This sign has been in front of the employee entrance of my hospital for months now. I used to think it was funny... charming even... but now that things have gotten a bit ugly at work, the sign infuriates me every time I pass beneath it.
I can't tell if the sign is missing the word "ass", "black", or "shit".
I've been spending the past couple of nights doing less "charge nurse" type
bullshit duties, just to get back into the bedside caregiver routine. Even if I make the decision to remain as night shift charge, this whole experience has opened my eyes as to how much time I spend doing stoopid stuff. I'm not saying it shouldn't be done, but I spend a lot of time shuffling papers, keeping up files, keeping track of nurses' charting habits, and it seems all I really want to do is wipe asses participate in direct patient care. I was lucky, no big problems (except last night we had a guy drop his heart rate to 10) and most of the nurses on duty were as strong clinically as I am.
It was nice.
The drama over the resignation of my boss continues. I'm not saying I've been behaving badly, but there is the distinct odor of burned bridges in the air. Oh well, I just can't help myself when it comes to good 'ol email flame wars with the crazy fucks that can fire my ass.
Last night, there was a card going around the floor, with the night and day shift folks writing their goodbyes. They were all certainly heart-felt, but they all sort of said this:
Good Luck! God Bless! We will miss you! We have all learned so much from you! Take care of yourself! Godspeed!
This is what I wrote:
What the Hell is going on with the crazy crackwhores we work for? The stupid crap that has spewed from their worthless gaps has made me wonder if I'm too damn old to get into Law School... So go find us a nice place to work, and save room for me...
I mean honestly, I just can't help myself.