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20/03/2013 at 16:51
Iv been in A&E 10 years, 5 years in a rough as a badgers ar5e inner city A&E (gangs/guns/drugs was the day to day regular things), got my sisters post moved to a quieter A&E, still with trauma but shall we say a 'nicer' clientele (as in they earned more money but were vvvv rude) anyway I got so sick of that, so have got this new job, back at the first hospital (are u still with me) il be seeing my own patients (ie people who attend A&E inappropriately ie back pains/mild uti/dental pain/injuries more than a day old/coughs/colds etc etc) anyway it's my induction fortnight and I was back in A&E where I started and omg I miss it soooooo much! some staff are still there, its still hell on earth, mega busy, violent patients, police permanently there, I stitched someone with a police guard today, which just took me back to all those years ago. I think iv made a big mistake going to the walk in centre yes it's still just up the corridor from A&E but I really miss the work (proper A&E), one of the seniors has now signed me up to do sh1t loads of overtime! I cannot believe how much I realised I miss it so much ,
20/03/2013 at 16:58
Aw CP, it is prob just because you are in the induction week. Give it a go chick and see if you still feel the same. If you do, apply for a job there. You gotta remember no shifts (is that right), your safety? Looks good on your CV x
20/03/2013 at 17:02
No still shifts well 3 14 hr shifts and still weekends. No il stick it out as I'm getting loads of courses and training and its better for kids me being off 4 days and I can self roster etc but I didn't realise that it was like a bug in me that I love A&E I'd got so sick of last hospital then today it was just like all those years ago
20/03/2013 at 17:04
It's just different love. Give the new job time and remember all the reasons why you wanted to change in the first place.
20/03/2013 at 17:05
And I even recognised some of the homeless that just come in for a heat up! I got all sentimental [sniff]
20/03/2013 at 17:08
Iv gone full time as its only 3 shifts a week and now agreed to do sh1t loads of ot in A&E, my h will go mad (well he won't but he will be like erm wtf!) my h keeps saying I should go back there but I honestly don't think my liver would cope with the increase in alcohol! I'd a fab social life there it was always such sh1tty shifts we always went for 'a quick drink' afterwards even after a nightshift we'd finish at 8 have a slow walk into town and get to the pub for 9 as it opened [semtimental]
20/03/2013 at 17:12
It sounds like seeing the old place has stirred up lots of good memories but remember the reasons you've moved to the new job - it sounds like there are lots of fab opportunities for you ahead.
20/03/2013 at 17:29
Stick it out honey... I know what you mean, but things are very rarely the same second time around. Remember the good times there and tart to make new ones in this new role. xx
20/03/2013 at 18:00
You can always change back if you really miss it. But give this one a go and see what a difference it makes to your family and the time you get to spend with them.
Its a trade off, isn't it? But a few weeks ago you were saying how hard your last job was.
20/03/2013 at 18:03
O I know but I think the last department was awful (management, policies, politics etc) where as its how it should be in the first hospital. I'm not going to give up new job as it suits me and family life but itl be nice to go back to occasionally to do ot
20/03/2013 at 20:46
I hope it is just a case of grass is always greener and you settle into the new job.
20/03/2013 at 21:17
We've all been there cp :) I'm a fellow sister.
Look at it this way you get the training and self rostering with one job and can pick and choose the bank shifts to keep your hand in for the adrenaline side of things :)
21/03/2013 at 02:38
Cp this change will do you good.
I've done a&e most of my career too but had a break with 4 years of minor injuries which for most of the time i really enjoyed,then back to a&e.
I think once an a&e nurse always an a&e nurse, but enjoy something different. It doesn't have to be forever.
21/03/2013 at 04:55
Change is hard to adapt to at first but I'm sure you'll be fine a few weeks from now xx
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