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mikeru22

Specializes in Acute Care, Trauma, Critical Care, Psych. Has 4+ years experience.

It is all so easy to say something about anything while you haven't experienced first hand what it feels like to be the one doing all the work. No offense man but the fact that you never voted for anyone did not absolve you of anything, in fact, you seemingly just made it worse because your one vote had the chance to change things for the better but you opted not to. Don't call me ignorant while you yourself had the chance to do something but didn't. Would your wonderful rhetoric spiced with your whining do anything to change the whole situation for good? It wouldn't.

I know for a fact that RNHEALS had ended in 2013. We were the last batch of RNHEALS trainees. It was then replaced by Nurse Deployment Program which I think is better than RNHEALS because it pays better (Php 18,000.00 monthly).

Not knowing every single news about nurses doesn't make me ignorant. I am not supposed to know every single bit of information there is because I don't have so much time left after a hard, toxic and draining day at work. I have just been really busy of doing my job and for all you know, I know exactly what is happening as I am keeping my eyes wide open as I live that very plight Filipino Nurses go through everyday. I guess I am just really lucky to be employed by a city government who pays nurses well and gives generously to the hospital I work in.

I agree, there are still tons of things to be improved when it comes to the current situation of nurses in the country but find something really useful and helpful to do.

It's a common misconception that you have to experience something before you can understand it.

Second, there is a difference between "I never voted for the people in power at our government" vs. "I never voted at all". Your arrogance have lead to your failure in reading carefully. I did vote but I never voted for the ones who are in power right now.

Your arguments are flawed and self contradictory. You claim to agree with the injustices committed to Filipino nurses in our country and yet you continue kiss the gluteus maximus of our corrupt system. I've had enough of dealing with pretentious snobs back when I studied in medical school. Please don't add to the mix.

I understand that you like to see silver linings. I say it is only an illusion. As long as nurses are still treated as slaves in country, there will never be a happy ending to the greater whole. If you are truly sincere in your desire for change, then join us. We have banded along with several other organizations to have our voices heard and to demand the change long overdue in the Philippine Nursing Profession. Did you know that a Filipino Nurse, as stated by the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002, should be earning as much as Php25, 000? And yet, most of our colleagues earn way less than that, more so in private hospitals. If you are truly part of the cure rather than the disease, then be part of the struggle rather than passively waiting for things to change. Nothing ever happens in clinging on to mediocrity.

mikeru22

Specializes in Acute Care, Trauma, Critical Care, Psych. Has 4+ years experience.

If there is one thing that I truly despise, that would be mediocrity. I have never been comfortable on being mediocre in anything that I do. I am not self contradictory. You are. How could it be possible to vote for anyone without being able to vote for anyone who is currently in power? That sounds absurd as that would easily imply that every single candidate you voted for lost and wasn't elected to power.

I reckon you had been subjected to several maltreatment, unpleasant situations and what not and its all so easy to be bitter and stereotype everyone but you must not forget that there is what we call individuality. Not all Filipino Nurses in practice regardless of specialization and affiliation is what you think they are. While you call your lots meek sheep and slaves who do nothing and trying hard kiss ass, I have seen many who are truly dedicated and very passionate in what they do.

Filipino Nurses do not deserve to be stereotyped and labelled the way you do. The system, the government or everything around them maybe falling apart but that doesn't necessarily mean that these things happen because of their direct and deliberate actions. I still believe that Filipino Nurses are by far among the best ones the world ever had despite the limitations and bleak situation we have.

Hi Pacs, RN. I wasn't trying to be offensive in any way. I was just thinking that maybe to start a change in things you can start from the beginning which is with the future generation of student nurses. I was just trying to figure out a way to be helpful and hopeful for you. Don't give up on nursing because you seem so passionate about it. Your country needs passionate and caring nurses like you around. Maybe a group of you nurses can come together and call for a change with a peaceful protest/rally. I don't know what is happening in the Philippines, but I do hope it gets better for you and other nurses in your situation. Don't give up.

If there is one thing that I truly despise, that would be mediocrity. I have never been comfortable on being mediocre in anything that I do. I am not self contradictory. You are. How could it be possible to vote for anyone without being able to vote for anyone who is currently in power? That sounds absurd as that would easily imply that every single candidate you voted for lost and wasn't elected to power.

I reckon you had been subjected to several maltreatment, unpleasant situations and what not and its all so easy to be bitter and stereotype everyone but you must not forget that there is what we call individuality. Not all Filipino Nurses in practice regardless of specialization and affiliation is what you think they are. While you call your lots meek sheep and slaves who do nothing and trying hard kiss ass, I have seen many who are truly dedicated and very passionate in what they do.

Filipino Nurses do not deserve to be stereotyped and labelled the way you do. The system, the government or everything around them maybe falling apart but that doesn't necessarily mean that these things happen because of their direct and deliberate actions. I still believe that Filipino Nurses are by far among the best ones the world ever had despite the limitations and bleak situation we have.

Oh please, spare me your naivety. No spoony bard could spin such a sweeter tale...Tears then, for the world you see is beyond my weary sight.

Your mind is already set on believing that the people I voted for must be in consensus with everyone else. How narrow minded of you. You forget that the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. I'm guessing you never really paid attention to your history lessons back at school.

Projection won't help your case either. I expected you would've learned that already since you trained at the NCMH.

And since you never really addressed the problem, then you are part of the disease rather than the cure. It's as simple as that.

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Hi Pacs' date=' RN. I wasn't trying to be offensive in any way. I was just thinking that maybe to start a change in things you can start from the beginning which is with the future generation of student nurses. I was just trying to figure out a way to be helpful and hopeful for you. Don't give up on nursing because you seem so passionate about it. Your country needs passionate and caring nurses like you around. Maybe a group of you nurses can come together and call for a change with a peaceful protest/rally. I don't know what is happening in the Philippines, but I do hope it gets better for you and other nurses in your situation. Don't give up.[/quote']

Don't worry. I took no offense at what you said. You were curious and it is normal in your position that you'd reply that I look for other opportunities in nursing here at my country. You are right in suggesting that we should start with our nursing students. That being said, it would really break my heart if they were to graduate into the real world and be crushed by the reality and pettiness of some of the anus nurses in my country who are kissing the gluteus maximus of our broken health system.

I would like them to experience better things than what I had been exposed to rather than passing on the problems to them (Which I am sad to say, most Filipinos are good at: passing on problems to later generations). We do have a group here dedicated to fight for the rights of nurses here in my country. They're more like groups, actually. It's an uphill battle but at least they're trying. That's more than I can say regarding the apathetic majority. Thank you for caring enough to reply to my posts and for your words of encouragement. :)

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