Originally posted by neonnurse2:
<STRONG>I know what you mean Rick. Last week I was a "hero" and this week I had some idiot doctor yelling at me on the phone, right when I came on shift....My solution is to look for a job ouside of the hospital. Its to emotionally draining for me and I get no satifaction in my work what so ever. So today even though its gonna be 107 degree, I'm taking a brainless roadtrip to Stumps Springs just for the heckofit. It kinda gives you a new perspective of life outside of the hospital.</STRONG>
Ohhhh, this is a subject that gets me so fired up! I am so disillusioned w/nursing right now! I love working med/surg but totally got out of it about two years ago. (I've been a nurse only ten years.)
Primary nursing seems to have been totally phased out and everything now is "team nursing" which at the hospitals I've worked at just seems to be a way to cut staff! Your assignment consists of about 11 pts. and you and a tech!
I was dreading going to work every day! I felt like the world's worst nurse! You were lucky to get meds given on time, forget about any pt. teaching, forget about any one on one with fresh surgicals! And the messes left behind by the day nurses!! (I worked 3-11). And I don't even blame them, they were in the same boat!
So I just got out. Sometimes I really miss the floor, though. I miss the hustle and bustle and the acuity. But I just couldn't handle the way we were being forced to work. I love to be busy! It's not that, it's just the way it made me feel about myself. I just can't do stuff half-assed.
So! Now I work in an outpatient surgery center. It's so heavenly! It's busy, but in a good, safe way! There lots of staff. It's a great work environment because pretty much everyone's happy with their jobs. There are no weekends, no holidays, no call, no evenings! The pay is much better than the hospital too.
I would advise anyone who is not happy with their jobs to move on! There are so many opportunities out their for nurses. Especially if you've got a couple years experience under your belt.
I know I've really gotten off the subject of good days and bad days here!
It's just that this is a subject that really bothers me! I can't see anyone working where they are unhappy when there is so much out there you can do.
So....if you're finding that you are having more and more of those "bad days" instead of good days.....
Thanks for listening, guys!!