I was so tired last night that I went to bed at 8 pm and woke up at 4 am feeling bright-eyed and couldn't go back to sleep!
I work today, but it's not on the ward. I am a union representative and we are having an "education day." I get the day off from my ward work, the hospital still pays me but the union will reimburse the hospital.
This is my first "education day" that I'm attending with the union, so I'm not exactly sure what it is really. I know we are having guest speakers (the labour representative in charge of negotiating our contracts, as well as some others). I know one of the major topics being covered is Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). I'm seriously interested in that given the fact that I was off work for so long on disability that wasn't indexed with inflation and as a result I ended up having to file for bankruptcy because everything around me went up in price while my income didn't.
The big thing is that I'm sure we as health care workers will have to pay more into the fund and I know that many are going to whine and complain about that, and if enough do, then no cost of living adjustment. However, most of those same people have never had to experience the fall out of having to live on a non-indexed income, so I'm going to make sure that I stand up there and tell them my story and why we absolutely need cost of living adjustments/increases, because you can't depend on "it will never happen to me."
It will be a long day though. After the education day we are having our regular union meeting. I suspect we will be "adjourend" long before 4:30 pm which is the time the outline said. However, my ride doesn't arrive until 5 pm so it will be a long day for me. I'm going to take a book with me...or maybe my cross stitch. Now that I have glasses I might be able to actually see what I'm doing!
I also have to remember to call the vets and make an appointment to take Chynna in on Monday for another T4 test and to pick her up some Potassium Supplement.