ALL jobs are exhausting.
Working people from all professions, whether they are nurses, cashiers, doctors, servers, physical therapists, construction workers/home improvement people, telemarketers, delivery people, postmen, developers, custodians, social workers, teachers, professors, MBAs, etc....All jobs have their own nightmares and headaches
We nurses are fortunate that the creators of this site offers us a place to discuss our issues and allows us to vent and give/receive support. We have to appreciate that. Many other professions don't have that sort of anonymous support, but they for sure have their gripes. Nursing does have a lot of crappy stuff to deal with.....but so does every single other profession out there. Don't let the stories here scare you. It's life :)
BTW...before considering nursing, we all should have know the sacrifices it entails. We work weekends. We work holidays. We could work nights. Those are the definite things we should have known about before going to nursing school. It's the other frustrations we were naive about. But at the same time.....all professions have their causes for frustration.
I don't regret going into nursing. Its a love/hate thing.