Infamous words. Lester Freamon tells Jimmy McNulty “The job is the job.”
And he’s right, no matter what you do, your job is your job. Maybe you love your job. Maybe you worked hard to obtain this job. But at the end of the day it’s still a job. You walk in and punch a clock.
You see that the world they sold you in whatever flavor of nursing school you attended was steeped in idealism. Lots of nurses find this out the hard way. From the beginning we are taught and told that nursing isn’t supposed to be just a job, but your life’s calling.