I hate the politics in nursing - page 2

Nursing is far removed from what it's supposed to be, and even further away from what it could be. I'm sick of the BS politics. I've come to find that nurse, much like everything else, is a microcosm... Read More

  1. by   missmollie
    Started an etrade account 2 months ago. Putting 500/paycheck into the account. Currently I'm making 26.00/month in dividends. Living the dream, people. Living the dream.
  2. by   Crystal-Wings
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    I'm thinking, "That was vague." But I agree with you that work can be annoying and I would quit if I had a million, trillion, zillion dollars all to my self.
    Me too. If I never had to work again I'd be ok with it.
  3. by   Knotanoonurse
    My dad left over 1 million in assests. Promised my mother who was in hospice she would live out her life at home. He is now gone. She is alive 4 years later and burning through 2k per week for senior care. That includes ME watching her ( unpaid) 50 hours a week and buying her food and diapers. Living long with dementia will eat your assests. Sad but true. Yes. I have consulted lawyers and accountants. When I die, I will likely have my house and a very basic existence. I wish I had done things differently, but at 53 with working and caring for my mother, I have limited earning potential.

    At least I don't have huge student loans like my kids.
  4. by   Oldmahubbard
    The OP has been hijacked, but 1,000,000 would not be enough to quit it all in most parts of the country, unless your house and health care were all paid for. Then it might be, if you were willing to live quite simply.
  5. by   CBlover
    Quote from hppygr8ful
    My daddy used to say that in order to retire comfortably a couple needed 1 million dollars in the bank by age 65. He did it and he and my mom had a decent worry free retirement living off the interest and never touching the principal which they left to us kids along with another $600, 0000.00 in non liquid asserts. My husband and I just reached the Million threshold this year and our house will be paid off soon but neither one of us is walking away from our jobs any time soon. College tuition for our son looms in the future and we both have a few good years left. I just got about $250,000.00 from my parents estate and am looking for a ranch property to retire to in the Pacific Northwest or possibly fly-over country. Then is cows, horses, dogs and hopefully a grandbaby or two in my future.

    Hppy
    Daaaang you living the dream!!
  6. by   hppygr8ful
    Quote from CBlover
    Daaaang you living the dream!!
    We do ok - but we sacrifice a lot today to have a comfortable retirement tomorrow!
  7. by   Steve123
    I hate politics in nursing too. But I also understand that if nursing organizations do not participate in politics, RN's wages were on the level of phlebotomist. Or may be on the level of LPN while LPNs wouldn't exist.
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Whatever you do, don't move to the PNW. It's expensive as hell to live here and the weather is lousy for nine months out of the year. Of course, the weather in flyover country isn't so hot either, but I think the cost of living is a lot cheaper. Just throwing that out there.
    I, too live in the Pacific Northwest. This lady speaks the absolute truth. $$$$$ and lotsa rain, if you live West of the Cascade Mountains. A lot of people move here and then gripe all day about the rain. Research would have saved aggravation, impotent annoyance at our NORMAL weather patterns and money.

    Don't plan to retire here unless you can afford it and love rain....3/4 of the year.
  9. by   wondern
    I hate politics in nursing and in general.
  10. by   avalanche538
    Politics is when you strive to be a leader and join administration because you believe in nursing but then you get the backlash from the union members against you for the smallest reason and then upper management that sees you as the as amin. have no union protection uses you as the sacrificial lamb to calm the union .....as they carry on with their plans without your consent. What do you have to say about this
  11. by   nekozuki
    Honestly, pretty much every field sucks. Retail sucks. Hospitality sucks. Some of my friends are engineers, and sometimes it sucks. Education sucks. In just about every job, you have to get up at the same time every day and do things you might not want to, or not be able to pay your bills.

    Work is a microcosm of society, in that a bunch of people trying to make their rent plod through their day, and have typical interpersonal conflict and deal with environmental stressors. It's not a nursing thing. It's a human thing.

    Take comfort in the fact that it's awful everywhere
  12. by   IVRUS
    I disagree... If I could live in any state, I would quickly move back to Texas. Low cost of living, short winters, and beautiful weather over all.
  13. by   brandy1017
    Quote from avalanche538
    Politics is when you strive to be a leader and join administration because you believe in nursing but then you get the backlash from the union members against you for the smallest reason and then upper management that sees you as the as amin. have no union protection uses you as the sacrificial lamb to calm the union .....as they carry on with their plans without your consent. What do you have to say about this
    In my experience management jobs may pay well and have a nice yearly bonus thrown in, but there is usually a lack of job security. I have lived thru 2 CNO's being walked out of the building by security and watched many more admin staff fired and let go due to downsizing and being on the losing side of politics. Staff nursing is a much more stable job, at least where I work, you really have to screw up bad to lose your job!

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