Finally an update to this blog...............
The job at the Cape was good. I wish I had stayed longer (?!) Can you stand it?! It wasn't so bad ( I actually did more crafts there than I have time for now at home!!). And quitting hospital forever...well, we all know about that forever thing (I really like hospital nursing when it's good.)
I have been doing VNA since last Oct 07 and even though I've only been there for 6 months I'm not liking it on the whole. It does have it's perks and bright spots (liked being able to go home if I forgot something or wearing real clothes-which can be good and bad), but as a forever career--no. I do give credit to the girls there--they are a good bunch of women--nothing against any one of them--all great to work with and helpful. I'm just not cut out for the home care thing.
Me who hates winter now has to trudge out in it daily! What was I thinking???!!! And the not so pleasant stuff that you encounter in some of the homes--really not so pleasant. And I'm truly a night owl--read here--it is now 1:20 am and I have to get up and work in the morning at 8 am.
There might be a few things that would make this job better: like actually only working from 8-3:30 (or 4:30 with an actual lunch--right) and not taking work home every night to finish (off the clock--what? I like to get paid when I work) besides, when I go home I want to leave the job at work, and I can't just do it the next day as the next day I have more new people to see. Or how about getting paid the same as our counterparts that work in the hospital (in the same company-unioned, but we are not--go figure)--not $6.00 less. I don't want to be on call once a week nor do I want to have weekend call once a month. And did I mention the pay? Oh yeah, I only make $24 something and have to pay for my insurance.
Charlie--I am traveler spoiled. I'm going to have to travel for the rest of my work days now--see what you did?
Not so bad when I look back on most of the assignments I've had. A couple were terrible-awful, but most were OK. ( I was just homesick most of the time) besides, I now know what to look for and ask for.
And I have made a few really good friends along the way and seen a lot of things I wouldn't have been able to normally.
Thanks Charlie (and Val). I'll be seeing you on the road again soon.