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How Mini-Strokes Affects My Performance as RN

I received my RN license in 1981. Yahoo! I’m a nurse I thought. Time goes by, I learn a lot, wanted to be in ICU but my blood pressure said “No!” Got on BP meds, stepped down to PICU, then to home health care (“ahh, I thought at last Nursing Mecca!”). Went to Alaska>Utah>Florida>Arkansas back [...]

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Hotel Front Desk Job is No Fun

Every chain is different, every property is different, each management team is different. However, I have worked for three major competing hotel chains. All of the four properties in which I worked had corrupt and shady management. The general manager and sales director would take two and three hour lunches, demand that I lie through [...]

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A Story of Unfairly Fired McDonalds Worker

My friend got fired unfairly at McDonalds recently because her boss received emails in which people talked good about her. She got fired because those emails were made up; however, she did not do it. When my friend went home, she found out that her co-worker was jealous of her and that girl is the [...]

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An Underpaid Housekeeper in a Hotel

I worked for a hotel for the last 8 yrs. The general manager decided to hire and give all her family and friends jobs and most of the hours. But they never had to housekeep they paid for dusting…… any way I was demoted each time I was anything other than housekeeping so her [...]

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A Retired Nurse Manager’s Sad But True Story

I worked in a City Hospital for 43 years.  One day this passed April me and 2 other nurses under me where called to the boss’ office and told we no longer had a job the hospital was losing so much money that we had to be let go and will be replaced by [...]

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Quitting the Nursing Job is not the ANSWER!

I read a lot of nursing woes here,really disappointing. I have been a nurse for 10 years and now working towards a Master’s degree in Nursing. I know we nurses feel unappreciated and underpaid and overworked. But at the end of the day you are a hero.  Pat yourself for a great job well done, [...]

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The Nursing Profession: Not What I Expected

So I know, that title says a lot huh? I’m kinda all over the place with that one. I suppose I should start from the top. I spent 2 HARD years and 25K obtaining my BSN, and finally graduated in Dec ‘10. Whoopty whoop! The hard work is over I thought, “Girl you have JOB [...]

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Healthcare Nurses are Poorly Treated by Patients

I have been a nurse for too long and I am looking for a way out!! Patients don’t listen and families are not only realistic but they are also abusive to nurses. There is a reason your family member is in the nursing home or hospital. Healthcare is not magic just because you treat nurses [...]

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The Substitute Teacher Horrible Story

I’ve worked as a substitute teacher for years, in-between full-time positions and when looking for full-time teaching positions.
For the vast majority of the time you are treated by school administrations and teachers alike as if you are a piece of human garbage or a ghost who does not exist.
I cannot count the number of times, [...]

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Fired for Doing the Right Thing!

Brought home a sealed syringe of Demerol after a busy 14 hour shift. I Immediately called the charge nurse and emailed the unit director telling them what had happened. I was fired and accused of illegal narcotics possession! Guess I should have not told anyone about it. To HELL with integrity, it [...]

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