I feel like they should change the title of this site to "reasons why my job sucks" - page 2

People on here need to realize that when you complain on here (and for some that all those individuals do) it really dissuades us new grads from continuing into the profession. First and most obvious... Read More

  1. by   hershdawg
    I never said anything about the job being unicorns and rainbows or anything along those lines. I am in no way saying that nursing or any job in existence is like that, so forgive me if I gave the wrong impression. Yes I know there are downsides and that not everyone here posts with regards to new grads. I am just saying does anyone enjoy there job? plain and simple.
  2. by   jadelpn
    Quote from netglow
    I think I love you.
    I know I do.....

    Anyone that can make me snort tea out of my nose is tops on my list....
  3. by   hershdawg
    Quote from Ruas61
    Do you like the TWD? Bats eyes...........
    At least you are a better mother than Lori in getting the formula...
  4. by   VICEDRN
    I love the er and I hate nursing. Much like yourself, I couldn't wait to be a nurse and refused to relate to "whiners" on here who I thought probably never worked in some other profession. How could these people complain about working 36 hours a week at these pay rates? Ha ha! My advice is that you start listening and stop critiquing. People like you make my life harder. Everyone wants to be understood.
  5. by   Sun0408
    I think this site gives new grads and nursing students a taste of what nursing really is.. OP, do you have children? If so, how are they when they are sick?? Not fun to be around, whinny, you can't do anything right for them etc.. Well that's how some of our pts feel. We are seeing most of them at the worst point in their lives either by sickness that will likely kill them or lead to more complications or through some kind of trauma. Trauma ICU nurse here So it is not a fun time for them, things will get stressful, hairy and tense.

    If its not the pts we have issues with it is the overbearing families, the ones that can not or will not see their loved one is dying or very sick. The families that bring in food to eat in front of their NPO family member, demand this or that or will not let us do our jobs..This is one of the hardest parts of nursing, its a balance and a struggle sometimes. Please don't get me wrong, over the years I have had too many pts to count and only a small percentage of them or their family are difficult. Those are the ones you will read about on here.

    Do I love my job...yep yep I do but I also hate it sometimes too. I hate it when my 92 yr old pt is a full code, eat up with cancer and the family refuses pain meds. I hate the uppers that have no clue what we do and add nonsense stuff to our already full plate. Take each vent at face value,learn from it and move on. I can promise you will experience some of it yourself.
  6. by   pockunit
    Don't read the venting threads?
  7. by   LadyFree28
    There are TOO Many subjects on AN that do not reflect what OP is saying...There is a section called "Nurses Rock" for the "ra ra happy" promotion of nursing...if that's your cup if tea...

    As for me, I'll keep taking AN like I have since 2004...with a dose of reality!!
  8. by   martymoose
    It's probablly like any other job- some jobs suck donkey ***.We vent about it. Just happens at this time that many many nursing jobs do suck, Many employers suck. We keep doing it cause we need the job and may not be able to do anything else.
    So we seek out the vent threads to vent.
    If you do look hard enough, there are a few threads about nurse who like their jobs. But I bet they dont work acute care or LTC, LOL.
  9. by   SionainnRN
    OP, you're complaining about people complaining and in the same breath asking for people's pet peeves...see how screwy that is?? People generally don't come on here to talk about how awesome their day was because they can talk to others about that. No one but nurses understand how horrible things can be on a bad day. Sorry if this is bursting your new grad bubble but that's real life.
    I personally love nursing and can't imagine doing anything else, but sometimes I want to give my entire ED pillow therapy!!
  10. by   Glycerine82
    Quote from hershdawg
    I never said anything about the job being unicorns and rainbows or anything along those lines. I am in no way saying that nursing or any job in existence is like that, so forgive me if I gave the wrong impression. Yes I know there are downsides and that not everyone here posts with regards to new grads. I am just saying does anyone enjoy there job? plain and simple.
    You probably should've just asked that. The way you worded your original post is just begging for attack. This isn't a forum for new nurses, it includes new nurses but isn't all about that. Why would anyone refrain from talking about how they feel because it may make someone think they chose the wrong profession? Is it better if they pretend they like all aspects when in reality half the time they leave feeling like they got hit by a truck? You will find may positive stories here too. The reality is most new nurses and students have no clue what it's really like. ( Myself included) Nursing school is nothing like the real world.

    "No day but today"
  11. by   psu_213
    So if I post a "vent" thread once a week, the means I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 positive experiences. If nurses came here every time they had a positive experience then the server would probably explode!

    Put another way....if I relieve a CA patient's pain, comforted a patient given a tough diagnosis, saved the life of a patient that arrested, and other positive experiences, I can go to friends and family and share (without identifying details of course) and they understand that it was an experince that, while maybe difficult, really was nice for me. On the other hand, if I have a drug seeker who demanded dilaudid, a family member who read me the riot act because the blanket I got for their mother was not fully warmed, and another person comes in for the same dental pain for the 5th time and asks for cab slip...again, then I need to share it with others who have been in those situations. I need to know that other nurses go through the same thing--and that nursing is incredible rewarding even if you have to put up with these annoying situations. Only the fellow nurses on AN can provide that person with whom to talk.
  12. by   Orion81RN
    Quote from Ruas61
    Oh, by the way, most people post here without regard to new grads because they are not the epicenter of our existence or jobs or topics .
    How unbelievably, offensively rude. And you know what? I don't care what you think. When you became a nurse, you took on the role as teacher and role model for all nurses following you. THAT is the REALITY. Whether you like it or not, YOU are our teacher. You better hope to hell we new grads don't have nurses like you who we are trying to look up to when YOU are the patient in the hospital. I love learning from experienced nurses. Guess what? You better care how you are teaching us. WE are the future experienced nurses taking care of your kids. I never disrespected experienced nurses til I became a part if this website and saw how much we new grads are despised by so many of you. Its like "how dare anyone after us become a nurse and try to learn." Yeah, the NERVE of us.
  13. by   Beautiful Mind RN
    I think this thread needs to be redirected. From what I am reading from the OP's post, I don't think they are trying to attack anyone or make assumptions. It was a simple observation that they made and decided to voice. So now they are wondering if people really do enjoy nursing or is it just another job? How about we just stick with that theme?

    For I, as a nursing student, would like to know as well.