Tuesday, March 30, 2010
So last night was my first night orienting on nights. I was supposed to be with my preceptor, but of course she was not there. So I was with someone else. It was a frustrating night. I don’t really feel like I learned all that much, which really irritates me. I only have two weeks on orientation before I am on my own, which means only 6 days, of which one is gone. Grrr…
And then, just as I was getting ready to leave this morning, I find out that we have to attend a short meeting because all the IMC nurses are going to be cross-trained for the ER. Without even our permission. Really sucks. So we had to go to a meeting that was only supposed to take about 30 minutes, to discuss the paperwork that needs to be done in the ER. Well, the meeting was useless, and lasted 90 minutes. I was EXHAUSTED. And during the course of the meeting the lady talking to us tried to make us feel like we should be grateful that we did not get a raise because no one was laid off. Okay, I’m glad no one got laid off, but is it my fault the hospital is in financial ruins?? I don’t think it’s too much to ask for a cost of living raise each year. No wonder they are losing more and more nurses (I heard another nurse is going to Baystate when I was working last night).
And then to make matters even worse it was POURING when I got out of work and I was soaking wet by the time I walked to the car. Then I took Izzy out and of course she will not poop in the yard! So after about 15 minutes walking in the rain she finally pooped and I could come home and get into some dry clothes, vent to Kimm and climb into bed.
Ugh. That’s all I have to say.
Time for some popcorn and Gilmore Girls. I’m on for two nights starting tomorrow.