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I hate the politics in nursing

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by cwill2015 cwill2015 (New) New

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Nursing is far removed from what it's supposed to be, and even further away from what it could be. I'm sick of the BS politics. I've come to find that nurse, much like everything else, is a microcosm of society. It's enough to make you want to quit at times. Ok....enough of my ranting. Any thoughts? Any experiences?

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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Nursing is far removed from what it's supposed to be, and even further away from what it could be. I'm sick of the BS politics. I've come to find that nurse, much like everything else, is a microcosm of society. It's enough to make you want to quit at times. Ok....enough of my ranting. Any thoughts? Any experiences?

I'm thinking, "That was vague." But I agree with you that work can be annoying and I would quit if I had a million, trillion, zillion dollars all to my self.

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I'm thinking, "That was vague." But I agree with you that work can be annoying and I would quit if I had a million, trillion, zillion dollars all to my self.

Or even just one measly million ... :)

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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

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Or even just one measly million ... :)

Elk, A million isn't what it used to be - After taxes you can barely buy a decent house out here in the land of swimming pools and movie stars!

Hppy

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Elk, A million isn't what it used to be - After taxes you can barely buy a decent house out here in the land of swimming pools and movie stars!

Hppy

It would be enough for me to walk away from my job -- and Sour talked about having the money "all to myself," which I'm reading as after taxes, net. :)

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It is disappointing.

The only way through is to re-focus on patients while at work, and on doing good/building up those around you at work and in personal relationships.

Personal devastation and/or despair regarding the work scene may be an invitation to reconsider how one has prioritized one's life to begin with.

Leave it to others to answer for that which we don't control.

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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

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It would be enough for me to walk away from my job -- and Sour talked about having the money "all to myself," which I'm reading as after taxes, net. :)

My daddy used to say that in order to retire comfortably a couple needed 1 million dollars in the bank by age 65. He did it and he and my mom had a decent worry free retirement living off the interest and never touching the principal which they left to us kids along with another $600, 0000.00 in non liquid asserts. My husband and I just reached the Million threshold this year and our house will be paid off soon but neither one of us is walking away from our jobs any time soon. College tuition for our son looms in the future and we both have a few good years left. I just got about $250,000.00 from my parents estate and am looking for a ranch property to retire to in the Pacific Northwest or possibly fly-over country. Then is cows, horses, dogs and hopefully a grandbaby or two in my future.

Hppy

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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Whatever you do, don't move to the PNW. It's expensive as hell to live here and the weather is lousy for nine months out of the year. Of course, the weather in flyover country isn't so hot either, but I think the cost of living is a lot cheaper. Just throwing that out there.

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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

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Whatever you do, don't move to the PNW. It's expensive as hell to live here and the weather is lousy for nine months out of the year. Of course, the weather in flyover country isn't so hot either, but I think the cost of living is a lot cheaper. Just throwing that out there.

I really like rural Oregon but it's too wet for my husband. He likes the desert which is too hot for me.

You can't beat California weather but the cost of living is ridiculous here. Property taxes are killing off the small farmer/rancher. Not that I plan on doing it as a business. A small hobby farm is what I want.

Hppy

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nursej22 has 30 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in med/surg,CV.

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Whatever you do, don't move to the PNW. It's expensive as hell to live here and the weather is lousy for nine months out of the year. Of course, the weather in flyover country isn't so hot either, but I think the cost of living is a lot cheaper. Just throwing that out there.

The eastern side of WA and OR are drier. Ellensburg and Wenatchee are pretty nice, and I think the cost of living is less that the west side. But the wildfires every year would make me think twice about moving there.

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ArtClassRN has 8 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Med Surg.

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My daddy used to say....

My Daddy used to day, "Sure, I'll have another drink..." So not much coming from that end. My mommy's policy is that the last check she writes is sure as crap gonna bounce. So that's zero to me and my siblings. My step-mommy, on the other hand, well, her parents sold their house my step-granddaddy had lived in his ENTIRE life - and they cleared about $200. Don't think that is lasting long though.

So, looks like I'm working till I drop.

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llg has 43 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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So, looks like I'm working till I drop.

But maybe you will be the hero to break the cycle ... by living frugally, managing your career and money well ... and leaving just a little to the next generation of your family.

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