Many nurses talk about the infamous unicorn in our profession, the ‘Perfect Job’. Does it exist? Where is it located? What would it look like? Is it a magical building where they hide all the properly staffed floors, on-time shift changers and well stocked supplies?
Some will spend their entire career looking for that perfect job.
Or should we be looking for the job that’s ‘Perfect” for you?
Check out my latest Podcast: The Nurse Niche – Episode 11 The perfect job
Here’s the transcript: (may or may not have grammar errors)
Greetings everyone welcome back to the nurse niche I’m your host Sean today’s topic the perfect job everyone is looking for the unicorn looking for the perfect job that is perfect for them perfect for their life perfect for their scenario blah blah blah Loblaw and I mean everyone you have seasoned nurses you have new nurses everyone wants the perfect job my guess is that everybody wants the perfect job because everyone has experienced the not so perfect job we could define not so perfect with everything from the job itself a benefit or lack there of benefits location your coworkers your boss you name it you could list anything and everything that was not so perfect about whatever job you have or have I have some bad news unfortunately the perfect job does not exist you can however make a job as perfect as you want it to be now I say perfect I mean perfect as in everything that you want you get there’s no drawbacks there is nothing negative about all-encompassing word your job sadly there will always be some portion related to your job that is not gonna be perfect and I shouldn’t say sadly because it there was such a thing as a perfect job for everybody then I’m I’m guessing that jobs would change great in order to find everything that you want you have to live in the world of percentages or you have to live in the minimalist world it could be worse and I don’t say that because you know there it is an out there simply saying that you have to accept certain portion certain aspects of job whether that be the commutes or the coworkers or the supervisor or manager or the location to pay there’s always been a be a portion of the job that you’re just going to have to accept but don’t get me wrong accepting it doesn’t mean you have to like it you can absolutely try and change things impact things motivates things to move to a different direction and let’s be honest and not to be able to magically have a new boss appear you Nokia magically have your your employer what you can influence of the portions of the job that you don’t find ideal your pay for one you can look towards different positions you can look towards incentives you look towards furthering your education is always something that you define don’t go looking for the perfect job look for the job that’s perfect for you I remember this concept of the job is perfect for you is fluid to change as your career unfolds to change as you grow in your profession it’s obviously going to change every time you have a life event that changes what’s going on in your life for instance I had a perfect job for job is perfect for me but but the commute was long and involved and I had to relocate a job that you drove 70 miles for one way while it was an awesome job the commute really defined the idea of perfect for me make a list of all the things that are important to you that you can or cannot live without make a list of things that you must refuse to accept and that you can or cannot live without and I would suggest the point system figure out which job is perfect for you at that moment in time for you and your family because honestly what you’re working a job the job is going to impact a person what so there is no perfect job there only as a job that is perfect for you and your perfect job is probably not gonna be my perfect job good luck out there as always thanks for listening you can find me on iTunes the nurse each podcast you can follow me on pretty much every social media Avenue out there always happy to hear feedback always happy to hear how I’m doing
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