Wish me luck! LOL!

  1. Okay..been a bit of a bummer week for me, and either my paxil in on high gear or I am just too tired to be upset! LOL!!!!!!!!

    So day before yesterday...my car was in the hospital parking lot under lights and it got broken into! Lucky no damage to the car (obviously used a jimmy), and it looks like they ransacked but something disturbed them and nothing was taken (except for a remote control truck that I was taking to the goodwill donation site...too bad they left the huge bag of clothes, would have saved me a trip! LOL!). No biggie...reported it to security and police and was an hour late getting home...oh well.

    Then it snowed and froze! My area of Oregon is NOT use to that and the entire area just STOPS! LOL! Well I needed gas for my car (they didn't expect the snow to stick let alone freeze!), and took off for the gas station. All was well...no slips or slides...until I hit the gas station parking lot...slide and BOOM...right into a telephone pole! I was great at doing all you are supose to do, turn into the slide and such and was able to get enough traction in the last second that I turned enough to get the passenger front side nailed instead of dead on! I was just fine...I braced for impact...I knew I was going to hit anyway. Pole..not even a scratch...my car...well, dented the passenger side, lights crushed...oh well, could have been WORSE (and we can actually pull out the dents! YEAH!).

    I called into work, really hoping not to have to go in..heck I wasn't driving in this now! (I was able to drive home without probelms! WHEW), but noooo they got me a ride! Oh well...I need the money really bad now..LOL! Work was chaos, I had two psycho agressive meth addict patients who wanted to kill anyone that talked to them and their MD's held all meds (nice..thanks DOC!), a brand new colostomy pt with complications, two painful terminal cancer patient that are full code and very needy, and a fresh complicated spinal post op that wasn't comming out of aneth well! OH CALGON! Oh did I mention no CNA's (couldn't make it in due to ice), and one nurse shy! UHGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!

    So here I am exausted mentally and physically...and I hear of a shift opening up that I want very badly! A day shift for the floor I wanted to work in when I applied, but they didn't have an opening! WHOOOOO HOOOOO! I put in my transfer right then and there, and called the RN supervisor for that floor who I really like...and she was so excited I applied...sounds like I will get the job if someone doesnt' outrank me!

    So I am so excited...however, hello...look at the luck I had for the past 48 hours!!!! That luck is scaring me! LOL!

    So wish me luck guys...need to get the bad luck out of the system so I can get this job! LOL!!!!!!!!!
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   StrwbryblndRN
    I don't want to add to any bad luck. So I will not say "G**d L**k*. But I do hope you get. Looks like you deserve it.
  4. by   Antikigirl
    Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!! Huggles
  5. by   GingerSue
    hope you get the job that you want

    {what a day}
  6. by   Cattitude
    I hate days like that!!! Maybe it's about to change... Hope ya get it... And hang in there...
  7. by   CaLLaCoDe
    [MOUSE]Here's to TriageRN!!! To getting your Zs and workplace satisfaction YEAH![/MOUSE]
  8. by   rnurse2b
    Wishing you the best!!!!!!!! Hope all works well for you.
  9. by   RN007
    in my former life, it was bad luck to say good luck, so ...

    break a leg!

    on second thought ... considering all that's happened to you ... maybe we should stick with ...

    have a nice day!

    (hope you get the job!)
  10. by   Batman24
    Hope ya get the job!! Hang on in there!!
  11. by   nuangel1
    heres to you getting the position you want .you deserve it .no luck involved.
  12. by   GardenDove
    You sound like alot of fun to work with, I think we'd get along great. Good luck, say hi to my Aunt Cynny in Portland.

    The trick to driving in snow and ice, btw: slow accerlations, gradual decelerations, drift into lanes for lane changes, no quick movements, ease around corners and accerlate later than you would normally, and accelerate slowly as previously mentioned.
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from TriageRN_34

    So here I am exausted mentally and physically...and I hear of a shift opening up that I want very badly! A day shift for the floor I wanted to work in when I applied, but they didn't have an opening! WHOOOOO HOOOOO! I put in my transfer right then and there, and called the RN supervisor for that floor who I really like...and she was so excited I applied...sounds like I will get the job if someone doesnt' outrank me!

    So I am so excited...however, hello...look at the luck I had for the past 48 hours!!!! That luck is scaring me! LOL!

    So wish me luck guys...need to get the bad luck out of the system so I can get this job! LOL!!!!!!!!!
    You're just running on all that ADRENALINE! Good for you getting out of that slide - I am not too good at it - should have seen me a couple years ago, going onto a ramp to the interstate. The way they had plowed it, it looked like the bank of an Indy 500 track*** (see below for edit ...), curved so the car could go 90 * --- Well, that's exactly what I did. I could have flipped over if it weren't for the snow being thick enough to slow me down... There I sat at 90 * waiting for another car to wham into the back of me - came out of shock and drove on ... (shudder)

    Hope you get that job (and that if you do, you will like it!) Take care

    Edit: I just re-edjumicated myself on race tracks... Indy 500 is not the track I was thinking of:

    "There are two types of tracks in NASCAR racing. There are the short tracks, and the super-speedway tracks.
    Short tracks have lower top speeds and the turns are tighter, while super-speedways have higher top speeds with limited engine power. Super-speedway tracks are much longer and straighter and the banking is high, allowing the cars to maintain a high speed all the way around the track.
    There are different cars built for each type of track. The bodies of the cars are similar, but they are altered to race on one of the specific tracks. Cars designed for short tracks are trying to create as much downforce as possible. Downforce is an aerodynamic force that tends to press the cars tightly against the ground, allowing the tires to grip the track with more force. Short track cars are more pronounced and curved, which helps in producing downward force.
    An example of a short track is the Bristol Motor Speedway, located in Bristol, TN. The shape is oval with a distance of .533 miles. The cars bank in the turns at 36 degrees and at 6 degrees in the straightways".

    (I bet you needed to know all that)
    Last edit by Liddle Noodnik on Jan 18, '07
  14. by   DDRN4me
    hope it works out for you!!!!!

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