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When do you accept you don't like your job?

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by ap05 ap05 (Member) Member

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I'm a new grad career changer. I've been a nurse for 6 months. I work in acute rehab. Rehab is cool in the sense I see a lot of interesting patients with complex histories. I also love getting to know my patients. However, I'm so tired of the monotony of passing meds all day. I pass meds every other hour. I'm sick of the constant tasks to complete. I never sit down. I feel I don't actually have time with my patients. I don't actually assess them. I do actually feel I've learned quite a bit, but I'm wondering if I should try a year in a different setting. I like my coworkers and I get great pay and benefits so I'm afraid to leave. Also I hear horror stories about hospitals. Some days I barely take a lunch and if a medical floor will be busier I'm not sure how I'll manage. It's gotten to the point though that I dread work and I'm very negative.

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LessValuableNinja has 8 years experience and specializes in Cardiac (adult), CC, Peds, MH/Substance.

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Some might advise a year in any first position. It helps with transitions. However, the time occurs when it occurs. It sounds like you might be happier in a more acute setting. Attend professional meetings and ask questions. Get to know people. Pick their brains. You may find that eventually your questions transition to them asking you questions, and opportunities opening up.

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