So the past 3 days have gone by like the little windstorm Seattle is having right now....fast!
I've been 2 days at the new job: nice people, looks like it's a more relaxed pace (still has its busy moments, but nothing compared to bedside care!) and lots of familiar faces..Today I went to an end-stage care conference at the Future of Flight Center...had to get Andrew the foam play version of the new Boeing 787, boys need their toys. The flight center actually looks like quite an interesting place, and it's surprising that me (being the nerd I am) has never actually taken the tour, but that may be an endeavour for another day!
One amusing thing about the new job: no matter how hectic things got at my old work, in 4 years I think I can count the times I heard a nurse swearing in frustration or just in casual conversation to illustrate a point literally in under 2 hands. And believe me, there were *plenty* of things that could reasonably cause even the mildest-mannered person to swear like a 16th century sailor. At this new job, it's already happened 3 times with people I've barely met. Mostly people are just being funny in a coworker "watercooler" type discussion, but still, it sort of puzzles me. Especially because of the clinic environment, there seems to be a lot more contrived social conversation...and "let's all be nice, boys-n-girls" type of attitude. It doesn't seem entirely fake, but some folks seem a wee bit forced in their eagerness to have social conversations.
We'll see. This could get interesting. Maybe I just haven't been paying attention to what people say. Maybe the people here need some type of outlet for a repressed office life where there is a 'politeness policy' (yes, an actual policy) about how one speaks on the phone with patients, so the answer is to shake up the nice-ities with a dicey word here and there, now and then. For the hell of it, y'know. ;)
I'm wondering...how many of you encounter the cussing coworker?