Monday, October 19, 2009

On the job danger training...


Did I tell you I was gonna start a second job? I didn't?? Ok... well.. it' happened kind of sudden. Actually, the opportunity came on the exact day my horoscope said I was going to come into money in unexpected ways... I signed up for training, and here we are.
And this note was handed to me last night on the sly by the nurse in charge within my first 2 hours on the job... now that's training. *grin*. The job is at the hospital and basically what I do is sit and watch patients, make sure they don't fall out of bed or try to hurt themselves... but that's all I do is sit and watch them. I'm only assigned one patient at a time for a 4 hour shift. I do nothing clinical, just call a nurse if the patient needs something medical. And I can work as many hours as I could possibly want - AND it's all overtime. Time and a half stupid crazy money just for sitting there. I can do that.
So interesting! The lady of the "note" was quite something, security had to be called because she was throwing and kicking - so there's five big security guys there and she's not lettin' them do anything.. the biggest of the security guys wiggled his finger at me asking me to go into the room and try - and amazingly enough, after talking to her for a couple of minutes she let me take her things with no problem!
Like I said.. SO interesting. It's completely different from any job I've ever done and I feel like I'm helping. And being able to help someone else is helping me. Amen.

6 comments:

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Nice to know you were able to calm her down. Sometimes that's all it takes is someone to listen. And you're a good listener, my friend.

The stupid crazy money can't be bad either. Hope you get as many hours as you can handle.

Now tell me, when's it gonna be my turn? :) xxoo

Sheepish Annie said...

Oh, now this could be an interesting job! Congrats on getting the time and a half!

Kath said...

That sounds like an excellent second job! Wish I could score one like that. I picked up a second job also - but it's going to be sort of intermittent. If that makes any sense! Glad this is working out for you!

Karen said...

Congrats on the new job and the time and a half.

Sounds like it is going to be interesting. Nice to know you were there to talk to her, calm her down, and help. I think you being there will help a lot of people. Someone there to talk to the people, instead of just security.

Have a good one.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Something to do with other people, feeling good about what you are doing and making money all at the same time? What more could you ask for. This sounds like a great opportunity for you. If you ever need a ride home on a day I work until 7:30 it might work. Let me know. Congrats! V

Jamisyn said...

Wow. Glad you've found a good paying second job! Time & a half is only beat by double time and at least you can get that on the holidays...or you should.