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Things are good with me

The new job is great, I work 9-5, I earn more money and I work with genuinely nice people who don't backstab behind each others backs. No more 12 hour shifts, no more getting pulled into the bosses office to get asked about the latest bit of nonsense she overheard. Best of all, I know what I am working, when I am working and that I will be home on time for the most part.

I passed my training in record time so I am quite well thought of in the office which makes such a change, people are actually nice to me and maybe even better than that they say nice things about me to other people. I got a message from an old friend who happens to be friends with one of my seniors in work to say that she had said nice things about me.

Oh I also get lots of presents, I am always coming home with cards or chocolates for doing a good job. and I actually have benefits! (this is not common in the UK since we have free healthcare) I have private health care, private GP, private physio, a discount club and a decent pension. I can also sell my unused annual leave.

Leaving the NHS was hard for me, but there is no doubt in my mind that I have done the right thing. I am so much happier already.

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MegL wrote on November 2, 2019, 6:45 PM

That's fantastic. Sounds like a good move for you. I hope your back has now recovered.

VinceSummers wrote on November 2, 2019, 10:12 PM

Sounds great. Beware! Just kidding...

melody23 wrote on November 4, 2019, 2:40 PM

Unfortunately not, I'm in a lot of pain in my back and hips and now for some unknown reason both ankles are also agony. I am to have cortisone injections at the end of the month into my hip, but I haven't decided if I will go ahead with them or not. I'm not in the same agony as I was when I was working at the hospital though so that is at least good. My GP wanted to sign me off work for my notice period but I wouldn't let her

melody23 wrote on November 4, 2019, 2:41 PM

I know, I keep waiting for it all to go wrong!