Just wanting to introduce myself and talk about endoscopy. I'm going to be starting a new position in the field in the next two or three weeks. I'm pretty excited - I shadowed for a little while and the area is interesting, lots to learn, and totally different. I presently work night shift in a level 1 ER. I've been in the ER nearing three years and I find the nights and politics of the area wear my body out. I get sick all the time and we are chronically short staffed.
I've had a few naysayers who, when they find out, keep telling me that I'm going to hate it. When I ask why, they simply say I will be bored compared to the ER. Has anyone had this experience? I see mostly people on this forum wanting to go into it - for the hours and type of work load... not people complaining about how boring or how intensely stressful it is. Really, I'm going to start school for my masters soon. I think I could use easier and less stress!
Has anyone had experiences with Endo being very cliquey? Along with the, "you'll hate it," I've also been told that...
I guess the fine point is: If you started somewhere from endo, where did you start? What was the transition like for you? Would you do it again?
Just from meeting people on the unit, once you get in endo... you stay there. Most of everyone had been there for a long time.