Ahem, ladies and gentlemen, this is your Message Goat speaking...
I have a message from Bohemian Road Nurse. She wishes me to tell you that she was all set to start blogging away again, after returning from her Christmas in Dallas, but she was held up in this endeavor tonight by her exhaustion and stress-level.... because...
Alas, there is Trouble In Podunk....
It seems that there is a nasty family squabble brewing within the upper management of the Road Nurse Company, within the Owners' large family. There are several issues at play including broken contracts, a general nursing shortage, broken promises, stern/chauvinistic Owners, tittybaby rookies, tattletale secretaries, salary arguments, and other various & sundry things found in TV Soap Operas such as "As The Stomach Turns" , "The Young & The Chestless" , and "All My Nurses" .
(And also like a couple of movies such as "Gone With The Catheter" , "Raiders of the Lost Haz-Mat Bag" , and "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Dairy Queen"....)
Bohemian Road Nurse is hoping to stay out of the whole mess as she is not related to the Owners' family and just wants to get through her days and collect her paycheck as peacefully as possible---and also due to the fact that she is "on-call" and really couldn't care less about a dadburn thing except her overwhelming need for at least 6 hours of sleep per night.
Thus, Bohemian Road Nurse has decided to keep her head low and just try and ride the whole thing out as best as she can, to see what happens.....
And also, Ladies and Gentlemen---(and you didn't hear it from the Message Goat, ok?)--- today the Bohemian Road Nurse was overheard saying:*
"Dammit, this is one of those times that I wish I'd been a dang Kilgore Rangerette instead of a Road Nurse---because I'll just bet that the dang Kilgore Rangerettes have much easier lives than those of Road Nurses...."
The Message Goat would like to say here that he is not exactly sure about what the life of a Dang Kilgore Rangerette entails, but he does advise everyone to adopt a "wait and see" attitude about this whole situation in the meantime....
I like your post. Interesting stuff. I think the goats are funny looking!
ooooh. Good to have you back safe and sound....well, safe. Yep, keep the head low. Remember, it's in the fambly's best interest to maintain the business - intact. Fur flies sometimes (hence the admonition to not do busniss with family). Sorry this messes with YOUR life. Can't wait to hear about the Dallas trip and esp the YARN SHOP. Hang in there. We'll be here when "on-call" is over.
crikey, bohemian. like you need someone-else's-family squabbles messing up your working life. hang in there.
I love your blog, and I couldn't be a road nurse or regular nurse for anything.
Nothing worse than nepotism. There is more drama at work then there is with the patients, I'm sure.
Hang in there. Have the message goat keep us posted.
So that's what a Kilgore Rangerette is! (I clicked on the link) It sure does look like an interesting life. I hope your employers' family spat blows over like a squall rather than a hurricane, leaving little damage in its wake.
Damn. You talk about her like she's dead. She got fired, for crying out loud, and from the sounds of it, deservedly so. Nurses have a moral standard and a code of ethics to uphold. Sorry you feel so bad about her suffering the consequences for her poor judgment.
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