When Working Part-Time Is The Best Option.

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  Having a full-time job may give you a feeling of being financially secure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best thing for you. Often people do not work part-time because they are afraid of the unknown. They feel they will not know how to live on less pay, and so continue struggling with full-time work, hence expose themselves to a great deal of stress which is really unnecessary.   Reasons for Working Part Time 1. If you are thinking of starting a business, it is always advisable to start out small. You might choose to launch your business while you […]

Handling the “Write-Up” You Do Not Deserve.

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“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill Some coworkers are very complex and love to write people up. I call them “write-up happy.” They will write you up for the smallest mistake so that you almost feel like you can’t even sneeze in their presence. They will write you up for taking five extra minutes on your fifteen minute break or for letting the telephone ring four times before you answer it. This causes a lot of stress in the work environment, and once others know you are in trouble, they may start to whisper about you. If […]

5 Tips on Comforting a Coworker Dealing With Grief

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  When a coworker experiences the loss of a loved one, it is usually a shock to everyone in the department. Many people struggle with what they should or should not do about the sad news. Nurses and other caregivers also struggle like everyone else when it is a coworker. It is even harder when you were not particularly close to the person.   In this article I want to share some tips on what you can do and also avoid. Listen to Them Be a good listener. Some of you naturally love to talk. This is the time to […]

Why Is It Difficult To Forgive A Coworker?

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Caregivers and nurses like everyone else find themselves in situations where they are hurt by a coworker. When a coworker causes hurt, you feel so much pain and you find that you are struggling with forgiveness. Many people find it difficult to forgive a coworker that has offended them. This is a two-part article where in this first part I want us to focus on the causes and effects of hurt and look at what forgiveness means.   Definition When I looked at the Oxford dictionary for the meaning of forgiveness, it defined it as, “to grant free pardon and […]

How to Build Positive Relationships with Your Patients.

    As caregivers and nurses, your work involves working with patients every single day. If you don’t have a positive relationship with your patients, it can be very stressful. It is never fun spending your time around people who you have a poor relationship with. In this article, I want  to share a few tips on how to build positive relationships with your patients.   Communication How you communicate with your patient is the key to having a positive relationship. It’s important to always introduce yourself. Sometimes we get so busy dealing with so many patients that we forget […]

5 Tips On Creating A Happy Work Environment.

Some of the companies that nurses and caregivers find themselves working for may not necessarily have the happiest work environment. I remember one employer I worked for that did not allow us to have small talk among ourselves. We were only allowed to talk to the patients. The atmosphere was so cold and stiff and we were miserable. For you, it may be working in a negative environment where no one is friendly or where your coworkers gossip a lot about one another. Or it may be working with minimal supplies or being understaffed which makes you always overworked and […]