So, day one at the new job. Um, have you ever had an experience where, say, you got so used to how something was that when you discovered there was another way it was like a light coming on in a darkened room? Maybe like black and white tv... and then along comes colour. Or something.
Ok, ok. Sure, it's only been day one but no tension, no swearing, no aggressiveness - and that's not me I'm referring to.
I'm back working in a large public hospital, like I did about 6 or so years ago. This time I'm working directly with the Executive Director of the hospital. She's lovely, the departmental staff are great, and the job seems interesting. It's only a short term contract, but one of the other staff was a contractor initially and is now a permanent staffer. I kind of like working in public health, at least it gives me a sense of doing something positive and meaningful. 'Right livelihood' as we Buddhists like to say, something that doesn't just do no harm, but that makes a positive difference. That isn't making a living based on greed, or harming others, or creating attachment, or killing anything.
Hopefully day two will rock as well...