hiddencatRN BSN, RN

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    Don't You Just Love It?

    I love it about as much as I love the pretense of "Articles" on allnurses. Seriously, this feature is ridiculous on an anonymous internet forum. All that separates articles from regular posts is the citation which is I guess supposed to lend a sense ...
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    A nurse who doesn't breastfeed

    And re #5... it's not a reason not to but it's a reason why some women give up or don't try. If support for breastfeeding wasn't important, we wouldn't need lactation consultants. I think it's important to take some of the responsibility and blame fo...
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    A nurse who doesn't breastfeed

    This is what I did. Logistically, it's the work of breast feeding and bottle feeding and the benefits of neither. I made it work and I know a lot of women do but there were weeks where I was fueled in this task exclusively by guilt and sadness at not...
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    A nurse who doesn't breastfeed

    On another board I post on, we call this HIPPOing: Happily Ignoring Previous Posters' Opinions.
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    Should I be worried?

    ...two years ago.
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    Nurses selling at work?

    I'd have mentioned something to the doctor but I don't think it's a patient's place to remove things from the walls. That's a boundary overstep, IMO.
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    Nurses selling at work?

    My waistline IS fuller. Thin mints mmmmm
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    A nurse who doesn't breastfeed

    I was able to pump at work for a year. Initially I pumped 3 times a shift but was quickly able to drop down to 2 pumps a shift. My unit was slow enough that it wasn't a problem although there was some resentment about all my breaks. Apparently I was ...
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    A nurse who doesn't breastfeed

    Not all formulas use corn syrup. Do you find your communication tactics are effective in encouraging breastfeeding? Because I find your language especially judgmental and inflammatory as well.
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    Nurses selling at work?

    I didn't select any of those answers. I don't mind a catalogue out I can browse and buy or not buy from but any active selling really irritates me. I might be more inclined to buy something if it's a fundraiser. I think recruiting is inappropriate. ...
  11. I have coworkers who advised the same thing, that with PRN you get more money in your pocket, but the government is actually pretty smart and will get its money from you whether you earn it at one job or two. A financial advisor might be helpful to w...
  12. 403b/401k roll over to your new employer when you leave. The amount of money that you put in from your paycheck is always yours (plus or minus market change but don't get hung up on that especially early on). The employer match takes a certain amount...
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    why nursing is a mess. three simple facts

    There are a lot of things that frustrate me about nursing as a profession. But...fees? For licensure? That wouldn't even *make* my list let alone top it. I think the bickering over education makes nursing "a mess." Not having PhD nurses. I think car...
  14. Just a note of caution about per diem and prn jobs. My first year working prn on top of my regular job I got screwed on taxes because the prn job withheld based on how much I was making at the prn only and I MASSIVELY under-withheld. I ended up owing...
  15. Yes. I get asked for juice and ice and extra pillows constantly when I'm out in public.