Friday, January 10, 2014

those steadily depressing low down mind messing working at the ER blues

Sometimes I just get tired of taking care of the down and out, the homeless, the meth heads, heroin users, criminals, etc.  The people who are on the losing end of our society for one reason or the other. I wish their life could be better, but I still get tired of it. As a nurse, I almost feel guilty saying that, but its the truth.

There are days when I feel like I can't take another disheveled, mumbling, smelly person  coming up to the triage window.  You just grow weary of hearing everybodys tales of woe.

These are the people that all of you move to the suburbs to avoid.  I deal with them everyday, all day.  I know that I signed up for this, but it doesn't mean that I don't grown tired sometimes.


Crusty ER TECH said...

My suggestion:

you're welcome.

girlvet said...

I like it

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean... and like you, I feel guilty writing it... but my fatigue level always ramps up a few notches in direct correlation with the smell and grub level.....