best parts of working in a hospital
(i'm a speech therapist. i work with adults)
- •quoting your patients in your notes when they amuse youif you are ever my patient & you swear or say something quirky then you bet i'm quoting it
- •free coffee refill
- •having discussions on the chances of us (the staff) going into alcohol withdrawal & how many drinks a day might lead us to get ETOH withdrawal
- •that one housekeeper who talks to herselfwe think she's a spy
- •the longer you work there the more that it feels like a big family
- •people in your department bring in yummy treats
- •free gym for staff members
- •your confused patients always think they're on a cruise ship because of the large oval windowsbut they never seem to have an answer when you ask them what the destination is...
- •you learn multiple tricks to get the paper contact precaution gowns to not ride up your arm
- •you get to rip the paper gowns off of yourself like you're a superhero
- •you come back the next day to see a patient & they've suddenly been placed under contact/droplet/airborne precautionslife on the edge ~ great, now i might have TB... let's hope the tests come back negative...
- •you get to help people laugh & smile when they're in possibly the worst scenario of their lifewarm & fuzzy, yay
- •there's always something you haven't seen yetshe did what...? how....? hmm, this'll be interesting!
- •you get to scare your friends who don't like to wear their bike helmetssee they take your skull bone out and you have to wear a dorky helmet (pure irony) to protect your brain and you can't speak and you're confused and...
- •you never have to take work home with youyay compartmentalization
- •you work in a building with tons of people with advanced degrees & we're all basically wearing pajamas
- •we can talk about really gross topics over lunch with no problem