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They Just Want To Be Paid
I’m unsure what workshop has instilled the notion of “perks” to keep employees happy but I have to respectfully disagree with it. I will admit, knowing there is going to be a free lunch after a rough day is nice but I can’t help think of better uses for that money. It seems as though there is always enough money for free treats or lunches but when it comes time to discuss raises or 401k matching the money magically disappears.
Where have all the nurses gone?
I’ve been a veterinary technician, or nurse, for 20 years. I’ve always felt it was a calling. I also left this profession that I adored.
Like so many others, I love nursing but couldn’t see myself staying in the profession long term. It’s simply not a sustainable career as it stands today.
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