Got to work and walked into chaos, got an admit, drew blood, and walked tall and gave no one any reason to think that I was having a "meltdown". Bosses all happy with me. Smiles all round. The person that tried to throw me under the bus is "dead to me". But I am fine. Rather happy I should add. It was great to see all of my bosses smiling at me all at once. I said," I guess I am not in trouble because you all are smiling at me". They were on their way to a rather difficult family meeting and jokingly asked if I wanted to come. I deferred their kind invitation due to pressing work issues and they laughed. Cheers, Keith
I went back and read your other blogs that I missed due to not having power last week because we had an ice storm. We lost power for 4 days. I read that you were having burn out feelings after working so intensely. Be careful because that does happen to nurses so often. I burned out after working at the same hospital for 5 years. The work was very intense...ICU, CCU and the Burn Unit and I, who used to love going to work every day started to dread it. I wished that yoga had been as popular and accessible then as it is now because I think it would have helped me relax after an intense shift. I always found it so hard to wind down when I got home. I started running after working the day shift to blow off all that wound up energy!!! Most nurses tend to give their all at work so it is understandable that situations are created to make you just wish you had decided on another profession. I hope you find a balance that works for you!!
And I still think that your employer is lucky to have you as an employee and I think she knows that too!!!