Oddly enough, I posted the other day that I am thinking of changing to a different hospital and that same afternoon, I got two emails. The first was from my job, spelling out that all employees need to be aware that, should we decide to wear a shirt under our scrub top, it has to be white. We also have to wear white socks that cover our ankles. If we choose to wear a sweater or coat, it must be the same color as our assigned scrub color. This seems odd to me, since they can’t find shift coverage and are back to offering shift bonuses most days and are still understaffed.
We are a 50 bed ED, and we had 123 patients the other day. All of the rooms were filled, plus we had 50 patients on beds in the hallway and another 23 patients being treated in the waiting room. But our administration is worried about what color tshirt I wear under my scrubs.
The second email that I got was from a competing hospital chain. They are inviting a bunch of nurses to a free meal where cocktails will be served and we get the opportunity to meet the leadership team and learn about the advantages of coming to work for them.
Dude. Looks like I at least get a free meal out of the deal. I told my wife that I am not working that day, so I think I am going to go and at least hear the pitch.