Friday, April 8, 2011
Our first week after the changes at work
I think this was our first week after the big changes, but honestly it all blurs together. Maybe it has been two... It has been awful. I'm working most days from 8 am to 6pm and having trouble keeping up - even with the new dragon software. I'm pretty tired when home too, and get irritable and snappy. Some days I feel like I am drowning in UTIs, pain management, depression, anxiety and doing physicals for people who want to get into a drug rehab program. I do a lot of well woman physicals, STD checks, a prescription refills. What I enjoy most about my job is meeting some very nice people (patients and coworkers), getting a good salary (although I've recently learned that I am underpaid for my area), and some of the perks (CME trips). It is a drag that my family doesn't get health insurance :(. Lately I wonder how long the good things about my job will be worth the bad, and whether or when I should look into my options in this area.