Yes people, today was officially my first day at my new job! Except.....I was in training all day. I'll be in training all day tomorrow.....and Saturday. My first official day on my unit is Sunday.
You see, my new hospital is going to full computer charting, ordering, etc, and the training for nurses takes three whole days.
Since "go live" is in a couple of weeks, my manager put me in asap because she was afraid I would miss all the fun. You know fun, right? Like:
1- Stupid questions asked about the stuff the trainers just went over. Like, "How did you do that?!" and "Where is that?"
2- Questions about why the program doesn't do such and such. Simple answer: Because they didn't think about the need for that, thanks for bringing it to our attention and stalling the class and extra 10 minutes for each of these questions asked!
And just for the record, I really, really, really.......really, like this program. It's one of the best I've seen for healthcare, and it's fairly easy to use, copies duplicate stuff in appropriate places, (also know as "populating"), and eventually will be a great timesaver.
When the screams and bitching stops that is. We nurses are known for our refusal to like new things until they're forced on us.
So, we got done earlier than I expected, and so I wandered up to my unit to cause trouble of the "I don't even know how to punch in" type, and found that since I didn't use my badge in the 1st 24 hours I had it, my code to swipe the doors to the unit was de-activated.
Now I have to call HR and get them to re-activate it. And I hate calling HR for anything, no matter where I work. I'm not into talking to someone who's answers consist of IDK, WTF, and GFYS (go fuck yourself).
*sigh* Oh well, tomorrow's another day. (of sitting in class)
Remember, it's just a ride.