Got a job! - page 2
Well, I got a call today for my first CNA job! I start Monday! It doesn't pay a whole lot and I know it's going to be tough work BUT I'm actually very happy.... and nervous! I'm happy cause I know... Read More
Dec 28, '02Occupation: Customer Service (temporary) Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 91Mario-
You are too sweet. I should be proud huh? Not everyone is "cut out" for this... about 90% of my friends and family said "Why would you want to do that?" But to me it's like "Why not?" Who am I to think that I'm too good to do this kind of work? I want to help people... I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE !I always knew I would do something important with my life. I'm really glad that I've FINALLY figured out what it is!
Dec 28, '02Occupation: Yeah, I have one Specialty: 14 year(s) of experience in jack of all trades, master of none ; Joined: Jun '01; Posts: 669; Likes: 42Congrats. I am impressed that you "want to make a difference." Please don't lose that excitement & passion. being a CNA is very TOUGH. I know that 1st hand. I have a few things that absolutely drive me nuts. . . please don't wait for your residents to ask to be toileted or changed. It is usually hard to keep everyone clean & dry, but it is one of the most important things you can do, keep the sheets as wrinkle free as possible, make sure residents are repositioned often & correctly, & don't forget mouth care. You will be a prized employee if you follow that advice The families will love you & so will everyone else.
Dec 29, '02Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 2,865; Likes: 15I have no doubt that you are going to do a fantastic job!
I applaude you for working in a very demanding and tough area...you WILL make a huge difference
your compassion and caring combined will make you stand out from the crowd , of that I"m sure!
thanks for sharing your success with us ... and keep us posted!!!
Dec 29, '02Occupation: Student Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 5Congrats on the new job! I'm sure you'll love it. And even though $$ is nice, its not everything. Remembering that has helped me a lot!
~KacyLast edit by chemistry_chick on Dec 29, '02