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Thursday, January 06, 2011

I am resigning from my current position! The job that I have now has been a constant source of aggravation. I get no respect from my boss and I don't understand why because I have gone above and beyond in my care of my clients. I am extremely bored, it does not challenge me or my nursing skills. There is no advancement and I feel as if this would be career suicide if I stay here. The pay is excellent but it is not worth my happiness. Not to mention I am at the point that working midnight is not working for me anymore. I am raising my two kids alone and I am physically at home with them but I am so exhausted that I can't do a lot for them or with them.

Also, my working midnights keeps my soon to be ex-husband in my life more than I want him to be. He works afternoons and come to my house to sleep and take the kids to school in the morning. I don't like the access he has to my home and in effect, my life by staying there. He sleeps in my bed, eats my food and uses my computer and it is time for that to stop.

The new job!!! I will be doing home health care for one of the best hospitals in Michigan. My schedule is flexible enough that I can take my kids to school and pick them up each day. I will have the opportunity to do the thing that I love patient education, health promotion and disease prevention!!! I will be able to care for my patients without being pulled 30 different directions. I will have automony and on-going training. I will be back in the loop! I am so happy!

The downside is that there is a pay cut but I think it is worth it! I am worth it!

Happy, happy, joy, joy!!! 2011 is my year, I can feel it!!

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    You are one smart lady and I admire you for stepping up to the plate and making those necessary changes for yourself and your children.congratulations! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2595 days ago
    Good for you for following your heart and getting rid of that job that was causing you aggravation! I agree that you need to limit that man's access to your home and life and this will help you do that.
    2601 days ago
    You are worth it. Good luck with the new job and your new life. Keep us posted. emoticon
    2602 days ago
    HAPPINESS! Is very important especially in the work environment. I am so happy for you. Praise God! emoticon
    2602 days ago
    virginia you always manage to make me happy girl! you milestone and sucesses are so wonderful. youre never stagnant. always something new and interesting i read your blogs faithfully. i am so proud and happy for you making a sacrifice in pay to reap the benefit of being happy. being at Johnny's for 7 years ( not happy, just routine) my new friend asked me where do i see myself in 5 years working(remember that one?) and all i could think of was coney dogs:(. so coming here and seeing virginia doing the damn thing AGAIN is chicken soup for my heart and my morale. maybe i'll give moving on from johnny's some thought, but the job outlook in mich is kinda bleak right now...
    2602 days ago
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