Wednesday, March 03, 2010
No, I will not be held hostage. As most people know I've been in dire need of a Nurse. I will not just hire a warm body. I 've had the privilege of someone here at Spark helping me screen people, as I get so tired, but anyhow I understand that we are too also blog about our progress,and that's what I will do.
At first I was bending over backwards to help the nurse who has been here almost a year. Yesterday morning she "ambushed" me and said-"I want every other weekend off"-Fri-Sat-Sun, I made the April's schedule and sure enough she wrote her self in every other weekend. Now I have no problem with this: My problem was how she approached me, and demanding it. I will not be held "hostage" by anyone. When she came in last night, her first question was " did you tell Paul I'm taking weekends off? I looked her directly in the eyes and said "you can have whatever you want off, I have and will take care of John no matter what it takes. I don't depend on anyone and everyone is replaceable. I think it stunned her because she didn't say anything back,although a while later while giving John a shower, her tone changed.
My progress? I can/will stand up to anyone IF I believe truly I am right. I had no back bone before but keeping John in my mind I do and will. I'd rather walk away from confortation than dealing with it. Yes at times I still walk away if I know arguing will get me nowhere but I will take care of John. I have someone coming in tonight at 7pm to see John-John's routine. If she's good,she's hired,If not than I'll keep looking because no one will hold me hostage