Even a shift from hell isn’t all that bad…


The worst shift from hell is still not the hell our Veterans have or soon will endure.

Today was one of those days at work. I mean one of THOSE days.

Some phrases spoken during my shift:

“sicker than shit”

“sick as snot”

“circling the drain”

“what thah?”

“you can’t be serious”

“can’t I just go pee?!”

“did anyone eat today”

“I swear… I was gone 3 MINUTES”

“wait.. you were working today? I haven’t seen you all day”

“what time is it. No really”

“do we even have a blood pressure?”

“I think we’re missing a zero on that readout”

“did you say POINT-9 (0.9), NOT 9 (9.0)?”

Lives were lost. Lives were saved. But I didn’t have to worry about my freedom. I didn’t have to worry about my safety. I got to live the dream today. Work a job I love, with people I love to work with in a place I love.

All of this is possible because brave souls put their lives on the line every single day to protect my freedom.

Thanks to countless Veteran’s and their sacrifices I got to complain today about how tired I am. I got to complain about not having the time to pee. I got to listen to my belly grumble a tad bit longer today.

All because I was busy doing my job.

All of which is minuscule compared to the hardship, heartache and heart strain my fellow Veterans have endured.

I hope you thanked a Veteran today.


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2 thoughts on “Even a shift from hell isn’t all that bad…

  1. Thank you for your service, Sean! Both in the military and as a healthcare professional!

    As a current student and an aspiring nurse practitioner, I can’t wait to start a shift. Whether that day be deemed a “good” or “bad” shift, what could be more rewarding than devoting oneself to a worthy cause and saving lives?

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