not knowing what you have until it is gone....

  1. Hello everyone!

    I just wanted to share a little tid bit with everyone regarding my situation. I graduated with my RN in early 2005 after being an LPN for several years....and then relocated to cali. I started a job on a very busy floor at a truama center/teaching hospital in 2005. I was busy from the second i got to work until I was clocking out! The quality of the care was excellent and I was always learning new things. It became very stressful, and I resigned on good terms after 2 years. I did some homecare....didn't like it and missed my peds job. I started working at another hospital doing basic peds and med/surg overflow....didn't like it and always compared it with my other first job.... The nurses took super long breaks and even got in empty patient beds to sleep!!! I picked up the phone and called my old NM....she hired me back! I know it was busy and stressful, but sometimes when you have a good thing, you take it for granted. Just had to share....I am sure others have experienced this. I guess the defining point for me was how thankful I am that I gave 2 weeks notice and didn't burn my bridge.....I am happily using this bridge again

    Hope everyone is having a great day! I just had to share because I am so excited to be returning to my much missed job!!!!!!!!

    Anyone else experience this?

    Thanks for reading,
    Last edit by pedinurse05 on Nov 7, '07
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  3. by   SteveNNP
    I know exactly what you mean. I left the NICU last summer to try my hand at the ER. 3 months into orientation I couldn't handle it anymore. I missed my coworkers, patients and "niche" in nursing. Thank God my old manager took me back, and the management in the ER completely understood.
  4. by   SICU Queen
    Yep, I've done it. I worked in an extremely busy SICU and got totally fried. I took a Case Management position and hated it. I called my old NM and she took me right back.

    Never burn a bridge if you can help it - you never know when you will want to cross back over!
  5. by   KJB_65
    I have also done it. You just never know if you are truly going to like something. You have to be in the best place for YOU.