So I know that I haven’t blogged in a couple of weeks, but readers on the FB page will know that I ran out of Nicosan and fell sick! I’m much better now, and things seem to be looking up on the Nicosan front.
I have also been job hunting. Actually I applied for and got 2 jobs and now I’m faced with the dilemma of having to turn one down. I’m actually tempted to keep them both, but I know that my sickle cell won’t let me work that much! I usually work 3 or 4 days in a row, and need a few days in between to feel rejuvenated enough to work again. But I like both jobs, and see the potential for growth in both organizations. Decisions, decisions, decisions!
I guess I shouldn’t be venting about this, after all, some people would be grateful to have one job offer, let alone 2. But even though I know rationally which job to accept…the other job beckons me as well.
Job 1: is where I presently work but the job will be as a permanent employee instead of a contracted position. I know the routine, adore my coworkers, and it’s a cush (easy) job. I’ve done this type of nursing for a while now, and I’m used to it. The schedule is good and the pay and benefits are astoundingly good. Free parking. The hours are 12pm-11pm…which is perfect because I get to sleep in, and still get to fall asleep in my own bed at night.
Job 2: is more intense. It will be a new field,~Trauma, so I will be coming in not only as a new employee, but completely new to that type of nursing. It will be challenging, difficult and will have a huge learning curve. However, it aligns perfectly with my future goals, and sets me up in a good position for my graduate program (the hospital is directly affiliated with my future grad school). The pay is a couple of dollars less per hour, and the benefits totally suck. Parking is atrocious there. It is a night shift position (7pm to 730am), so I will be doing the graveyard thing again.
I really like Job 1, because I’m used to it, it’s safe, and it pays more now. Job 2 however, aligns with my future goals, and once I’m done with grad school, I will be making more than both these jobs combined.
It’s times like this that I wish i was a normal person, who could hold down 2 full time jobs and not have a crises. So I have to pick one…this week. The question is,…which one?