Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Turning of the times
I work with c0-workers that are all 40 years older than me. I'm the token 'young person' there. 2 years ago, I took my hubby to a work party and after we left for the evening he remarked that we were by far the youngest people there...get the picture. I smile and try not to laugh out loud when my co-workers around me talk about their 'kids' and they are exactly the same age as me and in the same stage of life, raising kids.
Well- it has started, my mother has long warned me about the dynamics of the baby boomer's retiring. This year, 4 of my co-workers are retiring because they qualify for medicare benefits. I congratulate them and then tell them to leave some $$ for the younger generations....please. Four people may not sound like allot but considering that nursing is already short, who is going to fill the absence?
I think I already know what my place of employment will say..'we don't need to replace them, just work hard...and by the way don't collect any over time.." ooh well
This isn't meant to be a nursing commercial BUT anyone want to be a nurse? You make great money and just have to endure the first 2-3 years of pure chaos while getting your hospital experience before you can get a 'normal hour' job AND after being around all sorts of smells and bodily fluids, changing a baby is a piece of cake. :)
Posted by Erica at 9:20 PM