It’s another traveling day and of course I’m up way to early. I have two options though. #1 I can say I hat the airport, the rental car return, the drive, getting gas, & generally people at airports still act as if they have never seen one. #2 I am sooooo excited to be on my way, I was upgraded on my 20 minute first leg of the flight and I see the family in just a few hours!
Mind-set is everything right?! It’s the same way when going to work. If it’s a locum job, a full time gig, or your kiddo doing the chores they have been assigned. It’s in how you approach it. Yes, I understand that bad things happen and unforeseen circumstances can change things but ... by and large this is the everyday approach. If you want to love locums, love the time that you spend at many places... you have to decide that it’s going to be good. If you have decided that hospitals, people, this job, and working with medical professionals suck... you won’t be happy ANYWHERE. So, find some joy, work on finding why you want to do this, then reach out with all your positive energy and let everyone know just how great you think things are. Happy people are infectious. People, surrounding the upbeat, are more relaxed. These people are perceived as more personable. These are part of the reasons people are invited back or not invited to return to facilities.
I’m told over and over of people that are extended or given notice because of their attitude. I’m also told that places are more flexible with those that have better people skills. That may be that the individual is flexible or the work place is flexible? I wonder if both are true at the same time.
I get an earful of complaints here or there and find that misery loves company. I had a nurse in the room that said I can’t stand so and so... they always lean-in the room and say “you good?” Thumbs up! “It’s like he’s trying to run away as quick as possible”. I say well... this is his first job... he was trained here and it’s what the other nurses do in his room... he’s been here a year right? So, is this a person issue or is this what he’s been trained to do over the past year? We are training people by what we exude, show, teach, act out, what’s said, and the daily attitude we display. So what are you teaching those around you?