Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Back In the Saddle

It is with a heavy heart that I write today. After being a nurse for 35 years I thought that it would be great for a change if I tried to stay at home and try to get an Internet Business started. We found mentors and paid for classes and even got into the buying the latest whatever program to help us succeed. We have had a little success but nothing to compare to the amount we have paid out. The only sure thing it seems is to get back to work. We have waited as long as we could and now the money is near zero and it is time to put an infusion of cash back into our accounts.

The irony that we are dealing with right now is that we are ready to go back to traveling and there does not seem to be the jobs out there like there used to be. We have four of our best recruiters working for us and they have nothing. We have looked on sites that we go to for job listings and there seem to be all sorts of listings for OR nurses and then we call the agencies listing and there is nothing. The sites do not seem to be able to give out real time news. Maybe I am spoiled because of the Twitter, that gives real time information but the bottom line is that for the first time since I have been in the profession there is not the abundance of positions that we used to encounter.

The agencies seem to have Travel Assignments in California and so this morning we renewed our California licenses and now we have to call back all of the people and see if they have any contracts in CA like they did two weeks ago when we started to look. We were hoping to stay close to home. The cat hates to be on the road and there is nothing else that we can do but take him along.

So I guess that is it for my tale of woe and here is hoping that the economy starts to rebound so that the jobs come back and even better than that would be that my Travel Nurse Guide that I have been laboring over the last month will take off when it is launched.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Sorry to hear you are having such a hard time finding an assignment. It does look like things are starting to pick back up, albeit slowly but I have seen signs. Hang in there, And don't give up on the internet business either.