5.14.2012

I'm A Working Girl!

So as many of you know via Twitter or just being my friends, I got the job I interviewed for a few weeks ago! YAY! 

I will be floating between two hospitals and on four different floors assisting in surgical recovery and general practice! The job starts off as a 12 week paid internship and then will turn into a full or part time position once I pick the floor and hospital I want to work on and depending on the open positions at the time! Come fall I will choose part time since I am still in school but this summer its full time, bring on the 12 hour shifts!!! Can't wait! 

So starting today and until June 3rd I will be working 8-5 for orientation at both hospitals and all four floors! 
Exhausting! 
I do not get to wear my comfy scrubs for these three weeks so sassy pants that I am have to start planning out some business professional outfits! I am confident and a-okay with todays but you working women need to help me out! 
I have a TON of dresses I can wear with blazers or cardigans but I don't know office etiquette! Last year I was allowed to work in jeans and scrubs soooo I've never really had to look presentable on a daily basis, and at 7am! 

How short is too short for a dress? 
How many inches should my hem hit above my knee?
Are wide leg black trousers appropriate? (they look like these!)
 Is a hot pink blouse with ruffles too much? 

SO many questions running through my mind!

Also- fellow nursing ladies, how do I survive a 12 hour shift? I like Diet Coke and coffee but I can only have so much or else I get crazy shakes and no one wants a shaky nurse! Also how do I sleep during the day if I work at night?

Ok so you get the point, I am flooding my mind with questions! 
Any advice at all I would love to hear! 

13 comments:

  1. I work part time as a marketing specialist at a credit union. We have a pretty old school dress code. Dresses no more than 2 in above the knee. I wear a lot pencil skirts the ones from Old Navy are great. Pink shirt with ruffles is NOT too much :) Our HR tells us if you have to think twice about it, don't wear it. Good advice. I am sure you will always look super cute and professional! Good luck on your new job!

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  2. Congrats!!! That is so exciting! :)

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  3. Congrats girl--so happy for you!!

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  4. aww yay congrats on the job gf!

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  5. great blog post =] lovin the pics! Im doing an earring giveaway on my blog right now, you should definitely enter =]

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  6. Congrats girl!! My rule of thumb is dresses and skirts should be at least fingertip length. It may seem silly, but it works for me. As a teacher I'm always in need of energy. I eat lots of small meals throughout the day with protein. Try to avoid lots of sugary snacks because they will cause a major crash. And always, always have coffee or that lovely Diet Coke close by!

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  7. 12 hour shifts are tough, especially midnites! just make sure to get like a 2 hour nap in the afternoon before you go in. i don't think you will adjust bc i haven't yet! hopefully you'll be moving to days soon, haha!

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    1. I actually got switched to days today for the next 3 weeks! I will have my first 12 on Thursday! I'll let ya know how it goes!

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  8. Congrats! I'm always hanging around Presby and Levine, so maybe I'll see you hard at work! For the clothing, I'd go with a few inches above the knee. Just make sure you're careful about bending over in skirts or dresses - you don't want to be the girl who flashed the whole floor on your first week!

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  9. Congrats on the job!! I work 12 hour shifts, they are long but worth it for the days off that we have :)

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