Who hates nursing, honestly???? - page 2

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  1. by   RNperdiem
    I don't hate nursing.
    I do have a realistic attitude towards work.
    Work is work. If they didn't have to pay you, it would be a hobby.
  2. by   oramar
    I don't hate caring for the sick and injured. It is a wonderful thing that makes me feel good when I do it. I don't mind the usual problems with fellow employees, families and sometimes docs. I just hate the way management treats us.
  3. by   Bugaloo
    I don't really hate nursing. I LOVE caring for people. It is all the other stuff that takes up a 12-hr shift that is totally uncalled for: crazy family members, out-of-touch administration, pulling staff 2 or 3 times, quadruple charting, etc...
  4. by   Purple_Scrubs
    I love the act of nursing. I hate what the profession has become. I cannot think of many professions that require their people to sacrifice their minds and bodies the way that nursing does. Look at the numbers of nurses who never get breaks to pee or eat. That is insanity to me! Look at the abuse that many nurses take from their managers, doctors, and even co-workers! Look at the stress that is inherant to providing daily care and having people's lives in your hands. Look at the insane amount of paperwork that is required and that takes away from patient care. Look at the number of nurses with back problems or other disabilities from working the floors for many years. I could go on and on and on....
  5. by   squee-gee
    This is a subject that really gets me worked up! :angryfire Granted, I am a newbie, and am looking at the profession with rose-colored glasses, but I have seen first-hand how a nurses attitude affects her patient care. I am getting really tired of hearing some of my co-workers ******** and moaning through report, complaining about simple requests from their patients, or labeling a pt as troublesome (I swear, the 9 out of 10 times I'm told that in report I never see it myself). If you are that burned out and tired of it, then for God's sake get out of the hospital and work somewhere else! There are many, many options for RNs out there - that's one of the reasons I went into nursing in the first place. There are high paying positions in the insurance field, pharmaceutical sales, private duty nursing. It just means shaking things up, getting off your butt and doing some legwork. As NurseCard said, sometimes you just have to find the area of nursing that you "fit' into. If you are not cut out for working on the floors, or if you are burnt out by putting up with all the associated hospital buracracy BS inherent with that, then please...find another place to work!
  6. by   whoknows56
    Quote from believeallispossible
    Exactly what the title says: Who honestly hates nursing????
    Do I love it? No.

    Do I hate it? No.

    Do I just deal with it? Yes.

    Do I want more? Yes.

    Does it allow me to pay for my living? Yes. At the end of the day, that is all that matters besides personal satisfaction.

    I've done a lot of jobs that most people would say suck....factory line work (x2), feed mill worker, toilet cleaner (aka janitor), data entry (x2) and a couple of other mind numbing stuff.
  7. by   whoknows56
    Quote from squee-gee
    This is a subject that really gets me worked up! :angryfire Granted, I am a newbie, and am looking at the profession with rose-colored glasses, but I have seen first-hand how a nurses attitude affects her patient care. I am getting really tired of hearing some of my co-workers ******** and moaning through report, complaining about simple requests from their patients, or labeling a pt as troublesome (I swear, the 9 out of 10 times I'm told that in report I never see it myself). If you are that burned out and tired of it, then for God's sake get out of the hospital and work somewhere else! There are many, many options for RNs out there - that's one of the reasons I went into nursing in the first place. There are high paying positions in the insurance field, pharmaceutical sales, private duty nursing. It just means shaking things up, getting off your butt and doing some legwork. As NurseCard said, sometimes you just have to find the area of nursing that you "fit' into. If you are not cut out for working on the floors, or if you are burnt out by putting up with all the associated hospital buracracy BS inherent with that, then please...find another place to work!
    I take it you haven't worked in the corporate world before. People ***** and complain not matter what the profession is. That's just how the world works. So all you can do is pitty the co-workers who complain daily about this and that. Chances are that it isn't that they hate their job, they are unsatisfied with their life. I know of a couple of people who work what we call low level jobs and they are happy people. I know of a lot of doctors that ***** and complain the most I have ever seen before (while also knowing a few doctors that are very happy).
  8. by   pagandeva2000
    I don't hate nursing, but I can see what will burn me out if I am not careful...insane policies made by out of touch people, management looking down on us, the backbiting done on a daily basis. THOSE incidentals can put on in the funny farm if you don't find a different way of looking at things.
  9. by   zuzi
    Is about how people are, that is all, if they grow-up depessed, complainers, fighters, bully, twisted, or may others, always unhappy with others and them self, you could not change them... they will be like that all the time... dosen't matter if they are nurses, doctors, CNAs or other profession. I saw people very unhappy insiede them self but keep a positive balance of them personal life and social life, never complaining, always keep going.

