So, a competing health system had a job fair. I have not been happy at my skilled nursing job as it is just a horrid place. So......on a lark I headed over to the fair. This same system had rejected me oh....about 9 times.
Well, this time it was love at first sight and they offered and I accepted a job on "the renal unit". I love the renal system and I am pretty excited. Do any of you work on a renal unit? How do you like it? What can I expect?
On a selfish note it felt very good to hand in my resignation letter. I had grown very bitter after 1.5 years of horrible staffing and inappropriate levels of pt acuity on our unit. They were shocked. BTW, I had found out that I was one of or maybe even the lowest paid RN at the old place......
I had repeatedly mentioned to my boss that I never received any positive feedback but plenty of negative. I would often ask her straight up...Do I do anything right? She would always say yes and walk off.
I am here to tell you that as a male, I need and require positive feedback. I would rather have the occasional kind word than a .14 per hour annual increase. So to my female bosses...take note....learn to dish out a little praise.
Please bring to light my shortcomings so that I may correct them. But please lets also discuss what I am doing right and even how I can improve on those things. It is hard to go to work day in and day out working an avg of 4 12's per week when feeling unappreciated.
Another tidbit for jobseekers. My experience shows that mentioning that you wish to enroll in NP school straightaway is the kiss of death. Do not mention your plans to be an NP.....they will see you as a distracted employee who will need a lot of days off with a fairly inflexible schedule and they will probably not hire you.
To get this job, I dropped out of NP school and promised my new system that I will obtain my BSN. A promise that I will keep.
I am happy and excited to begin my new journey but man these last 6 shifts at the old place are going to drag on lol...