Any words of wisdom? - page 2
OK yall, my long vacation is coming to a fast halt. As several of you know, I resigned my most recent job (of 7 years) in March. The only regret I've had, is that I didn't do it sooner. Within the... Read More
May 19, '02Ditto to the remarks:
I don't have any words of wisdom, but wanted to congratulate you, Mary, Catlady, and stormy on your new positions. I'm excited for you all and to celebrate, I bought new clothes for the heck of it Best wishes, you'll do great
Mary, this much I know.... you will be great.
I guess my words of wisdom to y'all are enjoy... enjoy... enjoy... make it a passion and the success will come.
May 19, '02hey mary ,congrats you'll need to employ a gardener now to keep it in order lucky you got a pay rise.Go get em Mary
May 19, '02Hello Mary,
Good-luck on you new venture! The hours are going to be wonderful and you will learn what you need to. You have all the patho stuff there and it will come back. You will also be able to contribute and incorporate all the knowledge you have gained through you psych nursing to the people you will be helping and referring with the great communication skills that you have, that are right at the tips of your fingers! Enjoy
May 19, '02Awww - thanks to all of you! YOU all are the greatest. I'm so thankful for allnurses.com
May 19, '02YOU GO GIRL! CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW JOB! MUCH SUCCESS TO YOU AS YOU EMBARK ON A WHOLE NEW NURSING VENTURE! I'M SURE YOU'LL DO BETTER THAN FINE, AND THE PEOPLE WILL LOVE YA! I USE TO WORK AT THE SAME HOSPITAL FOR A GOOD LITTLE WHILE, SO I THINK YOU'LL LOVE IT THERE! KEEP US POSTED. :kiss
May 19, '02Congratulations to Mary!!!!!!!!
You will do great and you will be wondeful in your new job!!!
May 20, '02CONGRATS TO ALL!!! Welcome to the wonderful world of bankers hours!
Words of wisdom from someone who has worked in the corporate side of nursing for the last 10 years...
1. Don't get offended or disillusioned with people who don't think you're a nurse if you don't work in the hospital.
2. Be mindful of the "pecking order" always, always go through your supervisor first on any issues. Going around the system tends to leave a bad taste in management's mouth when employees do that.
3. EMAIL: used a lot now, in my opinion too much in the office setting. Be careful of getting too comfortable with expressing opinions and thoughts through email, do it in person instead. Why do I say this? Because email gives you a false feeling of detachment - you are not speaking directly in front of someone so, just by nature, you can tend to feel you can say things you wouldn't normally say face to face. If the person says, "just send me an email" say, no, I'd rather meet in person, this is very important to me. Plus, whatever you type in email can be held against you indefinitely! Whenever I communicate in email, I look silly but I say it out loud to make sure it comes across in the right way before I send it.
4. Ask a lot of questions, don't be afraid to get clarification. Now, on that same note, corporations like to see and retain people who can "hit the ground running".
5. Before complaining about something that you don't find right or does not work, think of the alternatives you can offer before you present your complaint. If you cannot think of a way to fix it, it's best to state, "I've encountered this problem and I need help in finding a way to fix it. I've thought of some scenarios, but I would like your input." Corporate likes critical thinkers who are action-oriented.
Those are a few just off the top of my head....
May 20, '02Congrats to all of you, and have fun on your new jobs! I went to bankers hours about 8 months ago for the first time in my life, felt weird at first. I had never had to drive in rush hour traffic to get to work!!
also, more people are off on weekends, I used to never run errands on weekends so shopping, going to the cleaners, etc. takes longer. Good luck!!
May 20, '02Congrats Mary. Having the psych background will be the best asset you could have. The insurance stuff would be new to any nurse---but nurses are so much better at figuring unique ways to assist our patients. You will probably read this after your first day--so enjoy yourself.
May 20, '02So Mary, how was it? I thought of you today while I was having a really nice day at work. Hope you had the same
May 20, '02I LOVED IT!!!!! It's going to be great! I really can't wait to get started on my own but have to go through all the orientation and training stuff of course. Worked alongside a really great nurse today, who obviously loves her job and was so patient with and informative to me. Everyone there seems passionate about their work - haven't experienced that in a work environment in a long time. Feels SOOO good.
LasVegasRN - thanks for you input - I will keep everything you said in mind.
Renee, Dennie, Zudy, Zumalong, and Heather - ALL you guys are great. Thanks for the votes of confidence and all the support.
You know the thing that just hit me today, that makes me proudest of what I will be doing? I will be acting as a healthcare advocate for ALL the brave and wonderful men and women (as well as their families) that serve or have served to defend our country. Could I possibly have a more honorable job? WOW!Last edit by Mary Dover on May 20, '02
May 20, '02Hi Mary,
Sounds like the first day on your new job went really well for you! Thank God for that! I'm glad you like it so far, and hope you continue to enjoy working there. The military families can sure use another wonderful employee who loves their job and enjoys helping them with a smile on their face and a very caring heart - both of which you have. Continued success and job contentment for you.