So I fell off the blogging wagon, big style… My defence is fairly weak, because when you’re laying up in hotel rooms frankly you should have something better to do than stare listlessly at Netflix churning on your iPad while you lay in a too-small bath in clouds of foam. That said, staring listlessly at … Continue reading Reboot… again
My awesome friend Boo made this cool Storify for me, so you can do the TL;DR thing and laugh away at my increasingly erratic tweets through the night. But a few lessons, thoughts and reflections picked up along the way: This is a tough job, physically, mentally and emotionally. https://twitter.com/saraygeorge/status/641852140701544449 It's a funny thing - … Continue reading #simnight: lessons learned
Well, I survived. The funny thing about a nightshift is that it's not a self-contained thing. The leadin involved you napping, taking it easy, making sure you conserve energy and plan what you're doing. And the day after has been a haze of sleeping, tea and carbs. A quick run was cut short after a … Continue reading #simnight – the aftermath
Here's my storify for your delectation - I'm slowly but surely losing my mind! Highlights so far: 1. Simulated "emergencies" which had me running to various local landmarks to receive instructions about what I might find. 2. A simulated seizure and cardiac arrest which saw me performing a resuscitation on a milk bottle. Reader, I … Continue reading #simnight: five hours in
I had always assumed that Night Shifts were about endurance and energy. Kind of like a "no pain, no gain" scenario where you throw yourself at the task and hope to get through it. Coffee, massive amounts of sugar and possibly a pro plus or two. This, however, is something that I'm assured is very, … Continue reading #SimNight prep: getting ready for a night shift
Next Wednesday is going to be a very, very long day indeed for me. Why? Because I’m planning on experiencing what it’s like to work a night shift in the NHS. That’s 12 hours of activity, right through the night, in a From Dusk Til Dawn-style scenario (except with fewer vampires and a frankly insulting … Continue reading #SimNight: what I’m doing and why…
So, I quit my job. That sounds rather dramatic, doesn't it? You conjure up visions of tears, tantrums and storming out of offices ("YOU'LL NEVER OWN MY SOUL!") when actually it was a rather well-thought-out and friendly parting of the ways. I have a new job lined up for October and felt that a 6 … Continue reading Interlude: freedom!