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    Mavrick and elkpark like this.

    Such a pissy missy now that you're not hearing what you want to hear..the word 'helpful' doesn't mean 'what one wants to hear'. Can't backpeddle after blabbing to the coworkers either...might as well just tell the manager.

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    Mavrick likes this.

    Someone's left a great big list of jobs on another thread... Go check it out..

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    Daisy4RN, kidsmom002, and Katillac like this.

    I worked OT when I wanted to. If I didnt want to work it, I never, ever, ever (ever) said "I can't". I said "I don't want it, thank you".

    I worked it if I was saving to do home/barn maintainance, buy something I wanted, etc. I abhor loans and buying on credit....I worked it if I knew I was going to be leaving a job soon. I'd work it as a CNA, sitter or nurse, didn't matter.

    I made it clear when and when Not to call me for OT. Most of the time, all was nice and pleasant. Sometimes I had to reeducate the scheduler/caller/DON/unit manager, but never more than twice. And I genuinely started doing this from my first week of my first nursing job. I was never scared just because I was new.

    If I didn't want to come in, I was pleasant about it, but I also didn't apologize. I just said I was relaxing at home, shopping, had to put up hay, at a horse show, party, gardening, cleaning the barn, going riding, biking, swimming, etc, and wasn't interested in the offer thank you. See you tomorrow...

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    Sparki77, canoehead, NurseBlaq, and 3 others like this.

    So send that response right back to the pig. You're a licensed medical professional. Giving your professional response.

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    Miss Brahms and brownbook like this.

    Oh good lord. I'm laughing so hard here. Beats rolling my eyes.

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    rn1965 likes this.

    Each one of the nursing jobs I had kept a little stash in the office. Otc meds were kept in the original bottles and a nurse had to go in with the person who was requesting something, whether they were licensed or unlicensed. I've only been asked for something on two occasions. Most people brought their own from home. Nothing was dispensed from the med cart.

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    Nursing school is pretty much the easiest part of this whole nursing thing. It really should be much harder than it is. Too many get through who are going to wash out. They see it as an easy job opportunity. Most of them had a 'calling'. Don't be that guy.

    The whole mentality of nursing being a "calling" and "selfless profession", is what is truly holding the profession down and allowing nurses to be taken advantage of. Get that out of your head right now. And for God's sake, do not ever entertain the mindset to "sacrifice your self" for this job.

    Nursing is a kicked-in profession. The corporate suits love and push the 'calling' mentality because it allows insufficient staffing. They know it's easy to just get the staff to suck it up and deal because that's the mindset most of their staff already has. So now they can get by with less staff and more heavy work loads. This leads to frustration, bullying, mistakes, exhuastion and burnout, Sure.nurses complain, but they really don't do much about it. Individual facility unions are weak, because of the mentality of the members, once again, the 'calling'. Some strides are being made in some places in bits and pieces, but by and large, it will probably take another generation or two to really get anywhere. One can only hope.

    Listen, I love and miss nursing. I am a factory worker who had started school while still in the plant. I was a nurse for several years but went back to my factory work. I wasn't going to work under the conditions of any of my nursing jobs any longer. I still like people, always did, and I still 'help people', always did. However, I never have and will not ever, 'sacrifice' myself and work under those conditions of nursing again. I have too much self-respect and that transfers to the kind of employee and overall person that I am.

    Good luck with your children.

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    Elaine M, Orion81RN, poppycat, and 13 others like this.

    Yaa...Fakebook disciples again...but No worries, they'll be coming over this way to cry and whine soon enough...Put out the cheese we'll be meeting them soon...

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    NRSKarenRN and llg like this.

    Forget the 'passion' and 'calling' silliness...just emphasize that you are reliable attendance-wise.

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    Davey Do likes this.

    Keep a cooler with food in your car to eat on the way home also.

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    What the hell is the matter with you....of course you start notifying families, notating that you had no lunch, calling ems for the falls, staying on the clock is to chart.. Back those pigs of a DON and administrator off to the wall and call their bluff. Oh and tell each of them to stick those insurance authorizations right up each other's as...

    Give the family members the pig's office phone numbers, and their personal numbers if you have them.

    Do not give notice that you are quitting. Just do it.

    And whats Kenya got to do with anything?

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    As a nurse, used to sign up for OT knowing I was going to be working it as a cna. I would many times work days as a CNA and then afternoons as the nurse. I made thousands of dollars in OT by doing this. I also signed up for sitter work, same results, lots of money, even easier work. When I knew I would be leaving the facility, I poured on the OT even more. Another even bigger plus was that by working OT, it would help keep one off the mandation list. One time I went six months without being mandated. Some of our nurses were being hit three times a week.

    The benefits:
    The cna's were very appreciative, as they were getting beat-up with mandation.
    I got to know the residents, their families and other staff even better.
    I made a lot more overall money. I wanted a good cushion for when I eventually left.
    The nurses benefitted from having another nurse as a cna.

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    Why all the exclamation points!!!!?

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    BlinkyPinky, Emergent, NurseBlaq, and 3 others like this.

    And how dare the poor souls have to work weekends, holidays and any other shift than days, how dare their religion not be accommodated (even though they accepted those conditions upon hire). Why, Their 'passion' and 'want-to-help- people'ness should negate all of that cruel nonsense. Surely the mean and discrimminatory schools, class instructors, clinical instructors, facility staff, patients , families and the janitor are all out to get them and just make their lives miserable. Mean, bad people....
    Doesn't their constant crying before shift, on the way to work, at work, on the way home from work, in their sleep, on their days off, while eating, while breathing account for anything? Where is the humanity? Nclex failure 7-8 times, 200+questions each time, *everyone* has anxiety, scared of families, sacred of staff, scared of eye-rolling, scared of administration, scared of their own shadow. 'I'm introverted and hate people, so I became a nurse. So I need dayshift only with no direct patient contact, my own office, oh and I cannot work weekends or past 5pm.