top ten reasons i found a new job - page 2

10. On a surgical intermediate floor would it be too too much to ask to have working vital sign equipment? I can do a manual blood pressure, but come on, how do you want me to get a temp?!!! 9. Me,... Read More

  1. by   Medic/Nurse
    10. full up with zero respect. heck, i'd even lost respect for myself for having put up with so little respect from others!

    9. needed to pee at least every 12 hours! could not hold it any longer!

    8. decided that caring for 6 - 10 really sick patients at one time, put my very existence at risk!

    7. tired of being called a mf! as a paramedic - i'd kinda roll with the 3xmf rule. say it three times and i'll assess you as hypoxic and in need of more oxygen! the kind that must be delivered by ett (and it split the vocal cords and eliminated the mf problem! - kidding...kinda). as a nurse, there was no way to limit the number of times a patient/family/visitor/anyone could call me one!

    6. exhausted with all the "backbiting, politics, pettiness, dumping" that gets heaped on the nurse. sometimes, even other nurses are the offenders!

    5. doctors! (well, some of 'em!)

    4. no clocks! (the designer of the ed did not like the way they broke up the flow of the colors) that is why a 12 hour shift always lasted at least 14 - nah, the clocks were not the problem...the problem is the problem! too much to do in too short of a time to do it! :smackingf

    3. finally, i was able to accept that if i wanted to be lied to and manipulated - i could get that at home! and then the "topic" would be limited. there seems to be no limit on the number of ways i've been lied to or manipulated since i started nursing!

    2. professionally, i had tired of getting the a** end of everything!. i rarely even took care of anyone that was in need of my expertise. most in the ed's are not sick in the emergency sense. i spent most of my time kissing a**, keeping my a** out of trouble, wiping a**, saving the doctor's a** - well, i'm sure you get the idea!

    1. my job now is awesome! it brought me out of "retirement". i had been home (unemployed!) for 4 months! now!! i am very respected. i am employed for what i know and the fact that i can do the job - whatever it is - whatever it takes!!! i care for 1 or 2 patients at any one time, with the best team in the world! we take care of/and care for our patients, ourselves and each other! i am challenged everyday to be my best (and i return the favor!), by the other fabulous members of the team - that keeps the team strong! i am treated as a colleague by others - including doctors (most are very glad to see us hit the doors)! i am both excited and humbled by the challenges that i have before me everyday!

    it may be a bit premature to note that my faith has been restored, but my soul does not feel depleted anymore! so to all that are "searching", keep it up and be certain that the universe does send you only what you will accept.

    [font="georgia"]change your mind and then you can change your life!

  2. by   jojotoo
    Quote from NREMT-P/RN

    7. Tired of being called a MF! As a paramedic - I'd kinda roll with the 3xMF rule. Say it three times and I'll ASSESS you as hypoxic and in need of more OXYGEN! The kind that must be delivered by ETT (and it split the vocal cords and ELIMINATED the MF problem! - kidding...kinda). As a nurse, there was no way to limit the number of times a patient/family/visitor/anyone could call me one!

    I never heard of this rule before but I LOVE it!! :roll :roll
  3. by   canoehead
    LOL, the 3 MF rule!

    We need to post that as one of the ER Rules.
  4. by   Medic/Nurse
    Hey there canoehead -

    I will post that in the ER Rules, I'm glad that it made for a little humor...

    I'll take the humor anyway I can get it...

    Maybe we should start a NEW RULES segment - kinda in the "Real Time with Bill Maher" style. The other rules takes an incredible amount of bandwidth and it has deviated so far off the topic with some of the

    Heck, I'll do that now!

  5. by   HyperRNRachel
    Someone mentioned all the crap that gets dumped on the nurses which reminds me of another issue I had with this unit. Management wanted the nurses to call discharged patients and ask them if they were 100% satisfied with their hospital experience! Yeah right. Exactly when does management think I have time to sit down, pick up a phone, and go through each discharged patient's issues? I was in complete fear that at any minute I was going to be asked to start cooking and serving the meals.
  6. by   Indy
    Quote from NREMT-P/RN
    4. No clocks! (The designer of the ED did not like the way they broke up the flow of the colors) That is WHY a 12 hour shift always lasted at least 14 - nah, the clocks were not the problem...the problem is the problem! Too much to do in too short of a time to do it! :smackingf

    No clocks?! This just defies imagination.
  7. by   wooh
    Top ten reasons I'm thinking of looking for a new job:
    10. Press-Gainey
    9. Press-Gainey
    8. Press-Gainey
    7. Press-Gainey
    6. Press-Gainey
    5. Press-Gainey
    4. Press-Gainey
    3. Press-Gainey
    2. Press-Gainey
    and the number 1 reason: Press-Gainey!!!!!!
  8. by   kmblue39
    Holy Cow! If I didn't know better I would swear you are one of my co-workers, lol. The reason I know you aren't is because we are now taking 7 patients most nights. We are also doing bariatrics now along with the tele monitors, etc. I think I have just about reached my breaking point. Sad because I really love what I do. Seven just isn't safe or sane on a orthopedic/general surgery floor.
  9. by   Medic/Nurse
    Hey there wooh -

    I'm with you on the Press-Gainey. I guess I've forgotten just how BAD that was for me...I'm just now getting over the "trauma" and the "battered employee syndrome" that I now suffer at the hands of the SURVEY! And I though all the TOUGH STUFF was the reason for the PTSD...but NOW I remember.....

    Practice SAFE!
  10. by   chuck1234
    Your fifth reason really makes me laugh.
  11. by   kadokin
    What is a Presse-Gainey?
  12. by   sunciray
    It is a known fact that nurses have been abused by other nurses, by their managers, by the doctors and patients. I believe that the quest for and abuse of power by many nurse managers has been the root of all evil and the main reason that nurses leave their jobs.

    My issue has always been that my managers are threatened by my intellectual and professional competence, so they resort to undermining tactics and unethical behaviors. I have experienced many situations in which my nursing leaders have discredited my contributions, put cameras in my office to spy on me, have spread malicious and untrue rumours about me to other managers, have denied my vacation, have given me unreasonable deadlines and tried to prevent me from obtaining other jobs that I was qualified for. I am now looking to leave the profession of nursing altogether because of practices like these. I do not understand what nursing has become. Too much jealousy, envy, favoritism and not enough investments into promoting a harmonius and professional workplace.
  13. by   wilbur's mom
    ditto Kadokin,
    What is Press-Gainey??