Saturday, August 28, 2010

Poison Darts

After a tremendously trying week, I was just sitting here typing in how I feel and before I knew what hit me, I googled the words, I hate my job. Not a few responses popped up. Apparently, a lot of people don't like what they do for a living. Google spat back 79, 500, 000 results in 3 seconds.

Misery loves company.

Just like there is a rate your professor site, there is now a rate your boss site. Or even better, your employer. Whew, a lot of people have some really scary employers! The company I work for is on that site and I have to say, I can't disagree with the general assessment of one reviewer, but find I can't add to that fire. I think I'll mind Shakespeare's words: "temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart." I'll be staying away from that site. Besides, I don't really hate my boss or employer, and I love the general kind of work I do. I despise the small minded people who work in the scheduling office across town and who weigh me down with abandon. If I could slay them with my words, I would, but their small and petty brains are impervious to language, or pleas.

Perhaps I should use darts.


Devon said...

Don't you think it is so much more difficult when there are parts of you job that you really enjoy, but find it other areas that make you CRAZY!

The home health business is making me loose my mind right now. I get a flat rate per visit... patients have such complicated illness these days that I find myself in a home for at least one hour, then have a good 1 to 2 hours paperwork. At this rate I'm lucky to make 20/hr, often, much less.

I'm actively looking into alternative type jobs.

Good luck finding what works well for you... it is out there!

Stephanie V said...

I feel now, in hindsight and by comparison with others' experiences, that I was truly blessed to have had a job that I loved. No office, lots of kids to play with, enough admin to keep my brain happy, outdoor activities that let me drive the bus and crafts if I wanted them. Out-of-school daycare wasn't my first choice when I started looking for a job but it suited me. But, then, probably no job is perfect forever.

I'm sending positive thoughts your way as you work through the insanity. As always, you have wisdom and maturity on your side - even when you're feeling petty and miserable.

Finding Pam said...

I wish you the best in your job. I am sorry that part of it gets you down.

I can't stand it when I can't depend on people to do their jobs and I have to do it for them.

Just keep breathing and hopefully this nonsense will pass.

Rudee said...

Devon, we are paid the standard hourly rate for an RN, instead of a by visit rate. In the end, it works out better. Some of my starts of care are 3 to 4 hours long, depending on the needs of the patient.

One place I don't rush is in patient care. I can't do that to these people. It takes as long as it takes--it's just hard to get things done after hours and so, I get up early, call in meds, call in drips to a separate infusion company, and give a phone call to primary nurses. Lately I feel like I'm working all the time.

It'll pass.

I wish you well on your search.

Rudee said...

Stephanie, I got to birthday shop for my best friend today. I feel so much better!

Pam, your middle paragraph...exactly!

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Oh but Rudee just listen to your words. You are such a caring person. I completely understand the scheduling headache. Years ago our nurses did they own scheduling and worked wonders, then they got bought out by a money maker company and the schedulers, yes even in another city, drove everyone crazy. Schedulers have no idea what you do, how long it takes to do it nor do they know the impact of you on those patients. That is the only reward you get. The people who you serve. Bless you.

laurie said...

is there a competitor you could work for? some place with more intelligent supervisors? (and i hope that's not an oxymoron.)