I had been working at THD hospital for almost 2 years, I haven’t been a nurse for quite that long, but my experience is one of a kind. Close to December, I had been re- evaluating my career, I spoke with the manager frequently and had reason to believe that she supported her employee’s choices to advance on somewhere they would be happier. When I mentioned that I might be considering taking a float nurse position in the hospital, all of a sudden I started getting picked on. I couldn’t go to work without watching my back, I had to do everything perfectly, my stress level was through the roof. I prayed to God and asked him to protect me from my enemies and give me peace while I found another job, I went to church and told the pastor about my problem, he instructed me to fast and pray. I went to work several weeks later, and had the worst night at work. I did everything I could with my troublesome situation, only to find out that I was on administrative leave due to a lie that was told from higher up. I had no job lined up, and my lively hood was on the line, I was placed in a very scary vulnerable position. Yet I waited on the GOD and asked him to direct me and I will follow. I talked to pastor about job opportunities in a different state, he said: “No I don’t think that’s a good idea, go apply at Methodist, in 7 days you will have a job.” I was against going, I didn’t really have a good excuse, (if anything superficial), but applying to Methodist never crossed my mind.
I applied at Methodist for 2 positions, one position was a job similar to what I was doing and another position was float pool. I had interviewed for both, the first job interview was with a floor I was familiar with they said I would be making a dollar more than what I was making at THD; she pretty much offered me the job before I left the office. I interviewed for the second position, they wanted a nurse with more experience in many different areas; I didn’t have that much experience but in med/surg; however I told them that I was sent here for a reason and I am not accepting that. I can do the job and I am confident that I am the person that you want to hire.
I went home and got a phone call the next day, the Float position (the people who had me believing that I wasn’t qualified) made me an offer. I accepted the position from my HR representative without hesitation or asking about my pay. Before I could get off the phone she stated: “Oh you just want to do it for the money.” I said excuse me? What money? I got an email with my job description and what my salary was going to be, and my jaw hit the floor. My salary had increased significantly, I mean doubled and some. I was making more than nurses who had been nurses for 10 years or more. I can make my own schedule, and go to different floors, have new experiences, and most importantly NO More Floor Drama. To God be the Glory!!!!!!!!!!!!