Here's Why I Could Never, Ever Be A Nurse
Poop, 18-hour shifts, and doctors' handwriting: It's literally the toughest job on Earth.
Firstly, they have to deal with far too much poop.
And touch it too. Not to mention various other fluids.
They don't get paid nearly enough for the job they do.
Plus, bosses try to fob them off with incentives and free food instead of pay rises and compensation.
They don't get praised or valued nearly enough, either.
Their shifts are seriously long. And exhausting.
And because they're always on their feet, they have to buy expensive shoes that look like this:
Plus, in all that time they barely get a single break.
Not least because they spend so much time charting.
Shift work makes it really hard to have a social life.
They don't even get major holidays off.
Their friends constantly ask them for advice.
They have to deal with some seriously misguided people...
...who often think they know way more than nurses.
And some patients' families can be even worse.
Nurses also have to deal with bad-tempered doctors.
And their messed-up handwriting.
Yep, all in all it's probably one of the hardest jobs around.
Understandably, it all gets a bit too much for them at times.
And TBH, I know I'm not tough enough to do it.
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