So today, I finally admitted to my manager that I will be leaving this job. I don’t even really have the new job yet, but I figured it was time.
She amazed me.
I discussed how crazy it is that I make essentially the same amount of money as I did as a staff nurse, but have had exponentially increasing responsibility for the past 3 years. I added in that it is very difficult to get a response from Administration, and that the staff are often hostile.
She initially tried to tell me that it was the same everywhere, and in some places worse.
She’s right. In some places, it is worse.
She is also wrong, in some places things are much better, more organized.
My favorite moment came when I stated that I could no longer put up with some of the problems in my job that make it (and me) miserable.
She stated “Most Infection preventionists are Passionate about their work, so none of this would bother them.”
I admit, I do not live and breathe my job. I WORK 40 hours a week at it. I studied so that I am certified to do it. I am entirely qualified, but yes, there are moments when I enjoy SOMETHING else. Not wanting to put up with enormous amounts of CRAP makes me “not passionate”? And If I were to be passionate, somehow that would allow me to again put up with enormous amounts of crap?
She is a natural born idiot. I’m glad I have this second opportunity on the burner.