What motivates you to go to work every day? - page 6

In this tough economic time I'm so grateful to have a full time job. However, there are just days like today I rather stay in bed. I often have to remind myself of the rewards of working and things I... Read More

  1. by   Chaya
    Quote from SwimNurseRun
    Optimism. If I tell myself I'm going to have an easygoing day, great patients, steady but not chaotic, I'm going to have a great day and remember why I wanted to become a nurse in the first place. This can tend to backfire when we're short-staffed, but it at least will get me TO work.
    Interesting. I wouldn't even let myself THINK that. (Picture the Peanuts character with the little cloud over his head that follws him wherever he goes...). Likewise, I wouldn't even let anyone mentionthat "Q" word-if the word "quiet" passed anyone's lips before or during a shift we were doomed...
  2. by   StudentNurse2011
    I go to work for the sheer joy of helping people. OK, now that I can breathe again after that laughing spell, honestly, I go to work to pay the bills. Once in a great while, I have an exceptional patient who realizes that I really went above and beyond the call of duty to help them (like yesterday), and they tell me how much they appreciate the extra effort. THAT's what really makes the job worthwhile.
  3. by   VioletKaliLPN
    I work LTC, for reference.

    1.) My residents motivate me every day. We may not have everything we need 100% of the time, and it becomes annoying, but my residents keep me coming back.

    I love my people.
  4. by   Bortaz, RN
    Quote from itsmejuli
    Honestly, this is the best job I've ever had in my life. The only thing about work that irks me is some of my co-workers, but I go home after each shift and forget about them.
    Sums me up nicely, too.