Monday, June 08, 2015

Stress Reduction

It has not exactly been a stress-free weekend. Although I hand delivered my letter of resignation to the recep- tionist at the front desk of the nursing home on Friday, I was not entirely sure if it had actually been delivered to the recipient. This morning I knew I had to make a phone call and confirm the letter was received. I put it off until I couldn't stand it any more. I knew a load would be lifted once it was done, and I needed to know if they were expecting me to show up bright and early tomorrow morning. The telephone conversation was short. The nurse manager asked no questions, only confirmed she had gotten the letter. So that is that. This afternoon I went for anther work physical, dropped off some paperwork, and talked with my new employer. Orientation is Thursday morning.

I had visitor today. My friend Vinnie came to play for a while, and he brought his mom, one sister, and a friend along. I didn't take any pictures so you will just need to imagine old Fisher Price toys and Hot Wheels cars scattered across the living room. Just like old times, but without the stress. I even got a very nice hug before he climbed in the car to leave.


  1. Would have been nice if they were sorry to lose you!
    Perhaps these are difficult positions to keep filled...
    Very stressful and draining,eh?
    Hope the new job will fit just right!
    Kudos to you for doing what you did...
    Enjoy the rest of your evening....get some sleep!
    Linda :o)

    1. I think, Linda, they are not surprised to lose anyone. Their website advertizes "continuous recruitment" for CNA's. Terribly stressful and draining, and yet I am sorry because I really enjoyed the residents.
      I slept much better last night.

  2. I'm sure you're glad that is over.....that job was a great stepping stone for you to get where you need to be! Now it's time to look forward!

    1. I am glad, and I am looking forward to what is in store for me next. I learned so much more than how to be a good CNA, many of them totally unexpected. It was a wonderful stepping stone.