i went to work today for 6 hours. it isn't hard to copy names & numbers from old files to new ones. yep, that's what i do for the moment. the labeling boxes will be in a week or two, when i have finished this shit. which gives me time to practice my drawing abilities, as i haven't forgotten that i owe some boxes some porn in the way of Kama Sutra positions. during my lunch break, i went up to visit my unit. my boss was there frittering around like a mad woman who's lost her mind. she is very scatter brained, and will jump from one thing to another without finishing the first. she drives everybody crazy on day shift. we all think she has ADD and/or is bipolar. she cant stand still enough to even listen to what we say. or she will interrupt with something totally off subject. there is no way in hell i could ever work days, on that unit. nights are so much quieter. no bosses around. less traffic. basically, we can do whatever we want, once our patient care is completed. our patient's needs ALWAYS come first. you can catch us all holding fussy babies as we watch a movie, so moms can sleep. we will drop everything we are doing, if a patient needs something. some of the things we have done in the past, during downtime, is play cards...phase 10 is popular. or we will watch movies on some one's laptop they bring in. we always have food nights, and eat right out at the nurse's station, where it is forbidden on days. you might find us shootin the shit with our feet up on the desks, painting nails and doing manicures. there have been wheel chair races down the long halls, hide and seek, which is really creepy, cuz our unit is haunted. NO SHIT! it really is. man, i could tell ya stories.... (another blog.)
every one who is part of our night team, gets along great. there isn't one person we dread having to work with. do you know how rare that is? yep, we are a great team, very close and pretty tight. we get our fill of social life at work, when it's a slow night. BUT, we are also like an E.R. we never know when or what will come through our door. women can go into labor or complications, at ANY time.. .ya just never know what the night will bring. i guess in my mind, i compare us to that old show, M.A.S.H. (without the helicopters and the still.) (and no hot lips or frank). we may be having fun and games but the moment we get word from ER that a patient is on her way up, we scurry like little rats, preparing what we may need and everyone pitches in. we know each other so well that we can anticipate what the others will need, and get it ready. i really love my job. i guess it's the people i work with that make it special like that. we have had nights without any patients, nights we were so full we ran our asses off, nights where a woman nearly delivered before we could get her back to a room. we call those ladies "flyers." we have had to perform emergent c/sections. there is an OR suite on our unit just for c/sections, and we must be prepared to totally assist the docs and do whatever is needed to assure a healthy baby. we have had a few ladies deliver down in the lobby, never even made it to the birthing unit. oh you just nevah know with us. on day shift, the gals have to always appear busy even if they aren't, as the manager watches them like a hawk. that would stress me out so fucking much.
how does your job rate? are you happy with it? what do you do? what are the pros and cons of your environment? inquiring minds wanna know.....