My 3rd shift life started earlier this week. Although there have been a few speed bumps, for the most part things are going really well. I'm adjusting to a new sleeping schedule, & a new routine at work, but I'm excited. I know I made the right decision.
Why then, you must be asking, are things going well only for the most part?
Last night I met my charge nurse - someone that everyone (from CNAs to nurses & back again) has warned me about since I accepted this 3rd shift position.
And let me just say, she lives up to my expectations. FML.
I think annoying is the best way to describe her. She's the kind of person who needs to be taken with a grain of salt, & that's exactly what I'm going to do.
Instead of talking about her, I've got a cute story for you.
During 3rd shift most of the residents are in bed. The CNAs make rounds throughout the night to take people to the bathroom if they're able & make sure the ones who can't are clean & dry.
So, there I am, making my rounds at some ungodly hour of the early morning, when I meet a celebrity!
I go into a resident's room expecting to have to wake her up. As soon as I click on the light she pops up in bed, all bright-eyed & bushy-tailed, & says, "You know I used to be Ginger Rogers, right?"
I wish I had thought to ask for an autograph.