I worked hospice for 8 years and it's a thankless job. I worked for a large hospice in the southeast. No matter how much you do it is never enough, there is a lot of favoritism, blaming and gossip within the office staff about certain nurses. Management didn't care how busy you were, they were not coming out of the office to help, they continually piled more patients and visits on you. The burnout rate is high, a lot of nurses lose their compassion because they are so overworked. I was a case manager and really did not see how anyone could do on call. They were worked to the bone! Reg visits, admissions, gip visits, delivering supplies, etc. the pay was decent, I was salaried and made about $65,000/yr. (mileage included). I was tired of the backup oncall, working all day and sometimes having to work all night too, dealing with dysfunctional, mentally ill patients and caregivers, drug addict patients and family members, going into filthy, roach infested houses. I left hospice a few months ago and never plan on going back! I never really liked it, it was just a job not a calling as some pretend. Wish I had left sooner.