Friday, September 19, 2008

The Prospects for More Meaningful Work

Sometimes things just happen. Yesterday I received an email from the person who serves as the Public Health Nurse for the little college town where I live (population: 20,000 residents + 25,000 students, more or less). She's stepping down from her post and the town is looking for an interim part-time nurse (10 hours per week +/-) to organize, plan, and implement the town's flu clinics for the season, as well as track the handful of TB cases and other reportable diseases in the area.

A few emails and a phone call later, and a meeting has been set up for me to discuss the position with the Powers that Be. No muss, no fuss. Perhaps not even a formal interview. (One confounding factor: I have tickets to fly to Brussels to visit old friends and will be gone November 4th-12th. Deal breaker? We'll see.)

Meanwhile, I await a call for an interview in the local inpatient psych unit.

More meaningful and remunerative work may be just around the corner.


Anonymous said...

Wow. Best of luck with both!

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Nancy Bea Miller said...

Best of luck! Keep us "posted"! ;-)