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So, I got fired from my jail nurse job on Thursday. It was a bit out of the blue but made sense; there had been complaints that I was too sympathetic to the inmates, and there'd been some friction between me and the other nurse at the clinic, who also happened to be my boss's mother. I didn't have any problem with her, but I'd said something that she took wrong, and it's stuck in her craw for weeks. And to be honest, I *did* give out unapproved motrin and milk of magnesia when the guys were in pain or, as is waaay common, constipated for days. So there.

I filed for unemployment and submitted six applications. Yesterday I got hired at a nursing home to work on their new ventilator unit making $6/hour more. Yes, two days later. That means that losing my job came to a net gain of about $12K/yr, minus the soul-eating -- for such things as not being allowed to give a motrin to a guy with a broken tooth and exposed nerves. (he can buy it off of commissary, and if he's indigent, well, that'll teach him to come to jail.)

Yesterday, after I got hired, I called my mom, who'll be 80 in a couple of weeks, and told her. She was a nurse from about 1960-2000, and she sniffed and said, "Too sympathetic. That's the best reason to be fired ever." She also cooed in appreciation when I told her that I was going to be trained for vents. "That you just secured your career for the rest of your life," she said.

So, whew, stress. For uncomfortable things and good things. My pediatrics unit starts on Monday with the med math test. Last time I got 100%, so I'm not too worried. But still, Ack, Test.

After the test, I go fill out paperwork at Human Resources and I start my training on Thursday.

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Date: 2017-03-12 11:47 am (UTC)
redbird: closeup of me drinking tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] redbird
It's good to hear that you have landed somewhere better, and so quickly.

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Date: 2017-03-13 12:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] egret
Congratulations on the new job and congratulations on getting fired from the jail.

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Date: 2017-03-13 02:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
May tranquility come to you and support you.

I'm glad and not surprised that you were able to find another and better-paying ob so quickly.

As for the jail side-- you know, I have profound feelings about the prison system and the imprisoned. Which are why I cannot be a prison chaplain. I think that the system is appallingly immoral and difficult for the imprisoned to extricate themselves from, that I cannot serve them to help them work through it, to get out.

You have been a gift to those you served.

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Date: 2017-03-17 12:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
*grin* <- a grin inside a prison

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Date: 2017-03-13 02:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Whew! That is really something. That jail just lost one of vanishingly few decent staff people there, sounds like. I hope the new job really is better.

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Date: 2017-03-13 08:01 pm (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
Well hell, that'll teach YOU to sympathize with your patients! HA!!!

Congratulations? Yes, congratulations.

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