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  1. thanks for the answer. yeah I feel proud but its like that is the way people introduce you. sometimes I am not really eager to talk about being a nurse or what I do at work especially when I am stressed and want to do other things.
  2. While I do enjoy being a Nurse, its just the fact that everyone introduces me as a nurse. Like when we were still able to gather pre covid I would go to parties and my friends / family would introduce me to other people saying "heres my friend/nephew, hes a nurse". and its like man I'm not trying to start a conversation here by explaining what I do for a living. It's not like other people introduce their families like hey here my son, hes a mailman. I also love doing other things like swimming, playing drums in a band, but the title "Nurse" will always stick to me. Even when I try to talk to other people about other stuff non work related it always ends up by them asking "how did you work during the pandemic"? I may be complaining too much, but this is how I feel. I take the title Nurse and everything tied to it very seriously as it has been my lifes work in my very short nursing career, but I feel like it has taken over my life in some shape or way.
  3. I received my 2nd and final dose of the Pfizer vaccine. I felt very grateful to get it as I do work with vulnerable individuals. I want to protect myself, family, and patients. Thing is at work, it has staff divided. I took the vaccine based on facts, and to encourage other people to take it. Some staff have freaked out about it and think about it too much at work. I tell them they are not being forced to take it. However, there may be a rule where if there is a Covid outbreak that you might need to have it. they tell me "well you need to take in our opinion on it. you have no right to tell us what to put in our bodies". I told them, no one is forcing you to take it. However, the vaccine is proven to be 95% effective and that is facts, so in hindsight, everyone who has taken it, is 95% effective and you are just putting your own self at risk.
  4. DK123

    Is working overtime bad for your health?

    thanks so much. I agree with your answer! Much better than some of the people on here. We will see how it goes!!
  5. DK123

    Is working overtime bad for your health?

    😂😅😆 Thanks. I just pick up shifts cause nowadays I feel grateful to be employed. Lots of people in other fields have lost their jobs.
  6. DK123

    Is working overtime bad for your health?

    thanks for your answer. I agree there are a lot of factors to burn out, even your life at home can contribute to it. my mom told me to rest while my dad said it should be fine since I am young. I just don't want to do any inadvertent damage, but your opinion matters. You work a lot of hours. Sometimes you are just needed.
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    Is working overtime bad for your health?

    I won't. but I'll tell your mom it was okay 🙂
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    Is working overtime bad for your health?

    LOL
  9. Lately I have been working a lot. Shifts are 8 hours, but I would pick up extra shifts, basically I am picking up shifts on the weekends I'm suppose to be off. Now my mom is telling me not to pick up any shifts so I don't get "burnt out". I mean I'm 23 years old, anyone can get burnt out, but I feel good healthy, and vaccinated. Thing is the workload is pretty good I accepted these extra shifts because they need extra staff due to the suspected covid cases in our home. So in a 2 week period I should be getting 10 out of 14 shifts but lately its like 11-12/14 days. I don't feel burnt out. Feel pretty good, but is it important to rest even when your body isn't telling you too? The reason why I want to work a lot is because where I live in Ontario everything is closed, nothing to do cannot even hang out with friends. Literally just stay home all day watch netflix etc... eventually that gets boring. I had a family friend he has 2 teenage kids. he had 2 jobs one as a maintenance guy and one as a janitor he would work 16 hours a day 5 days a week.
  10. Of course. But lots of these frontline workers went LOA during the worse time. When the cases started going up in our home the workers kept calling in "sick" and eventually went on LOA> so why would they work during a regular outbreak then? if thats the case then they should go LOA every Winter/Spring when there is a flue outbreak.
  11. At our home we currently have 0 COVID cases. But back last Spring, we had lots of cases among staff and residents, lots were dying on oxygen, hypodermoclysis, staffing shortages pretty much a headache all around. I remember working mostly doubles and 2 triple shifts. Lots of staff who were never COVID positive went on a LOA these were full time staff they were gone for 2-5 months, and then came back. Staff who have been their for years and the ones who filled those spots were the new staff. When the old staff came back from their LOA the new staff either became casual, part -time or on - call. I personally do not think its fair. You cannot just go "LOA" during a pandemic. One staff said they were going for "personal" reasons which I think was a load of bull *** because she worked short for 1 day, called in sick the next, and then the next day after that she had her LOA letter at the Director of Care desk. One staff said, "I had pneumonia as I was coughing". I said so how come you worked during a respiratory outbreak, an enteric outbreak, and MRSA outbreak, but when COVID comes you go on LOA? To me it makes no sense. And this person was gone for 4 months which makes no sense. After 4 months the outbreak at our home was already controlled. She had no response. I myself had Covid 19 back in April. I isolated for 14 days plus 2 to be safe, then went back to work in May. I have asthma but always have a puffer. I'm always involved in outbreaks, I feel like its part of the job. I mean as long as they have PPE and what not, and the workplace was offering a hotel at no cost. Even the office job nurses in administration, were called to work in the front lines and they said they did not want too. To me its sounds like patient abandonment. If my grandparents were in a nursing home I would want someone taking care of them 24/hours making sure they are safe and cared for. You can blame management but management has no control of people disappearing. The new staff were mad that they lost their positions due to seniority as they were the ones who worked short long hours while the full time staff just disappeared.
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    How to Deal with Staff Who Don't Like You?

