Saturday, March 12, 2011

new job

Why am I posting at 3AM, you ask? Well because I am at my new job and it is slow. Same employer, IHC, but different location in the hospital. Instead of working in the heart and lung bldg Monday-Friday 8-5, I now work in the ER doing traumas (car accidents, falls, gun shot wounds, etc) and crisis (overdoses, suicide attempts, psych issues, etc). And my schedule is now pretty much every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7pm-7am.
--My Mom and I took Spencer and my nephews to the park this morning for like two hours and we had a blast
--I can fit exercise into my schedule better (not that my butt is getting any smaller...)
--I am kind of like a stay-at-home mom now with the perks of still having my income
--12 hour shifts are amazing. Seriously. I was nervous about them, but it is quite nice to only come 3 days a week. Plus the ER is like a time warp and the time goes quickly even when I am not doing anything.
--I can cook decent meals for the hubby (which he is liking!)
--I don't get to spend Friday and Saturday nights with Jean/Spencer
--It is the middle of the night and my teeth are feeling fuzzy and I don't have access to my toothbrush. And PS, IHC buys worthless toothbrushes for patients, so that doesn't even help.
Anyway. So that is my life recently. I thoroughly enjoyed this first week home with Spencer and look forward to many more!


Strictly Sewing said...

Good luck! You are doing some hard work.

Millie @ The Busy Butlers said...

You're amazing, woman! And I'm glad the pros list is longer than the cons. Otherwise, it would suck!

Cherilyn said...

I'm glad you are enjoying your new job!! :) I'm glad the pros outweigh the cons.
PS. We should chat soonish? so that I can tell you about my prospective internships for next semester. I'm really excited... or ya can read my blog I'm sure I'll be talking about them there.

Rachell said...

Which hospital are you working at? Are you a tech or a secretary?
I enjoyed working in the ER at Orem Community. I agree, ER time can be a time warp and sometimes it goes fast and other times it doesn't. FOr the most part, it was easy working nights--especially Friday or Sunday nights-- for me...except for between 2-4 am was the hardest time not to fall asleep! Yes, and it was easy to have a nearly full-time schedule with fewer shifts!