So my dilemma, in which you will notice I am being even more circumspect and misdirecting than usual, because I am certainly paranoid of my real nursey identity being discovered and picked over.
A certain low-level managerial type resigned unexpectedly and I’m debating whether to leave the safe and comfortable role of crusty-and-cynical-yet-caring (somewhat, under favourable circumstances) Emergency Nurse to do something new and for which I am actually qualified, and also to put my money where my mouth is as far as management and managers go — and God knows, they are a constant source of mockery and derision.
So the Pro:
- a chance to actually improve the lives of my colleagues
- increased money
- a modicum of prestige
- no more shift work
- am being strenuously urged to apply by several of my peers and even some managers
- drinking the blue management Kool-Aid
- being transformed into a dink, by increments
- dealing with the pit of snakes that is low-level management at Acme Regional (and trust me, it truly is a pit)
- having presently one of the coolest jobs around
- having generally a poor, incorrect attitude (at least towards managers)
- having a big, opinionated mouth and being unable to govern it accordingly
Also I am thinking that yesterday, I helped save a life. And I helped save a life on Friday. It doesn’t get better than that.
So I am leaning towards . . . nah.