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  1. I'm pretty sure @/username was being sarcastic based on the posts of another user and wasn't calling Covid a hoax themselves.
  2. Suicidal thoughts every week before first shift

    I'm sorry to hear that @pinkdoves! Please look after yourself, take the time you need, and get the help you need. Leaving nursing was the best thing I could have done for my own self-care, even though it meant having to temporarily go on state-funded...
  3. When I was working LTC, whirlpool bath/shower days were usually care planned on a schedule. Quick bed baths were given at the end of NOC shifts (around 6 am) if the care team (usually 1 RN and 1-2 CNAs) had to get people up before 7-3 (depended on st...
  4. Absolutely Fried

    I tried that. I had Employee Health and my PCP involved and it was actually my manager who gave me a hard time and ended up firing me due to mental health reasons, stating "we all go through stressful times and you just have to deal with it", turning...
  5. Absolutely Fried

    Warning, this is a vent: I am just feeling totally fried in nursing, like I've hit a brick wall and-aside from the drop in income to be honest-I don't care if I ever work in nursing again. Unfortunately, I'm 96% done with my BSN at this point, so I'm...
  6. Biggest Pain or Problem

    I have been open-handed palm-forward smacked, open-handed back-handed, punched with a closed fist, pinched (on my breasts, buttocks, as well as just general areas), kicked (once across the room, and then blamed that I "escalated the situation" so it ...
  7. Biggest Pain or Problem

    Maltreatment from patients and employers.
  8. PTO

    Could be worse: all of my holiday pay came out of my stingy PTO bank AND my old employer "gave" us extra "holidays" (nebulous days before/after actual holidays, but I don't want to say which ones in case it could be used in identifying me) where we a...
  9. Am I Throwing My Career Away?

    As I'm sure some of you have seen, I recently resigned from my position in lieu of being fired due to my own chronic health conditions and those of my immunocompromised, elderly relative living with me in the wake of Covid and being floated from my o...
  10. Being re-allocated

    I was and I quit. I specifically chose my non-bedside nursing job due to my own preferences, health issues, and lack of potential exposure to things I could bring home to immunocompromised family. When push came to shove, I elected to leave versus be...
  11. This is really taking a toll on me...#Vent

    If you work for my company, they don't give **mn. Even with physical and mental health contraindications (this has exacerbated my mental health conditions to the point where I've almost ended up hospitalized) for both myself and a relative I care for...
  12. Here's The Way It Should Be: Hooray, Home Depot

    Hmm, maybe if my current employer torpedoes my nursing career because my very-real request for accommodations for my own health issues and immunocompromised loved one's health issues keep being denied, I'll go work for Home Depot. They seem to care m...
  13. To be a coward, or to be a fool?

    It's what they do if they sign up for that line of work. As everyone is always touting on here, there are many avenues in nursing, many of which DO NOT necessitate putting oneself in direct harm's way or risking one's life because of poor planning on...
  14. This is really taking a toll on me...#Vent

    You're not alone in severe stress and anxiety; I seriously don't know whether I'm going back to my job or even back to nursing at this point. I was hired for a non-acute position, wanted nothing to do with the higher-stress/higher-risk specialties, c...
  15. Has anyone left nursing job due to COVID19 virus?

    I specifically chose an area with limited exposure to the public. Now I am considering leaving because my [insert mega-corporation umbrella healthcare entity] has decided that if you are a nurse---in any role and any experience---you will be shuffled...