I just had a conversation about a new job with my dad. This is my first ever job and I'm already discouraged. I'm just curious about how you guys feel about the situation and if I'm wrong.
When I had my interview they only asked me why did I want to be a cna. And hired me on spot. Without calling my references or anything. I expected them to ask more and really determine if I was a true patient advocate. today was mine and another girls orientation. The other girl was 30 minutes late. Texted. Had a couple phone calls. Fell asleep. Didn't take out her tounge ring or cover her tattoos. I don't think there is anything wrong with piercing or tattoos but i believe they should be covered or removed just because its the Code of conduct. Then the girl and I were talking and she was like ya I only want this job for the money. & that's what she told them when they interviewed her. & when we went on the tour she would stop and talk to people she knew. & wasn't paying attention to the lady giving us a tour. When you work as part of a team it isnt only about yourself. its about everyone. My dad thinks I shouldn't worry about other people because when I get money they're not sharing it with me. All I need to worry about is myself. But I don't feel like that. In a healthcare team or any team, it isn't about you. It's about everyone involved. I want to work with people who care about the patients. Not the money. It's not about the money.its about the patients health. He said if I continue to think like I'm not gonna have this job for long. I'm just upset about what my dad told me and how orientation went. he thinks i'm looking to deep into it. Has anyone else felt like this, is this common? I'm just so upset about what happened and my dads comments.