Hi there. Apologies for the long delay in posting. I've been moving my ass halfway round the world from Ireland to new Zealand over the last couple of weeks. I've relied on internet cafes on the way to keep up to date with emailing. But it's not really condusive to proper blogging. I've just gotten to New zealand, and am in an internet cafe right now. But, the shock of today's "meet and greet" session at my new hospital has prompted me to tell you all about it.
Basically the following happened today:
1) Human resources were very pleasant and very well organised.
2) Human resources were expecting me when I arrived.
3) I've known what I'll be paid since I aplied for the job
4) As I walked in the front entrance of the new hospital, a random porter wished me a good morning. He would have no way of kknowing I was a new doc.
5) My rota was ready and waiting for me. they apologised for not posting it to me earlier.
6) The docs' accomodation is really nice, and costs only 70 dollars per week (35 euro, or roughly 27 pounds sterling).
6) There is an on-call room
7) As I was walking out of the hospital, some random meber of staff engaged me in conversation in the car park about the weather.
8) The taxi driver who brought me to the hospital told me how highly the locals think of the hospital and it's staff.
None of the above may seem like a big deal for those of you who have never worked in a British or Irish hospital as a doctor. To those who have, you can see why I felt a little dizzied by the experience.
Like I said, I've no at-home internet service yet. But I'll try to keep up the posting from the local internet cafe. I start work on monday in the new job. You'll be the first to know how it goes.
Wish me luck.
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