Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A New Job

As the title of this post implies, I was offered a job. It is with one of the local hospitals as a patient transporter for the therapy departments. I have to admit that it feels a little odd to be going from a job where I was self-directed (for the most part) to a job where my main responsibility is getting patients from their rooms to their therapy sessions. On the flip side it's a low stress job that gets my foot in the door, offers health insurance, and no evenings required. Flip it again and it is also a low paying job with little room for pay increase, as I'm coming in at the top of their pay scale. However, since I'm in no position to be choosy, I'm just happy to have a job with a hospital.

I have interviewed for two other positions with a couple of the other hospitals and am currently waiting to hear the verdict with those. Both pay $2 - $3 dollars more per hour and both have rotating shifts. One of those positions rotates between days and evenings, the other between days and nights. Both have slightly better insurance plans and would fit better into my ultimate plan of nursing as they are both positions to work as a nursing assistant. I'm trying not to compare right now as I may not be offered either one. Not to mention that I really hate to start somewhere and then quit.


I thought I'd be a bit more excited than I actually am, as far as the job goes. I guess I tend to view this as a job, nothing more, nothing less. I know that it's best that I'm home in the evenings and I'm happy about that. I have to admit that I was somewhat disappointed in the pay. It will make things tough, financially (although not as tough as living off my emergency fund). If I listen to my emotions I know that I would prefer the nursing assistant position that, while it entails much more, also pays more and has the potential to earn more (I'd be coming in at the bottom to middle of the pay scale, the bottom being higher than what I've accepted for my new position).

However, I will smile and say that, either way, I'm happy to soon be earning a paycheck again!

7 comments:

Dan said...

In the end, I think you need to do what's best for you.

Either way, congratulations on whichever job you pick.

Nichole M said...

I'm glad something turned up! I hope you get the one you're really passionate about though!

miwise said...

The day shift will probably work better for you and you can always continue to put in applications while still earning a pittance. Good luck.

Shania said...

Congrats! Glad something turned up.

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

Good luck... hope one of those better opportunities come through for you. If not... keep trying! Congrats on a step forward!

Diane said...

Keep looking at the brightside. A job is a job and it does get your foot in the door. Good luck!

The Modern Gal said...

Way to go! One job usually leads to another.