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  1. I have worked 12 hour night shifts in acute care for four years now. I enjoy the pace, the lack of administration presence, and supporting my patients when their families leave and the lights turn off. I cannot imagine working dayshift (at least at t...
  2. Unsafe work conditions?

    I unfortunately don't have much to offer in terms of WHO to talk too, I have tried to explore similar avenues and have found myself going in circles. I am only able to commiserate and also hope for an eventual answer. I work on a large telemetry/card...
  3. Working over 40 hours... still no overtime pay? Legal?

    They've done this before with meetings, classes, etc. Called them "education hours". My schedule this week because of this goes as follows... Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday. No OT for any of it. All 13+ hour shifts. On my training shift b...
  4. I recently worked two additional shifts, (full shifts of 13+ hours) to orient into a leadership role the unit asked me (well really, told me) I was going to do, in addition to my regular 3 shifts of 13+ hours per week, totally approximately 56 hours ...
  5. What's the worst injury you've ever worked with?

    I am a relatively new nurse, a few years into this gig, but I worked as a nursing assistant for years before also. And although I have not been officially diagnosed with an injury, I can tell you that I am in my late 20s and require a chiropractor to...
  6. I need a vacation-- is it too early for burnout?

    "I'm so disgusted with myself right now that I'm even asking these questions." PLEASE do not feel disgusted with yourself that your putting your self care as a priority. If you don't take care of you, how can you take care of your patients? Our profe...
  7. Very stressed (2.5 years into it) - please help

    I learned early on that there are some coworkers who will always, and I mean ALWAYS, find something you didn't do or give you attitude during report. You could have had the craziest shift and still have managed to finish 99% of everything and then th...
  8. I work on a post cardiac interventional unit, so post PCI/ICD placement and we also function as a telemetry floor when beds are available. We also get all patients s/p heart/lung/kidney transplant as well as pre-op CABG and heart/lung transplant. I w...
  9. How fast did you land a job?

    I work and live in Northern New Jersey and went to at a large and esteemed school in PA. I graduated in the month of June and had a job by September after applying to over 50 jobs. One, I repeat, ONE, job contacted me back for interview, so obviously...
  10. Why I refuse to work overtime. Anyone else?

    Fair enough! I think I am also bitter because "coincidentally" during recent nurses week awards, everyone nominated and/or who received an award happens to fall into the "dayshifter and consistently picks up OT" category. Haha
  11. Nurse's Week Gifts from Employers

    We had a "Thank You Breakfast" that had the same food as what comes on the patient trays. There was also a "You Made a Difference" dinner, which not a single night shift staff member was invited to. I had better Nurses Week experience working at 100...
  12. I receive calls almost on the daily basis to work overtime on my large and understaffed inner city telemetry floor, and for over two years I have never once said yes. My colleagues who say yes seem to have gained some "gold stars" in the eyes of my s...
  13. The way I see it... after a crazy shift, or a crazy few weeks... hell lets all admit that sometimes this job is pretty crazy all together... a few mimosas at brunch with coworkers is essential to me. At least where I work, dare I say it strengthens u...
  14. Hello wonderful nurse friends! I am wondering if any RNs share this concern with me... I am almost one year into our profession (I was a nursing assistant for years before) working night shift on a large cardiac interventional/telemetry floor. Our s...
  15. Hello All, Thank you in advance to all who take the time tor read this post. Just a little background on me, I am a new nurse on a large telemetry floor in an inner city hospital in New Jersey. I have been there a little over four months now and...