Thursday, December 13, 2007

I'm A Big Girl Now

I completed my first day at a new job. A NEW job. That is so crazy to me. I walked in and was forced to be introduced to every single member of the department. Can I remember their names? No way. They all blur together as of now. I've worked in HR for years now and we always do this with our new employees too. I know how those people feel. Stupid. That's right. I wanted the floor to open up and swallow me. Note to bosses.......it's too intimidating to do that to someone on their first day.

The new job. It's easy. Wow, was it easy. And boring. Did I mention that part? I'd like to know how some of them have been doing this for 20 years. Seriously, you have been filing papers for 20 years? Bet you know your alphabet by now! Sorry, no offense, but I am only here until I get my degree......I cannot hang out in that small back office space for 20 years listening to some woman go on and on about her dogs ----- who I mistook for being grandkids since they are named Jake and Sarah.

So day #1. This very nice lady who is training me told me about 239 times that I MUST REMOVE THE STAPLES before scanning. She said and I quote, "The scanner does not like it. You must remember this. We don't like ripped up paper." Ok. I got it the first time. But, she felt the need to remind me with every file I grabbed.

The best part of my day........goes to this woman in the back office that did NOT remember the staple rule. During my 6 hours there, she jammed the scanner 3 times with staples. Yes, 3 times! After the last time, I couldn't help myself. I asked, "How long have you worked here?" She said, "5 years.".............WOW, the staple rule must be harder than I thought.

The second best part of the day........The free luncheon. I started on the day of the hospital's holiday lunch. Woo Hoo! The food wasn't too bad either. I noticed everyone sits in groups. Like a clique. I was sad. As I looked at the nurses at the pediatric table with their cute little Snoopy scrubs and the nurses in the Surgical department with their cute little head cover hat thingys......I knew I was at the wrong table. I wanted to be one of them so bad! In due time, I know. For now, I sit with the ladies from the back office..............

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know you will be the best staple remover they have ever had! After you become a nurse and move "up" to a nurses' table, the other staple removers will point to you and say, "She used to be one of us,and made us feel good about ourselves and what we do, and, she was the best staple remover EVER!"

Sandra

Crooked Eyebrow said...

you will master the staples my child and soon you will be sitting with cute scrubs....


(or something like that)

Nursing school starts when?
your A&P labs start, then all the fun, great nursing crap to follow. You know, the stuff you never use.

Mimi's Toes said...

I knew after reading your post, I would be in a better mood..you crack me up girl. Just don't try removing the staples with your fingernail...it will rip the paper and sometimes you bleed...we have many staple removers around our office.
You cracked me up about the ladies talking about their dogs...cause I do that too!
By the way, the tooth is doing good after the dentist had to pull out the broken piece of tooth and smooth down the remainder of the tooth..and I have to have a crown put on next week...

Tiffany said...

You totally made me laugh!!! Thanks I needed that! Dont worry im sure you will get the staple rule quickly! :)

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

Yep, the best staple remover is on there way, boy will they miss you and your love of staple removing when you go! :D

You got so much on your plate, but I just know you will do it all with grace, maybe not every day - but you will! :D

Ann(ie) said...

In due time is right, love. You'll get there. xo.

A Single Mom's Life said...

Hey dont knock the staples! They can be very sneaky you know. They like to hide and jump out and bite you leaving their teeth marks in ya! Congrats on the new job. I just started reading your blog not too long ago and wanted to say hi. Hopefully I will be starting nursing school here soon, I will know more on the 28th. Also, I am a single mom. Keep in touch, maybe we can be great support for each other.

my wonderful men... said...

You will do great and in no time you will be wearing cute scrubs too.