Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bad day off



       Nursing is a great profession, don't get me wrong.  But it also a profession that you have to take a lot of classes for the rest of your life.   And they always seem to fall on your day off.   So today, instead of enjoying my day off I have to sit in on a  hour boring class.  And learn again about things I already know and have known for years.  So the hospital has proof they have competent help working there.  The fact that they are adding a 8 hour day to the front of my 4 day 12 hours a day stretch doesn't seem to matter.  That fact the most of them say they couldn't work that many 12's in a row much less that many with another day added to the front.  Sigh.  Whine.  Waaaaaaahhhh.

   So anyway.  That is what I am up to. Class from 8 to 4.  I hope it is a stormy awful day so I don't mind being in.

     My son spent the first night in his new home last night.  How exciting for him.  Of course he didn't buy a single bit of food but his computer and game system are there.  His room look sad and lonely.  And dusty.

      Well, off I go.  To fill my head of proof that I can do the job I have been doing for the last 29 years.  Bye all.



8 comments:

madcobug said...

Good fopr your son spending the first night in his own home. I hope your day goes well. They should pay you to go to those classes that since it is in your day off. Helen

coelha said...

I hope you get paid for this so-called, "day off"!  That is funny about your son--no food, but the computer and game system is all there and ready!  LOL  Sounds like something my son would do.  Can he walk to your house later for dinner?!  LOL  :)
Julie

jimsulliv3 said...

They ought to at least pay you for the time.

rbrown6172 said...

just like a guy to have no food but the computer be up and running!  i understand about those classes!  hope it didn't drag on too long.
gina

radar446 said...

Class sucks when you are all grown up.  I am in the middle of inservice training...4 days, three of em 9 hours, fourth 11 hours.  Then I get to go and do a single 10.25 hour shift actually working.  Talk about a screwed up week.  I hope we both get through it.

Greg

mzeeb said...

So glad your son is settled.  It must feel good to know he is finally in!  I admire you.  I have to hire someone to paint my garage inside.  I am a dunce with that stuff, and you did it so well.   As for classes, we used to have to do things in education called inservices.  Then most of us had to get extra hours for certification.  A lot of us pursued higher degrees.  I didn't regret that.  Its why I got to retire when they started cutting back.  But sometimes you wonder in the process just what good the classes are.  Eventually I found I used things I had learned.  Hope yours do the same for you.  Makes me feel good that health care folk keep current too. MS from Michigan

lanurseprn said...

Well...I REALLY do not know how you even DO 4 twelves in a row! I couldn't do it! Nope...not me. You must be in good shape girl!
Hope it went ok. I'm catching up here.
Pam

springangel235 said...

I'm sorry I have missed commenting in your journal...and reading...doing some much needed catching up tonight.  I know one thing...I bet there is no other nurse that can match your skillls...I respect nurses so much...hugs and love,
Joyce