Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010

Nothing quite like Christmas with a little guy who is stoked for it! This has been the most enjoyable season in my recent memory. Tools and tractors made it magical!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Bump

In relation to my career, I'd heard of bumping before. I have to admit I always kind of thought of it like an urban legend. I didn't know it still happened or that it was a real thing.

Until I got

That's right. Someone with more seniority has decided to take my position. And apparently, they have that right. So much for job security. In this game I then have to bump someone else with less seniority than me. I got a list of eligible positions. None of them looked good to me but to keep my seniority I really had to take one. And so I have.

It feels awful to be bumped. And awful to have to bump someone else. Who thought this crazy game up??

Now I am becoming an ER nurse. It doesn't feel like a good fit for me - 12 hr shifts, heavier lifting, weekends, nights, holidays. I realize I was lucky enough to have the most amazing position earlier. But I never imagined it could just be swiped from me. The change is effective Jan 10.