Thursday, October 22, 2009

Struggling to find balance

Work has been a bunch of drama of sorts lately and I am having a hard time trying to find some balance. For the past few days I have been felt literally nauseous when driving into work because I have no idea what will be there waiting for me when I show up.
I personally haven't been having a problem with a co-worker, but I am having a problem with things that, that person has done (or what it looks like she has done). I have had to speak with a supervisor about it and that in turn also makes me very uncomfortable. I don't want to be confronted about the other person and I am worried that it might come down to just such a thing. I am not ready to handle that along with all of the other responsibilities that I have at work and I don't feel like I should have to. No more drama is all I want. I realize that it is highly unlikely that a "no drama" zone at work will EVER be in effect, but one can hope.
It would all be just so much easier, if people did the "right" things and then I wouldn't have to worry about it. I have learned in the past few weeks about how important it is for us nurses to stick together and have each other's backs, but where do I draw the line? My own personal ethics have now played a part and I am not able to support one such person and the decisions that they have decided to make. I don't want to be "outed" in the workplace, but the actions of someone else could directly affect me and I couldn't just let it go without saying something. In the end, it is my integrity and my license at stake and I have to look out for #1 right now. I need to feel less guilty for the decisions someone else had made and feel good about the one's I have made. I did the right thing...but why does it make me feel so bad?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pet Peeve #1

Not using your turn signal!

If cars were meant to have this as an optional feature, it would be. Is it that difficult to use your turn signal when changing lanes? Since when did not using one become acceptable?
I get a little road rage every now and again and this is one of the things that sets me off. I especially love (insert sarcasm here), when you go to pass someone and you have to jerk back into your lane because the person in front of you decides to get over into your lane without signaling. What the heck! This happens to me on a near daily basis.

We as safe responsible drivers need to take a stand and get even, use your flashers, flip the bird and yell at the drivers who think that the turn signal is an optional feature on a car!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pet Peeve #21

OK here is Amy's Pet Peeve #21:
Salting your food before tasting it!

Why why why? I guess maybe because I have never been one to go crazy with salt or pepper, but I just don't get it? When I go to a restaurant and I see someone, especially someone I am eating out with, salts their food before even tasting it. How can you know if it needs salt?
No wonder there are so many people in the world with wonder there is so much food with crazy amount so of sodium.
Is it that hard to actually taste your food before seasoning it to death?
Makes me crazy! LOL!