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  1. Snow- at what point do you call out?

    when the road is closed, the road is closed. When visibility is nil there's no way I'm going out on the road. Have slept at work rather than drive home as well. Wherever I am stranded I will wait it out.
  2. Putting Principles before Personalities

    Having recently been blindsided by a performance appraisal, I think it was good of the OP to go to the nurse involved and explain what he'd found.... it was a confusing order, and should have been clarified, or written better to make it easier for th...
  3. It depends on why I am leaving the job, I have faxed a resignation letter with 2 weeks notice, at Christmas time, because the manager had been horrible to me. I have left to pursue further education, and the manager tried to convince me to stay by te...
  4. A break from nursing??

    I would LOVE to take a break. I train horses on the side, and have been trying to do more of that and less nursing, but it hasn't worked so far. I also am the primary earner in the family right now, so can't just take a leave, even though I desperate...
  5. fatigue.....the nurse's

    I am PT on one unit, only a .47 so not enough shifts. I have to have 2 casual jobs on top of the PT job in order to work enough hours (I like to work at least 8 shifts per pay period). Most of the time I work FT with all the shifts I pick up. Unfort...
  6. Nursing Burnout

    I think the lack of appreciation is the biggest thing that contributes. I have found that while the floor wants and expects all sorts of sacrifice from me, ie: short notice call ins, too many shifts in a row, short shifts, double shifts, OT for strai...
  7. Stop being so miserable

    There is never an excuse for taking ones stresses out on the patient. That being said, I won't mince words when I say that anyone who goes into nursing these days is going to find out why all those nurses are so miserable. It's a thankless, political...
  8. Nurses, Interview Your Prospective Manager!

    So true. I observe the staff on a unit when I visit, and the first few shifts to see how they interact with eachother. A happy unit that has good management generally has less negativity and gossip and more comraderie. I have only had one job where i...
  9. Poor nurses

    I also am in Canada, and just increased my wage to step 5 (5 yrs FT equivalent) at $37.33 per hour + shift diff, charge, w/e diff etc. it works out to $46/hr on a w/e night. Last year I earned $95,000 but had worked more than FT and also they had mis...
  10. Comfort Food After a L o n g Shift

    Baileys in my coffee, homemade egg mcmuffin, or nachos....
  11. I went to school as an adult so there were few students the same age, still made some good connections there that helped to get me through it. It is sort of like going through any other traumatic and memorable event, you remember those who made it ea...
  12. Alberta Health Services

    What about casual staff? Do they get laid off the same way? I have been casual in the same place for 4 years, but left briefly and returned in May 2009. How do they plan to run the system with no staff???
  13. Snow- at what point do you call out?

    I admire the ones who say they would move into town to make it to work but that is just not realistic for everyone. What about single mothers with children? What about those who share a vehicle with a spouse who works somewhere else? What about farm ...
  14. Overheard coworkers complaining about me....feeling bad

    This is the same reason I don't watch 'Survivor'. I don't want to know what goes on behind my back, and try not to do it to others. When work is left undone, I just prioritize and do it in order of importance. If I leave work undone, it is usually be...
  15. Is nursing ruining your love life?

    Nursing can and does ruin your relationships, as well as any outside interests that you might plan to have. This is why I stay prn or casual. I set my own schedule, work in 2 different places, one with 8 hr shifts and one with 12's. I work some days,...