It is now quite late in the evening of a very eventful day, and I am finally relaxing and knitting by the campfire. Very peaceful.
As you know I have been displaced by a more senior nurse in my job earlier this week. I could be sad, but I am choosing to look at it positively.
I always joked that if I got a pink slip I wanted it at the start of summer vacation, not the end.
The good news is that I have a lot of very supportive friends, colleagues, and managers from other departments where I have worked as a casual RN. Within 12 hours of my formal displacement I had already received calls of support from these managers assuring me that I would always have a job in their departments. In these times of economic uncertainty this was such welcome news.
Well, by noon today I have been placed, and no I did not displace someone else. I know how that feels personally; I also know that it is not fair to a department if I were to bump a nurse who has been there for several years as that is a brain drain; and younger nurses likely have student loans, car payments, and no second source of income i.e. a spouse with a good paying job and benefits.