Discussion in 'Free Range' started by CoolWife, Mar 12, 2014.
That’s a lot of c-sections!
I got a new job! I’m finally going to teach middle school math next year. The vacancy list in my district gets sent out anytime something gets added or removed and I check it every.single.time. It paid off because a position was added Wednesday. I filled out the transfer application about 10 minutes later and the principal called the next morning. By Thursday night I had accepted the position. It happened so fast! I think next year is the perfect year to transition to middle school since everyone in my district will have to transition back to in person learning. Even the students will be experiencing that. My district is K-6 so middle school is only 7 & 8 which means every student coming in August will be new to the campus because we only did distance learning this year.
Congrats @virgo !
My boss was asking me weird questions the other day about who I thought should backfill an open position in the business team that I support. I told her the only person I thought was qualified internally was a coworker E. She agreed with me then asked me some questions about if I would go back to the business side. She called me today to tell me she was offered the position in question and was going to take it. Now I feel bad that I basically told her she wasn’t qualified the other day! She has the leadership skills but knows very little about the functional area. I tried to awkwardly apologized but she told me not to worry because she still thinks E is the best qualified and has no idea why they asked her.
Got a memo about 'return to work' yesterday and fml. At least it's par for the course with our awful HR. No effective date, no actual guidelines, just talk to your GM.
Well, my GM is leaving to move back to Japan in two weeks, so I'm def not starting that convo with him now. Afraid that the new guy will insist I be in the office more though, he's a known micromanager.
I was really hoping the pandemic would change more company cultures, but it seems like so many people are going to go back to life as usual because managers need to show how important their managing is.
We keep delaying our return, which honestly surprises me. Currently, it's "this fall" for the corporate office. My department is already officially "fully remote" though.
Our corporate HR sends out monthly newsletters and just sent one out that wasn't thoroughly proof read. It said "One production shit" instead of "One production shift" and I can't stop laughing.
I didn’t feel like working today so I spent 2.5 hours teaching myself how to build access databases and queries because I had too much data for excel. I’m a dork but you can find anything on google/YouTube!
Today is my 3rd day in a row. All 3 days have been so freaking insane with high acuity patients or high volume. Between yesterday and today, we've had a 75% turnover at over 100% capacity. Overflow had to be opened, and there are STILL laboring mamas waiting in the ED.
The baby hurricane continues. On top of it, we're seeing an uptick of issues and complications. It's probably just a numbers game, but damn, every nurse on the floor everyday I've worked in the last 2-3 weeks has had at least one room just be bananas. We're all so burnt out.
On a personal upside, tomorrow is my last day then 3 glorious weeks off!
I need to be out of the pediatric ICU.
Just did 7 days on, able to share good news with about 3 families? Out of 17? I’m so angry and I’m so, so tired, but gotta be there tomorrow, 6:15.
Oh Jesus that sounds rough. I’m sorry.
I'm so sorry @shakespeer . All of that is so horrible.
That’s so rough Shakes. I’m sorry.
For their sake I’m glad they heard it from you, you lovely caring compassionate soul. But for you, I’m so sorry.
I cannot imagine how hard working pediatric ICU would be. You are an angel, and I’m so sorry you have to be the one to give families so much heartbreaking news.
I'm sorry Shakes. That sounds absolutely heartbreaking. Sending you love
So LIKE AN IDIOT I told my boss I'd go into the office on Thursdays. Well here it is Thursday morning and... no. Like the anxiety, I got out of the shower and back into bed. So I've told myself I'll go in for the (short) afternoon only. Haha fuck me. I designed half of the building and I'm terrified to go work there because I don't know my way around.
Our unit is, once again, housing covid moms daily now. The babies are sicker than before. It's been a really hard week, and I know the weeks I was on vacation were super hard. Nurses are going down with covid AGAIN. I had to sit in full gear for an hour and a half to do a carseat challenge in the room, and I about ran out screaming in a claustrophobic panic.
I know I have it so easy by comparison to ICU and med-surg but still. I'm trying hard not to cry out here.
It finally happened today, and I have an answer. Whenever postpartum is completely full, moms and babies stay in their labor rooms until something opens up. When all the labor rooms are full, they keep them waiting and labor them down in our OB-ED.
When THAT is full, moms who are not too far along and whose waters have not broken are sent home. The other moms get put on gurneys and end up sharing curtained areas in our open area of the OB-ED.
I don't want to know the next step. We would send them to another hospital, but all the ones in the near area are full, too. It's the baby apocalypse here.
I suppose last October-ish was before shit hit the fan after thanksgiving when it looked like there was an end in sight. Funny, because I have a friend who got married last October and just had a baby last week.