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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Yes! I feel that any reported uptick in the economy or in the national employment numbers, are either happenstance or are spill over effects from previous administrations. I'm not convinced that DJT, having lost millions, filed bankruptcy numerous times, and been involved in the establishment of a sham university, has any real business acumen, diplomacy, or negotiation skills. 'Art of the Deal"; What a fraud! All this man has is a lot of money and 'fixers' at his disposal.
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    Leaving Nursing?

    I know this topic is sometimes addressed on the yellow side, but asking here; Does anyone ever think of transitioning out of nursing altogether to another career/job? Do you personally know of or heard of any nurses who have? In five-six years, though I won't quite be at retirement age, I'm seriously thinking of hanging up my hat and doing something completely unrelated. Then, I'll have been an RN for almost 35 years and although I've been blessed and nursing has been pretty good to me, I'm tired and really think I would prefer something else that is less stressful, more predictable, and that I don't take home with me. I know that my salary (and likely my Social Security) will take a hit and not sure I could afford it but....? Ideas...thoughts...regrets?
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Personally, the politics of the last two decades (but especially DT's administration) has had a very personal and profound (corrosive) effect upon me. The corruption, greed and avarice of so many of our elected "officials" have effectively wrested control of our democratic processes and we are no longer a government of the people, by the people, for the people. I am dismayed and see little hope for America-it has become a joke among other countries and a shadow of its former self. I did have a small glimmer of hope with the impeachment proceedings, but increasingly, it's looking like Cadet Bonespurs, with the help of his criminal friends, will sweep yet another controversy under the carpet and then it will again be 'business as usual' in Washington. Alas our country
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    Icebreaker #2

    I love traveling too Fran. My wife and I would like to retire early (though we can't really afford to) and travel on the very cheap. At almost 54 yo, I just don't think I have it in me to work another 13 years to make it to full retirement age. I have any thought of transitioning to a career outside of medicine/nursing but have no idea what that would be or the feasibility, but I do like the idea!
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Unfortunate victims in Trump's red herring attention-diverting ploy that also served to appease his defense contractor donors/billionaire friends!
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    After all that's been said and done, I'm still try to wrap my head around how Trump could have any supporters left? He has proven beyond any doubt that he is an ill-informed, irrational, vindictive, petulant, child man, as well as being an unpatriotic draft dodger. Add to that is the fact that his policies seem to only benefit him, his criminal friends, and the 1%. What am I missing?
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    What I miss?

    Wow-yes I would miss living in such close proximity to Yellowstone NP also. What a great way to unwind/decompress!
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    Hello All Icebreaker

    Nice, thank you for sharing. Sounds like you have some great experience:)
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    What I miss?

    Not to be nostalgic or sappy but thought it might be fun to us to recall something(s) we miss from another time (childhood, early adulthood, last week...)? Me? I miss some aspects of childhood; like when a new, cheap toy was bliss and brought complete entertainment for a week or so. Or, when $1.25 at the candy store bought a paper sack full of new and different sweets. Maybe a simpler time when technology didn't so completely dominate our lives. You?
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    Icebreaker #2

    I thought it might be fun to ask everyone if they had any major personal goals/aspirations/dreams for 2020? Any vacations planned? Personally, this year I would like to work on getting my financial house in better order and start doubling down on our retirement savings. As far as vacations, we have a trip planned to Costa Rica at the end of the month. What about you all?
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    Hello All Icebreaker

    I just wanted to say hello to everyone and introduce myself, so to speak. I am 53 y.o. (54 this year) man, a graduate of a 3-year nursing diploma program, (as well as a BSN) and have been an RN for 28 years. I live in the Pacific Northwest and am currently employed as a staff nurse in General Surgery. I am a regular contributor on the other side of AN, but recently stumbled into this area (Breakroom) and actually much prefer its friendly, rather 'homey and welcoming atmosphere. I love travel, reading, camping, backpacking, hiking, food, craft beer and dream of retirement everyday-. Looking forward to chatting with you all:)
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    Older nurses chasing the carrot

    Thank you so much:)
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    Older nurses chasing the carrot

    I have been an RN for almost 28 years. My parents were also nurses and I pretty much grew up in and around hospitals. Having worked continuously since age seventeen though (I will be 54 this year), it feels like I've been 'plowing' this field since the dawn of time and I'm tired. I've worked in several nursing specialties (including travel) and nursing has been good to me overall. At this juncture of my life, I am blessed to have a well paying union job, but at minimum, must work, another ten years. Ten more years! I dream of retirement every single day and just don't know if I can make it until then. I don't dream of exotic vacations or playing 9 holes of golf everyday, I just want to get off the hamster wheel and have my life back. I'm sooooo tired of changing policies, difficult coworkers, workplace drama, heck, I'm really just tired of going to work (any work), period! Just wondering how other nurses at this stage of life do it? BTW, I'm not depressed (don't need a therapist), have many hobbies, can't cut back hours, don't want to precept or join nursing committees, and don't want to try another job.
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