Saturday, March 21, 2009

Life's Little Stresses

The baby powder person attacked the hospital bathroom again the very next day. It gave me a good laugh. Just thought you'd like to know.

Anyways, with the economy the way it is, I've been a little worried about my job. We obviously need it, with Graham in school and out of work at the moment.. And with talk of budget cuts... it was scary.

Then, our manager had a meeting with our union rep.. scary and suspicious. I thought I was losing my job.

But the next day, we all had meetings with our manager and department director. They wanted to change our schedule... to increase the dietitian weekend coverage... to 3 weekends a month per person!!!

WTF?! I didn't sign up for that? The other dietitians were freaking out more than me, but I started thinking about it more when I got home. That sucks! We have so many plans for the summer, with weddings, family, etc...

Plus, the schedule they planned was NUTS. In a month, my schedule would go like this: 3 days on, 1 day off, 4 days on, 1 day off, 2 days on, 2 days off, 5 days on, 1 day off.... etc.

Isn't that the worst thing possible? I went to college and grad school so I wouldn't have to work such an awful schedule! I'm a professional who deserves a professional schedule. Yes, hospital work doesn't stop on the weekends for the employees to take time off, but most people get at least 2 weekends off in a month.

So yeah, I still have a job, but a sucky one nonetheless. We're trying to work on it to fit our needs and the hospital's needs. We have until May 1st to figure it out.. Argh.

Life sucks sometimes.

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