Published Mar 27, 2020
You are reading page 4 of HELLLLLLLOOOOO, Retirement !
10 hours ago, buckchaser10 said: No matter how much they think they are retired, they are never retired.
No matter how much they think they are retired, they are never retired.
Profound observation, buckchaser. You know, I'm already thinking about maybe picking up some nursing work here and there. I immediately put in for some sort of volunteer work for the state of Illinois should there be a crisis need for healthcare workers.
Who knows where the road may lead?
"Only a fool can tell." -Frank Sinatra
On 4/1/2020 at 9:11 PM, Daisy4RN said:I wish I could tell you these post retirement nurse dreams will eventually go away but not sure they will, time will tell.
I wish I could tell you these post retirement nurse dreams will eventually go away but not sure they will, time will tell.
I thank you for your empathy, Daisy. I don't think they'll ever go away, as I still have dreams of being in the nursing program, forgotten tests, and the like.
And I haven't taken a class in 30 years!
On 4/3/2020 at 8:06 AM, Davey Do said:I thank you for your empathy, Daisy. I don't think they'll ever go away, as I still have dreams of being in the nursing program, forgotten tests, and the like.And I haven't taken a class in 30 years!
That's interesting. I never had those dreams when I was in school (and I assure you it was not because the school wasn't brutal). I think maybe it was because I felt a sense of control over the situation in school. Not because I was a brainiac or anything but because I just studied so darn much. I really had something to prove to myself because of issues I had with teachers in HS. I had one teacher tell me flat out that I was stupid, and a different teacher tell me it was a good thing I was pretty because I was no scholar. Now, I fully admit I was not that motivated in HS (I much preferred the beach) but I kinda took their words to heart. So I guess that is why I did good in Nursing school and didn't even worry about it, I was totally anal all the time with everything! I think the nursing dreams I had ( we all have) were because of the lack of control (or should I say total chaos) in the work environment as opposed to what I perceived as some control in Nursing school.
I work out every day and regularly bicycle. But two full days of cutting down & chopping wood, digging in the gardens, and other yard work, left me with some rather severe left shoulder pain.
I tried ice, heat, rest, and ibuprofen to little avail when I found out my chiropractor's office was open for business:
But I've realized that I'm not 31 1/2 years old anymore.
On 4/3/2020 at 8:27 AM, Davey Do said:You know, I'm already thinking about maybe picking up some nursing work here and there.Who knows where the road may lead?
You know, I'm already thinking about maybe picking up some nursing work here and there.
It's like my dear ol' Dad use to say:
I went through that "trying it on" period myself. Unfortunately I did not ever find a retirement job that I liked enough to even try to keep up/learn what I needed to in order to feel comfortable there. Not only that but I just didn't want to keep going to CPR/ACLS, doing CE's, doing all that nonsense boring online or in person classes just to work somewhere etc, it just got to be too much.
Although I definitely agree with your dear ol' Dad that you never get a day off!
52 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:I went through that "trying it on" period myself.
I went through that "trying it on" period myself.
Well, Daisy, I'm going through it now.
Yesterday, Sunday, I thought, "What the hey?", got on Indeed, and applied for three positions, all within 12 miles of my home. Today, I got responses from two of the three.
One was from Anomaly Memorial, where Belinda works, and it was for a part time position on their geriatric psych unit. I replied online that, yes, I was interested. The other was from a LTC facility which is 7 1/2 miles, 6 1/2 being country roads, from my house.
The administrator of the LTC facility left me a VM on my cell as I was on a 10 mile bicycle ride. I called him back, set up a meeting for this afternoon with him and the DON, and they hired me on the spot!
Now get this: I will be working 8 hour weekend MN shifts, my pay will be the same base rate as Wrongway, and I was up front about everything! You know, terminated, have other job prospects, may just decide to retire, etc. and they said they'd work with me!
"If something is too good to be true, it probably is."
Yeah, I know. But, like I said, "What the hey?"
Plus: I was shown into the administrator's office by an LPN I had worked a few shifts with at Wrongway. She introduced me to the administrator and DON and said, "I worked with Dave. He's cool."
I thanked the LPN and said to the administrator and DON, "There's your job reference".
I shall follow The Fates and allow them to lead me where they may.
Well then, that didn't take long did it, CONGRATS!!
This might even turn out better than Wrongway and you may really enjoy the job, who knows, as my dear ol' Dad used to say (along with many others no doubt) "you never know until you try it".
Hope it works out well for you !!
CONGRATS on your new thing, Davey. I must say, I'm feeling a little smug because I called it way back somewhere on this thread. I said something to the effect that you could walk out of Wrongway and have another job the same afternoon. I don't think I was that far off.
Although I did think you were actually going to retire for real, but now you've jumped back in. Reminding me of a Ukrainian proverb: an old woman who didn't have enough problems bought herself a baby pig.
Enjoy your new baby pig, Davey. Keep us posted!
2 hours ago, TriciaJ said: I must say, I'm feeling a little smug because I called it way back somewhere on this thread.
I must say, I'm feeling a little smug because I called it way back somewhere on this thread.
"No brag, just fact." -Will Sonnet
18 hours ago, Davey Do said:
oh, so that's why you need a nursing "retirement job" instead of a Walmart "retirement job". I tried the nursing retirement job but now moving on to bigger and better things like a Walmart job LOL
PS my hubby likes to do that sort of thing for his "retirement" too
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