Thursday, April 2, 2009

Moles and Interviews

Marty's moles are shaved/biopsied ... they did 4 instead of 3 ... told him, "If you don't hear from us within 2 weeks, give us a call." HEALTHCARE ... in what other business could you get away with this kind of practice?? Say, your car is "clanking and clunking" .. you take it to the Mazda dealership and they agree to take a look at it ... "if you don't hear from us in a couple of weeks, just give us a call." UH NO, YOU CALL ME AS SOON AS YOU KNOW SOMETHING, @#$#@!. Ahh, in a perfect world ... and I'm in the healthcare field.

Interview Monday was very informal ... the gal liked me, I liked her ... couldn't quote me a wage, but could tell me it would not be what I'm currently making, but felt confident that the paid mileage would "more than make up for the difference". Hmmmmm ... also, "they" were only allowing her to fill a PRN position (as needed/relief) with the hopes of it morphing into something more steady. Again, hmmmmm ... I already have a PRN-of-sorts job in the works at my old hospital. I have since been called by the gal for a 2nd "formal" interview, but have not completely decided for or against moving forward with this. The hesitancy, which is also my gut-feeling, is a sign ... over the years, I've really learned to pay attention to my gut, and will most likely call her today and decline the 2nd interview. In this ecomony, it's reassuring to know that there are options for a nurse ... thank god I went to nursing school, that's all I've got to say. For now, though, I've got to "cowgirl-up", or as my daughter puts it, "put my big-girl panties on" and settle back into my current job and find a way to make it work for me. It's a good job ... pays very well ... I'm able to work from my own home ... and I'm good at what I do. So, there it is ... :) OH, by the way, the audit this week at work went well ... we represented our company in a very professional light, so the supervisors are breathing a sigh of relief yesterday afternoon, as were we. Who would have thought that RNs could actually save the day!? (can you tell I'm punchy today?)

OK enough ranting for the moment ... Kayla is home from work w/ flu symptoms ... even though she's 21, she still wants her mamma. :)

Ya'll have a good day!


  1. Hope the moles get the all clear. :)

    Go with your gut. If it tells you that declining the second interview is the best option, then do so. That's my advice, anyway.

  2. The mileage is money you'll be spending on gas, not putting it in your pocket.
    I always do the interview, even if I don't want the job. It's good practice.

    Trust your intuition.

  3. I had moles removed a few years ago too. I don't remember ever getting an official confirmation there was nothing wrong. It would have been nice.Given Marty's history I would hope the Dr would be more sensitive to his need to know ASAP.

    Sounds like you at least have options on the job front. You are so right about listening to your gut. You're a smart cookie (and a brainy nurse)

  4. I think that is really shitty when they cannot give you a pay rate. I had that happen at a job once and declined the position just because of it. What the hell is the big secret? LOL! It sounds like your current job is kind of cool because you get to work from home. :)