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Overworked and Underpaid!

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Specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele. Has 27 years experience.

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Ever worked to much that your legs just couldn't no more??

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Ha ha!

I like this !!

Yes!!! Especially after a 14 hour shift.

SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 13 years experience.

My legs were usually fine after 12-16 hour shifts due to being physically fit. If I needed to recover, it was my ability to see and think straight that was my main focus. This usually occurred after a long shift, where I probably either did not eat at all (I mean absolutely no breaks!!!) and/or I had to attend a stupid meeting on Day-Shift right after completing my Night-Shift (FYI managers, your Night-Shift workers need to sleep too... So leave them alone and let them go home! They can get whatever you want to tell them at a meeting in a Memo sent to them via email... Your Night-Shift workers risk their lives getting home after his/her shift to attend your SILLY meetings! Thus, NONE of your meetings are important enough for them to attend. Not a ONE)!

Stcroix, ASN, RN

Specializes in cardiac-telemetry, hospice, ICU. Has 6 years experience.

My legs are always feeling good due to technology. A good buddy of mine told me about 'recovery sox' that he uses when he does a long run. I have been wearing them ever since. They are basically graduated compression sox and a bit pricey (like $25) but worth their weight in gold. No more tired legs, check them out: Amazon.com: Vitalsox Patented Performance Graduated Compression Socks, White, Medium: Clothing

Nice! So if you work 5 days a week, that's 5 pairs of socks. $125. $125 versus potential health problems from standing up all the time, cost of potential surgeries, medications, etc (i.e. varicose veins, etc). I think I'm all in!

GitanoRN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Trauma, ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, GI, Cardiology, OR. Has 53 years experience.

Too familiar~

very nice , this carton reflect the reality .

sometimes we work 12h without break .

Thanks a lot for this

My legs were usually fine after 12-16 hour shifts due to being physically fit. If I needed to recover, it was my ability to see and think straight that was my main focus. This usually occurred after a long shift, where I probably either did not eat at all (I mean absolutely no breaks!!!) and/or I had to attend a stupid meeting on Day-Shift right after completing my Night-Shift (FYI managers, your Night-Shift workers need to sleep too... So leave them alone and let them go home! They can get whatever you want to tell them at a meeting in a Memo sent to them via email... Your Night-Shift workers risk their lives getting home after his/her shift to attend your SILLY meetings! Thus, NONE of your meetings are important enough for them to attend. Not a ONE)!

i like this one. this is so true! we all need to sleep. be considerate