i'm quitting my my job, i've had enough!

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  • by rn-jane
    Specializes in ccu cardiovascular.

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350 Posts

Originally posted by mattsmom81

The saddest truth and nightmare is that there are very few places to work now that are safer.:stone

Ain't that the truth?


44 Posts

RN- Jane. Get out of there now and don't wait until things blow up in your face. Remember: It is your license and only you can lose it. And remember how difficult it was to get it.

For those nurses who wish to stay, I say: ORGANIZE! UNIONIZE!

And, if need be, pull a wildcat STRIKE. SICKOUT. FLU-OUT. CALL OUT. If cops can do it, so can they. Or, a RN does have the option of simply refusing to take the shift due to concerns for patient safety; I've done it more than a couple of times.

You sound like a great and dedicated RN. Go to where they appreciate you. I am a colleague and am on your side.

Jay Levan

154 Posts

:D Ah yes, we will be hearing more and more of these as the shortage of nurses becomes greater and greater. The main problem is NOT being dealt with, so the "Cause and Effect" problems continue to proliferate. I am in the same position as "NIghtshift Nursing Supervisor" at my facility. I of course, have a "Job Description" which I find it impossible to address when I have patient assignments as well as being "Unit Clerk" in other words I am supposed to do three person's jobs at once. Does the term Multi-Tasking apply??? The problem is, I believe in my heart that my department head truly wants to help but she is also being held hostage to old antiquated policies and guidelines, that no longer apply. I also believe, that our Administrator, is a good person who wants to do the right thing but is once again, not being allowed to problem solve to the maximum of his potential. I of course have some ideas of how these problems could be solved, especially in the areas of "Recruitment and Retainment" Knowing how to solve the problem for us (Our Facility) will most definitely affect other facilities in our area, and most likely in a negative way. I see the distinct possibility of "Hiring Wars." Just like "Price-Wars" in other businesses.:eek: :eek: JMO. Hope you all had a great Holiday season. PS for those who are recommending you Bail-out, "what if situation is worse at the next place and worse still at the next, what is the solution then????


587 Posts

I work at a large teaching hospital where we have new residents every month...without exception, you can overhear comments about "you have to watch these nurses, they'll kill your patients", not to mention the temper tantrums which ensue if you're not a mind-reader and cater to every whim. One of my coworkers was yelled at, sworn at by a physician because the nurse called the doc for admission orders at 0300. There was no reprimand for the doctor, of course. What is the nurse supposed to do in a situation like that?

I handed in my resignation last week too. I'm a new grad, I have had it with the manager who refuses to work for the staff and instead chooses to burn out the staff for her own gain. This woman has said not one positive thing to me during my almost-seven months on the unit. She wants the nurses to address the physician in the proper way: "Sir".

No wonder people run from nursing. There has got to be a better way!


417 Posts

Specializes in ccu cardiovascular.

Thanks to everyone for their support, i'm sending out resumes today, Wish me luck!!


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