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I hate the politics in nursing

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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?

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

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.

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 ... :)

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 18 years experience.

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

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. :)

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.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 18 years experience.

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

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

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.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 18 years experience.

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

nursej22, MSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg,CV. Has 30 years experience.

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.

ArtClassRN, ADN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg. Has 8 years experience.

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.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 43 years experience.

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.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 18 years experience.

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.

Money isn't everything and that 1.6 million is being split between 6 kids and 14 grand children (After the cost of 2 years of very expensive Alzheimer's care for mom.) My folk weren't perfect but they knew how to live within their means. My husband and put a million dollars in the bank by a lot of very hard work, frugal living, saving every dime we could. No fancy vacations or new cars, We live in the house my husband grew up in and only have a small mortgage for tax purposes.

Hppy

missmollie, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuroscience. Has 4 years experience.

Started an etrade account 2 months ago. Putting 500/paycheck into the account. Currently I'm making 26.00/month in dividends. Living the dream, people. Living the dream.

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.

Me too. If I never had to work again I'd be ok with it.

My dad left over 1 million in assests. Promised my mother who was in hospice she would live out her life at home. He is now gone. She is alive 4 years later and burning through 2k per week for senior care. That includes ME watching her ( unpaid) 50 hours a week and buying her food and diapers. Living long with dementia will eat your assests. Sad but true. Yes. I have consulted lawyers and accountants. When I die, I will likely have my house and a very basic existence. I wish I had done things differently, but at 53 with working and caring for my mother, I have limited earning potential.

At least I don't have huge student loans like my kids.

The OP has been hijacked, but 1,000,000 would not be enough to quit it all in most parts of the country, unless your house and health care were all paid for. Then it might be, if you were willing to live quite simply.

CBlover, BSN, RN

Specializes in ORTHO, PCU, ED. Has 8 years experience.

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

Daaaang you living the dream!!