First the whole nasty thing about the loan they co-signed for. by the way, they're being taken to court over it soon. Now tonight easy child calls me from work bawling. It takes ALOT to make my easy child cry, most especially in public. So I knew immediately something was very wrong. She told me she absolutely despises her job at the hospital. I asked her what had happened. She said they keep writing her up all of the time and she keeps getting yelled at. Now the first time I know about. easy child had 2 codes that night and had forgotten to give 1 pt a medication before she left. easy child admitted that she had forgotten, and explained why. She took full responsibility. Thankfully the medication wasn't that important of one. BUT the day nurse didn't even NOTICE he hadn't gotten this medication til SHE was about to leave herself! And she should've passed medications to him at least once during her shift. But she wasn't repromanded for not picking up on the fact that the medication hadn't been given. Well, easy child says that now they're writing her up for everything now. All stupid little things that any human being can either forget or do. Most days she goes in she dreads it because she knows they'll have found something else to write her up for and yell about. These are all other things the other nurses have done too but NOT gotten written up for or even talked to about. easy child has lost count of how many times she's caught that a nurse before her forgot to depense a medication or do a treatment. After they started treating her like this, she's started turning them in for it. But none of them get written up or repromanded. The straw that broke the camel's back tonite was that last night easy child had a patient that had a tendency to toss and turn. Said patient is on oxygen and an IV. Now bare in mind that easy child usually has up to 10-12 other patients. When she went to work tonite she discovered she'd been written up AGAIN because this patient had tangled himself up in his oxygen and IV lines! I'm sorry but I'd have told them off. When you have that many patients, and most of them critically ill, you can't spend the night in a single patient's room to make sure he doesn't get himself tangled in his lines. easy child did check on him several times and he was fine. Now I've worked in hospitals in my younger days. I think they're trying to get easy child to quit. And I told her so. Somehow she's managed to get on someone bad side. (hard to believe cuz easy child can get along with anyone) Now I'm not saying that having your pt twisted up in their lines probably wouldn't get you spoken to, but a write up is a bit over the top. easy child is ready to walk. I reminded her that she can't afford to, not with that darn co-sign loan hanging over their heads. I told her to go to her Director of Nursing about this. What they're writing her up for can't be serious because good grief, she'd be fired by now! This is mostly harrassment. And if she doesn't stick up for herself they're not going to stop til she quits. But what I'm also wondering......easy child works full time 12 hr shifts on nights, goes to school full time during the day, and is Mom and wife after about 4-5 hrs of sleep. So I'm wondering if maybe it has started taking it's toll on her. Her job is mega stressful. Little mistakes are easy to make when your exhausted, and easy child is exhausted most of the time. Now being a doctor is her dream. She's determined to make it happen. But I think she's stretching herself too thin, trying to be superwife,Mom, and Nurse, as well as student. I want to talk to her about this. But I don't want it to sound like I'm against her. (cuz I'm not) I just want her to look at this whole thing objectively and be able to decide if she's bitten off more than she can handle. I think she's going to be forced to choose soon between the job and the dream. And there is no way she can afford to lose the job at this point. I've always been proud of easy child for being an overachiever. But there are times when it's a bad thing, too. I think maybe this is one of those times. It just stinks. She's coming over after work in the morning. Sigh.