So, i worked yesterday and had a superb day. My Orienter lady was awesome, the charge was awesome, the nurse working beside me was awesome….and I had fun. I was surprised that for many moments I actually had a smile on my face. I definitely had some issues still as I am still learning and am a little slow- doesn't allow me to take care of all the little nice things…that I would like to.
THe only downside was giving report to the night shift nurse. she was abrupt and actually rude. But I have decided that is her.
At about 4 pm, the Manager asked me how I felt about finishing my orientation early. I said Please. So it is done.
I start on my own on Saturday night. It is bound to be busy. So I have finally figured out the situation. Many of the Nurses just really are not very nice people. So my job on certain days is going to be a little strained until they get used to me. I'm a very open and friendly person. It tends to annoy or intimidate people who aren't. Grrrrr. My only concern is the trust factor. Unlike an office, we really work closely together, physically, and for very long hours. Some times you need assistance, and you have to trust those a lot to help you, so we shall see.
Other than that unpleasant-ness, the actual job is still a great improvement over my last one, so it's an odd mix of happiness and frustration!!! but I need to concentrate on the people who have been LOVELY to me and really taken me under their wings. I have tentative plans to run a race with one of the Charge nurses wive's (his wife?) and such, so it's not all bad, but…there is some level of misunderstanding between myself and some of the bitchy ladies. Could be a lot worse… 🙂
Job stress has been definitely apparent, I have been grinding my teeth a lot and my jaw has been feeling painful, so hopefully that will go away. Recently I have been having nightmares that have no relation to me, missing children and dead chickens things…also hoping that will go away…
THe job has really worn on me more than it should have.
My Running is going along fairly well. Not perfect. I still have achilles pain, and I still have some shin issues where my stress fracture was years ago. I'm losing some of that extra fat and that has helped a lot…I seem to think I should be going faster but I can not!!!! Going to run a five K in late July. It benefits the Children of Africa fund, so of course it means something to me a little. My big concern is that it's Schedule for 7:30 am start. sounds nice eh? In Florida thats looking at a temp of possibly 90 degrees with humidity at 90%. I hope I can finish it without embarrassing myself. We'll see. My left knee feels odd everything feels a little sore. But I do have some time to get some training in… I have been tracking my training on DailyMile.com It has very colorful graphics and a supportive community…I encourage any runners, swimmers or cyclists to join up, free and fun, whats to lose?