I miss you guys

  1. I am not ignoring you folks. I check the threads regularly. I just never have time to provide the witty, brilliant and hilarious responses you all have come to expect from me

    This assistant director gig is running me ragged. Not at ALL what was promised during my interview and nothing could have prepared me for this job. I'm feeling a little stuck and I am driving my new husband batty with all my crying about work.

    I've been doing some reflecting and trying to remember the last time I was really happy with work. The answer was, obviously, when I was working in the school. It really was the most fulfilling job I've ever had and I miss it so much. And I miss you guys, the best coworkers ever.

    I'm feeling blue. Thanks for reading.
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  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   NutmeggeRN
    Awe...we miss you too!
  4. by   ruby_jane
    I am sorry this is happening - we miss you and hope for the best for you.
  5. by   Farawyn
    Hey Tomato!
    How was the wedding? Congratulations!

    Maybe give it the year and try to get back to a SN gig?

    We are always here. Don't forget to wear pink on Wednesdays!
  6. by   Flare
    I hate hearing that you're blue - no one likes a blue tomato. We are always here for you - school nursing or not if you need to vent a bit
    Once a SN, always a SN... and I hope you're still wearing SOME form of pink on Wednesdays!!
  7. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    We miss you, too and !
  8. by   OyWithThePoodles
    (((HUGS)))
  9. by   JerseyTomatoMDCrab
    Quote from Farawyn
    Hey Tomato!
    How was the wedding? Congratulations!

    Maybe give it the year and try to get back to a SN gig?

    We are always here. Don't forget to wear pink on Wednesdays!
    The wedding was lovely! Thanks for asking, we had a great time. I'm a married lady now!

    So, in NJ as I may have mentioned before, requires a post grad SN certificate to work in a school here. Now that the wedding is over I have been seriously looking into programs in my area. Some schools will hire you if you are enrolled and working towards the certificate as well so I really think this will be the right move for me. I am paid very well for my current position but that is really the only perk and it truly isn't worth it anymore. Life is too short! I was a good SN and I really loved it.

    I'll keep you guys posted about this new development. Thank you all so much for always listening.
  10. by   Cattz
    We hope it works out in the future that you can get back into School Nursing! We would love to have you back here with us! In the meantime- don't be a stranger!

    Good luck and Congrats on your marriage!
  11. by   kidzcare
    Quote from JerseyTomatoMDCrab
    So, in NJ as I may have mentioned before, requires a post grad SN certificate to work in a school here. Now that the wedding is over I have been seriously looking into programs in my area. Some schools will hire you if you are enrolled and working towards the certificate as well so I really think this will be the right move for me.
    Is the program long/expensive?

    You are welcome to hang with us anytime!!!
  12. by   bsyrn
    Hi, are you anywhere near NY? We don't have the same requirements here!
  13. by   JerseyTomatoMDCrab
    Quote from kidzcare
    Is the program long/expensive?

    You are welcome to hang with us anytime!!!
    Most of the programs are usually between 18 and 22 credits depending on what sort of classes you took as an undergrad. It's not terribly expensive either (this is where the "current job pays well" is a big perk!) and several universities that are relatively close to me offer it. I am going to look into it this weekend and see what the best option is for me.
  14. by   JerseyTomatoMDCrab
    Quote from bsyrn
    Hi, are you anywhere near NY? We don't have the same requirements here!
    I am close enough to NY that I could commute but not close enough that it would be convenient! That's another issue with my current job. It's one hour away from my house, longer on the way home because of rush hour. I didn't mind the commute upon hire because when I work a regular 9-5 day I am home relatively quickly. However, I have been expected to come in early to do the med pass, stay late to do admissions, work on weekends because we are short staffed. Most nights during the week I am not home until 7 or so and some nights it's close to 8, 9 or even 10. I don't mind helping out but I was never told it would be expected of me to work these extra hours every week. That may have swayed my decision.
    No job is perfect but school nursing was pretty damn close. I'm going to go for it!!

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