When it comes to high-pressure careers, nursing is 100% one of the top players on that list. Over-worked, underpaid, and a lot of the time they’re taken for granted or verbally/physically abused by the very same people they’re trying to help. Kinda makes you think why anyone would ever bother becoming one in the first place, doesn’t it?
It’s also a job that has a great need for confidentiality… especially when it comes to those “behind the scenes” stories that you never really get to hear (and in some cases that’s probably for the best).
However, thank you to a website you may possibly be aware of called Whisper, which is a place were people from all over the world can contribute certain secrets anonymously. And as it turns out, there’s a whole bunch of nurses who took to the website to unload some of their very own experiences while on the job.
Some are funny, some are unique, and some are absolutely heartbreaking… but they’re all absolutely true.
1. “I’m a nurse. One of my critical patients was worried about his dog and the fact that he didn’t have any family. I promised to go get his dog. He passed away. I still have his dog.”
Not only is this incredible because let’s face it, anyone willing to help someone be with their beloved animals is A-Okay in my books, but also because this nurse was amazing enough to take the pooch in after it poor owner passed away. 10/10 absolutely outstanding service… even if it’s not technically “medical”.
2. I got ‘Nurse of the Month’… None of my co-workers know I rush home to smoke pot after work.
Look, before you, all start setting bales of hay on fire and sharpening your pitchforks… just relax. I am ALL for hardworking nurses lighting one up after a hard day if it helps them chill out a little. I mean, this nurse was just named Nurse of the Month… so obviously the pot can’t be hindering their skills, can it!?