I have a question, Why do I always set myself up for disappointment?

I’ll explain. About 2 months ago, a friend of mine who works in pediatrics was talking to her unit manager about how I would be willing to do casual work in ped or NICU. The manager told her how I should definately call her and she’d try and work something out. Well I called, left a message and was somewhat excited about the possibility of working there. Anyway, a few weeks passed by, I never did get a call. I got over it, but it would have been somewhere I’d like to work.

Anyway, about 3 weeks ago, a public health nurse that I know called me telling me how her manager was desparate for casual RNs and told this to them during a meeting. She thought of me and called me and told me to give him a call. I did, left a message and never got a call. What the hell??? I am going to drop off a resume tomorrow. Then I will have done all I can do for that job.

Finally, Monday, I got a call from the unit manager for OBS/LDR. I was shocked to hear from them. It’s the job I have always wanted. Anyway, he tells me, well the lack of experience will probably hold you back from this job. DAMMIT. I was all hyped and now let down. So close, but not close enough. 😦 Like how do you get experience, if you haven’t worked there, but you can’t work there without experience. Never ending circle. Oh well, gotta get over it.


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. miraclebaby
    Oct 05, 2006 @ 23:54:00

    sorry to hear that 😦


  2. Jessica
    Oct 06, 2006 @ 01:27:00

    I’m sorry you’re having such a difficult time with the work situation. I hope you’re able to find something you enjoy!


  3. Silly Hily
    Oct 06, 2006 @ 13:30:00

    The “experience” thing kills me b/c you can’t get it unless someone lets you.


  4. Hoping
    Oct 06, 2006 @ 14:01:00

    Looking jobs after college was horrible! I hate the experience thing too. Hope you have a better day!


  5. Karen
    Oct 06, 2006 @ 14:26:00

    Oh, the frustration. I’m sorry, I think most of us have been there, but it doesn’t make it any better. Good luck…


  6. Heidi
    Oct 06, 2006 @ 16:40:00

    I’ve always thought the same thing – how the heck can you get experience if no one will hire you to get the experience??? I guess you keep plugging away, and climbing the ladder. 😦 Or just keep bugging them and phoning and taking extra little courses!


  7. Heidi
    Oct 06, 2006 @ 22:15:00

    My new blog address is:



  8. SongBird
    Oct 08, 2006 @ 19:38:00

    I always hated the experience thing too. I mean, experience has to begin somewhere otherwise no one would have a job.


  9. Anth
    Oct 15, 2006 @ 23:51:00

    “Like how do you get experience, if you haven’t worked there, but you can’t work there without experience.”

    This is something I have wondered for a long time. Unfortunately, I still don’t have the answer.


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