Hangin’ It Up

My stethoscope, of course. What did you think I meant? I’ve made my decision: I’m done with nursing once and for all. Today I turned down two referrals from the unemployment office for nursing positions at the brand-new veterans’ home over in the next town—a place where I would very much like to work—because I’ve searched myContinue reading “Hangin’ It Up”

Wicked Game

I’ve been all over the map the past few days—not moodwise, but my confidence ranges from pretty good to really shitty depending on a) the available jobs on Craigslist and the employment division website, and b) my thoughts about those three jobs I interviewed for, should’ve had, and didn’t get. I’m not down on myself like I used to get when IContinue reading “Wicked Game”

No Experience Necessary

One of the most annoying aspects of job-hunting is having to wade through literally hundreds of listings that have absolutely nothing to do with your field of interest. Though Craigslist and the employment division have conveniently categorized theirs, there are more than a few jobs that slip through the filters. Like this one: “Fun JobContinue reading “No Experience Necessary”

This Is Gonna Sound Weird, But…..

…..my mood and my self-confidence have only improved since I was fired. I don’t know why, but I wonder if it’s not just the feeling of relief now that I don’t have to keep trying to do the impossible. That was harder on my self-esteem than being unemployed, as much as I hate it (toContinue reading “This Is Gonna Sound Weird, But…..”

Another One Bites the Dust

The end came quietly this morning in a meeting with my managers, both of whom were genuinely unhappy about having to “release me from my trial service”, as it was so delicately put. It was the nicest firing I’ve ever experienced, and while being unemployed again is scary, my primary emotion is relief. It’s not likeContinue reading “Another One Bites the Dust”

The End Is Near

Well, boys and girls, it looks like I’m going to wash out of my training program after all. It wasn’t put exactly that way by my trainer this afternoon, but I had to be honest with her about the reasons why I’m struggling so badly and she acknowledged that they’re pretty much incompatible with the work. The truthContinue reading “The End Is Near”

How Do I Get Out of This Chicken Outfit?

Just kidding……I’m actually enjoying being bombarded with information! This new venture of mine is so complex that I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of the tip of the iceberg, and it’s become very clear to me in this past week that I didn’t have the slightest idea of what I was undertaking whenContinue reading “How Do I Get Out of This Chicken Outfit?”