Post by Gabrielman on Dec 14, 2015 20:38:10 GMT -8
Thank you both... they fired me today for being sick... so now I have no job. However, I applied for a meter reader job, they want to train someone new, and it's actually something I'd really love to do. So please pray I get it! I have faith that I will
I've had the week off, actually, only working tonight. It's a good thing when I do have the week off (usually work Thursday night instead though) but not when I have to work crazy hours during the following weeks. I would much prefer working a few nights or so this week instead.. however this week it was very much needed to have some time off. I think I've recovered quite well from the flu-ish, just some small cough left. I've rested, watched films, practiced photography, played some music, and some house cleaning stuff.
Been discussing future career things with my husband. I enjoy what I do at the moment, it's the closest to what I've previously considered to be my dream job that I've ever been, but then the unit is at a public hospital and we are always threatened by cutdown in staff, beds, type of ward etc. Recently it was to be decided that we would cut down on beds for palliative care patients with more than half, and that we would have some kind of general surgery patients instead, and nobody knew what would happen with our jobs, if we would have to work in other wards, etc. After a meeting it was decided that our ward would be spared, because doctors from other wards protested enough, since what we offer affects their work a lot. If there isn't a ward for palliative care, those patients will be all over the place, where staff don't have that training and experience that we do, the patients don't get the help they need, and they take up beds in acute wards. It's not right and I'm so thankful that they took it back. However, this is for now and we have no idea what will happen in three months. They can take everything away from us anytime. How can one ever get any interest in getting involved in development projects and stuff like that when we don't even know what the ward will be like in a couple of months? I'm so tired of working like this, having to worry all the time, and I'm so tired of this freaking so-called health care sector that nobody cares about, politicians completely ignore it, while wards close down because nurses choose to not work at hospitals anymore because of the terrible working conditions and low pay.
I guess I'm more or less planning to quit nursing in the future, to become more flexible, worry less and be in charge of my own time, spend time with family, etc. Most times than not, my husband goes to see his family for Christmas, Easter, birthdays etc, while I have to work. And my own parents are getting older and I don't know for how long I'll have them. They live further away and I don't see them a lot. My husband has all kinds of ideas of things that I could do instead of working in the hospital.. I guess he sees more qualities in myself than I do...we'll see what happens. I know that we are very privileged when it comes to holidays and working schedules than most countries though. I worked for a while in Ireland... what a nightmare. I quit after a few months. If I'd ever move to another country again I'd only do it if I could run an own business or such.
Post by ConsumingFire on Jan 29, 2016 21:07:09 GMT -8
So... today I didn't do a whole lot. My uncle had to go to McMinnville, OR to help a friend we're housing find a car, so I stayed home and looked after the puppies all day. Now, I'm eating dinner and typing this. All in all, an okay day.
Post by ConsumingFire on Feb 6, 2016 19:25:55 GMT -8
I really enjoyed today. I got to attend a live-stream on the Lingering Trees channel w/Gabe & quagmire on YouTube. It was fun and I hope to do so again fairly soon. After that I just watched some anime and later went out with my uncle for a couple hours just to get out of the house. A good day indeed.
Sounds like a good day! I've been busy for a while although I can't think of what I've been doing other than work. Right now I'm ill with a flu-like thing but other than that things are ok, other than the fact that it's still winter and everything is dull outside.
ConsumingFire: Glad you all are safe and stuff, and yes praise God! Now you can experience seasons!
Oct 21, 2015 20:05:07 GMT -8
Eclair: Well, we all made it to our new home! Praise God we are all safe, and with no speeding tickets! The house has a lot more goofy stuff wrong with it than we thought it would, so more expense . . . But the original house is good
Oct 20, 2015 16:57:56 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: Holy cow ...we've known each other for 5 years now, come August.
Jul 16, 2015 21:54:56 GMT -8
Gabrielman: Don't tell me how to live your life!
Jun 25, 2015 17:22:17 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: Woo! We just hit 777 total posts!
Jun 9, 2015 8:51:54 GMT -8
Eclair: Just wanted to say that Quagmire and Consuming Fire are doing a bang-up job on the funny pics thread. Love it!!
Apr 24, 2015 10:23:16 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: Yeah, it's kind of a given. :/
Apr 11, 2015 19:28:06 GMT -8
Eclair: He is risen indeed! And still is, as some Christians seem to feel the need to point out. I'm not sure of the point,actually.
Apr 11, 2015 15:53:51 GMT -8
Gabrielman: NICE! You need to keep us posted on that!
Apr 3, 2015 19:10:57 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: And although I'd like to go to OSU, I'm considering going to a junior college first. I had a tour of Umpqua Community College and it is great (especially the CS class).
Apr 3, 2015 19:10:31 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: YES IT DOES!!!!!!!!!!!!11! I am really looking forward to this opportunity.
Apr 3, 2015 19:09:02 GMT -8
Gabrielman: accounting takes a special kind of patience.... that'd be hard core to do! Computer science sounds fun though!
Apr 3, 2015 19:07:42 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: I would major in either accounting or computer science/information systems.
Apr 3, 2015 19:06:49 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: SS is set to call me on the 9th, and the JC rep said she'd call again next week, so now I wait.
Apr 3, 2015 19:06:14 GMT -8