Monday, May 15, 2006

A New World

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...

10 comments:

Miss Wired said...

Glad to hear that your new job is going well.

Michael said...

Happy for you, dude. I know what you mean about the job. Mine has its ups and downs, no question, but even with the bad days, at the end I know I helped some people to feel better that day. I feel lucky to have that.

Michael Guy said...

I am happy for you as well, Andrew. We spend so much of our waking hours in a 'work' scenario that it's imperative that--at some point, what we like..and what we do, somehow blend together into a daily job that doesn't suck the life spirit from our souls. My office is hell's waiting room. Yep.

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks all. I'm relly pleased how things have tuned out, this new job is pretty cool so far.

MG - um, Hell's Waiting Room? t
That doesn't sound good. But if you're only in the waiting room, then I guss that's something, right? Do they have good magazines to read at least, or are they 24 year old Reader's Digest?... with the quizzes already filled in.

Sunshine said...

It's so good to hear you're enjoying your new work. :) Even better, now you know the culture in your old work place wasn't normal.

Q - 60's girl said...

"public health, at least it gives me a sense of doing something positive and meaningful" You have given me a nice reminder that rocking up for a shift does still generate a feeling of well being (at least for the recipient) and that makes the spiritual world go round :)

Bodhi said...


If I, I get to know your name
Well if I, could trace your private number, baby

All I know is that to me
You look like you're lots of fun
Open up your lovin' arms
I want some, want some

I set my sights on you
(And no one else will do)
And I, I've got to have my way now, baby

All I know is that to me
You look like you're having fun
Open up your lovin' arms
Watch out here I come

(Chorus)
You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round
You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round

I got to be your friend now, baby
And I would like to move in just a little bit closer

All I know is that to me
You look like you're lots of fun
Open up your lovin' arms
Watch out, here I come

(Chorus)

I want your love...
I want your love...

All I know is that to me
You look like you're lots of fun
Open up your lovin' arms
Watch out, here I come

(Chorus)

I want your love...
I want your love...

(Chorus, repeat and fade)


What? Oh that is too spiritual. Anyhoo, she started it :-)

Q - 60's girl said...

Good grief!! :)

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

wow, TOA, I'm so glad you've changed jobs. here's hoping it turns into something more permanent, as you've said, it's a possibility... it must be so nice to not have all that stress weighing you down. YAY!

tigtog said...

Good to hear you've left the hellhole finally and had a better day. Long may it last.