You know all those recent posts about all the things I’m going to miss when I retire
and how sad I am to contemplate leaving behind
so many funny, dedicated, compassionate people?
Yeah… well yesterday was one of those days
that I was reminded of SO many things
I will not miss!
Reasons 189-193 WICWTR
(Why I can’t wait to retire)
*Incompetent Children’s Division workers
who try to cover their mistakes in protecting kids
by attempting to throw “the big bad hospital Social worker”
under the bus.
*Being the point person for a team decision
and having to inform a mother
she wouldn’t be taking her baby home with her.
*Being the target
for all her anger, pain and fury
associated with that decision.
*Lack of support,
from a department leader
about not being immediately available
for a case in the ED
because I was defusing the situation
on the inpatient floor.
*Not getting a bathroom break
or eating lunch
until almost 4pm
because putting out
back to back fires
is SOOO damn time consuming.
True, I only got through the day because of all
the funny, dedicated, compassionate people
I was surrounded by –
but, on any given day,
the drama and turmoil
associated with my working life
drowns out their voices
until all I hear