Pros: not better than other hospitals benefit packages.
Cons: trying to solve the budget deficit by reducing bed side patient caregivers
The hardest part of the job is the feeling that you were unable to give great patient care due, to causes that are out of your control. Some of them come from the fact that the hospital is loosing money and tries to resolve it by reducing staff to stay within the budget, nurse lateral and vertical aggressiveness, no real managerial support. Here I don't like to, but i would have to mention a part time unit director who listens to only one person, that lost contact with the reality of nursing and hears only one side of the story, never knowing what is happening on the floor unit. So in not so many words the in-supportive management makes the hardest part of the job even harder.