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Nurse – Screw the Bottom Feeders in Nursing

I am a RN with 26 years in the field and have been mostly in the psychiatric and gerontology fields, you know, old folks homes. Well, it has been a rough last ten years working in the hard psych floors, but that presently is not my bitch.
It is the place where I have had been [...]

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Stressed Out Nurse – sick of tolerating the abuse

I’m glad to here that I’m not alone in my feelings of nursing. I have been a floor nurse for only a year now and have already decided to leave the profession.
I was spoon fed how wonderful a career in nursing is. I’m sure you guys have all heard it too: “its great money, you [...]

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McDonalds Manager – Can’t wait to quit!

I have been with my franchise of McDonalds for six years, and I have been management for five of those six years. I used to love my job, when I was crew, my managers loved me, I worked my butt off, and when I was asked to become manager and manage the overnight shift I [...]

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One Nurse’s Nightmare: Unfairly Terminated from Work

I am a 49 year old nurse who has similar stories. I have been an LPN for close to 30 years and have spent the last 10 years in the MDS field as an MDS coordinator. I have been proud for having excellent documentation skills and have always had a good reputation from anywhere I [...]

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Nursing Future Still Remains a Mystery

I have been a nurse for 6 years. What have I learned during this time? I have learned I love patient care and working with families and assisting them in making hard decisions concerning their loved ones.
What do I dislike? Nurses garner no respect from their peers, managers, or administration. Families treat [...]

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Front Desk Hotel Employee Constantly Abused and Degraded

Where to start? I will begin by saying that the guests are not the problem, the guests are generally friendly. The problem is that our management (like most hotels) is corrupt and condescending.
My general manager is a complete two-faced hag, whose daughter works front desk as well and gets special treatment. They talk about all [...]

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Help! I want to Get out of Nursing

I am another one of those nurses who hates her job. I have been a nurse for 18 long years so I have given it a good try. I am finally able to admit that yes indeed I do hate it.
For a long time I alternated between hating it then feeling guilty about [...]

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No Other Option than to Be a Walmart Cashier

I’ve only been a wal-mart cashier for a mere 7 months of my life. For some it may seem like 6.5 months too many. And I agree.
Living in a small town, it’s not like we have jobs jumping out of the bushes. If it wasn’t for the intense feet aches, the tendonitis, constant mental attacks [...]

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Nursing Means Voice of Hope and Encouragement, Passion and Disappointment

Dear colleagues (new and old),
I have been a nurse (and no I won’t reveal my level of education as I don’t believe that it designates my level of intelligence or commitment to our profession) for over 25 years. THERE IS ROOM FOR ALL OF US.
To my new sisters and brothers in the profession: WELCOME! Our [...]

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Exotic Dancer, aka Lap Dance Specialist

I started out working in a gentlemans club as the beer tub girl. Basically, I sat there, looked pretty, and popped beer caps for customers walking in the front door.
I worked for about 2 months observing the workings of a strip joint: how the girls approached the men… the hustle they would use to [...]

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