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Re: Happy News!!!


It says that you were stuck in a routine and you cared enough to do
something honest that provided for your families needs. I think that
makes you a special kinda person.

   
  Donna
  

Melody <mhobertm@excite.com> wrote:
  Kitty: I think also pretty much anyone has at least sometime in their
life had a job which made them feel de-valued and unappreciated...I'm
just not sure many of them would have put up with it for 20+
years...what does that say about me? I'm not sure I want to know. ;-)



Blessings in Christ's mercy,

Melody 

Work for the Lord: the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of this world!

--- On Sat 03/22, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 17:28:09 -0400
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy News!!!

from Melody > admin. is another thankless job...but isn't that the
nature 
of the beast in all of nursing?

this from someone who
knows from where-of she speaks re thankless jobs.

Kitty
neIN,
Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody " >
> And
Cathy--you are right, admin. is another thankless job...but isn't that

> the nature of the beast in all of nursing?
>
> Blessings in
Christ's mercy,
>
> Melody
>
> Work for the Lord: the pay
isn't much but the retirement is out of this 
> world!
>
> ---
On Fri 03/21, Judy Browning < judylee@lewiston.com > wrote:
> From:
Judy Browning [mailto: judylee@lewiston.com]
> To:
gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 20:13:12 -0700
>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy News!!!
>
> Good for you. I enjoy
bedside nursing but feel like I need to make a
> change 
soon.
Hospice was a great fit for me and I would have retired
> from there,

but am back on

the surgical floor. Too much lifting and
> bending for me
now.
Judy b
----- Original Message ----- 
From:
> "Melody "

To: 
Sent:
> Friday,
March 21, 2008 3:51 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Happy
>
News!!!


> Well, Good Friday is turning out to be a very
good
> day for me. Not only
> spiritually...this is of course, one
of my
> three favorite days in the
> year...when the fullness of
God's love
> is revealed for us all.
> But...beyond that: I got a
new
>
>
job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
>
Twenty three years of bedside nursing are almost
>
over...woohoo!!!!!
>
>
> My brother's death has served as
a
> catalyst for me in many ways...it
> really brought home to me
that
> life is too short to
>
> continue doing
> something
that has never, not once in twenty three
> years made me happy.
>

I knew 3 months before graduating from nursing
> school that this
was
> something I was really going to hate, but
> after 5 years
and $25,000 I
> felt stuck. And really, nursing has
> provided me
with a good living...it
> pays the mortgage and buys the
>
groceries and supports my family. But my
> heart has never
really
> been in it. Which is a shame, because I am rather
> good
at it, if I
> do say so myself.
>
>
> But for the past
several years I have
> felt more and more trapped...and
> more and
more like my soul was
> dying of unhappiness. And so a couple of
>
weeks ago I decided to
> quit whining about how much I hate my job
and I
> made a decision to
> leave it. Either I would find a new
job in a
> different field or I
> was going to quit working
entirely, take my
> retirement fund and go
> back to school. When
miracle of miracles, I found
> a listing at my
>
> hospital for
a nursing job

that is all about computers
> and involves
> no patient care, is
Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., no
>
> weekends, and no
holidays. I am so excited I am almost beside
>
myself!!!
>
>
> So the countdown to my last days as a
bedside
> psychiatric nurse begins:
> April 19th will be the last
day I ever
> have to get spit at,
> hit/kicked/hair pulled, or
sworn at again; I
> will never have to give
> another shot to
anyone or force anyone to
> take medications or eat or
> clean up
various body fluids again. Yeah
> for me!! Happy dances all over
>
the place!!
>
>
>
> Okay...okay: now that I've got that out
of my system I can go back
> to
> being my usual stoic Midwestern
self! Except that I can't seem
> to stop
> smiling and giggles
keep sneaking up on
> me!
>
>
>
> Blessings in Christ's
mercy,
>
>
> Melody
>
> Work for the Lord: the pay isn't
much but the
> retirement

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