stressful jobs

Being a Nurse is NOT Easy

I have only been an RN for a year, in a department I am NOT crazy about at all. Staffing is awful, I’ve experienced a true workplace bully, and because our patients are relatively healthy, they treat us like their personal assistants. An example to illustrate this point: a patient once told one of our [...]

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Nursing Sucked the Life Out of Me

I wake up every morning and say the Our Father to myself in order to get me through another day of backstabbing, demoralization, and disappointment in humanity. I am a RN-BSN.
PLEASE reconsider if you are considering becoming a nurse because I know once that time/money is invested in a education, you have reached the [...]

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Registered Nurse – exhausted, anxious, and trapped

This past weekend I worked a 12 hour shift both Saturday and Sunday. By the time I reached home I was burnt toast. It was impossible to complete what was expected of me in the 12 hours that I worked. I was so exhausted by the time I got home, I couldn’t unwind.
I [...]

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Uptight, Unhappy People in Hospital Administration

I see a lot of nurses complain on here and I just have to share that life in Administration sucks too! People are unhappy, snooty, uptight, and will shred you in a moment’s notice.
I busted my butt in school for many years to achieve my place here, only to find it is utterly disappointing. [...]

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Fast Food Job is Bad for the Health

I am a fast food worker and have been for 5 years. During college, I decided to work at one to gain extra money to keep me afloat. I was crew and of course it fine at first. The restaurant at the time was slow and I basically felt that my minimum wage pay out [...]

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The Effects of the Changing Times to the Nursing Mandates

I have been a nurse for 37 years. I can’t retire yet because I’ve worked in nursing homes and I don’t have a retirement plan.
Nursing has changed so much in the last few years, I would advise anyone not to pick this profession. The state dictates the work and workload (amount of people needed to [...]

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The Life of a Restaurant Worker is NO Easy Feat!

I was basically raised to be a restaurant worker! My Mom was a waitress and my Dad a bartender. All of my siblings started in a restaurant but are out now. I grew a love for the business and have decided to make it my career. Only problem is, I seem to let everyday stresses [...]

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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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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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From an OB to Nurse to Rehab Nurse

I am an RN in my 23rd year. When I was in nursing school I only liked OB, L&D, and Mother/Baby. I proceeded to follow my dream and worked many tears in L&D and I found out that doctors can be abusive. So when the unit I was working on closed, I never [...]

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