Imbalanced Working Environment
Registered Nurse/ Med. Surg. (Former Employee) – Manila, Philippines – June 30, 2014
The set-up we have in the Philippines is completely different from the U.S., it starts just like coming inside an office and you update yourself by reading on paper charts what happen in the last shift. I learned how to become resourceful because of the 3rd world set-up we have and try to live with what is available. Management don't really care as nursing is not something that they feel is very important during the time i graduated fom school. Co-workers are very helpful only up to a certain extent because of the number of assignment we had which was way out numbered compared to the US. The hardest part of the job is the lack of advance technology and bad practive of aseptic and sterile techniques and shortage of hospital supply. The most enjoyable part of the job is, in spite of the lack of funds and imbalance work environment, we can still laugh and continue with our day and work not getting upset with management. I could only attribute it to our culture and the way we were expose to hardships in life.
Gained a lot of experience in clinical nursing
Salary is low, benefits not good