You know it’s a tough day at work when your boss and HER boss both come in to WORK in the ICU because there aren’t enough nurses.
When they offer ER nurses bonuses to work the ICU.
When we are holding patients in the ER for who knows how long.
When we actually have to go on diversion because there are no available beds in ICU and the telemetry unit.
When no one really tastes the wonderful lunch we ordered in, because we have to suck it in quickly on the run.
When our charge nurse has to leave work to check on her mom, and ends up bringing her in as a patient.
When I can’t tell anymore if I smell like poo or pee.
The best part? I get to wake up early and go in for another twelve hours in hell tomorrow.
Thank goodness I have another pair of work shoes.