Ever have such a bad day/week, you've almost quit? - page 2
Staffing? Patients? Doctors? Oblivious Management? Equipment? Layout? Ever have it ALL become overwhelming? Ever think you cannot come back the next day? After 20 years on my unit, I left... Read More
Jun 30, '02Occupation: registered nurse Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,083; Likes: 14that sounds like some good advive SHAY, that is basically what i have done.but it is still diffucult. I made a vow to my self never to let my self get put in that position again. where i work now we pretty much take turns with the bad ones.
thanks for the advice.mark
Jun 30, '02Occupation: Nurse Educator Specialty: 16 year(s) of experience in Gerontological, cardiac, med-surg, peds ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 12,037; Likes: 6,467Look, why do you need to find the courage to go back?? HONESTLY?? WHY??? If it's that bad....I mean bad enough to make you sob, cry, feel nauseated, and get tired just at the THOUGHT of having to return, honey, it's time to bail. I'm sorry, I just don't see the logic in staying at a hellhole, no matter HOW long you've been there.
Jul 2, '02Occupation: RN, manager L&D/Postpartum Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 63; Likes: 27Ever heard the saying: People prefer a known hell to an unknown paradise?
Most humans are so afraid of change that they're willing to put up with reprehensible conditions (I think this is even truer for nurses--we always think we can fix things).
Write down the things you like and distinctly dislike about your current situation (separate the emotion) then decide which side holds more weight. If the bad outweighs the good then imagine your worst fears about changing--are those fears worse than the things you're already tolerating? If not, then go for it!!!~ Good luck
Jul 2, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 38,750; Likes: 16,271Not me, not afraid to change an intractibly rotten and stressful situation. I have done this before....ex military, need I say more? Anyhow, hey, The shortage is too great and life is too short for me to put up with this sort of gobbledygook. I would MOVE on if it is that bad. I wish you the BEST!