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by tokmom tokmom, BSN, RN (Member) Platinum*

tokmom has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff.

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If I could stand in the middle of the hall at work with a megaphone, I would, because I'm tired of the whining!

Dear co-workers who hate your place of employment why are you so damned negative?

1) You have a brand new state of the art hospital, but you complain about the new building glitches that are slowly being taken care of. Ever move into a brand new house? Sometimes things need tweaking.

2)Staffing ratio is 4 patients max on a med/surg floor with stable no drip tele pt's thrown in and CNA's that kick some serious butt. You complain about receiving that 4th pt during a 12 hr shift with 2 more hours to go. You complain of being overworked. Many other hospitals operate at 5 PLUS! You also have a nurse that does your discharges, admits and education! All your charting and meds are computerized, cutting down med errors so you can have one less thing to worry about. You complain of being computerized and your pt load.

3)You work for a 'corporation' that values education and offers many classes during the year for FREE. You can take them anytime you want and get paid for going.

4)You have a floor manager that is always asking how things are going. She leaves a white board out for people to put complaints, suggestions on. There are commitees that staff members can be on. This way, WE can change or decide how things are done. But yet you complain about them micromanaging and not caring and refusing to be on the committees. It's easier to *itch than to help change things, eh?

5)Upper managment, CNO and CEO come around once a month with a cart with bagged chips, cookies, water, juice and offers it to YOU on the floor and ask how things are. They also serve an appreciation buffet covering all shifts every 4 months. It's great food and music and they thank us for working so hard. Nurses day was a huge cake for every shift, flowers for the floor and a thank you from upper managent to you personally with a hand shake. You say they are doing it to just look good. Here is a news message: How often did you see management doing this at any other facility?

6)Mangement knows everyone by their first name.

7) We received a raise this year during negotiations, with no change in insurance benefits, etc..We also won some extras that no other hospital in this corporation has. Yet you complain it wasn't enough.

8)Our corporation has a mission value that isn't money driven. Yeah, this facility does need to make money. If it doesn't, we don't work. However, they push the value in everything they do. I will not mention it here, but it's a good one and the facility attempts to live up to it. But...you complain that it's hokey and stupid.

I have worked in worse places, believe me. Totally unsafe and overworked where you see upper managment only in hall way pictures if you happen to be walking by HR.

So my dear co-workers. I love you all to death. You are my friends and nurses in arms. Yes, we have some bad days that are soo busy. But if you think you can find another place to work that is better, then leave. Your negativity is toxic and depressing to be around. You are so stuck in your negativity that you don't see the positive things happening around you and how many of us are very happy and appreciative of our employment!!!

Thanks everyone for letting me vent. I read the other posts about new grads not getting a chance to work and I work with a handful of very unappreciative people. I wish those new grads could come and work with me.:)

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A&OxNone has 7 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in ER, Pediatric Transplant, PICU.

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Can I work there? Please? I promise I'll be good!!

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demylenated has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Addiction, Psych, Geri, Hospice, MedSurg.

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Wow, sounds too good to be true!!!

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141 Posts; 3,808 Profile Views

I would like to come and work with you at your facility when I graduate!

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hkrntobe has 1 years experience and specializes in Ortho / Nuro / ICU Step Down.

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OMG! Where do you work? It sounds like heaven. I love EMAR! I find that is makes things so much more efficient and the CPOE > Computerized Physician Order Entry, takes all of the guess work out of trying to read some of the new orders. I did my clinical rotation in a hospital like this and loved it. Moved to CA and found that almost every hospital is still paper charting. I myself am one of those frustrated new grads. I have spend extra money getting certified in various things and the initiative has not yet paid off. I believe you are right. Guess some people just don't ever truly appreciate what they have. I would be happy to trade spots with any of them!:lol2::D

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MomRN0913 specializes in ICU.

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Can I have a job there please? I will come to work everyday with a smile and a positive attitude. 4 stable med surg patients? Really? and someone else doing the admits? Oh my, it sounds like nursing heaven. What do your co-workers want? Just not to work at all???!!!

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FancypantsRN specializes in Cardiovascular, ER.

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I wish I could come work with you. It does sound like they are at least trying to make it a nice place to work.... that's a lot more than can be said for most places I have worked. Sometimes, people can't see that - they only focus on the negative (and it brings everybody down). I hope it gets better for you - low morale is difficult work around. If it's that bad for them maybe they need to see how bad it can really get out there....

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GooeyRN has 12 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Psych, Med/Surg, LTC.

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Are you guys hiring?

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SpEdtacular has 7 years experience and specializes in ED, ICU, Progressive Care, Informatics.

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Sign me up!:lol2:

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bahamagirlrn has 29 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Telemetry, Medical Surgical, Dialysis.

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I would definitely like to work there.:)

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Where do I sign up?

:smokin:

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madwife2002 has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN.

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Me too!

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