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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.

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2. And touch it too. Not to mention various other fluids.

"Is this gloopy stuff bile, vomit, spunk, or canteen custard? Can't tell."

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4. Being around sick people means they get sick too.

I LOVE FALL/FLU SEASON. #SaidNoNurseEver

Flu season = kryptonite for nurses.

5. They don't get paid nearly enough for the job they do.

Instagram: @nurselifeprn

Especially given all the poop they have to deal with.

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9. And because they're always on their feet, they have to buy expensive shoes that look like this:

Twitter: @zoe_blackstone

Apparently you can put a price on comfort, and that price is £120 for something that looks like it came from a branch of Frankenstein's Foot Locker.

10. Plus, in all that time they barely get a single break.

Instagram: @nurseabnormalities

*Picks up sandwich* *Lifts it to mouth* *Patient starts to code* *Drops sandwich*

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15. They have to deal with some seriously misguided people...

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It must be so hard not to roll your eyes when a frat pledge comes in after trying and failing to ride a shopping trolley down a sloping roof. While drunk.

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16. ...who often think they know way more than nurses.

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This is mainly thanks to a combination of googling their symptoms, and thinking nurses are somehow less knowledgeable than doctors. Which isn't the case.

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22. And TBH, I know I'm not tough enough to do it.

Thank goodness there are some people who are.

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