Published Jul 14, 2004
Every job has its perks and immeasurable things that make it all worth while. :) What is it for you?
Of course there is always a downside, too. Just as interested in hearing about that!
Celia M, ASN, RN
Likes: The peolpe you meet, the stories you hear, the lifelong friendships you make, learning something new every day, Saving a life, helping families, the grateful thanks, bringing a new life into the world, being a nurse :)
Dislikes: SPUTUM. :uhoh21:
Likes: The peolpe you meet, the stories you hear, the lifelong friendships you make, learning something new every day, Saving a life, helping families, the grateful thanks, bringing a new life into the world, being a nurse :) Dislikes: SPUTUM. :uhoh21:
I dislike the mandatories that we are required to do. They say that you can do them while you are on duty, what a choice to either do your job or your mandatories.
the bonds with my colleagues
the smiles from the happy patients & family members
when I truly feel that I have made a difference
wearing comfy scrubs, no hose and high heels for me
the frequent sarcasm from the administrative personnel
the Physician's putting the nursing staff down
mandatory overtime & working my scheduled days off with no "thank you"
when a patient dies unexpectedly
Likes: making a difference, when patients come back from the brink of death and recover :) , teamwork
Dislikes: rude/mean patients, being understaffed, sputum!
Dislikes: SPUTUM. :uhoh21:
I TOTALLY agree with you there. I think what I like most about my job is how I learn something new practically every day. Either through an inservice, from fellow employees or even from the patients.
Likes - the variety and autonomy of my job
the clients (most of them anyway)
Dislikes - arrogant racist pigs (of either sex)
nurse who act like they don't want to be nurse (get another job and stop tarnishing my profession's image!
So much I like about my job (L&D, mom/baby, Level II nursery):
- working for a pro-nursing hospital
- my fabulous coworkers, I work with a GREAT bunch!
- being present at a birth; every baby is such a miracle
- the simple, heartfelt "thank you" we get from a new mom after supporting them through a long, rough labor
- change of shift deliveries (I love labor but I hate the recovery & clean up, and it feels great to labor with someone all night, get to meet the baby and then GO HOME!)
- baby baths. Even when the baby doesn't like it :chuckle
- working with preemies in the nursery. "Growing" them, and sending them home, when they're going to a good home & a great family
- all the treats the families send us! (oh, wait, maybe that should be a dislike, I gained back all the weight I lost on WW last fall and then some!)
- when I have time, I love making special crib cards for the nursery babies with handprints or footprints; I keep a pile of scrapbooking paper at work just for that purpose
- the constant opportunities for learning
- the smells of birth: blood, vernix, placentas, poop
- change of shift deliveries that leave me with just the recovery & clean-up (get what I deserve, eh?)
- laboring with a woman all night long and not getting to meet the baby before I go home.
- working with preemies in the nursery. "Growing" them, and sending them home, when I know they're not going home to a good family We had a baby come back to the hospital recently, just a few weeks after discharge, for "trauma"
- that one doctor in every practice with the big ego
Thanks everyone. I am in the mist of making a change. Hearing the good and the bad really helps.
Every job has its perks and immeasurable things that make it all worth while. :) What is it for you? Of course there is always a downside, too. Just as interested in hearing about that!
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