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Job Satisfaction Declining for Nurses, Survey Says

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eriksoln has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in M/S, Travel Nursing, Pulmonary.

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I guess my definition of a prestigious job (and my friends/classmates) is a job that I can brag about and/or a job that people will be envious about (in terms of being elite, high paying, and highly skilled). In my circle (as undergrads), the most prestigious were doctors, engineers, physical therapy, and business.

Doctors/Physical therapy: prestigious because the schools are highly selective, most people do not get in, and high pay/autonomy

Engineers: prestigious because it takes intelligence and creativity to succeed in it... and let's face it.. not a lot of people can say that they can code/do calculus/figure out physics

Business: prestigious because your work attire is a suit (lol seriously someone told me this as a "pro" for doing business), potential to make a lot of money etc

As for nursing, it's not very elite, we are definitely underpaid/overworked, most people view us as the doctor's assistant, and we more or less don't really have high autonomy over our practice. I went into nursing because I believe in affordable healthcare and I believe that nursing is one of the solutions to our health care crisis. I looked at my options and saw that the BSN to NP path is much more practical for me (financially and time-wise) compared to a BS in Bio to MD path considering my career/personal goals.

PS I have a friend who wants to be a firefighter and it has been a struggle to score that first job.

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Yeah, that list Commuter gave confused me. How is farmer prestigious while accountant/banker/BUSINESS EXEC. are not? Wow, I misunderstand the term "prestigious" by a lot if that is how they are compared.

I recently was out with some friends and was flirting/talking to a girl at the place we ended up at. Of course, the question "What do you do?" came up. I answered honestly........."I'm a nurse, a medical/surgical nurse. I might try my hand in the ICU if the opportunity ever arises and I'm going back to school to further my degree."

She balked at me. "Oh, come on, I know you are a kidder. What do you really do?"

:eek::confused:

My response: "Oh, dear, you are watching way too much television if you think nursing is glorious enough that I or anyone familiar with the job would lie about doing it. If I was going to lie to you and try to impress you, I'd have picked something............ANYTHING else. Owner of a successful business that I'll sell for a million or two in a few years, a NASCAR driver, a high end stock market player..................w/e."

She didn't get it.

Guess maybe this means in her eyes the job was prestigious. But, IDK, she was kinda.............sheltered. Hence I never called her number:p, which was probably fake anyway.

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Guess maybe this means in her eyes the job was prestigious. But, IDK, she was kinda.............sheltered. Hence I never called her number:p, which was probably fake anyway.

Out of topic but I learned my lesson about giving fake numbers. I ran into him again and he comes up to me and says "Hey, you gave me the wrong number. But I really like you so I'm going to give you another chance..." So embarrassing.

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eriksoln has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in M/S, Travel Nursing, Pulmonary.

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Out of topic but I learned my lesson about giving fake numbers. I ran into him again and he comes up to me and says "Hey, you gave me the wrong number. But I really like you so I'm going to give you another chance..." So embarrassing.

To which, your reply to our presumptuous young gentleman is:

"No, that was the right number, you just got the wrong impression of what it means."

"Another chance at a bad date...........oh deary, decisions decisions."

"Gee, so clingy already and we haven't even exchanged real phone numbers. I don't see this working out."

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To which, your reply to our presumptuous young gentleman is:

"No, that was the right number, you just got the wrong impression of what it means."

"Another chance at a bad date...........oh deary, decisions decisions."

"Gee, so clingy already and we haven't even exchanged real phone numbers. I don't see this working out."

I was 16-17 years old. My response was along the lines of turning red, stammering out an apology, and then when he tried to get my number again, screamed 'stranger danger' and booked it (i get teased about this incident to this day).

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