What motivates you to go to work every day?

  1. 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 can do with the money I will make. Here are just a few things that gives me that extra motivation to get up and get ready for work:

    1) I need to work to first pay my bills
    2) I'm getting married in 6 months and have a TON of things to pay off for the wedding
    3) There are so many new grads and experienced nurses without jobs
    4) I actually like helping people

    Okay, so what gives you that extra umph to roll out of bed and get to work?
    Last edit by Joe V on Feb 22, '12 : Reason: formatting for easier reading
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  3. by   caliotter3
    The rent.
  4. by   NewbieNeedsHelp
    Student loansHaha but I enjoy work usually... I am motivated to go in so as not to let my coworkers down too
  5. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    Quote from caliotter3
    The rent.
    Oh yes! Bills, bills, and more bills. We are work to pay bills.
  6. by   Blackheartednurse
    1. I'm two months pregnant- I need to pay for my own health insurance and my place of employment wont pay me for my time off when I have the baby, plus I need to save money

    2. Rent, food, other bills, student loan.
  7. by   classicdame

    also, I like the people I work with. I like working with smart people in a challenging environment. Yes, it gets TOO challenging sometimes, but overall iat is work it to me.
  8. by   workingharder
    I'm a glutton for punishment.
  9. by   Perpetual Student
    1. It keeps me from being insanely bored.
    2. It's usually fun.
    3. I enjoy the mental challenges.
    4. Gotta pay the bills.
  10. by   CBsMommy
    The biggest motivating factor for me is giving my son a chance for a better life. I hope that I can sock enough money away to pay for his college in full, so he won't have to deal with student loans later.

    I love the job and love helping people.
  11. by   kids
    The husband's paycheck covers our living expenses, I work because I enjoy spending money.
  12. by   nerdtonurse?

    i also like being that dreaded term, the "patient advocate." there's a celine dion song that sums how i hope at least some of my patients feel about my care:

    you were my strength when i was weak,
    you were my voice when i couldn't speak,
    you were my eyes when i could see,
    you saw the best there was in me,
    lifted me up when i couldn't reach
    you gave me faith 'cause you believed,
    i'm everything i am because you loved me.

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  13. by   llg
    1. I can't afford to retire yet.
    2. I need health insurance -- and I still have several years to go before I can get Medicare at age 65.

    3. Yes, there are still things I would like to accomplish professionally. I still have professional hopes and dreams. ... But they aren't what drives me to go to work.
  14. by   Spikey9001
    Pretty much what everyone else says, because they pay me to do so.