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  1. nottheproblem

    Nursing Is No Longer Worth It

    amoLucia, agree 100%.
  2. nottheproblem

    Nursing Is No Longer Worth It

    After reading the Baneni comment, I becoming more convinced nursing needs to be turned over to only Priests and Nuns. Your post comes across as very toxic.
  3. nottheproblem

    Nursing Is No Longer Worth It

    herring - BRAVO! People act like it is literal sin to complain about what is the truth about nursing. A lot of people hate their job and I would say likely most people at least don't like their jobs. That does not mean they don't get up and go to work and do the best job they can do because that is their character. Not liking your job does not equate to poor performance or even attitude on the job. I didn't like mine but I came to work with no complaints and a smile on my face being friendly to all my patients and coworkers. Yet, I have witnessed my fair share of nurses over a decade who proclaimed to love the profession yet be MISERABLE to work with and complained the most on the job. I remember thinking either they are lying to me or to themselves.
  4. nottheproblem

    Nursing Is No Longer Worth It

    Oh, one more thing to add to my two cents. You don’t have to love or even like your job to be good at it. A lot of people don’t like their jobs but still get up and go to work giving it their all. Here’s is a common thing you see as well with other professions/jobs and not just back stabbers, underfunding etc but that most people don’t like their jobs and complain about it. I have noticed though the backlash from people who complain about nursing is on another level sometimes. It’s as if the nurse that was venting just committed a sin.
  5. nottheproblem

    Nursing Is No Longer Worth It

    Your right, everything she stated does happen in every profession. List off all the professions you can compare nursing too? There are some and then check suicide rates in each one. She’s been in this for 20 years as she states so she must be doing something right. Years of experience should really mean something in this profession than many others. We Sadly, that’s not what I have personally seen. Just get a bigger target on your back because they can always get a new grad. There are some gravy nursing jobs out of the acute setting. However, vast majority of the venting on this thread is from the acute care setting. I could go on and on about this but it’s like beating a dead horse. If you love nursing and can’t understand why others have complaints then you do you. I prefer though to listen and support people in this profession that are having problems. Sometimes people just need to vent. Nothing she is saying is not obviously true and I don’t think that anyone getting into a field of caring for others would expect that they would feel so devalued. Just my two cents.
  6. nottheproblem

    Nursing Is No Longer Worth It

    I agree. There needs to something in place that puts uppers on notice to do the right thing. Nurses can mobilize in some form but when they do even in a pandemic they get fired to be made example of to scare the rest.
  7. nottheproblem

    Nursing Is No Longer Worth It

    Brandy1017, I agree and I have had two of the only people that I truly enjoyed working with die in their 50’s. They had 20+ years on the job. Its hard when you put so much time, energy and money to get your license to walk away. My decision to leave was not necessarily my own. Long story short it was a parking issue that caused my departure. It was just stupid and 10 years of nursing experience and a perfect employment file did not matter. It was the money and retirement that kept me in it. I think I wanted out for probably the vast majority of that time I was there and relieved in a way of getting out. I never thought I could bring myself to quit. I have considered trying to figure a way to get back into it out of fear of not being able to make my own way. I was independent women but I think I really need to get out of the mentality of needing to get back into nursing when the time comes. I don’t want to feel stuck and miserable again. I would say the same thing to people considering this career path. Run as fast as you can. The OP of this topic is exactly right and it’s not what a lot of people want to hear from nurses. It’s the reality though.
  8. She said she has been on the front lines for 4 weeks and from her view it probably seemed apocalyptic to her. She states in the title “My ultimate warning based on personal experience” I read that then viewed the rest of the post knowing this is from her experience. Her experience must have been quite traumatic for her and she’s coming across as someone who really feels she needs to get this out. We all have our opinions and mine is that I have no issue with the post. I thank her for it and pray she stays well.
  9. It is still the same now. Nurses are being fired during a pandemic for completely non-patient related issues. If we are throwing out the rules on proper PPE usage then throw out the rules on some of these stupid petty things they have in place so they can save face. The administration can’t get out of their mentality of your nothing but a number during a pandemic. A hospital bed, oxygen tank, tubing, ventilator etc means absolutely NOTHING if you have no staff who are trained in this field who know how to use it.
  10. Thank you for your post expressing your thoughts based on your experience. You said it was based on your experience. I kept that in mind while reading it and my take away was your saying to those who are overwhelmed and scared that it’s okay if you quit. Some people need that support of just someone understanding. It would be a hard thing to do but for someone like yourself staying on the frontline telling someone who just can’t that you understand means a lot. Actually shows great compassion for other nurses which is in short supply in this field.
  11. nottheproblem

    Experienced Bedside Nurses Future?

    Thanks for the input. I agree 100% on the lack of integrity with the managers. Sadly, on that floor in my decade there they went through several managers and found the ones who stood up to Administration for their employees did not last long.
  12. nottheproblem

    Experienced Bedside Nurses Future?

    Are there any experienced bedside nurses who feel like they have a target on their back? Meaning, anything could get them fired or forced out in someway because they make more than the cheap new grad? The hospital I use to work for made it glaringly obvious the new grad was preferred. I think it is sad that in a profession where experience could mean life or death for a person just does not seem valued at least not for the bedside nurse. This post is not knocking new grads either because we all have to start somewhere. Its actually to warn them that if you think experience will just make you more valuable and job more secure in the future need to think again. Agree or disagree?