Monday, March 9, 2015

I Love My Job

Believe it or not, this blogging thing doesn't pay the bills.  So I have to put my college education to good use.

I am a Home Health RN Case Manager.  There are many things I love about my job.  I love making a difference, teaching, helping.  I love the freedom and autonomy.  I love that I am constantly learning. 

I love that most of my patients have pets.

On any given day, I am in anywhere from 3-12 different homes.  At least half of these homes have a dog or cat, or both.  I couldn't be happier.  Some of these animals are friendly and outgoing, some scared and nervous.  I let the patients/owners and animals decide what sort of interaction will take place.

I think these animals know that I have dogs and cats of my own at home, because most are incredibly happy to see me, even at the start of care.  It helps that I usually have treats in my work bag...

Crappy failed attempt at a patient pet selfie.
These animals brighten my day, and make me love my already rewarding, enjoyable job even more.  I honestly feel that they are incredibly beneficial to their owners as well, some with acute problems, others with chronic issues.  I know when I have had a rough day or am not feeling well, my dogs make me feel better just by being them.  (Unless Bruce is being an asshole.)

I see big dogs, little dogs, medium dogs.  Purebred dogs, mutts, designer dogs.  Affectionate cats, nosy cats, bitchy cats.  And I look forward to seeing each of them.

In fact, I am more likely to remember the names of a patient's pets than the names of their (human) family members.

What's the best part of your job?


  1. That's so awesome! I wish the blogging thing did pay the bills! :D

  2. Nice one and how lucky are you to have a job you love. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. I agree with you that it would be great if blogging, or in my case blogging and making dog and cat toys, did pay the bills. I am work with people everyday, I am a youth programs director for a non-profit, and I think my favorite part of my job is the variety. Always a new challenge or a new situation that you can help someone navigate. The successes are the best.

  4. Ha! I wish blogging paid the bills. It feels like it will remain a dream rather than anything logically thought! haha! Ah well, the favorite part of my job is that currently I am a stay at home mom, so I get to be here with my kids and fur babies every day.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  5. Wait! Blogging DOESN'T pay the bills?!?! That's just plain crazy. It's all we do and we still get food and stuffs!

  6. OMD, that would be so FABulous!!!! Hey, if bloggin' paid the bills, I bets Ma would be betters at actually POSTING more often!!! Anyhu, your job sounds amazin', and that you get to meet so many furiends is just icing on the very delicious cake!!
    Hmmmm....cake....sorry lost my train of thought....
    Ruby ♥

  7. It sounds like you have a great job. I am more likely to remember people based on their pets and remember their pet's names and not their

  8. When doing something you love, it won't seem like a job at all. It's so nice to see you enjoy your job and how happy your clients and their pets make you.

    However, there is nothing I like about my job, LOL. My co-workers are wonderful, but I'm still in search of a position / job that I actually enjoy.

  9. I think you have the best of both worlds. You are blessed. Keep blogging - I enjoy reading.

  10. That's so great that you have that extra bonus to a job you already love. I work in a general store as a bookkeeper and my favorite thing is when a customer brings in a new puppy to show us! I always get called down from my office when anyone comes in the door with one (and occasionally cats too!).
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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