To introduce this new forum, I'd like to ask you all to share your ideas for designing your perfect job---where you would work, what hours you'd like, your ideal staffing mix, even the physical layout of your facility (or if you work in the community, travel and commuting ideas). Money may or may not factor in; of course, we all need to live and pay our bills, but if we were looking to get rich we wouldn't have gone into nursing, would we? After working in a hospital where I was micromanaged to death (and where I'd have been happy just to find all the telemetry supplies in one place:madface: ), managing care and resources in an assisted-living community is like Heaven to me. I also have a good deal of control over my work hours and days, take breaks when I want to, go to the bathroom when I need to, get up and walk around when I feel like it, and I can close the door to my office when I've got something I really need to concentrate on. So, in an imperfect world, I think my job is as close to perfect as I'm ever going to get.........now it's YOUR turn! Feel free to be as creative as you want---after all, this is a fantasy, right? (We'll talk more later about how to turn that fantasy into reality. ) Enjoy!