Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Job Stuff

This past monthor so has led me to a place where I have another cross-roads in my career life. These seem to come up about every 6 years or so. I have been working in surgical nursing for about 9 years, and Holy Family surgical for about 6.5 years. For about 2.5 of those years, I have been charge nurse. Now, all of the sudden, we have a new unit manager, and a new nurse on the unit, and I find myself being told I'm no longer good enough to be charge. It was not in that blatant of a way, but still...
So I am now back to being a staff nurse, my weekend off changed, and the new nurse...who got her license 9months ago...is now charge. Wow! I'm leaving out alot of detail, but it is sad that this political stuff happens.
Last week, I put in for a transfer to the ACU unit. I got called that day, and asked to come to HR for an interview. Yesterday, I had the interview, and it sounds positive. I've been interested in ACU for a long time, but never followed through on a change. I am excited about the possibilies a change to critical care can bring. There is alot to learn, and I do love to learn. I am going to call HR today and find out if is for sure that I got the job. Keep you posted...

Of course, I have not felt up to doing anything complicated since all this happened, so I've been working on string quilts. I made one green and blue string top, two log cabin string quilt tops, and am working on a second string top-this one is pink and green strings with yellow centers. I saw this on someone's blog recently...I'm sorry I don't know whose...and thought it so cute, I wanted to do one myself. I'm going to finish all of these for donation at our Mountain of Quilts display at our quilt show in October.

God bless you all,
Mary

2 comments:

julieQ said...

I hope you hear good things about your new job. It is tough for me too, I work with 3 different generations now...2 under me!!

Mary said...

Good luck with the new job. I have to say I don't miss those kind of problems....

At least it sounds like there's lots of string quilting going on. I hope it helps take your mind off work some.