"We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization."
I had always thought this was a quote by some Roman Gaius Petronius Arbiter however it seems that isn't the case. Whatever and whoever wrote this, the quote rings true in any case. Being totally over all the restructuring and re-jigging that happens in the West Australian Health Department, I have finally chosen a way out. Voluntarily leaving and they are paying me to go so a win-win from my perspective.
My next task will be to discover what I want or need to do with the rest of my life. Will this just be a paid Gap Year as I have jokingly told some of my friends, or will it lead to something else. I will be taking a little time either way to think on things and the story of my life so far and I hope to chronicle some of this here as I think it will help to document the process.
I'm hoping to do more than a little of this with my friends away from this place. Hopefully my health will remain good and allow me to do this well.Bottom line, the hospital where I have spent some truly amazing work time, is not the place I am currently employed in. While leaving now could be seen as an easy solution by some, going out into the great unknown is more than a little scary. Will I still be a pharmacist in another year's time? I have skills learned in this profession that may fit doing something else but would that be a waste of the education my parents paid for?
Another quote I just found about Pharmacy and medicine - “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” – Lord Byron, 19th-century English romantic poet.
I'm hoping to do more than a little of this with my friends away from this place. Hopefully my health will remain good and allow me to do this well.