OCNRN63, RN Pro 35,145 Views
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LOL...the "Thread Necromancer" strikes again!
You could always try having just one highlight of light blue/pink/purple, rather than coloring your hair 100%. Subtle, but just enough to let you feel like you're different.
I'm really not one for crazy hair colors, and personally, I side with your supervisor, but I wouldn't get bent out of shape over one highlight.
When Big Pharma and For Profit hospitals charge $47 for 50mg of Benadryl
for inpatients, and inpatients don't even have a say in the matter because nobody KNOWS the price until they ask for and itemized bill...or outpatients cannot make informed choices because you cannot ' shop around ' for the best price, or even a fair price for an MRI because nobody at the front desk even knows the flat rate for imaging - or the flat rate is price gouging so that between the insurance companies and the deductible patients are faced with a coercive monopoly...THAT kind of profiteering is well beyond a $3500 bill. I'm not talking about small business....for that, I certainly agree. I am talking about big healthcare, the kind that woos doctors and nurses with gifts and gadgets to pedal their drugs to patients. Those are billion dollar companies whose CEOs are running off with the steak and leaving the bone and gristle for the rest of us. As patient advocates, we should all be angry.
Small businesses, as you said, often struggle, and no, not everyone should get a free pass.
I've enjoyed aspects of almost every job I've had, but my favorite job was outpatient oncology.
Man, do I miss that job.
I realize that. But there was also this: "Oh load." What is that?
I just assumed a poor communication style. I mean, who calls $6,000 "60 grand"?!
Not trying to argue, I just think OP needs to clarify.
My first job (30y ago) was in psych. I was certain I would never work in anything but psych. After about 4 years I could see the writing on the wall for our unit; decreasing admissions, staff taking low census days. I decided to make a change before it was forced upon me. I took a job in peds. That job was a springboard for many interesting jobs I never would have had if I'd dug in my heels and refused to do anything but psych.
I understand not wanting to float, so you'll have to do what works for you. I do think you would be well within your rights to at least ask for longer orientation. Three or four days isn't enough. If you are definitely going to float, see if you can take an ACLS class. That might take some of the anxiety out of floating to tele. ACLS classes these days are very laid back; nothing like years ago when they terrorized you.
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