Old Dog, New Tricks - page 2

Wrongway Regional Medical Center (WRMC) has a reputation for having a high staff turnover. Recently there has been a mass exodus of staff, including a lot of RNs. I work Psych and my wife Belinda... Read More

  1. by   Davey Do
    Quote from hppygr8ful
    I can balance a biscuit on my nose while standing on my left foot and rubbing my tummy with my right hand.
    Hey, hppygr8ful! You wanna come work at Wrongway with me?

    There are lots of openings for People with your kind of talent and skill!
  2. by   vanilla bean
    It can be a humbling experience going from job proficiency to newbie, for sure. When I made the leap from RT to RN, I'd been an RT for 17 years and I went from feeling competent/confident to feeling like I didn't know my a$$ from my elbow. It was not an anxiety free transition, that's for sure, but I'm happy with my decision to push myself outside of my comfort zone and take on the challenges of a career change at the tender age of forty-something.
  3. by   OldDude
    Very interesting how this opportunity evolved into a mirror mirror on the wall search of self. Personally, I completely understand what you're saying. The thought of starting a new nursing job makes me nauseous. My current position pisses me off on a regular basis but it's like arguing with your wife. You know she loves you and you love her and things settle down afterward. I don't think I like learning new stuff anyway!!
  4. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Been there,done that
    "All I want is things to get better yet stay the same. Is that too much to ask?"
    Yes. To get better is not possible without change. You have gone to ADN, ASN, CNA, LPN, RN, EMT-B, EMT-I why stop now?
    I worked 15 years at Wrongway Regional Medical Center as charge nurse. I was top dog. What BTDT said was gospel. I REALLY liked that.
    I liked learning new roles much more.
    Quote from Davey Do
    It seems to me, generally speaking, that Women tend to be be the hardier of the genders.
    Quote from Davey Do
    There's enough of expecting the unexpected in our jobs to keep us stimulated.
    I rest on my laurels... a... er... I rest my case!
  5. by   Davey Do
    Quote from vanilla bean
    It can be a humbling experience going from job proficiency to newbie, for sure. When I made the leap from RT to RN, I'd been an RT for 17 years and I went from feeling competent/confident to feeling like I didn't know my a$$ from my elbow. It was not an anxiety free transition, that's for sure, but I'm happy with my decision to push myself outside of my comfort zone and take on the challenges of a career change at the tender age of forty-something.
    Do you know, vanilla bean, that I virtually love you? I have all your records and have an autographed 8x10 glossy of you sitting on my workstation at Wrongway!

    Belinda ran the lab for a group of Doctors, who highly respected her, for 17 years when she decided to go into Nursing. She is a legend at Wrongway. EVERYBODY said they will miss her. (Well, except Administration, but that's another story.) And now, she is leaving after 13 1/2 years to work in a higher level of care at anther facility!

    Have I said ANYTHING at all about how much I admire you Movers and Shakers, for which I am not?
  6. by   vanilla bean
    Quote from Davey Do
    Do you know, vanilla bean, that I virtually love you? I have all your records and have an autographed 8x10 glossy of you sitting on my workstation at Wrongway!
  7. by   Davey Do
    Quote from OldDude
    Very interesting how this opportunity evolved into a mirror mirror on the wall search of self. Personally, I completely understand what you're saying. The thought of starting a new nursing job makes me nauseous. My current position pisses me off on a regular basis but it's like arguing with your wife. You know she loves you and you love her and things settle down afterward. I don't think I like learning new stuff anyway!!
    Has anybody read William Wright's Born That Way and are aware of the concept of the predisposed genetic template personality?

    Mr. Wright did a study of identical twins that were separated in infancy, raised in different families, yet startlingly, as adults, possessed the exact same personality types, proving the personality is more nature than nurture.

    The Old Dude and I were participants in Mr. Wright's study.

    I hope you don't mind me sharing this fact... Brother.
  8. by   Davey Do
    Quote from vanilla bean
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  9. by   adventure_rn
    Oh Davey, you are too funny!

    Quote from Davey Do
    Ruts can be comfortable places to be, eh Sour Lemon?

    There's enough of expecting the unexpected in our jobs to keep us stimulated.

    Good Coworkers are gold and can make work not be a four letter word.

    I'm happy that I don't have to change my People!

    For now.
    Perhaps this is a simplistic or hedonistic world view, but I sincerely believe that people ought to do what makes them happy! If you're happy doing what you're doing, then that's awesome! If you wife will be happy trying something new, that's awesome, too! Different strokes for different folks.

    People are sometimes pressured into doing things (taking a new job, attending grad school, moving into management) because they're told that they 'ought to' benefit from doing them, even if it doesn't end up working in the person's best interest. I believe that advancing your career and finding professional fulfillment is all about self assessment and discovering what brings you joy (not what other people say ought to bring you joy).

    Speaking as relatively new nurse, I'm of the opinion that young pups can learn a lot of great tricks from the more 'seasoned' dogs.
  10. by   Davey Do
    Quote from adventure_rn
    Perhaps this is a simplistic or hedonistic world view, but I sincerely believe that people ought to do what makes them happy! If you're happy doing what you're doing, then that's awesome! If you wife will be happy trying something new, that's awesome, too! Different strokes for different folks.

    People are sometimes pressured into doing things (taking a new job, attending grad school, moving into management) because they're told that they 'ought to' benefit from doing them, even if it doesn't end up working in the person's best interest. I believe that advancing your career and finding professional fulfillment is all about self assessment and discovering what brings you joy (not what other people say ought to bring you joy).

    Speaking as relatively new nurse, I'm of the opinion that young pups can learn a lot of great tricks from the more 'seasoned' dogs.
    Or, as my dear ol' Dad told me: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

    I am surprised you are a relatively new Nurse, adventure_rn. In following your posts, I sense a great deal of wisdom.

    Thanks for the support!
  11. by   adventure_rn
    Quote from Davey Do
    I am surprised you are a relatively new Nurse, adventure_rn. In following your posts, I sense a great deal of wisdom.
    Why thank you! I've been fortunate to learn from some incredibly wise nurses, including many of the nurses on AN.
  12. by   Davey Do
    Quote from adventure_rn
    I've been fortunate to learn from some incredibly wise nurses, including many of the nurses on AN.
    As they say, "What goes around, comes around", "We are known by the company we keep", "You are what you eat", and "With friends like you..."

    Never mind.
  13. by   Been there,done that
    Okay wimp. Do what you want. Be glad I'm not your wife

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