Thursday, November 10, 2011

Retro pay - Yeah baby!

I have FINALLY received my retro pay. Up here in Canada (in my province anyway) when we are hired we are paid 90% of the full rate of pay as Graduate RTs. We write the registry exam the first Monday in July. Then it takes about 6 weeks for them  to mark it.  Once the results come back we are to get full pay from the date we wrote the exam. Because we have magically become Registered RTs (overnight). This usually takes a few pay periods. Or if you are me, a few months. A few emails to payroll. Etc. Finally. Finally my retro pay has come in.

Thank god. Since I was away for the past entire month, it is totally awesome to have this on my paycheque this pay period.

I haven't been working much, which is sad for stories. I've been working about 2 shifts a week and resisting short call. I just cannot bring myself to answer the phone at 5am and get my butt ready for work. I've been keeping myself busy with some other stuff though. I have been babysitting a bit and doing a bunch of accounting work. Also Netflix and AppleTV are my nearly constant companions. Even though the Netflix selection in Canada is not near the selection in the States I still like it.

Also - I have recently stepped way outside of my comfort zone and tried hot yoga. I though that I was going to die - but here I am - so therefore I must have made it. Even though I sweated more than I thought imaginable and thought I was going to throw up. I need a lot more massages, and maybe a few visits to the chiropractor.

And finally. I have a major eye twitch. It started after my first shift back after holidays. You know the one where I was completely slammed in the emergency room? So now I am left to wonder.

  • Is my eye expressing the anxiety I experienced during that shift (maybe partially)
  • Have I been drinking too much coffee. (likely)
  • Have I been staring at a computer screen too much (possible)
  • Have I been doing too much filing (definite)
  • Do I need to go to bed earlier (doubtful)

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! You made it. Anyways, our business offers respiratory therapy courses as well as tutoring and coaching for Respiratory Therapy Board Exam. And from what I experience, students of mine came back to say thank you for passing the board and they were just happy to be able to get paid well from what they haven been working for.

    Thank you,
    Deborah of respiratory clinical