I left hospital nursing in 1994. Did some office nursing, most recently a hellish OB/Gyn office, which I left 16 months ago. I did an interesting career detour this past summer. After my husband's hours were cut, I took a job as an office cleaner. Other than the pay, the often hot work environment (98+ temps, a/c that doesn't keep up, and trips outside to the dumpster required), and some questionable coworkers.. it wasn't a bad gig!!!!
My boss was super nice, worked along side us often. I would put my head phones on to something fast and loud, and do my job. It was literally zero thought or mental stress. The places were mostly unoccupied, and when they were, the people were very kind. I was paid during my meal break every shift, and encouraged to take that break. It was very nice to know nothing bad was going to happen if I did not do something perfectly.
However, the physical aspect was just a bit much for my 40-something body. I have bone spurs in my back, plantar fasciitis, and am pretty heat intolerant. I began college courses towards being an administrative assistant and left that part-time job when my accounting class got intense.