I will probably catch some shit for posting this, but the truth shall free us to have shit thrown at us.
I hate, hate, hate sudden personnel changes at dialysis. I know it can't be helped-- if one's son cuts off his sister's head-- maybe you have to quit. Or if one of the techs is humping the old ladies when no one is watching-- well, ok, let that person go. But lately at dialysis, it almost feels like a revolving door.
It takes me a long, long time to warm up to a new dialysis worker. There's the whole thing that noobs come in with their presumptions and you have to straighten them out.
"No, I do not use paper tape, even though every other patient does"
"Yes, it is quite normal for my blood pressure to be 240/120-- especially with your sudden appearance as the new fabulous dialysis nurse that we all cannot do without--even though you will only be here a month or so before they replace you with someone else..."
Ok, the first priority should be patient safety, and if you're getting rid of people because patient safety is at stake, then that's the way it should be. However, if one has "let someone go" because they raised issues or complained, well, if that's the standard, dialysis centers everywhere would be employee-less. le sigh.
Complaining by dialysis staff is constant. They complain about their hours, their pay, their bosses, their coworkers, the patients. But hey, they frequently have viable beefs. Though, when I look at their lives, in comparison to mine-- I do want to offer up a 64oz cup of SHUTTHEFUCKUP! Who's the one with a terminal illness that is taking 2-5 years to finish me off? Who's the one who's having to manage on reduced (or no) income and has 100k+ in hospital bills to pay off.
Anyway... I hate having to deal with new employees, and I hope they get their staffing shit together where I dialyze, and soon! This is distracting me from my chair saga. *rueful grin*