This morning I had the orientation for the new job that I am supposed to start on Monday, May 11th. It was an orientation via Cisco Webex which consisted of a high level overview of everything. I know I at least have the basic ability to handle it yet I am nervous and jittery. The new job is housekeeping in the environmental services department of one of the hospitals local to me. At least the job is only Monday through Friday from 3:00PM-11:30PM and I will be working a medical floor. I only clean rooms of patients that have been discharged.
The risk of getting COVID19 is still there but it’s not as big because I won’t be in direct contact with patients. I just hope I can do a good enough job that I will be converted from contractor to full time employee. There are good options to be had once I get in with the hospital system. Maybe I could find an IT job within the hospital or an opportunity to train for a proper healthcare career? Maybe I could become a nurse or a respiratory therapist and do some other thing. I guess only time will tell.
At 43, it’s getting harder and harder to start over. If I can just keep my head down, do the job, and do it well, then maybe something better will come. I haven’t worked full time for quite a few years now, almost 5 to be precise. I am concerned about my ability to handle it. But I guess they say take things one day at a time. I have 2 full weeks of training starting on Monday I think. I know that attention to detail is going to be very important. But they provide us with checklists of things to do and that gets submitted for auditing so as long as I get every item on that checklist, I should be okay.
Part of me is looking forward to having an active job where I am on my feet and walking. Maybe I can get this last bit of weight off and get healthier as a result.