Friday, April 22
Posted by Tanya at 4/22/2011 07:00:00 AM
Monday, April 18
Today was my first day of my new job...it was SOOO exciting...NOT! I got to sit in a classroom and review HIPAA information, benefit info, where to park my car...etc. Hmmm, 8 hours of that type of stuff made me pretty sleepy.
I found out also, that my boss (who I met with last week) resigned last friday, effective immediately. So, the surgical services director is now the interim director of women's and children's and my new temporary boss. This should be fun :-)
Posted by Tanya at 4/18/2011 07:58:00 PM
Friday, April 15
Posted by Tanya at 4/15/2011 12:33:00 PM
Tuesday, April 12
today I went to drop off all my paperwork to Human Resources...asked the volunteer at the front desk to point me to HR and he refused to let me go back there...I had to turn in my paperwork to him...very odd! Anyway, after that encounter, I got to go talk to my new boss and find out the plan for next week. I'll have hospital orientation on Monday and then shadow her for the next few days. I also got the keys to my new office!!!! Then I went shopping at Hobby Lobby and got a cute black and white photo board for the office. Then I stopped at the Dollar Tree and got a couple of organizational supplies for my office too. After that I went and picked up some Navy blue scrubs...kinda wish I hadn't bought the Royal ones just 6 weeks ago. :-) Then I had the joy of getting to have a drug screen done...just FYI...the peeps at QuestCare Lab are pretty unprofessional...and they made me feel kinda like a drug addict. ("empty your pockets...put everything in your purse...put your purse in the box...lock the box...take the key...rinse and dry your hands, no soap...grab a cup and dump out the contents on the counter...ok, go pee, don't flush, and bring it back out...ok, wash your hands...sign this...initial this...initial this...get your stuff out of the box...you can go"). It was odd. I've never had to lock up my purse before.
Later, I made dinner (tenderloin...it was yummy!) and then we went to Rehanyn's 1st grade music program. It was the last 1st grade program we will attend anytime soon....awwww. Actually we are pretty happy abut that :-)
Tomorrow we are gonna run by mom's so that she can hem my new scrub pants and then we are gonna hopefully go buy some fishes for the fish tank Jason decided we needed. Then I've got to go back to work for the first of my last 2 night shifts...
Posted by Tanya at 4/12/2011 08:46:00 PM
Friday, April 8
Posted by Tanya at 4/08/2011 09:43:00 AM
Wednesday, April 6
I have a NEW JOB!!!! NEW JOB!!!!
Well, I haven't been posting lately because certain "stuff" has been going on here and since my blog address is on Facebook I didn't want to accidentally "jump the gun" until I was sure.
So, anyway, just under a month ago a friend that used to work with me messaged me on Facebook and told me about a position that had opened up at her new job. The position was for the NICU/Nursery manager. I have appplied for manager positions 4 times in the last 6 year (all for the hospital system that I currently work for) and essentially got ignored each time. I was getting pretty frustrated.
I decided to talk to Jason about this opportunity and took a couple of days to think about it and then decided to apply. Of course, after I made my decision I went to apply online the and the job was no longer posted as available. My heart dropped. I decided to go ahead and call the Director of Women's Services and find out if the position had been filled. Happily it hadn't been filled and I set an interview for Monday (this was Friday). I worked all weekend and hurried home from work Monday morning, fixed my makeup and went off to my interview. I wasn't sure how well the interview went because I was pretty sleepy and didn't feel like I was able to answer some the questions the way I wanted to. I didn't hear anything for a week, then emailed the director and quickly set up an interview with the staff nurses for Thursday. The staff interview went really well and I also got to meet the primary neonatologist. (I actually enjoyed these interviews which is unusual for me...I'm shy usually). I was offered the job on the next Thursday but I asked them to review the pay they were offering because it was only $0.02 more per hour than I am currently making. They called back the next day and offered $2.00 more per hour and I happily took the job! My first day there will be April 18th!
I'm very proud of myself for getting this job because I ended up doing several things that I usually don't ever do
1. Call someone I don't know personally (I prefer email or texting)
2. Stay on top of stuff and make sure I get a response
3. Ask for more money
4. Resigned my job without making lots of apologies :-)
This job is gonna be a lot of work. The unit is planning to expand and it will be my job to make it happen. I'm looking forward to the work though. Plus I'll get to work days now instead of nights. It will be a big change for me...I've worked nights for most of the last 16 years. I'm looking forward to having more time with the family.
Posted by Tanya at 4/06/2011 12:45:00 PM
Friday, April 1
Posted by Tanya at 4/01/2011 08:57:00 AM