    appreciate it. im just a bit sensitive cause im not used to this kind of thing. im also not confrontational thats true. It's just that they are asking me and I got the shift because I requested that floor etc... and they are making a big deal out of it. I did nothing wrong to them
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    How to Deal with Staff Who Don't Like You?

    thanks at least yours is less offensive!
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    How to Deal with Staff Who Don't Like You?

    I am just not sure why they behave lik that. thats why
  15. I would work a certain floor and my buddy nurse would make side comments like, "Oh you're working today? She must be on vacation." Making side comments asking me why I'm working on that certain floor. They are all nosy asking me how I managed to get the job there. Then I hear them commenting saying that how I get more shifts than nurses who are more senior than I am. To me I would not know. Am I the staffing clerk? Am I the Director of Care? Not sure why they do not mind their own business. Literally, its like I did not know you were the boss and decided where I work. I don't want to be mean, but I feel offended and not wanted when they ask me those questions. Questioning me as if I am a nobody. Now I'm not sure if its the way they were brought up. Most of those workers like that were not born in Canada they all went to nursing school outside Canada and just wrote their exam in Canada and were granted a license, cause I know most of the people I went to school with were disciplined and did not behave like that.
  16. so basically I am fulltime on the 7th floor. I have been working here since January. So this other lady who is also full time but she does not have a line so she just picks up shifts but she is full time and gets benefits too. She would always work my side when I was gone. I am in a Nursing home. So the first time it happened was when she was scheduled to work the 9th floor, she hated that floor so she asked the receptionist who asked me to switch. I agreed and felt bad cause at that time she was sorta new and the pandemic was very bad. the 2nd time it happened I was still lenient but let her do it to get comfortable. Just recently she did it again, and I am fed up with it. Mainly because the staffing clerks have no one else to find and this person is so use to my floor she does not want to work any other floor. My floor is my floor I applied for it and got it she did not. In between those 3 times, she would come in early and sign my narcotics, and try to be sneaky about it asking if I could work the other floors and I said no obviously. Like sometimes she already expects that I'm going to work the other floors which I would not. but sometimes she would make a scene about it, and I would tell her look I am not here to argue, this is my line, if you have a problem take it with the Director of Care not me. I am not being anal, but its like why am I going to work another floor, if I am full time on my floor? I earned my way this way. And the staffing clerks are even begging me to say yes because if I say no then that girl will refuse to come to work and they will be short. Who is the appropriate person to take this too? Director of Care? Head office? Cause this has been an ongoing problem with me for 2 1/2 months. there is a lack of discipline in there.