Why we do it... - page 2

Ok, we (I) spend a lot of time venting about our jobs, our hospitals, co-workers and patients. I personally think that it's healthy to "get it all out" (though obviously there are some here that... Read More

  1. by   NursePaula
    Quote from Kyrshamarks
    Let me climb in to my nomex siut and be the first to say it. I do it for the money. Yes I got ino it for the money and security and still do it for the money and security 20 years later. What other job out there can I work 24-36 hours a week and make more than what alot of people make in 40-60 hours a week?
    Kudos to you for your honesty, but to be frank, I am not paid enough in money to make me stay, it has to do with my heart and soul is touched each and every day in some way by the people that I have the privilege to take care of. At the end of each shift I go to nearly every one of my patients and thank them for the privilege of being their nurse for that day. And that is not just "a line", I truly mean it.

    I think that if I was doing it for the money, I would earn every penny. And please don't get mad at me for what I am about to say but... many nurses that do it for the money you can spot in a second. And I am saying that as a patient versus a nurse.