Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One in Four can Misread Traditional Pregnancy Test.

Watching some TV yesterday and this Clear Blue pregnancy test commercial came on the screen.
The TV commercial says that "one in four women can misread a traditional pregnancy test".
Should someone stupid enough to not figure out what the blue lines or "plus" and "negative" signs mean, be having a baby?
Trying to guess what would be easier than those two signs to let you know if you are pregnant, I looked on their website. The test stick says either "pregnant" or "not pregnant". That is really scary, do they think dumb people or people with limited English, they are not the same, will have any better luck if they could not figure out the universal signs for positive (+) and negative (-) ? Some marketing genius must have thought of this.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Work for San Francisco Bay Area New Grad Nurses

    As an experienced registered nurse I have met so many new grad nurses who are complaining about not being able to find a job in the Bay Area. The thing is most of them are stuck with the mentality that they have to work in the Bay Area, when they could go and find work in other parts of the country. Understandably some are not able to leave the area because of children or family obligations, but others only want to work here because of the money. If your in nursing for the money then you really need to look at yourself.

  I remember moving seven states away for my first nursing job and once I had a year or two of experience it was easy to get another job. Face it, the economy is not getting any better soon and thousands of nursing students are entering their final year of school, so go get that job in another state before they do. Where I work they had over a thousand application for a couple new grad positions.

   So new grad nurses there are jobs out there you just need to chase them and get the experience first and not worry about the money.  It is also a great way to see the country.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Life change is a good thing

"If you're the smartest person in your group, then you need to find a new group"

  To this day I still have friendships that were formed during my grade school years, and I value them.  The only problem is that most of these people haven't changed; they are content to stay stuck in a time warp of living and talking about the same problems that we talked about years ago, only now they are older with families.
Everybody complains at least a little bit; it helps to relieve some stress. But it is like a hobby for some of my friends to complain, while doing nothing to make their situation better.
My other problem is trying to avoid the toxic negativity that is everywhere in life, I really don't need those people around they are like a bad disease. I'm not saying I'm smarter than my friends just that my life has changed and shifted into a new direction making it harder to be around and listen to the same redundant crap again and again.

It will be good to just get away for the weekend.