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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Okay this may not be the working out that you thought I was going to talk about, but here I go.

The end of last week, I found out that I was actually hired as a day shift RN at the city hospital in Nashville. I am so looking forward to having some type of stability in my life, and a "normal" person's routine. The thing is I am also fearful of such change, as I have worked mostly nights throughout my career & am not sure I will be able to keep up with the pace required for day shift. I am also kind of hesitant to be working in a place where most of my clients are of a different ethnicity than I am. The good things are: I will be working in a place that is more supportive of my mission to help those whom cannot help themselves. The pay and benefits are excellent. I will probably easily be able to switch to a night shift, if I can't keep up.

I am saddened though as I was to work today and tomorrow at a former employer of mine, through one of the staffing agencies. This former employer decided that because I had been an employee of theirs in the past they didn't want me coming in to work with the staffing agency. (The saddest part of this is that the organization worked short staff instead of having me. I am also sad that I will not make as much money, as I was hoping to this week.) On top of that, I think I am going through some greiving regarding no longer working for these staffing agencies.

As many of us are realizing by working the SP program, changing anything in our lives takes time & is challenging. No matter how much we want the change in our habits & ruts & stability of a healthy life style, we cannot make things happen faster than they are supposed to. What we can do is keep working in the right direction and exercise our rights to make the decisions that are best for us.
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    I am so excited for you. You are going to be great. I know that you are wonderful compassionate nurse. Keith emoticon
    1878 days ago
    Good luck with your new job, it's always hard to start something new. Keep an open mind and don't doubt yourself. I never liked change myself but life happens.....keep me poste on how it goes. emoticon
    1884 days ago
  • DEBRA0818
    It sounds like you are handling a difficult situation with perception, wisdom and grace. How wonderful that you are able to see into yourself without judgment and use your self-knowledge to help guide you forward. I admire your ability to acknowledge what you are feeling and to be able to think philosophically about it. Change is hard even if it's desired.

    1887 days ago
    You can learn a lot from others. Be open minded. We all bleed red.
    1887 days ago
    good luck with new job
    1887 days ago
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