Last Friday I received good news and bad news about my former job at the hospital. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it on this blog, but in the last month I’ve been busy trying to get my job back. I’ve been on medical leave from my Nursing job in the emergency Department of hospital just down the street from my home for several years, and amazingly they held my job for me even though I’ve been off for approximately six years.
Well, actually .. I don’t exactly have my old job anymore. My old position in emergency has been filled, so now Human Resources is apparently trying to find me a full time job elsewhere in the hospital. That’s the good news and the bad news I suppose … but there’s more bad news … the OC Health nurse that is handling my case told me that Human Resources was concerned that since I’ve been off for 6 years my nursing skills might be “rusty” and I might not qualify for whatever position they might find for me. That sounds like Bull to me since women take time off work all the time to have children and stay home until their child goes to school and most are able to re-enter the workforce again – nursing or other careers without huge problems. Believe me, my skills aren’t rusty. I’ve had some exceptional jobs in my career and I’m sure I’ll be fine with whatever they find for me … I just hope I like it. I really loved working in the ER. I mean I really really loved working in the ER.
I think things will work out for me, but if something happens and I don’t end up going back to the hospital perhaps I’ll look into an Online bs degree. I’ll definitely be submitting the resume that I updated last Friday to other hospitals!
I just don’t want to go looking for another job because technically I already have a full time job … they just have to tell me what it is. Hopefully I’ll be back to work (on moderated hours for a while) within a couple of weeks!