*There really are some grumpy older people & NOTHING you do will make things better.
*Co-workers rock! The govt is getting ridiculous with their demands for "customer satisfaction" & in turn...that makes hospital administration get ridiculous with the way we now interact with patients. Sometimes I feel like an actress with all the lines I'm supposed to recite.
*Evals are this month. Will there be raises or won't there???
*I had a patient last night that I thought I was going to have to use the Heimlich maneuver. However, he was choking on water...so that wouldn't help me. Actually he was aspirating the liquid into his lungs. As soon as I figured that out....after yelling at him to cough....I told him no more drinks for him. He wasn't happy...but helloooo, you're choking on it.
*I love my 2 day work weekends. It goes by so quickly. I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to 3 days a week.
*Soon the doctors will be putting in their own orders instead of writing them. I cannot wait to see how this goes, although I'll miss the guessing what this scribble mark means type games I play with my co-workers.
*Our new manager....she's been there since the beginning of January....has yet to come out of her office & speak to us. If we want to talk to her, we have to go into her office or email her. I thought maybe she was shy at first, but now I see this is just the way she operates. It's the most bizarre thing I've seen when it comes to someone in a management position. I think I've said "hi" to her twice since she started. I guarantee you, she doesn't know my name. I don't know what she's afraid of, but the more she stays hidden away, the more the staff resents her.
*And lately nearly everyone is getting written up for anything. So far I've managed to avoid that, but hearing my co-workers "infractions" irritates me. Especially when it's the newer nurses. Instead of condemning them, use it as a way to teach them. Now they are afraid to mention anything they think might be wrong because they are in fear of getting punished. Such an unhealthy work environment.
*I cannot wait for the employee satisfaction surveys in August. It's still far away, but from what I'm hearing...people are going to be giving zeros. It's sad really....because last year we were the most satisfied working staff in all of the hospitals "chain"...which is at least 35 (or more) hospitals. It makes me wonder if administration is even aware of how unhappy the staff is. If not, there will be a wake up call in August...that's for sure.
*Ok, enough whining about work. Let's now whine about my home life. My ex-sis-in-law has been involved with a loser for the last 9 years or so. Loser clashes with my niece...because she has never been afraid to verbalize her hatred for him. As time went on, his behavior got worse....erratic, frustrated, bossy, etc. I hated that my niece had to live with such a monster. Fast forward to 6 weeks ago....loser tells everyone he's going on a trip to China...just to get away. Uh huh, yeah right. Turns out he was hooking up with some chick in China. Everyone here found out about it because he blabbed to his friends before he left. So my ex-sis-in-law declares she is dumping him & kicking him out of their house. Sounds like a dream come true...especially for my niece. Well, not only is he a loser, he wrote in an email he wishes my niece would die. Nice, right? When I saw that email...I refused to let her go back to her home while he is still living there. Because if he was an a-hole when he lived there, he's going to be ten times worse as he's getting kicked out.
*I have had her & my nephew at my house since March 7. Loser is still living with the ex-sis-in-law. She keeps saying he's moving out...but he's still there. Who knows if or when he'll ever leave. I find it truly disgusting that she is choosing this freak of nature over her own children. And you know how many times she's seen them since they've been at my house....ONCE. What kind of mother is that? She lives like 5 miles away & has seen them ONCE.
*It's been a sacrifice for me giving up my life as I know it....privacy, freedom, etc. But for those kids I'd do anything. I'm adjusting to having "kids." Some days are great, other days I just want calgon to take me away. :)
*Ok, now really...enough whining. I get to see Lady Gaga in concert in 12 days...woo hoooooooo.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!!!!!!!