i HATE my job. Does anyone else feel the same? - page 3

I absolutely despise my job. I work as a nurse in a intermediate/telemetry type floor. We are in the process of moving to a new hospital, so we were a telemetry unit and we are splitting into... Read More

  1. by   Jenni811
    Are there any clinic nurses out there right now?? How is the clinic setting?
  2. by   wanderlust99
    I feel the exact same way as you do with my current travel job position. I am constantly floated to a tele unit like this and I feel sick before going into work most days. I've cried a few times and I am counting down the days until it's over.

    I miss working ICU. I miss working in a hospital where people aren't so demanding and entitled.

    No way would I work tele by choice.
  3. by   goalienrse
    I too feel the same way. My last job was so bad, I had to quit bc of my manager, it was terrible. I never experianced the terrible treatment I got there ever in my life, from coworkers, patients, and my supervisor.

    Now I'm reduced to hoping for a job at a rehab with a nurse to patient ratio of up to 27. Yay!

    I don't suggest nursing to a dog.
  4. by   Jenni811
    Quote from goalienrse

    I don't suggest nursing to a dog.
    Funny!! one nurse to 27 seems like an awful lot. I've never done rehab/nursing home setting so i don't know what it is like. Our hospital is one nurse to four patients unless you have an intermediate care patient, then it is usually 2-3 dependig on the circumstances and patient acuity.
  5. by   DEgalRN
    Quote from Jenni811
    Are there any clinic nurses out there right now?? How is the clinic setting?
    I work in a community health clinic that focuses on TB. I don't love what I do but I'm much happier than when I was working med-surge full time. It's lower stress, better hours, and the patients are seriously so much nicer! I'll be here a good long while I believe.
  6. by   nurse_mary2012
    yeah, thats when you bring her a box of "swabbies" and say "here you go!". I am a new nurse and this is the biggest complaint....feeling like a underpaid, glorified waitress. I set boundaries as much as possible with patients as professional as I can. I also do this with the family. Luckly it works 75-80% of the time. I explain they are not my only patient and I am only one nurse. I also start the shift off being friendly and building rapport, so dont get me wrong. Doing this helps ease the blow of setting healthy boundaries with patients. Like I said it works most of the time.......
    Last edit by nurse_mary2012 on Feb 13, '13
  7. by   limaRN
    Quote from A~L~B
    I work in the ICU. My favorite patients are sedated and on a vent. When they become able to use the call bell I'm ready to see them go. Most days I really like my job.
    Same here! Most days I really like it unless I have a pt that is hitting the "transfer light" q5min. I could never do med surg. OP look for a different unit maybe ICU or PACU if quitting isn't a possibility right now.
  8. by   1326luck
    I hate when some goody two shoe decides oh my patient on a vent fentanyl and propofol is lucid enough to write notes. That is always awesome
  9. by   kennedy8353
    I had to post on this!! I also work telemetry, have migraines manifest as vertigo, cannot stand family members and my job most days, and want to quit working to start a family. I thought I had posted this! Hahahaha. I just try to focus one that one cute little lady who thanks me for taking such good care of her and have a glass of wine here and there. Good luck to you, hang in there and let me know when you find a better job!
  10. by   sistasoul
    I also hate my job. I have been a nurse for 4 years in a med-surge floor. The constant stress and liability along with the micromanagement of charting are driving me too the point of just quitting. I do really like hands on care but there is not enough time to truly do patient care the way it should be done. My floor is the dumping ground for the alcoholics, drug addicts and the confused elderly. It is just to much and I too dread going into work every day. My co-workers are great though. I am thinking of giving home health a shot. At least I will be able to concentrate on one patient at a time.
  11. by   toonsis
    I would take a job I hate over no job at all. I hope things get better though
  12. by   WoosahRN
    So sorry OP. Hard to do have a job that makes it difficult to get out of bed. I would definitely be looking for something else. At the very least, you have a group of people you can vent to. Just another reason I love my PICU patients. The kids are easy to take care of, it's the families that can make it difficult. My "favorites" are the passive aggressive ones and the ones that stare at the monitor ("his HR went up one, down two, up 3. Now it's down another 2."), or the pumps, or the machines. I sometimes want to ask them what they are going to do when they jump up because they heard something ding or beep.
  13. by   NJnewRN
    Welcome to the club! At least one nurse makes a post like this or says something about leaving the profession. I only have 3 yrs of experience and my last resort is home care. Honestly, I can't stand the hospitals anymore. I'm applying for my masters in the fall. If the homecare stint doesn't the work out (please pray that it will) I've decided to leave nursing at some point. I've decided that I am going to follow what I truly love, which is something creative like interior design. Life is short. The years, they just go so quickly. Why spend your life doing something that you hate?