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  1. missladyrn

    When to say no...new grad burn out

    Stop letting them treat you like a doormat, or it will never end. Trust me, I kow how hard it is, and it is easier said than done. It happens to me at work too! YOU need to stick up for YOU or no one will. They are totally taking advantage of you. I mean they are REALLY taking advantage of you, time to put your foot down.
  2. missladyrn

    What would you do?

    I sent an email this am asking if the schedule was an error, since it was not the three 10 hour shifts like we discussed. I explained that 14 hours was too long and not what we agreed to. No response yet.
  3. missladyrn

    What would you do?

    I just got my schedule for the month and it has me down for two 14 hours a week again. I was very clear that this wasnt acceptable, but they did it anyway. I left the manager a message, no call back. I am working Thursday I feel like I need to give an ultimatum. They are completely ignoring me.
  4. missladyrn

    What would you do?

    The manager is the one that hired me and told me three 10 hour shifts and she is the one telling me now I need to work it out with the another nurse. I don't want to quit I really like the job, but I feel like I will have to look elsewhere if the manager doesnt step it up and fix this. My schedule seems to always be whatever days the other nurse doesnt want to work. No one stands up to her she just bosses everyone around including the spineless manager. I am really frustrated.
  5. missladyrn

    What does it mean??!!

    Maybe they got too many apps coming in. They prob picked a good bunch to interview and may be trying to pick from that pool instead of getting swamped with more apps. Don't let it get you down. Go do your best and if not for anything else, use it as a practice interview. If they like you they may consider you for other positions or one in the future. Don't count yourself out before you get there!
  6. missladyrn

    What would you do?

    I accepted a position that was described as three 10 hour shifts per week. This factored heavily into my decision because it is a little over an hour from my home and because I had been working and hated 12 hour shifts. Come to find out that the clinic is open 6 days a week, 1 RN is on each day for the entire day. 3 days end up being 10 hour days and 3 days are 14 hour days due to the appointment schedules. The other staff RN is a 40 hour full time person, I am a 30 hour full time person. I pay more for my benefits and accrue PTO at a slower rate than her. She wants to split the shifts so that I take 2 of the 14 hour shifts and 1 of 10 so 38 hours total, and she gets 2 of the 10 hours and 1 of the 14 or a total of 34 hours a week. I don't think this is fair. I was told 10, and with my commute 14 hour shift = almost 17 hours. No time to sleep between shifts. I dont want ANY of the 14 hour shifts, but if I have to do some, I just want one a week. Or I think it is only fair that they change my status to 36 hour full time and give me the same rate on insurance and pto accrual as her. I was told this isnt possible and we need to work out the schedule ourselves. The manager is totally flaking and she is the one tat lied and told me 3 tens when she hired me. Advice? Opinion? I really do like the job, but I dont want to fall asleep on the way home. I want what I was promised. Why should I take the lions share of the long shifts when she gets more pto and the better rate on insurance?
  7. Just curious on which company you liked best and what both experiences were like. How were they different?
  8. missladyrn

    To all the new grads and soon to be new grads

    My first introduction to the nursing proffesion was ugly. I just hope everyone can get the support they need to be successful, because once I found it, it made all the difference.
  9. missladyrn

    Support Hose?

    I wear them! Jobst, bought on Amazon. When I do not wear them, I feel the difference. Try em!!
  10. I promise to welcome you and treat you better than I was treated. I will do my best to be your ally when the "eating of the young" starts. I will be patient when you make mistakes and remember that I made all of them too. I will help you in ways I wished people helped me. I will support you when you get overwhelmed and frustrated. And when you reach your one year mark, please do the same for those that follow. When you want to cry, know that I have been there and I made it and so will you. Godspeed, its going to be one heck of a year for you. Probably the hardest you'll endure! But in the end it will all be worth it and you will be better for it. So head up and do not apologize for what you have yet to learn. Don't fake it til you make it. Ask questions and try to learn something new every day. Get your rest, eat as healthy as you can, and just do your best!
  11. missladyrn

    What is a good resource for learning medical Spanish?

    I have had the need for medical services in another country and I was extremely grateful for the staff that spoke a little bit of English. And that entitlement attitude you speak of, your wearing it. And it doesn't look pretty. The patients are not demanding we speak with them, but some of us want to learn because we want to be able to speak with our patients. All of them. Ignorance is bliss I guess.
  12. missladyrn

    Press Ganey and Medicare?

    Crazy talk! There are some patients that will never be happy no matter what you do. Just cant please em. Then there are the rest. Lets just hope the Medicare patient doesnt fall into that "nothing is ever good enough, complainer" catergory. I am a proponent of taking care of everyone to the best fo your ability. I was not gifted the butt kissing gene.
  13. missladyrn

    Interview tomorrow - Need tips!

    You can do this! When they ask about yourself, you tell them your strong points. You are a hardworker, dependable, punctual. You are willing to learn and a hard worker.Make sure you research the hospital. Know their goal statement or motto, know any awards they have earned. Read the whole webpage. Smile and be friendly even though you will be nervous. Be honest. When they ask you your biggest weakness (they will) , turn in into a positive. Google this question and read up on it. When they ask why they should hire you, have your answer ready. (I am a hard worker, I want to learn, I am really interested in this position, I am dependable, love to learn, team player). Just be friendly. If they like you , you are in! Be confident, you worked hard in clinicals and you do want to do a good job. You want to learn. Forget the no experience, that just means they can train and mold you the way they want you. If they ask about it, tell them you are open to learn THEIR way and have no bad habits from other places. Knock em dead! Bring a copy of your resume, and a copy of a list of references with contact numbers. :)
  14. missladyrn

    Another Five Star Management Decision!

    I think you should ask the management team to volunteer to demonstrate the proper use of the lift equiptment on each other for the staff to see. Put them in the old lifts and see how they like it.
  15. missladyrn

    I don't like floor nursing...

    You need a vacation.