staff nurse N has resigned from her job to go back to her hometown in another state, where her 2 little children are being looked after by her parents, & a little closer to where hubby is working.
when she asked to have a photo taken with me today, i was a little taken aback. we didn't have a smooth working relationship. i've known her from the time she started as a fresh-faced graduate & although she struggled the initial few months, she picked up with time & experience. even then, i think i still gave her a hard time because i didn't think she was focussed on the job. i reckoned she would at best be mediocre.
as i looked back at her time with the department, i'm trying to figure out why she isn't confident & couldn't excel in her job. it wasn't obvious to me till now. it can't be easy to fully concentrate & be focussed on the job when the hubby is working miles apart & the kids are even further away. living all alone can't be good for a marriage. now that she will at least be reunited with her parents & kids in the hometown, i hope she will be happier & henceforth be a better nurse. actually, i know she can be one.
if she wanted to.