I had a perfect work day last Friday.
I was orienting to rapid response with a friend. So, perk #1 was I was orienting with someone I like to work with.
We set up the cath lab twice and had one call. One. The whole dang night. It sucked for learning purposes, but it was a very relaxing night. I basically spent the entire shift (minus the one call and two cath lab visits) helping out my coworkers on the unit when they needed it, and listening to Pandora at various people's desks with my feet up when they didn't. Some of my favorites were working, too, so I just pretty much floated from favorite coworker #1's desk to favorite coworker #2's desk to favorite coworker #3's desk. It was ultimate hang out time. I probably had eight hours of free time, at least, since the unit was quiet and so was the RAT pager.
My preceptor and I stayed to watch both heart caths, too. One because we should (the patient's rhythm was crazy unstable, and it's easier just to stay put because we're the code team, too, and the cath lab is in the total middle of nowhere on the opposite side of the hospital as our unit) and the other because we just didn't have anything else to do and he had a legit 100% blockage in his RCA. It was interesting to watch the immediate change in atmosphere in the cath lab when they injected the dye near that artery and saw absolutely nothing. They went from playful banter to major serious professionals in half a second flat.
Guy ended up going up to CICU on a balloon pump afterwards because they could barely get any blood flow through the artery at all, even with a stent. He was lucky he made it to the hospital.
Oh, and we ordered food from my absolute favorite pizza joint and it was delicious.