Tuesday, August 9, 2005

A sign?

I saw not only my manager this morning, but also the director of the department - not usually a good mix.  The reason for the meeting...calling in more than twice in a two month period.  I got the lecture about how it lets down the unit when I'm not there on a scheduled day & how now I'm viewed as unreliable.  This is one thing I don't like about management - not just at hospitals, but practically anywhere.  They only take the time to talk to you when it's about something negative.  It doesn't matter if you are doing 3904820934 good things, if there is one negative thing - they will zero in on that.  Oh well, that's the way it goes.  I simply listened to the lecture, signed the paper that puts me on probation until November.  When that was said & done...I asked "Who do I talk to about going part-time here?"  They were shocked.  I love my manager - she is really, really nice.  The director is nice, but I really don't know much about her.  They just stared at me.  So I went on to say that I am planning to work at another hospital to gain more experience.  The director asked what type of experience I was wanting.  I said "cardiac."  There were a few more words exchanged, but they couldn't argue with the other hospital being a major cardiac hospital as opposed to ours - we ship anything serious over to that other hospital because we are not equipped to handle anything like that.  My manager said she'd talk to human resources about it.  I hope I didn't make things worse for myself.  I just felt the need to be honest & upfront rather than letting the rumors get around.  They can't fault me for wanting to get more experience.  They seemed stunned though. 

Anyways, I came home & took a nap as I'm working the next 3 nights in a row.  I started thinking that maybe this is a sign to go full-time at the cardiac hospital & reduce my hours greatly where I'm at now.  I don't want to make that decision until I see what it's like on the job at the new place.  I'll use the month of September to base my decision.  On that note...I need to go start getting ready for work.  It's about to storm here.  Hopefully it will be over with by the time I have to leave.  Have a good night!


lisamarbaby said...

Have you ever considered making this into a published book? You should - It's good. I'm dead serious - "Life of a New Nurse" or something. Lisa

cah601 said...

Yeah Jen, I agree.  Get that book written and you will never have to worry about being placed on proabtion again.  LOL.  Carole