Pros: union benefits. employee discounts. opportunity for growth. supports education
Cons: part-time (hard to get f/t hrs). awkward fitting uniforms. varied shifts.
The hospital is growing and so are the responsibilities. I've noticed that more and more patients are new to the system. Since the acuity has picked up, I've learned how to multitask and have patients. Doing too many things at one time can cause significant errors. Sure, we all have many tasks to complete and we feel overwhelmed. However, completing – more... tasks one step at a time, from most important to least important, will make the day run smoother. After all, trying to fix a mishap will only prolong the day.
Being that I was in nursing school, which is demanding, my work hours were very limited. This caused a bit of concern with management since staffing is low because of transfers and a current hiring freeze. I apologized and thanked management and colleagues for being patient and working with the demands of school, especially around finals. During my review, they acknowledged my honesty and thanked me for staying and not giving up.
Hardest part of my job was balancing maintaining my sanity between work and school. I barely had rest and cried sometimes due to exhaustion, but I kept my eyes on the prize.
The enjoyable part of my job is interacting with my colleagues and the clientele. I love meeting new people and I've been told by many that my positive attitude is uplifting and a joy to be around.
Sometime, being around the same people daily can be a little tiring. After all, we see our colleagues more than we see our family. Because of this, work does become "family" oriented. We grow close to one another and start developing bonds. I'm not saying that I'm best friends with everyone, but I do have to like a cordial relationship work environment. – less