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What is your least and favorite part of your job?

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Decker’s Answer

Favorite parts of working can differ for lots of people, I asked my team and these were some of their favorite parts.

- Satisfaction on completed tasks and projects
- Paycheck, love getting money
- Working with co-workers, we get along and we get to enjoy time together while working
- Making a difference in customers lives and helping them achieve their goals
- Company culture- very engaging and its very important to the company that the employees enjoy working there. they make this a priority and you can see it throughout the company.

Least favorite parts- these aren't always happening all at once, but anytime we enter the workforce any of these can happen.
- Uncertainty, there is always an aspect of the unknown.
- workplace politics
- cliques within the work place
- not feeling supported
-getting micro managed
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Rhandi’s Answer

As a CMA, I deliver direct patient care for every patient my surgeon or physician assistant sees. My favorite part is knowing that I can make a positive impact on not only the patients health and life, but positively impact the way they think towards healthcare providers. It’s often overlooked how much work goes into good patient care, and the frustration is often reflected negatively. So we fight the negative by being positive.
My least favorite is the patients yelling in my face while I’m trying to help. But I keep doing what I’m doing because not letting it get to me is important
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Christine’s Answer

I'm a primary care Nurse Practitioner that subspecializes in older adults with complex and chronic conditions from underserved settings.

Let me start with what I don't like: Lack of support. It's hard to find really good support staff or collegues who are as passionate and I've had several bosses who are supportive in concept, but in actuality are happy to let me do all the work. That's a bummer.
Then charting. There's a lot of documentation.

Now my favorite things: This is a much much longer list!
I get to work independently as an NP in my states. Not all NPs need a doctor overseeing their license or practice and I really like that. I LOVE building relationships in primary care, helping patients through tough health times, and seeing them on the other side. Being asked by a patient, "can you be my PCP?" is the biggest honor.
I love being able to flex my intellectual muscle. This job takes a lot of brain power and creativity! I've diagnosed things that have been missed for years by other clinicians because I did some detective work and research.
I'm not going to say it's all rosey. It's really hard, I get exhausted emotionally and physically and I've been burnt out, but I feel privileged that I get to help people when no one else is willing to.
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Tara’s Answer

My favorite part about my job is the feeling I get when I know I've made an impact. This doesn't happen with every patient, or family, or every shift for that matter. But when you have finally made that connection with a patient and used your skills and compassion to help them through one of the worst days of their lives - there's nothing better. All the sacrifices made melt away because you know you made a positive difference in someone's life.

For example, recently I had a patient admitted with terminal lung cancer. She was admitted on very high levels of oxygen and ultimately had to be placed on a ventilator. I got to care for her the entire time - from when she came and was talking and sweet and so pleasant, to connecting with her family while she was sedated and couldn't talk. Answering questions and being receptive was what really helped them manage in this trying time. Sadly, she was not able to survive the cancer and I grieved with the family for their loss. One of the family members reached out to me after and personally thanked me for the wonderful care I gave their loved one and told me that I made all the difference in their worse hours. I was truly touched, it reminded me of why I love what I do.

My least favorite part of my job is all of the politics and maintenance that goes into being a bedside nurse. Adapting to unit cultures, especially as someone who works in a different one all of the time, can be challenging. Learning to "pick your battles" when it comes to how a manager wants something done or dealing with strong personalities can be taxing overtime. In addition, maintaining education and credentials and can be expensive and time consuming to make sure you are always "compliant" so that you may legally work can be stressful if you are not organized. However, ultimately, if you find a unit and a manager that makes those burdens feel less so and you're in nursing for the right reasons, you'll be able to overcome that and find true pockets of joy in your career.

Hope this helps!
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RAVI’s Answer

My favorite part is the stability (and that it has provided a happy comfortable life for our family for a long time). I work hard, deliver on my commitments and do not worry of not having a job tomorrow.

My least interesting part of the job is the stress caused by reckless and careless people doing wrong things, get into to lot of trouble with the customer and I am asked to go fix it in a high-stress environment.
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Francislainy’s Answer

I work as a software engineer and I love the satisfaction that code can provide when you see something working.
As any job, sometimes I don't like the fact I need to work on a day when I would prefer to be doing something else at that time.
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Lisa’s Answer

I work for an EdTech company that produces technical education solutions for K-12 students. My favorite part of my job is solving problems. I love doing puzzles and get to put those analytic skills to practice in the work I get to do. The least favorite part of my job is some of the compliance work we have to do and it often feels like non-value add tasks. Every job has those non-fun tasks but that's ok, knowing that the good we're doing in classrooms across the country.
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