As I posted here a month ago, our assistant manager passed away. Approx. a week ago, my nurse manager asked me if I wanted the position. I was flattered, but told him no. I like my current position and I like touching people. He told me I could work 2 days doing 12 hrs and then the other two days I would do management in 8 hr shifts. He thought I would jump on that, but why would I want to work 5 days a week and have that pressure? Since I have my ADN, I would have to get my BSN within a few years. I plan on doing so, but first have to get my husband healthier and graduate two kids from college.
I told him I would be more than happy to help him with paperwork by coming in on Friday for a few hours.
My husband supported me, but I have a feeling he thinks I'm nuts.
I really do think I have a good thing going. I work Tue-thur, 7-7:30. I do charge position, discharges and education. My boss treats me like his right hand man, and I spend a lot of time going to management meetings and being on several commitees, and help make decisions that influence the running of our floor, yet I don't have the bean counters putting a thumb on my head. I also won't have the pressure of returning to school right away with the above issues.
I'm pretty comfortable with my decision, but part of me feels as though I should be climbing the ladder.
It sounds like you did what was right for you - and we all know the floor needs caring, competent nurses who actually enjoy it.
Last edit by gigglymo on Aug 26, '11
: Reason: Edited for sarcasm. :)