Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Phoning it in

When it comes to completing mandatory Important Things at work, I am

But no seriously,  I am. Four+ years of travel nursing means I gave exactly zero fucks about mandatory things. Meetings, online modules, you name it and I didn't care about it. People would ask if I had done this inservice or that online class yet, and I'd just shimmy dance out the door with a NOOOOOOPE on my lips and a smile on my face.

Well, I'm back to full time now. And it sucks. A lot. I missed my first three staff meetings because, again, I didn't give a fuck. When I had my yearly evaluation last month the supervisor was super chill about it but also was like "hey you need to attend staff meetings or you might get fired." I asked what the minimum number was, because I thought it was four - to attend at least one quarterly. INCORRECT. It's eight per year. Which is total bs because I don't want to drag myself out of bed at 0600 every month to drive to the hospital in stupid amounts of traffic just for a 90 minute meeting.

Enter in the greatest thing on earth, at least when it comes to staff meetings: Conference calls! I attended the staff meeting today without pants on. It was GLORIOUS, and I'm a little upset that I've had to wait over thirty years to do something like this.

I'm still not entirely thrilled about having to keep up to date on Important Things again, but at least I'm off to a good start in the giving-a-fuck category.

1 comment:

Enid Mueller said...

Travel nursing sounds appealing when I read about not having to worry about long-term anything.