Offered "ADON2" if I'll stay...what do I do? - page 4

by Jo Dirt 3,704 Views | 34 Comments

I recently posted about my plight about leaving the nursing home and going to work at an extended care hospital. The idea was that I would get hospital experience (which I've never had) but I've been told by some that LTAC will... Read More


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    Jo,

    Try this. It works for me. Take out a coin. Heads you go, tails you stay. Flip said coin. Is it heads or tails?

    Now is the important part: What was your immediate emotional reaction? Were you disappointed by the result? Excited? Wanted to flip again? Wanted best 2 out of 3?

    It doesn't really help you weigh the merits of the choices, but it might help you sort out your feelings.

    Best of luck deciding.
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    Jo,

    Try this. It works for me. Take out a coin. Heads you go, tails you stay. Flip said coin. Is it heads or tails?

    Now is the important part: What was your immediate emotional reaction? Were you disappointed by the result? Excited? Wanted to flip again? Wanted best 2 out of 3?

    It doesn't really help you weigh the merits of the choices, but it might help you sort out your feelings.

    Best of luck deciding.
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    Well, I blew it. I didn't go. I felt the cards were stacked against me. I sent a corny email to the CNO apologizing. So, I'm here, stuck in the same rut, going nowhere, amounting to nothing.

    And I hate my husband (and Bob.)
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    Quote from Jo Dirt
    Well, I blew it. I didn't go. I felt the cards were stacked against me. I sent a corny email to the CNO apologizing. So, I'm here, stuck in the same rut, going nowhere, amounting to nothing.

    And I hate my husband (and Bob.)
    Sounds like your disappointed with your decision. I too was in your position but my boss was very understanding of my decision and did not put pressure on me. I was a floor nurse at my LTC. I started as a LPN and just got my RN. I got a job in the hospital (no weekends) three 12's. I could not pass it up. My LTC wanted me to take a nurse supervior position and manage Med Aides. I was flattered but told them no thanks and stuck with my decision. My boss told me that they would welcome me back fulltime if I ever decided to come back. She also said that she wanted me to take the Staff Development Job when it comes open in the future. The lady is almost 70 and she will retire but she is not sure when.I told her I would consider it. I plan to work PRN. Hope it all works out in the end. Good luck with your new duties!
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    Quote from NC Girl RN
    Sounds like your disappointed with your decision. I too was in your position but my boss was very understanding of my decision and did not put pressure on me. I was a floor nurse at my LTC. I started as a LPN and just got my RN. I got a job in the hospital (no weekends) three 12's. I could not pass it up. My LTC wanted me to take a nurse supervior position and manage Med Aides. I was flattered but told them no thanks and stuck with my decision. My boss told me that they would welcome me back fulltime if I ever decided to come back. She also said that she wanted me to take the Staff Development Job when it comes open in the future. The lady is almost 70 and she will retire but she is not sure when.I told her I would consider it. I plan to work PRN. Hope it all works out in the end. Good luck with your new duties!
    I'm anything but flattered. All I can see that I will do is shuffle papers around for a few hours.

    I wish I knew if that hospital job I just passed up was no weekends. I know they charge almost $400/month for their daycare for nursing staff. I was assuming I would have to find coverage on the weekends.

    I wish I could have discovered this before I let the job go, but I wasn't aware no weekends was an option.


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