I'm OUTTA heeeeeeeeeeeeere....

  1. Or "theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere", I should say.

    YAY! I just came home from my last shift at the pit of hell and I am completely hyperactive this morning. I'm SO excited about my new job, and cannot WAIT to learn new things and meet all of my new co-workers. As some of you already know, I was extremely unhappy at my "old" (Ha! It sounds funny, saying that...) job, and was very dissatisfied with the management and some of the (okay, MANY of the) practices that they did.

    I'm going to miss my teammates- what wonderful people!

    However, I have to say: Will someone please explain to me why other people have to fling negativity at you when you are happy? I had no less than TWO people today act horribly towards me, or tell me some nasty comment to imply that I'm not good enough to move to this new hospital, and because I am a nice person I didn't say a word, but just smiled at them and walked away. On the drive home, though, I was just TICKED! I hate emotional vampires. Ever have that happen? Sorry, just had to vent a little.

    So, thank you all for your advice, and I'll let everyone know how it goes. I start tomorrow! Yippee!!!
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  3. by   live4today
    Good for you kristi for using your FEET to say "THIS nurse has had ENOUGH!!!" Thumbs up to you girlfriend! :kiss

    People can be particularly cruel when one person has the courage to "JUST SAY NO! Women in particular! Chalk it up to jealousy/envy because deep inside of them they are whispering to themselves "I admire her for being courageous enough to stand up for what she believes in and follow through with it by not taking the crap being dished out. Gee....wish I had her guts." (and so forth)

    I admire you for "moving on" and wish you more than joy on your new job! Just remember, you walked once, you can walk again if the BS gets to be more than you as a nurse should put up with!

    Now, go celebrate your newfound joy! :hatparty:
  4. by   jnette
    Woooooooooot !!! Excited with and FOR ya, Kristi !!!

    You GO ! (heh.. you DID go !)

    So what will you be doing now, exactly? Am truly tickled for you.
    Don't be ticked at the poor schmucks who chose to belittle you. To belittle is to BE LITTLE. They'll just stay and wallow in their misery. Their choice. That which angers you controls you.. you've got better things to do right now than be controlled by their silliness... like CELEBRATE !!! DANCE !!! And be just as silly as you want and DARE anyone to steal your joy !!!
  5. by   NICU_Nurse
    Thank you both! I just...I guess I'm a little sensitive. I just do not and will never understand people who cannot be genuinely happy for other people, or nasty people, or bad attitudes...I don't know. I'm naive and happy.

    I am moving to another NICU, Level III, but this one is MUCH different than the unit I've been working on. Higher acuity patients, different diseases, etc. (they do lots of surgeries, cardiac and genetic defects, etc. whereas my old job did none of these). Plus, lots of new opportunities for me to learn: they attend deliveries (new for me!), have a transport team, do heart-lung bypass, allow all their nurses to teach classes to the new parents, etc. I'm so excited!!! And NERVOUS!

    The thing that I may be most excited about is just the attitude and general environment, though. My old unit was very negative, very territorial, lots of people had been there forever and there was sort of an "old boy" thing going on. The new unit is a well-respected place in a fantastic hospital and is extremely progressive in so many ways. I knew I wanted to work here from day one; it was just a matter of waiting for an opening. They didn't have to sell me on the place- I'd interviewed countless nurses over the last 19 months (travel/agency/contract nurses, those who'd worked there before, some who'd moved there and stayed, nurses I'd meet from their transport team when they'd come to pick up babies, etc.) and knew that I wanted to at least give it a try.

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! (That's me letting off stress.)

  6. by   live4today
    kristi........that "old boy thang" seems to be prevalent in many hospitals I've worked before. (SIGH!!!) Just stay focused, and remember why you chose to take that position, and reach for the stars! Hug a few babies for me, too. They smell soooooooo good...well...after they are bathed that is. :chuckle
  7. by   nell
    I am sooooo glad for you kristi. All of your descriptions of the "old place" sounded like it wasn't a very good place to work or have a baby....

    You always were looking to make it a better place - I think they should have appreciated you while they had you and realized that working in the dark ages was not for you.

    Best wishes in your new job - you have everything it takes to be a great nurse in an extremely high-level NICU.

