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    Totally Purse Obsessed Alicia's Avatar
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    Default I got a new job.

    OMG, I just got a call back from this place I applied to working with disabled people, and after all of the interviews and only three spots available, they picked ME!!!!! I'm so excited because:

    a.) i get to take care of the mentally challenged

    b.) it's FIRST shift from 8:30 to 3 and NO weekends!!!!!!! (as some of you know, i currently do 11 pm to 7 am (YUK!)

    c.) it's only 7 miles one way and where I'm currntely working is 21 miles, soooo i will be saving about 140 miles per week which is awesome since i have an SUV and gas prices are high.

    d.) the staff seemed really nice!

    but of course, here are the down sides:

    - it's only 32.5 hours a week because they consider that full time and you can't go over 40 hours (and no overtime pay for the extra 8 hours if i were to pick up a shift)..... and it's $.50 less/hour until i get Med Certified.....

    - i'm a little worried about the hygiene aspect of it - i will have to help/change people as far as bathroom usage goes (not to sound gross or anything)


    i just really want to get off first shift and this would be rewarding...i think.
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    Default Re: I got a new job.

    It does sound like a rewarding job! It's close to where you live, so the $.50 you'd be losing in pay...you'd be gaining with filling your tank up less, ya know? Plus, your new job is good experience for being a nurse!! Congrats, Alicia!

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    Default Re: I got a new job.

    congrats alicia. My mom has worked with the mentaly disabled all my life. I know at times it can be rough for her but i dont think she would have stayed this long if she dident love the rewarding feeling.

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    Default Re: I got a new job.

    ^ THANKS GIRLS!!!

    yeah, my bf said the same thing about the pay and the gas - it should even out because i will be driving a lot less. oh, and all of the errands i do are in the same town so i can do stuff right after work instead of having to drive back and forth!

    as for the rewarding part, i think it definitely will be! these people are really disabled and i'm pretty caring and compassionate when it comes to that kind of stuff....
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    Default Re: I got a new job.

    That's so cool! So you have officially accepted the job offer?

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    Default Re: I got a new job.

    ^The HR lady called me today (which she initially said that I didn't have enough experience and almost denied me the interview with the managers) and said she wanted me to be a part of the team. I accepted right away, so yeah, I've officially taken it!
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    Default Re: I got a new job.

    YEAH Alicia!

    It may be a cut in pay now, but the gas makes up for it and plus you will be doing something in your field so after you get certified then get your degree, it will help you negotiate better pay.

    Congrats...go buy yourself something special to celebrate! Perhaps a MC Zippy Coin Wallet

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    Default Re: I got a new job.

    you're lucky to have a job because many people now that don't have job. I guess just wash your hands with soap and water then alcohol after you go to the bathroom.

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    Default Re: I got a new job.

    Quote Originally Posted by NashvilleDiva_83 View Post
    YEAH Alicia!

    It may be a cut in pay now, but the gas makes up for it and plus you will be doing something in your field so after you get certified then get your degree, it will help you negotiate better pay.

    Congrats...go buy yourself something special to celebrate! Perhaps a MC Zippy Coin Wallet

    Haha! Alicia has bought enough! Just kidding!

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    Default Re: I got a new job.

    That's great Alicia! I hope everything goes well for you there, it sounds like its a rewarding job. Just be careful of know-it-all relatives that think something should be done this way or that way. LOL! I know all of the nurses hate my grandma's husband at the nursing home she's staying at. He's always telling them how to do their jobs and they get really pissed off. That's good though, this guys needs to have people pissed at him. Otherwise he'll never learn. Okay... I'm rambling again! Good luck with your new job!


    Oh and about the bathroom thing, are you allowed to wear gloves? A friend of mine gave up on nursing school because of the bathroom thing.

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    Default Re: I got a new job.

    Congrats on getting a job you will like! I would never have it in me to be a nurse, and I think its amazing when people choose that vocation. The sight of blood in bags makes me faint and I'm not much on dealing with vomitting. Plus I have a whole complex when it comes to being in a hospital or nursing homes, it always tends to upset me for some reason, so I avoid visits at all costs and I just think its truly great people who can deal with all those jobs entail, so it is something to be proud of! Good luck!

    And a quick commute makes it all so much nicer!

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    Congrats on your new job!! I am glad you're excited.
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    Thanks a lot girls!!!!! I'm looking forward to it. I mean, i'm a little nervous but once i get the hang of things, then i think i will be fine.

    about the bathroom thing brs, i'm not sure if they let you wear gloves. i don't see why not....they should! i'm going there next week to "volunteer" like an hour just to see what its like so i will ask.

    Nash - i've already bought enough...just like Jess said, LOL! remember i'm suppose to be like on some kind of a ban now?!?! LOL.
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    Default Re: I got a new job.

    i'm so glad i will be off the night shift. seriously, my body is so tired from it...
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    Default Re: I got a new job.

    ^I bet...you'll get to sleep AT NIGHT, lol! I can only sleep when it's like pitch black in my room!

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