The following was originally a reply to a comment on an episode of Beyond the Scenes which discussed burnout amongst nurses during Covid-19. The comment reminded everyone to take burnout amongst other hospital employees (maintenance, food service, laundry) seriously too. It’s not fun working in a hospital at the best of times. There’s a strong disconnect between “civilians” and people who actually witness the effects of this pandemic in action. We need everyone who works in a hospital to be on top of their game. You can help us by being on top of your game, too. Wear your mask, social distance, and remember that this pandemic is far from over.
I work in the food service department for a well-resourced hospital in a “low risk” area, and even we’ve had multiple days of no hospital beds.
I’ve had to go on medically mandated rest twice this year because of the mental health toll of my job and family drama. It’s not fun working in a hospital, seeing how bad it is, and then going home to a family that not only all got covid, but dismissed it as just the flu.
This is a pandemic that’s killed nearly six million people so far. This is serious, people!
My family’s never going to change its ways, but maybe you can change yours…
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