Answered Prayers: I've Got a Job!!

  1. Good news!! I was offered a position today with a Portland (Ore.) agency, which they're holding for me until I'm ready to go back to work after my surgery next month. They have hospital work for me right here in my own area, and I'll be making anywhere from the mid-30's up to $47/hr (the pay scale depends on how much expertise is needed on a particular job).

    Talk about an answer to prayer. I'd recently decided "never again" would I go back to 5- or 6-day work weeks, but I knew I'd have to make at least $27/hr to be able to afford to work part-time. I also wanted to get out of administration and do patient care again. This will give me the chance to do both, and I won't have to drive long distances unless I choose to. Not only weekends or holidays, again unless I want to (I don't mind weekends that much, and some holidays, like Memorial Day or Labor Day are no big deal, but man, don't even TALK about Thanksgiving and Christmas).

    Now I can quit worrying about what I'm going to do after I'm back on my feet again. Thank You God!! And thank you, my allnurses friends, for your support when I was feeling so down a couple of months ago when I was fired from that hellish LTC job. Now that I've had time to recuperate from that, I know you all were right when you told me it was for the best. You guys ROCK!!!
    Last edit by VivaLasViejas on Jan 30, '03
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  3. by   Buddha
    Glad you got a job! I know how working in LTC can be. Trying to talk myself out of one now. Good LUCK
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    that is wonderful news! Congratulations and best wishes to you.
  5. by   Bambi
    What a blessing, I am so happy for you. Keep, keeping on!
  6. by   mattsmom81
    MJL, congrats! I know what a relief it is to you firsthand...I just got a new job feels WONDERFUL doesn't It???

    Best wishes always!
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    Congratulations to you too, mattsmom!! And thanks to all for posting!
  8. by   emily_mom
    Tis' the season to get new jobs....I think you're like #52 in the last month to get a new one in the last month here! YAY for you!!!! Hope you like it!!!

  9. by   Mkue
    Congradulations to both of you ! Mattsmom and mjlrn97

    Enjoy !