    There are always those who must rain on a parade. Perhaps they wish to abandon that pit you worked in too, but know they don't have what it takes to make it in a better facility...
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Congrats Kristi! I am in awe of NICU nurses.


  9. by   gwenith
    Congrats! Kristi and the negative ones? Often they are negative because in voting with your feet you have shown that it is not all roses and cream that there is something wrong with the old place - they do not like that because while you are still there they can justify their own actions by saying "well it can't be too bad she is not leaving" but now you are and you have just ripped a nice padded justification out from under their feet. Wish I could say it would start to get them examining their attitudes - it won't but you, now have the opportunity to do a little dance.............
  10. by   jnette
    Originally posted by stevielynn
    Congrats Kristi! I am in awe of NICU nurses.

    Me too.. BIG time. Have the utmost respect for NICU nurses. What a responsibility !!! Truly frightening. Would just LOVE to follow you around for a week.. wow.

    Your new hospital sounds like a dream, and I am so VERY pleased for you, and I can just "feel" your excitement thru my screen.. I want to just jump up and down WITH you ! I lvoed the "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!"... that's exactly how I respond as well ! Let it OUT !!!

    Oh, and I do SO understand and relate to your not being able to comprehend the joyrobbing attitudes of others. And yes, it hurts, but mostly because, like you, I don't UNDERSTAND why someone would want to be that way... even COULD be that way. Sheer selfishness, I guess. Protects their own ego. Very, very sad,

    But don't allow it to cloud your day.. be grateful you're out of there, jump and shout.. twist and shout.. whatever.. rejoice !!!

    Can't wait to hear more once you start.. I'm just as anxious as you and will be looking for your posts...

    Make 'em proud ! Wooooooooooooot !!!
  11. by   Teshiee
    Some people like drinking Haterade!!!!!
  12. by   jnette
    uh, hellooooooooooooooo...???

    You still with us, Girl, or are you floating around in new job heaven somewhere? Get off that cloud long enough to fill us in !!!
    Sheeesh.. starts a new job and suddnely she's too darn good for us anymore...

    So seriously.. I, for one, am just dying to know how much you've been enjoying it... I want to know every detail ! Are you just so overwhelmed with awe and jubilation that you can't even put it into words?

    C'mon back down here, plant those feet on the ground and share your excitement with us !!!
  13. by   MandyInMS
    Best of luck with your new job
  14. by   NICU_Nurse

    I cannot, absolutely cannot stress that enough! I am in love with this place. I haven't even begun my unit orientation yet- I'm still in general orientation, but I KNOW that I'm going to love it.

    I cannot explain to you how drastically different this place is from my old facility. I mean, honestly. I would sound like a moron. It is the complete and utter opposite of every thing I ever had to complain about or not like about my old facility. It's as simple as that.

    I feel pampered and valued and appreciated, and I've barely begun. The feedback and atmosphere is so positive that I can barely contain myself. I want to kiss the people I've met, kiss the floor, kiss the door handles. This place is so progressive compared to my old job, and they have such higher standards for patient care and employee satisfaction, and I already knew that coming in (like I said, I'd interviewed EVERYONE I've ever met about this place before I even applied here), but it's so DIFFERENT actually being able to say that I WORK here!

    I'm giddy! If I could swoon over a job, I'd be SWOONING right now. Somebody catch me...(knees buckling)

    I have met a bunch of very sweet nurses and in two days I feel like I did in nursing school- very protective and sister-like, and it's just so amazing to be surrounded by people who are as enthusiastic as you are, you know? I don't know, I probably sound like an idiot, but I don't CARE!!!! I grin all the way home.

    Plus, and this just goes to prove that it's a terribly small world we live in...The very moment I walked into the room, I ran into someone I used to date in the EIGHTH GRADE!!! In high school, I set him up with a friend of mine, and then after graduation, I never heard from either of them, and then I walk in and there he is. They've been married for almost eight years! I could have died. I dug up some old pictures of us looking young and petulant, and we had a good laugh over it today, and I just sent an email to his wife (she's in the Army now), and I'm just happy, happy, happy. I've had a great week so far.

    That smile isn't big enough. I'll stop now! LOL! I know, I know. I can't HELP IT!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Okay, I just had to get that out.