Monday, March 15, 2010

new hires

Life at work can be stressful when there is short staffing. On evening shift we have a very tight shift, and most of the orientee people never make it off of day shift to come to ours. CMS just hired 4 new people, but the reality is that not all of them will make it. It is quite sad especially when we need help! I usually don't like new people and having to train them, because they act like they know everything, and are better then you (especially when I train RN's). Needless to say they don't realize that working at the prison an RN and LPN does the exact same job, and it is more about experience with this line of work. With the 4 new people, Kaytee is one of them, so I am finding myself reflecting on why I don't like new people, and finding myself more wanting to help them understand our protocols and why we do things the way we do. It is quite interesting. Yesterday I got called in on my day off, simply because our one of two PRN people called in sick and the other was working. I can now say I can't wait for these people to get off orientation so that I don't get called in on my weekend off!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

2 weeks worth of changes

Wow what a busy 2 weeks. In a matter of 2 weeks, Kaytee got a job, we looked at houses, found one, signed a lease, got internet (after 3 days of trying with a technician) transferred the direct TV, moved, and Cady got groomed - as well as classes and work. Today is move in day for Kaytee and Carigan. Yesterday, thanks to Roxie, I got everything unpacked and put away so now we are ready for more boxes of stuff. Just for the record I hate moving. So much has changed in the past 2 weeks it is just simply exhausting. I have been battling with the old housie regarding carpet cleaning and what not, I am tired of being taken advantage of, and what not. But I am not going to stoop to that level of slandering her as is being done to me. I was at walmart for the 3rd time in a row on Wednesday and got really frustrated to the point of yelling at my mom cuz she wouldn't tell me what brand of a wireless router to get. It was then that I realized that I needed sleep, or maybe a vacation would do. It doesn't help that I have woken up at 7am everyday for the past 2 weeks...I think I need to just hang up a dark curtain and sleep the day away...oh wait there isn't time for that since Kaytee is moving in today and then there is always that thing called work. Anyways time to stop rambling and get on to the more important things of the day.