Posted by Paula on 12/22/2018, 9:38 am, in reply to "Sat Grats nt"
The weekend is here |
Charlie and I had a nice little walk this morning
A good chiro...back and foot are killing me (my boy is worth the extra pain)
Sunshine and temps close to 60 today
Got an email from the hospice company that they are sending a link that will direct me to the site where I am to list my references. That's usually a good sign as companies don't want to mess around with tracking down your references if they aren't interested. Will feel good when the link comes ....oh, who am I kidding? you guys know that I'll find SOMETHING not to be positive about until the deal is signed!!....
(thoughts about the hospice job. I realized afterward that it was an effortless interview which, for me, means that it's a good fit. I remember when I applied for my job in the Infectious Disease Clinic that it was hand-in-glove and that I would get the job. I felt similarly yesterday. One of the things I loved about the IDC job was that my clients needed who I have become as a human being as much, if not more, than whatever skill set I have. But, come to think of it, who I am has been heavily influenced over the years by what I have learned about people, the world, myself via my work. I like that. I enjoyed hospice work before. I find it to be an honor to be with a patient and their family during that very private time when they don't have to let anyone in. For the most part, I find that dealing with the dying is a spiritual thing...maybe it would help me figure out my own faith again. I would also love the flexibility of starting and ending my day at my leisure. It would let me do things like take someone to the vet, go to the chiro, be home when a workman comes to the house because I could adjust my hours that day to evening or even do a few on Saturday. I would feel like I have more control over my own life. I can't remember what she said but the PTO sounded really, really good. She didn't flinch at my salary request and did move me on to the next phase. The job is isolating and I would miss good collegiality like I had at the IDC but the flip is that I wouldn't be working under some huge, overbearing bureaucracy. I'm too old and experienced to have a heavy hand telling me what to do. Don't mind the idea of going into people's homes but I know I'll be in homes with bedbugs and other critters from time to time. It's just part of home visits. When I worked hospice before, we never took anything into a home except for something to write on and, if we'd been in a home before and knew there were roaches, we would put rubber bands around the bottom of our pants!! All in all, this feels right...nothing forced about it.)