Look, I know many of my readers don't know who this poopy concoction of turd rockers are- mainly the band features visual prossy Jared Leto, yeah the heart throb from "My so called life", Jared Leto who can't LET GO. Dude, you stop trying to get attention. Find out why you need the attention so bad and remember, creepy narcissism is not cool!
Figure this as your rock bottom: Your band sucks and your talent is questionable. I know you asked yourself this when you made that shite movie about John Lennon's killer and the answer slapped you in the face: Yuppers, you lack all talent.
Dude, leave media alone and find your soul. I saw you on Kimmel two years ago. The audience was comprised entirely of morbidly obese 17 year olds. Ponder that, dude.
Now that your new album is out I see your advertising budget has shrunk but still I feel harassed. Please, get a job and fuck off.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
at 6:23 PM Posted by LicensedToILL
Monday, December 14, 2009
Gallup's annual Honesty and Ethics of Professions Poll
83% Y'all. We just smoked pharmacists.
Feels good to be America's most TRUSTED profession.
MY patients listen to me as I have my their best interest at heart, in my heart and they sense that. It is a position I love being in. Black and white. Right and wrong.
Nursing is punk. Like Yoko Ono, Dennis Kucinich, Elmo, Don Rickles before us...We keep slogging through that losing battle to prevent hospital care from being transformed into a greased out fast food restaurant. Nurses don't want you to have to ask for ketchup, napkins and refills! You fucking deserve it for free! We try to fight the M.B.A. belief that patient care can be transformed into a goddamn Marriot for those with insurance, a lowly motel 8 for those with medicare and a two bit YMCA for those without any medical back up.
Fellow nurses you can deny it, choose to not observe it- but we are in a weird professional position. Our very existence costs hospitals money- our code of ethics is nothing but an irritating expense. But without us, a visit to the hospital would be an expensive an absurd form of rape. We are hard steel screws, holding tight in a time of cheap unreliable surgical glue. If you think infrastructure will be reinforced with quality materials think again...
Keep advocating for those in our charge, keep fighting the faceless cowards who are trying to destroy our salaries, savings and whatever meager pension is left. Stick together, stop gossiping and start collaborating.
THIS IS A STREET FIGHT GUYS!! AND EVERY YEAR THEY GET ONE BLOCK CLOSER TO TO OUR SACRED TERRITORY: OUR WAGE AND SCOPE OF PRACTICE.
EVERY YEAR WE GET MORE RESPONSIBILITY, MORE LIABILITY, LESS SUPPORT, LESS RESPECT AND IT'S OUR FAULT!
HAVE YOU ENJOYED AIR TRAVEL RECENTLY? WE ARE THE NEXT INDUSTRY TO BE COMPROMISED BEYOND ALL RECOGNITION. THE ASSAULT IS COMING. MINIMIZED AND TERRORIZED. INSTEAD OF SHAME THEY HAVE PROFIT MARGINS.
at 6:15 PM Posted by LicensedToILL
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I'm busy learning how to be an E.R. nurse. I find it especially challenging, and especially rewarding as well. Funny how two different departments can be so incredibly different.
I think I like the E.R. I love the constant mix of people, the sheer number of personalities that present. I love the instant gratification of working in the E.R., being able to help someone as suddenly as they have come in.
Here's to the E.R.!!! And finally a little peace...
at 2:53 PM Posted by LicensedToILL
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I love kicking ass on allnurses.bomb. An article shows up stating a fact that Nurse Practitioners are going to be in higher demand soon to come. No fucking shit. All of America is about to get a free insurance card to score Vicoden, endlessly.
at 1:40 PM Posted by LicensedToILL
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
at 8:33 AM Posted by LicensedToILL
Saturday, October 17, 2009
at 4:36 PM Posted by LicensedToILL
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
at 8:45 AM Posted by LicensedToILL
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I have left Los Angeles. Moved to a smaller, more chill city. Northern city. Bought a house in the suburbs. Kind of a blue state, kind of a red state. People seem nice. A lot more white people walking round than in L.A. That's kind of weird. Wonderfully color full, diverse pockets but mostly white. It's weird blending in. I like the anonymity. Why do I notice race? I spent my High School years in a predominantly Caucasian area. Spent my entire 20's as a racial minority. It tends to give one reason to pause and reflect when racial makeups around you change as well as pervasive attitudes and outlooks.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
- My new unit has no foreign nurses. Not one. 60% of the staff R.N.'s have CCRN certification. As opposed to NONE in my last I.C.U with 20 more beds , a staff of 60, and most nurses with easily over 10 years experience residing in a level two trauma center. I will never hear report in Tagalog at my new hospital. My supervisors will communicate in English.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Man I wish the media would come up with a better tag line than "due to the ever increasing nursing shortage this hospital now has...."
- Happy go-lucky MALE NURSE perverts working for them.
- Drug stealing junkieusers working for them.
- Shameless overpaid nurses on overtime falling asleep on the job recklessly killing patients and laughing all the way to the bank.
- A male nurse who molested every single female who came into the 500 bed hospital and managed to used the prolapsed anus of a 90 year old woman as a cigarette holder for him while he peed on her dog as he was insanely high the very last pills of ambien and colace she had,etc.
As a R.N. I see nurses everyday who shouldn't be practicing in a perfect world. Some because of their atrocious attitude towards patients (burn outs), others with obvious mental problems who probably wouldn't be safe to handle fries at Burger King (related to traumatization and abuse on the job), and some who simply came to this country to make more money then they could in their home country. (sorry Pinoy but 6 out of 7 of you guys do a disproportionately large amount of the fucked up shit I see. Your ambivalence towards human care is as horrifying as it is somehow culturally ingrained)
There is no nursing shortage in the U.S. That's nonsense propaganda created by hospitals to get cheaper foreign labor. Only hospitals that are so hellish in their treatment of nursing staff have staffing problems and experience a "shortage".
The AMA and hospital associations have enabled tens of thousands of nurses to come to this country from other countries for the sole purpose of making money on cheaper, more obedient labor. These nurses not only leave their home countries in a void of health care but also leave American R.N.'s to take up the slack. At least four of my coworkers don't speak English adequately enough to carry a conversation but know how to perform medical tasks. Some were able to take the licensing exam in their native language. I am constantly covering their butts just to make it through the shift. If I were to complain I would lose my job, union or not. I would be called a racist. A hundred years ago they would have called me a "nationalist" but nobody knows what that word means anymore.
The article that led to 6 out of 7 BRN members getting tossed on their ass demonstrates how absolutely crucial the job the R.N. performs is.
The effectiveness of the BRN is severely limited because the BRN is inundated with three types of complaints: 1) My nurse doesn't speak English. 2) Hospital managements lodging erroneous complaints against nurses in retaliation for sticking for themselves and their patients. 3) Complaints filed by hospital management to cover up mistakes of arrogant physicians.
True bad eggs like the ones in the article would be cracked and disposed of more quickly if quality nurses were recognized, and nurses who have no business being in the field were rooted out.
Bad nurses get away with it because, frankly, it seems that the public is quite happy with the stereotype of nurses being angelic, mothering, brainless assistants.
I don't think the public or the media comprehends the importance of the nurse in the disease and healing process from a technical and clinical standpoint. At all.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
at 4:54 AM Posted by LicensedToILL
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Keep getting called off. I had three shifts this week- called off on one of them- put on call for the other to which I was never called in. This keeps happening.