My Boss Wanted Me Back

Last Update: January 27, 2019

Hi WA family! Since I value most of your input I would like to run this by you or let's just say I am asking for advice. I have asked my family and a friend but I just want to know what most of you will have to say.

For all of you who has been in my network, you all know that I quit my job as a nurse as I got burnt out with the politics of healthcare. I also decided that it is time to spend more time with my kids as I mostly missed my 2 older kids growing up years as I was working so hard at that time.

I have 2 more younger daughters and they are entering the teenage years. I don't want to be absent again,as you all know, some nursing position has long hours and it's highly stressful in which days off are just spent recuperating from being worn out and then it's time to go back to work again.

Yesterday, my ex boss called me and asked if I can come back to work part-time as she needs me badly. Mind you, where I work is an hour away from me and the traffic driving to work gets really heavy which is an added stress. Parking is remote so we either had to take the bus or a train to get to our building which is an added 10-15 minutes. There's a nearby parking but it costs $13.00 a day.

I couldn't say no right away because of some reasons. I love some people that I used to work with, I miss my paycheck and I miss helping patients. But every time I think about the long hallway, the long commute and the sight of those people's faces that make things difficult to work..it gives me anxiety!

So, drop by and throw in some advice or two. Give me some wisdom as I am in a state of blurriness right now. Thank you folks!!

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First and foremost Nida, I would present my problem with her. Y'know that driving is such a problem and say, "I DON'T THINK I CAN DO IT. SURE WOULD BE NICE TO SEE MY CO-WORKERS BUT IT'S NOT WORTH IT."

This will get her thinking, like maybe she can make some concessions. Y'KNOW WHAT I MEAN NIDA?

Let her solve your problem. Since you still had an open door with her that you said, "I MISS THEM, BUT MY TRAVEL EXPENSE ETC. IS A PROBLEM.

Let her think about it if she is so desparate.

My guess is she will solve your problem. LOLS! I LAUGH BECAUSE IT SEEMS SO CLEAR TO ME.
OF COURSE NOT YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE IN THE REALITY AND MAY NOT SEE IT RIGHT OFF.

BUT I DO!

My take Nida, hope it helps!


frank
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NidaV Premium
Hi Frank. Your take is very sensible. Love it. On my end it's very blurry as I was coming from a 16 year of work relationship and a great passion for my profession.

But you are right, at this point in my life...It is not worth it anymore.

Thank you so much. Take care now.

Nida
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Ha, you too my dear friend!

frank
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Marley2016 Premium
Nida,
As a nurse you are being made to feel guilty returning to a job you
did not want to do anymore - stress can cause more than
just to not care for a job but serious health consequences.

Are you happy now? Financially are you doing alright? Is it really necessary that you go back to your old job? If you can answer
these questions truthfully to yourself then I think you have your
answer and do not need anyone else telling you what to do ::))
Good luck with your decision and best wishes,
Susan
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NidaV Premium
Thank you Susan. You are right..Guilt was a part in it as I felt that my profession was given as a way to serve. For one second I dismissed the idea of taking care of myself and family also.

I appreciate your input. Take care.

Nida
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RussellO1 Premium
Keep in mind your reason for leaving in the first place. How would you feel if you return knowing that you will miss those growing up years with your last two daughter? Is it worht it?

Then you have to consider what returning will contrubute to you financially as opposed to staying at home.

And since you are here, will it be an advantage to you and your loved ones?
With prayer, you can come up with the best solution/answer.
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NidaV Premium
Hi Russell. Without a doubt, what you have mentioned is true. Would I want to miss out on my two daughters? Certainly not..

Thank you so much. Take care.

Nida
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RussellO1 Premium
Glad to contribute Nida. All the best.
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nathangurley Premium
This story is so close to my heart as your story is virtualy identical that of my girlfriend who is a nurse. Despite my efforts to get her online to explore ecommerce and blogging, etc. I know, as you well know, that she needs to do something to maintain her sanity! I have another plan for her for now, but will show her your post and hopefully it will inspire her. Thank you so much!
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NidaV Premium
Yes, show her my dilemma. I think the caring for others becomes second nature to us that we forget ourselves.

I hope I can inspire her. Thank you for dropping by.

Take care.

Nida
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Mary41 Premium
Hi there:
If you can afford it stay home with your children. You cannot go back and recapture the time you will lose with them. Work on what you have going here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Sounds like you are going to have a lot of stress and traffic to deal with.

I am 78 and I had no choice but to work while my children were growing up. I missed out on many things that I can never go back and redo. You only get so many years with your children until they are grown up and out on their own. Make the most of this time. I believe you will be glad you did.

My best to you whatever your decision.
Mary
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NidaV Premium
Thank you Mary. I appreciate your advice. I needed this. I know now what to do.

All of what you've said makes sense. I can't bring back time. Thank you so much again.

Take care.

Nida
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