    Is about profile, an unhappy is an unhappy even is you will give him/her the statue of Liberty, and a happy one is a happy one by definition. Smiling to the sun and the sun will smiling you back!
  10. by   Saifudin
    Personally, I am grateful to God for having guided me to a profession that I have never had a day that I thought of something else I would have rather done. I am grateful that for the past 31+ years, I have never been w/o enough money for the needs of myself and my family; maybe not rich financially but 'wealthy' in many other ways. I am grateful that I have a job that I am able to earn my money lawfully w/o the temptation of corruption. I am grateful that I never once found myself w/o work and never even thought about it. And, I am grateful that I became an NP, learned a great deal about medicine and can care for my family, able to identify what is correct treatment, something important working in Saudi Arabia.

    I also personally believe that sometimes 'hating' something is a sign of ingratitude and a lack of patience. The idea of the 'grass is always greener' can be very deceptive and perhaps if we lose what we think we hate, we might end up with something far worse. And in that is an important lesson.

    These are some of my personal musings based on my beliefs and a long career in nursing.
  11. by   squee-gee
    Quote from whoknows56
    I take it you haven't worked in the corporate world before. People ***** and complain not matter what the profession is. That's just how the world works. So all you can do is pitty the co-workers who complain daily about this and that. Chances are that it isn't that they hate their job, they are unsatisfied with their life. I know of a couple of people who work what we call low level jobs and they are happy people. I know of a lot of doctors that ***** and complain the most I have ever seen before (while also knowing a few doctors that are very happy).

    Actually, I have - I'm 51 years old and have worked many jobs, have worked with all types of people, and have been employed as a manager and as a drone. I do agree with you, though - people do complain in every field, and I do pity them. My point was that if you are a nurse, and your unhappiness with your job is affecting your patient care, then look for a position that doesn't require as much physical work, or hospital BS, or whatever it is that makes you unhappy. As I said before, there are lots of alternatives to hospital nursing.
  12. by   Purple_Scrubs
    Being unhappy with one's current work environment does not mean that they are not/cannot do a good job. It is pretty easy to be judgmental and say "you don't like it, go somewhere else". It is harder to be empathetic and realize that many people in this profession are single parents, or at least their income is necessary to make ends meet. They may also carry the insurance for the entire family, making it difficult to just quit and move on. Even if they don't have a family to support, few people can afford to quit without another job lined up, and nursing is no as recession-proof as some seem to think.

    It really concerns me that there are some nurses who can, I assume, provide good patient care and empathize with the situation their patients are in, but when it comes to their fellow nurses, they completely lack empathy and lead with comments like "if you don't like it, get off the floor". That in itself if another reason why many nurses hate nursing.
  13. by   squee-gee
    Quote from Purple_Scrubs
    Being unhappy with one's current work environment does not mean that they are not/cannot do a good job. It is pretty easy to be judgmental and say "you don't like it, go somewhere else". It is harder to be empathetic and realize that many people in this profession are single parents, or at least their income is necessary to make ends meet. They may also carry the insurance for the entire family, making it difficult to just quit and move on. Even if they don't have a family to support, few people can afford to quit without another job lined up, and nursing is no as recession-proof as some seem to think.

    It really concerns me that there are some nurses who can, I assume, provide good patient care and empathize with the situation their patients are in, but when it comes to their fellow nurses, they completely lack empathy and lead with comments like "if you don't like it, get off the floor". That in itself if another reason why many nurses hate nursing.
    Whoa! For pete's sake, I certainly empathize with the nurses I work with as well as with my patients! 90 % of the nurses I work with are fantastic, hard working people and I feel so fortunate to be associated with them. Of course you can be unhappy and still do a good job! My only issue is with the few who are not doing a good job, complain constantly about working in a hospital setting but don't do anything about it. Who ever said anything about quitting without finding a new position first, or taking a job that pays less or doesn't offer benefits?! What's so wrong about making the suggestion that if a person is unhappy they look into some other area of nursing???

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