I'm in WV for a few months, on a work assignment. Stoked to be around so much awesome whitewater and, too much of a chicken to run any of it. Oh yeah... and it's basically winter time, here. (Sniffle, sniffle... tear drop)
As my wife was finishing up her Cancer treatment last fall we got a bill that upset us greatly. 3500 for a diagnostic test that was some how out of net work. Even though an in network Dr. Ordered the test yada yada yada. After much yelling and threatening from both sides we very very grudgingly paid 600 for the test.
We were oping the mail today chit chatting about the rest of the summer( yes we did get the Indigo Girls tickets)my wife groans and mentions the hated name of the Diagnotics Clinic then opens the letter. A check for the full amount and an apology wow. sj
Over three years in the making, this crowdfunded project showcases whitewater beyond the extreme end of the sport. Filmed in New Zealand, it looks at all paddlers, from beginners to advanced, young and old, with a lot of humor and history in between.
It is 100 minutes, so plug it into a good screen with good sound, open a beer and enjoy. If it appeals, please pass on.
And I don't want to go back home. :( This place is so beautiful!!! Let me know if anyone wants to hike or paddle something easy on Monday. I leave on the 27th...but plan to figure out a way to move back here within the year!!
And warm temperatures, winter heating bills never go above $50 and wonderful BBQ, whole hog and sweet bluegrass music everywhere emanating from jam sessions on front porches with the smell of magnolias over pork BBQ wafting thru the air and you never have to lock your house and all the women look like Reese Witherspoon playing June Carter or Cybill Shepherd in the Last Picture Show on the diving board.
for others relevant positives include: lots of good boating, reasonable house prices, sidewalks on all streets, bookstores including good used bookstores, excellent universities and health care, good public schools and free college for public school grads, real bakeries, excellent arts scene, safe, public parks, 6 hours from paris, 4 from DC by car [handy for those who have periodic business there], vg high tech jobs but less good for other areas
negatives include potholes, bridges and tunnels, streets laid out to follow goat paths, lotta overcast days like any river valley, old houses, limited options for serious foodies [not my concern but others say this], like a lot of midwestern places people here tend to not take good care of themselves in middle age [a concern if you are a middle aged single], lotta yankees here-genuinely nice people but no sense of courtesy so if you are from the south you have to get used to it
I was wondering if anyone would be willing to help me land a nursing job in the Southeast and close to the mountains. I realize many of you do not know me so hopefully my request does not offend you. I just really, really want to relocate closer to a place to do mountain sports and not sure if I can do it completely on my own. So, here goes.... Any and all information would be helpful. I'd love to live in Chattanooga, Asheville, Birmingham, maybe Atlanta or anywhere else you think could provide me nursing experience in a good hospital and close proximity to the mountains. My kayak and mountain bike have not gotten enough action these past few years! :(
Thank you in advance! And just so you know... I'm graduating in July with my ADN and plan to sit for the NCLEX in August. I think the biggest challenge facing me nowis finding a hospital, in a new location, willing to hire a new grad. So thank you again for your input!
I'm a retired police officer (well, semi-retired, I work part time), been a nurse for 9 years. I work in CTICU/Surgical intensive care. It's extremely fast paced and stressful. The pay blows for the amount of responsibility piled on you. Our patients are extremely ill, many on mechanical support, a significant number do not survive. The staff is great, very close knit, work as a team. They remind me of the people I served in the armed forces with. The job can be rewarding at times, it feels good to notice a small detail that saves a life. I've cut back to part time now, two days per week. I enjoy going to work most days, and I have more time on the water.
Both overseas postings and rural/wilderness areas trying to attract talent. Pay may not be as good, but some of the places may be a bit quieter. I suspect that most want experience though. As you go through clinics and rotations, learn as much as you can and network as much as you can. Always think of the future and where and how you are going to get that staff position. In my area, most hospitals won't touch new grads or anybody with less than a masters. The wife still gets grief of that, in spite of 25+ years of high profile research and ICU experience at the top hospitals in town. HR is too firmly in charge and too rigid and clueless to be reasoned with in too many places.