First I want to say thank you, thank you thank you to all those who posted. What an immense relief to read these and know I am not the only one. I have been a nurse for 18 long miserable years. I hate it so much there are no words that adequately describe it. You would never know it if you saw me at work though, I put on a brave face and fake smile and get through each day giving it all that I have. The problem is I do not have anymore to give. I am so fed up with being blamed for it all, if I miss something it doesn't matter how many people before me in the chain missed it if it gets to me and I do not pick it up its all my fault. Even though I hate it, I can not even get out because the economy downturn has turned us into a one income household and I am trapped. I guess I will just have to bide my time meanwhile thanks for being brave enough to post your stories they give me some comfort.