Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Being Called into the Boss’ Office
I walk into my assigned area, take report and miss having my signature drink (which I still have not managed to replace just yet) and start providing excellent care (ie – making sure all is well and my peeps are breathing) when my boss asks me to come into her office. After visiting the loo to make sure I don’t wet my scrub pants in her office, I resign myself to my fate and prepare to accept whatever happens. I sat down shivering and realized that two of the charge nurses were in her office as well. Then I was really happy that I peed before. My boss’ steely gaze settled on the chocolate stain on my scrub pant and then she told me, “congrats Maha, you have the best attendance record of this year” and then she shooed me away to a violently vomiting patient. I was bewildered and then saddened because I didn’t get a gold star and a raise. What an odd day.