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you have absolutely no sympathy from me whatsoever.
i've probably had ten days off this year.
hordes of savages for months !
still no sympathy. try harder.
i look after hordes of savages everyday.today for example i got spat at twice.back headbutted once.got called a smelly arsed cunt and a barmcake(true) had a cup and an x box thrown at me,got pissed on and had to stop a service user from stabbing another service user with a pool cue.oh and i walked in on someone fisting themselves.oh the joy been a mental health nurse! 4 weeks off a year-woo hoo!
not being rude or anything im just wondering why you put up with it
y'know, care about other people.
i really fucking care.someone has to
i mean i think its admirable that you put up with such things, but if it was me i would be wondering if it was worth it.
Because you have to put up with stick from people who can't control their outbursts anyway? Some people have a modicum of respect for other people's problems, you know.
and im not trying to suggest that the people can control their outbursts or are bad people, just that personally i dont see why someone would be able to do that day in day out.
but i'm suggesting that there are people who know that working caring for people in a hospital will be rewarding to them with the sense of wellbeing they get knowing that they've actually made someone's existence a little bit better, even if that person gets abusive with them now. And some people are just more selfless than the rest of us and i don't think their motives should be questioned - not everyone goes to work to get a bunch of flowers and a shiny apple.
my mums a nurse so im not really detatched from people helping others, i just was wondering how he put up with such things, as he is obviously stronger than me to be able to. i understand the reward that making someones life better can hold too, just thought it would be interesting to hear his point of view.
this is just something i feel very strongly about. Nurses get a very raw deal and hearing somebody questioning why someone would even consider doing something even remotely selfless - not just nursing - winds me up completely. Like nice people being branded freaks because they're not always thinking what's in it for them or how to make things the least painful for themselves.
i know a few nurses - i am in love with someone training to be one, for instance - and they have to work so hard to understand the problems of their patients and how to make their treatment pass successfully, i know i'm hardly medically minded but it feels like the only difference between being a nurse and being a doctor is that nurses have to give a fuck about who they're dealing with. Yet nurses are underpaid, overworked and they get shit thrown at them from every angle. i know patients who've said that all nurses are stupid just because they had one experience where they felt uncomfortable (and, let's face it, being ill is probably what makes you feel uncomfortable if you're in hospital) conveniently forgetting the hours of hitch-free dedicated care they got. And i've heard doctors talk about nurses as if they were a piece of dirt someone had smeered all over their new Porsches, calling them incompetent and lazy. Frankly it's disgusting and makes me so sad. So i'm sorry for lashing out but i can't not speak up about it.
i understand all that too, my mum recently changed hospitals because it simply was too much for her to put up with, as she had her band changed i think, meaning that she would do that same work just for less money/status i beleive and generally being treated not very well.
I wasnt questioning the selfless choice of job, i think that is admirable, but personally i would feel miserable if i had to do that for a variety of reasons, therefore wanted to hear his point of view on why he does it for a job.
I like you from experience know what nurses have to deal with and will also stick up for the individual people wherever possible.
sorry. Most of the doctors i know would probably have grown up as snobs anywhere, to be...uhm..fair?
gah. It's late.
my mum grew up in basildon, so i dont think shes inclined to be very snobby.
and its ok, i wasnt offended as i just think you mistook what i meant and its cool that you feel passionately about such things
i specialize in epilepsy and most of my patients have huge chunks missing from their brains caused from repeated seizures(to simplify it)and they really cant help it.
i do get four days off a week(very very much needed)
i do love my job!!!!!!!!!!!!!
after 33 hours off.
I hate these things :(
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