this morning after my night shift, i went to the recruitment centre to fill out/sign some papers for my new job. right now i quite happily wear a royal blue uniform but i will be getting a new uniform, navy blue. i will be crossing over to the navy side! i received a packet of 6, yes, SIX pages outlining the hospital’s uniform policy. in this country, your uniform is everything!
with that uniform i will also be called “sister”…originating from the convent, nun type sister~ because in this country being a nurse, no matter how highly educated and experienced~ nursing is considered a vocation! i almost choked the first time i heard that, in the US nursing is considered a profession. i will gag every time someones calls me “sister” and i certainly will not be answering the phone or referring to myself (with great enthusiasm, as some of my young ambitious co workers do ) as “sister A”. nope, i plan to stay good old tracya~~
i also found out that another nurse who works for the same professor on another project does most of her work at home…cooool!
i will be working like a dog… a dog with a vocation, over the next few weeks. i can see the light though, i am really looking forward to stressing my brain instead of my feet, my back and my nose. testing my ability think instead of my ability to hold down my food when faced with every conceivable body fluid and my ability to stay awake at night~~~
one of my friends at work, who like me has had 1001 interviews, also interviewed and got a job in research, it’s nice to know i will have someone to call if i get stuck!