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Friday, May 8, 2009

"LOCKER LOONINESS" AND THE "LITTLE THINGS"


Thought I dropped off the earth?
To be honest, it has felt that way the last week..

I have been orienting on DAYS for my new job....
As you recall, I am now a NIGHT PERSON...
My equilibrium is out of whack...

I do my first orienting on night shift tonight..
It should be interesting...

Just finding a place to lock up my things appears to be "a challenge"
They don't have enough lockers...

No hospitals ever do...You would think that "lockers" were gold and contained
precious jewels...

Hospitals care about security for the patients, but when it comes to
the employees....well.....not so much...

I am continually cross examined as to WHY I "feel the need" to lock up my
belongings during my 12 hour shift...

This even led to a conversation this week about how my new coordinator does
not even lock her home...

Completely BIZARRE...Do these people not watch the news? Do they not receive
weekly fliers on their doors from the police department concerning new warnings
of crime and theft in their areas?

I do..

I chose a long time ago not to live in "never-neverland"...
Suppose these folks still reside there...

I have found from a lot of recent experience that because no one EVER cares about the "locker issue", one has to go about fixing it "on their own".

I was taken to my new department only once during the last few days of orientation.
I asked the day manager to help me with a locker...

He looked at the lockers (as if he has never noticed them), and said...
"Hmmm...I don't know...We don't really have enough..."

I saw where many (on days and nights) had big lockers to themselves...

How silly of me to think that those could be shared!!!....

I asked a couple of therapist present if they would "share" with me...

I told them that I carried my own lock and would remove it in the morning when
they came to work...

Both men looked at me as if I had asked them to leave their first born on
someone's front porch....

"NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!" they declared with the confidence of "Kings of the Kingdom"

The Manager told me..."um..well most of these guys have been here a long time,
and they are NOT going to want to share their lockers..."

FOR GOD'S SAKE...DID THEY BUY THE LOCKERS THEMSELVES?

ARE THEY FILLED WITH DRUGS AND PORNOGRAPHY?

WHAT'S INSIDE OF THE LOCKERS THAT THESE MEN DO NOT WANT SEEN?

I am quite aware of what it is though...

It's the ol "That's my toy, and YOU can't play with it"

I know because I experienced this phenomenon before..

As I recall I was about 5 years old...

Ridiculous...

This hospital is not in the best part of town and leaving my stuff
in the car is not an option, so not sure what I will do....

"Well, honestly, I have worked here for 150 years, and NOTHING has ever been
stolen from me..."

(I hear this everywhere I go)

Talk to the hand...I am not the person to tell this to...I NEVER buy it...

It certainly has NOT been my experience...

I will utilize only ONE example...

The first trip that my then young son and I took to Disneyworld for 10 days!...
our luggage was stolen...NEVER to be retrieved...

Imagine having to buy clothes inside of Disneyworld..

A "world" where a small coke is $4.00.....

Also on that trip...my son goes into a park bathroom, and leaves his new precious "Mickey Mouse hat" on the sink (he was quite young, in his defense)...

Needless to say the "Mickey Mouse hat" was gone when he returned to the sink...

If I had NOTHING in my purse, it would be stolen, but in fact I DO carry my
credit cards, etc, because in a big city like this, and far from home,
YOU HAVE TO...

Sorry to go on and on about the "locker thing", but it does illustrate to me,
just how these "seemingly little things" are not really that "little" and DO
cause me concern, and frankly MORE than annoying feelings...

Furthermore, these "little things" are the reason for the ongoing inability to
submerge myself in "Meditation" and other helpful practices, that could help
calm down a relatively high stressed personality such as myself..

(Privately I've always maintained that a "meditational state" for a girl like me
is only possible during anesthesia or death....)


This "Locker Looniness" does not tend to make the "new person" feel welcomed...

Somehow I don't think that these "KINGS" care very much about that...

Heck, that's probably a practice that's "out of date"...

Who am I kiddin?

Next I'll be requesting the location of the ladies room!!!

(Whoa girl...settle down..)

Looks like a little "high maintenance" is at play here...

NOTE TO SELF...Figure out everything yourself..

Oh the JOYS of being the "new person"...

Wake me up when it's over...