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    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
    Aha thanks but i was lucky that my mum works in a specialist cancer hospital and had done many doctors/nurses a few favours so she pretty much landed me an interview
    That gave me like 15minutes to wow the ward sister :sexface:, the rest is history :cool:
    Oh I see... so I'll just blame my failure to get an HCA job on my parents :bigsmile:

    You seem to have wooed "wow"ed her pretty well then :beard:

    Did you enjoy the first week of it? :awesome:
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    Oh I see... so I'll just blame my failure to get an HCA job on my parents :bigsmile:

    You seem to have wooed "wow"ed her pretty well then :beard:

    Did you enjoy the first week of it? :awesome:
    Haha of course not
    I guess so rang me back the next morning, eager to have me on board
    I will let you know , my first day is on monday so i haven't started yet - the whole process from the interview till now has taken almost 2months..
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    I can't wait to stop working :moon:
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    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
    Haha of course not
    I guess so rang me back the next morning, eager to have me on board
    I will let you know , my first day is on monday so i haven't started yet - the whole process from the interview till now has taken almost 2months..
    :sigh:

    I was gonna say that's pretty quick, but then read the 2 months part :nothing: still better than many others :holmes:

    Oh I thought you said "my first day was Monday" :facepalm2: apologies.

    The first week is gonna be tough, good luck kiddo... I'm rooting for you :console:
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    I can't wait to stop working :moon:
    :shh: Don't discourage them. :mmm:
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    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
    Aha thanks but i was lucky that my mum works in a specialist cancer hospital and had done many doctors/nurses a few favours so she pretty much landed me an interview
    That gave me like 15minutes to wow the ward sister :sexface:, the rest is history :cool:
    Ahhh, it's all about who you know not what you know.
    Welcome to the real world.
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    (Original post by a moist feeling)
    I can't wait to stop working :moon:
    Do you work as a hca?
    Is it that bad?

    (Original post by futuredoc77)
    :sigh:

    I was gonna say that's pretty quick, but then read the 2 months part :nothing: still better than many others :holmes:

    Oh I thought you said "my first day was Monday" :facepalm2: apologies.

    The first week is gonna be tough, good luck kiddo... I'm rooting for you :console:
    Like the 10th time i've been warned :rolleyes: Starting to wonder what i've let myself in for..
    But the fact that i get to wear scrubs will make up for it somehow :love:

    (Original post by GH)
    Ahhh, it's all about who you know not what you know.
    Welcome to the real world.
    It's becoming more and more like this with jobs
    But for once i've had some luck with it after like 3 years of looking for any kind of job
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    Like the 10th time i've been warned :rolleyes: Starting to wonder what i've let myself in for..
    But the fact that i get to wear scrubs will make up for it somehow :love:

    I bet most of it is from the jelly people who couldn't get such a job... like myself

    You'll be wearing scrubs? :eek: :fan:
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    (Original post by futuredoc77)
    I bet most of it is from the jelly people who couldn't get such a job... like myself

    You'll be wearing scrubs? :eek: :fan:
    Haha okay

    Lol precisely my reaction! She said it so casually to me on the phone, "Just come in at 9 in normal clothes but you'll get changed into scrubs anyway"
    Was speechless! Now i'm not sure if i heard it or i made it up (she was on a busy ward) but what else could sound like scrubs!

    Now i'm just not sure what "normal clothes" mean..
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    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
    Do you work as a hca?
    Is it that bad?

    I do work as an HCA and I do enjoy it, it just isn't something I could do for the rest of my life. I have had enough wiping of bodily fluids to last me a lifetime.....:rolleyes:
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    I do work as an HCA and I do enjoy it, it just isn't something I could do for the rest of my life. I have had enough wiping of bodily fluids to last me a lifetime.....:rolleyes:
    Ah i see, well i can definately understand that :rolleyes:
    So what kind of hospital/ward did you work in?
    And do you have any tips for the first day?
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    Haha okay

    Lol precisely my reaction! She said it so casually to me on the phone, "Just come in at 9 in normal clothes but you'll get changed into scrubs anyway"
    Was speechless! Now i'm not sure if i heard it or i made it up (she was on a busy ward) but what else could sound like scrubs!

    Now i'm just not sure what "normal clothes" mean..
    No, I'd say she has stated it pretty obviously. :yep:
    Normal clothes would be normal clothes :dontknow:
    Just so long as you don't turn up in something unusual :lolwut:
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    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
    Ah i see, well i can definately understand that :rolleyes:
    So what kind of hospital/ward did you work in?
    And do you have any tips for the first day?
    I worked in a stroke/rehab ward so was really interesting we also got a lot of social problems, i.e. dementia patients who can't be handled at home :rolleyes:

    Tips hmmm :holmes: well never be afraid to ask for help, or to get your hands dirty just enjoy it and have fun. I love the job in itself, and it feels like it will give me an amazing stepping stone into first year because I'm so comfortable talking to patients, much more so than on my first day making small talk while wiping someones bum is now a specialty of mine but yes, enjoy it you will get a lot out of it if you work hard.
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    No, I'd say she has stated it pretty obviously. :yep:
    Normal clothes would be normal clothes :dontknow:
    Just so long as you don't turn up in something unusual :lolwut:
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    Ah good :rolleyes:
    Yeah but not sure if i should be leaning towards smart or casual.
    If she knew what i "normally" wear (birthday suit) I think she would have chosen her words more wisely
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    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
    Ah good :rolleyes:
    Yeah but not sure if i should be leaning towards smart or casual.
    If she knew what i "normally" wear (birthday suit) I think she would have chosen her words more wisely
    Casual would be normal; smart is smart, not normal. :fyi:

    Birthday suits, really? :lolwut:
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    (Original post by a moist feeling)
    I worked in a stroke/rehab ward so was really interesting we also got a lot of social problems, i.e. dementia patients who can't be handled at home :rolleyes:

    Tips hmmm :holmes: well never be afraid to ask for help, or to get your hands dirty just enjoy it and have fun. I love the job in itself, and it feels like it will give me an amazing stepping stone into first year because I'm so comfortable talking to patients, much more so than on my first day making small talk while wiping someones bum is now a specialty of mine but yes, enjoy it you will get a lot out of it if you work hard.
    Sounds pretty interesting but certainly not easy
    Hehe hopefully the butt-wiping won't scar me too much (babysitting experience) but i may try to make conversation during it as a tension-breaker..
    I think i'm still gonna be happy with whatever I'm asked to do, making a positive difference to someone's life has gotta be better than stacking shelves for the rest of this long year
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    (Original post by futuredoc77)
    Casual would be normal; smart is smart, not normal. :fyi:

    Birthday suits, really? :lolwut:
    Noted.

    Did i say birthday suit? Apologies, meant business suit
    My bad
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    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
    Noted.

    Did i say birthday suit? Apologies, meant business suit
    My bad
    Oh :giggle: that makes more sense... and sounds more sane
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    Oh :giggle: that makes more sense... and sounds more sane
    Yes, suit + staff + pinky ring = P.I.M.P.

    No?

    Okay I'm going to shutup and go to bed now, as you can see, my brain is turning to mush (3 and a half hours sleep last night, ha i'm such a g.. :sleep:
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    Ahh I need a job How do you do it guysss?

    And you know when you call up, what do you even say? Anytime I call and say are there any jobs going, or even visit, they just say no. I know they must be lying sometime...or are they?
 
 
 
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