Wednesday, September 26, 2007

ch..ch...ch...changes....






Well i did it....i really really really did it. i interviewed for two new jobs. i turned one new job down...even though there was more $$$$....and no night or weekend 'on-call'. i accepted the new position in the corporation i currently work for...same mediocre pay...same awesome benefit package...same insanely enormous amount of paid leave..been with the corporation so long i accrue 12 hours paid leave every 2 weeks...crazy eh...BUT...effective october 15...i will be working for our MEDICAL SERVICES division, instead of being bossed around by non-medical folks in the BEHAVIORAL SERVICES division of the corporation. Basically what this means is i still will be able to see 'my' mental health/substance abuse patients for their prenatal, postpartum, birth control, routine women's health, STD stuff...and i'll be assigned a full panel of routine prenatal care patients..but i don't have to be on-call 24 hours/day. in fact, i'll only be on-call in labor and delivery 24 hours each WEEK including a 12 hr day shift and a 12 hr night shift...and i'll be assigned to fly out to the village of Sand Point, AK in the Aleutian chain every 3 mos or so.....I am very very excited about this new change. it will mean a lot to have medically trained support staff. it will mean a lot to have immediate access to colleagues to bounce things off of instead of always waiting for phone calls back and looking up things all the time in texts or on the internet.......it will mean entire blocks of time in which i can drink wine or other adult beverages and not worry about having only one...or if so-and-so is going to go into labor or not....or if i'll have to reschedule one of DD or grandma clara's appointments. i feel like a huge weight is off my shoulders. this has been a loooooooong time coming. i'm so glad! and it may very well mean MORE KNITTING TIME...WHOOOO HOOO....

8 comments:

Bea said...

Congrats! Yeah for a new job that makes you more sane and less stressed. Best of luck!

Grace Yaskovic said...

congratulations on all the changes you will do wonders

Joan said...

YAY LISA!! Change is good and yours seems awesome! ;-}

Tara said...

Congratulations on the new job!! Job searching is so stressful. I'm ready to be done with it myself.

Hooray for more knitting time!

Rachael said...

That is so great! Good for you!

Ghislaine said...

Three Cheers for Lisa!!! Sounds wonderful all around (how can one possibly find fault with more knitting time?).

junior_goddess said...

Congratumalations! Thank goodness. Sand Point should be pretty interesting too-holy crap, I just went and looked at it! (I was thinking it was near King Salmon.)

I gotta say, Lis, the folks at SP probably need you. They will come to trust you, and then it will be your town.

Did the questions I gave you help you with your decision process?

smariek said...

Woohoo!!! Congrats on getting this new job.