Yup, I've Finally Got a New Job

  1. Didn't turn out quite as I had hoped, but I have a new job.

    I accepted a position at a hospital system as an Education Coordinator - the one in which my director is a professor of mine in my grad program, and the one in which I was concerned about teaching classes related to med/surg concepts when my clinical background is obstetrics/women's health.

    The job I really wanted was as a Health & Safety Coordinator at my former employer; one in which I'd be responsible for annual OSHA training, TB tests, processing of employee physicals and documentation of blood bourne exposure cases. The position was looking for an RN or an LPN. I emailed my former manager who is in charge of the position, and they turned me down because they really want an LPN (aka: cheaper labor). That sucks.

    But anyway, I got out of the research job which, as I'm finding out, is an unhealthy place to be. I went out to lunch today with some of the people I work with and many of them are unhappy; two of them suffered from depression as a result of the ridicule from the research directors. While I haven't experienced any of it directly just yet, I do feel the place is toxic and I'm glad to get out before it effects me. My last day was today. The director shoved me out before I wanted to really be out (she declared my last day - I didn't) so as of today I am officially between jobs. I have three weeks off.

    I don't feel that great about the transition; frankly between the BS with my husband's job and the dissatisfaction with mine, I'm just in a slump. I feel homeless in a weird way because here I am starting a new job again when I just reached my 6 month anniversary at a job I took because my other job eliminated my position. I had this great job a year ago and because of reorganizing, etc, it's been all downhill since for me.

    Oh well, hey? But anyway, just thought I'd share with you all that I got a new job. I know I've been complaining about my current job for a while so I wanted you all to know I got out.
  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   fab4fan
    Hmmm...so I'm not sure if I should say congratulations or not. I hope the new job turns out to be better than you imagine. It may be just the change you need to get your spark back.

    Don't worry about feeling like you don't know enough med/surg; I'll bet you know more than you think you do. You'll be surprised what comes back to you when you have to remember it.
  4. by   Stargazer
    Congrats on the new position, Susy. Even if it wasn't the one you wanted, it sounds like this new job is a closer step to the kind of position you're getting that Master's for. It also sounds like a great opportunity to learn a lot of new stuff as well as teach, and get paid for doing so (one of the things I like best about MY job!)

    I envy you that 3 week break. Any chance Aaron could get a little time off and the 2 of you could take a little mini-vacation or even a long weekend? Seems like the 2 of you could really use a few days away.

    I hope you get excited about the new position; I'm excited for you. Relax and do something fun for the next 3 weeks and look forward to a fresh start at the new job.
    Originally posted by Stargazer
    I envy you that 3 week break. Any chance Aaron could get a little time off and the 2 of you could take a little mini-vacation or even a long weekend? Seems like the 2 of you could really use a few days away.
    Ditto. Pack up the Astroglide and hop on a plane somewhere!

    Congrats on the new venture. Even if it's not exactlywhat you wanted, it may be the change of pace you need.

  6. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Good luck, Suzy. You never know, you might end up liking your new job!
  7. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you!
  8. by   RNforLongTime
    Yeah, good luck Susy. Life's too short to work in a sucky place! Get some astroglide and HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. by   l.rae
    congrats susy! let us know how it goes.....the job that is, (not the astroglide)....but, if you do feel compelled to share, maybe we can work out a code so we can stay true to TOS!
  10. by   rncountry
    Sometimes what we are looking for is not what is really right. I currently have the job I do now because I had just about given up on nursing and started agency to get the hell out of the majority of the ********. Ended up liking the place a great deal and all but fell into the job I have now.
    It has worked out incredibly well, and I often feel that the minute I quit trying to make things work out the way I wanted is when things started working out right. Sometimes things are just like that.
    I wish you the best and hope this new job is all that and more.
  11. by   cmggriff
    Congratulations on the new job anyway. I hate it when a fellow conservative is out of work. Gary
  12. by   JonRN
    Susy........hope your new job surprises you and turns out to be just what you have been looking for. Just like a marriage, you never know until you try it awhile. Also, what Gary said.
  13. by   Furball
    Agree with nurse-Lou, life is too short to waste on a "toxic" workplace.
    The new job sounds awesome....I know you will do a great job!

    I like you, even though you're a bloody conservative.....lol

  14. by   psychonurse
    Congrats on the job....hope you like it and you get some good out of it......I know when I came out to my job I wasn't really sure about it and now I have been here for 14 years and will retire from it...so it must of been for me.....

    Take a little time off like everyone else has been encouraging. Then you will walk into your new job with a renewed spirit....