When I got to the point I no longer 'loved' my last job (of 7 years), after a lot of soul searching, I decided it was time to move on.
Granted, my new job is not your typical nursing position, but that's one of the unique things about nursing, the world of opportunities that are out there.
The thing that has me feeling a little unsettled these days in my new job, is that - although it is a nursing position, that fact is not outwardly revealed to the people those of us in the particular position serve. Nowhere on our ID badges etc, does it say RN.
Lately, I've taken it upon myself to make sure I identify myself when appropriate, as being a nurse. You would not believe some of the responses I get, i.e.
"Well why did you leave nursing".....
"You're working in a job like this with the nursing shortage there is?"
"Are you just doing this job part time?"
I honestly feel like it's a slap in the face, like I'm being robbed of part of my identity. In fact I've been wondering how some of you guys might feel or react in this kind of situation.
In all honesty however - I LOVE THIS JOB. It suits me quite well. It is a different way to bring some things to the table so to speak, and I do believe I have some qualities that make me quite suitable for the job.
I just want people to know - I AM A NURSE! When you step into my office, or when I'm the one answering your phone call - you probably don't realize just how that experience and knowledge I bring to the job, plays a role in your overall healthcare.
Maybe it sounds like I'm whining, or asking for a pat on the back. I honestly don't need any 'attagirls' about how I do my job. But I want the population I help serve to be aware that they are being served by a college educated professional, not just some telemarketer off the street.....if you know what I mean.
After reading your above comments, my first thought was that I - personally - would not have bothered to identify myself as a nurse unless asked because if I were doing a job that did not require my being a nurse in order to perform "said job", then that only meant that the employer obviously didn't hire me to be a nurse for that job...so, I would not have mentioned it to the clients.
Telling your clientele that you were a nurse only opened the door for them to ridicule you with the questions they posed to you.
Having said that to you.....I think you truly must miss working in the capacity as a nurse, and one day you will find yourself missing it so much you'll return to nursing in a position where no one will ask if you are a nurse, and in a position where you won't even have to tell them......it will just be obvious by the work you do, and your name tag. :kiss
Last edit by live4today on Aug 4, '02