Just wondering?

  1. I was wondering......how often do you change jobs? Or the facility that you work at? I have worked for the same facility for 13 years. (less the 6 months LOA). I have worked in several areas of my hospital (UR, ER, Med-Surg, and now OB). I have always wondered by people job hop, especially in nursing. Care to share?
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  2. Poll: How long have you worked for the same facility?

    • More than 20 years

      13.33% 4
    • More than 10 years

      10.00% 3
    • Less than 10 years

      56.67% 17
    • I job hop, ALOT!

      20.00% 6
    30 Votes
  3. 11 Comments

  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Well I changed cause we are military and I had to move. I am not what you would call a job hopper, but do strictly perdiem work so I can name my schedule and stay out of hospital politics and backstabbing. It makes me much happier this way.
  5. by   Brownms46
    Me I get bored easily, and have never been content to stay one place too long. I knew that early about myself, and is one of the reasons I went agency after my first year. Everytime I get somewhere I like...on an assignment...I tell my friends and family I'm going to settle down..:chuckle. I think I only do that because my sister and friends fuss so much...:chuckle. Now there have been places I would have gladly settled into...but the money I make is big a consideration in taking these positions. Especially until my daughter can finishes school, and can totally support herself. It's difficult to cut back on how much you make...once you get used to making it. And it's difficult to have to wait for when you can take vacations or time off from work....as opposed to being able to say...this is what I'm going to do. Rather than I hope they give me the time off...when I ask for it.

    I guess I'm just plain ole spoiled..
  6. by   GPatty
    I have only started at the LTC where I work now and hope to stay for a while. I want to stay until I am a RN, then move on...
  7. by   adrienurse
    When I find that non-abusive workplace with the neverending learning curve and management who treats nurses like gold -- I will move in and never leave.
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    hello and welcome, dianne! i have moved at times to get experience in different areas and when i need something more challenging.
  9. by   Mattigan
    27 years. Pediatric acute care- this hospital is pro- nursing and education. Low cost of living here and pays a fair wage.

    Now, if I could just change the weather here.
  10. by   MollyMo
    Originally posted by adrienurse
    When I find that non-abusive workplace with the neverending learning curve and management who treats nurses like gold -- I will move in and never leave.

    When you find it, please share the wealth.
  11. by   rnor
    adriennurse has the right idea...if there was such a place it would be overflowing with staff, boy wouldn't that be wonderful????
    :roll I'd never, never, never leave the place of nurse heaven either!!!!
  12. by   NurseDianne
    Originally posted by adrienurse
    When I find that non-abusive workplace with the neverending learning curve and management who treats nurses like gold -- I will move in and never leave.
    :roll Oh yes, please if you ever find a place like that, where the weather is sunny all the time, please let us know. Gary and I will be there ASAP or maybe even STAT!
  13. by   adrienurse
    Seriously, though. This is my 3rd job in just 4 years of nursing. I am dedicated to my work place, but have left when the frustrations of being there have outweighed the learning opportunities. You just have to take care of yourself, or risk burnout. I suspect this is the new reality of the 21st century workplace.
  14. by   Rustyhammer
    It was 10 years this last Feb.
    I'm about ready to move on now to a State job (surveyer).
    I figure I have another 20 years of work ahead of me and I like to work at a place that has some retirement benefits.
    -Russell

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