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I've not been at Happy Acres even two months yet (that will be February 1)...and I was the senior member on the floor today.  Our med tech has worked solely on the assisted living side, which means she's trained in the mechanics of the job, but got ZERO training on the individual residents (we just changed med systems, too, and apparently there isn't any indication of who swallows pills whole, who has to have them crushed, what vehicle is used to get them their meds if crushed.  Boy, it's a good thing I pay attention to weird, minute details).  The other long-term aid had to go over to AL because they were short staffed, leaving me with the new hire.

We got it done, but I.  Am. Tired.

I really like the new hire.  She's a student at UNC, and this is what she wants to do.  So she's passionate about it.  She wants to learn.  She wants to work.

Okay, the fact that she lives two blocks away from me and I may have a carpool buddy (saving me an hour wait for the bus on Saturday and two cab rides on Sunday in exchange for my boundless wisdom (hah!) and giving her gas money) doesn't hurt.  Also, she doesn't smoke cigarettes, so smoke breaks aren't a thing for either of us.  We agreed that we'll take the residents who smoke on their scheduled breaks in turns (she's allergic, too), but extras are up to anyone on the floor who actually smokes.

B and K are about to get REALLY annoying.  I can feel it.

In other  work-related news, 3rd Shift Alicia (I'm First Shift Alicia.  This confuses some people) was the ONLY person who noticed my new hair!  *pout*  She pointed out that my hair went with my scrubs, my necklace, and the pen I was writing with while waiting to be able to clock in.

I pointed out that I had coordinated socks, too.

"Oh, but what about your underwear?"

I pulled out my waistband and checked. "Yup.  That too."

WHY is it that I could never get this coordinated if I tried, but I can do it half asleep at 4:30 in the morning?

At least my bra didn't match.  Small victories.  That means I am much less likely to be the target of a serial killer, if what L&O tellls me is true.

Time to stop babbling.  If I fall asleep in the next four minutes, I can get 6 and a half hours sleep.  Total score!

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weebleswobble
Jan. 29th, 2017 04:06 am (UTC)
*giggles* at matching even your underwear at 4:30 am. if i got dressed at 4:30 am my undies would probably be inside out and i'd probably forget to even brush my hair.
ravenfeather
Jan. 29th, 2017 04:20 am (UTC)
I hope you are deeply asleep now.
richaarde
Jan. 29th, 2017 04:31 am (UTC)

You're still leagues ahead of me. At least I can get my shoes to match, most of the time.

jaelle_n_gilla
Jan. 29th, 2017 06:38 am (UTC)

Sounds like you enjoy your new job. At öeast mostöy :-) Glad it works for you.

communitybee
Jan. 29th, 2017 12:26 pm (UTC)
That is the sad thing about nursing facilities, the high turnover. Sounds like the new girl is a great gal! I hope the stays and it sounds like she would!!! I love work buddies.
dimity_blue
Jan. 29th, 2017 05:19 pm (UTC)
The new hire sounds good! I hope she is.

Well done on the ultra-coordination. At 4.30am, I could probably coordinate a couple of words ("___ off") but that'd be it.
millysdaughter
Jan. 30th, 2017 03:16 am (UTC)
I wear white cotton panties, so I am safe from serial killers forever...
serenejournal
Jan. 30th, 2017 05:32 am (UTC)
Eep! So much stress! You rock.
serenejournal
Jan. 30th, 2017 05:32 am (UTC)
Eep! So much stress! You rock.
safirerings
Jan. 30th, 2017 06:59 am (UTC)
I vaguely remember reading that if you hook up with a girl, and her bra and panties match, you aren't the one who decided to have sex that night. I normally hate "All women do X" but the matching undies bit is true for me... so...
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