Monday, March 02, 2009

Blizzardy Monday

I'm at Green Acres today. There's a normal-sized blizzard going on this morning. I've noticed that hospital employees' ability to drive in the snow varies considerably based on profession. At least that's the conclusion I draw, based on a survey of who shows up for work on snowy mornings. From highest winter-driving skill to lowest, the ranking is roughly thus:

1) Nurses
2) Housekeepers / Food service workers /Building maintenance (tie)
3) Doctors / Mental Health Techs (tie)
4) Clinical supervisors / Recreation Therapists (tie)
5) Social workers
6) IT department
7) Administrators of all flavors

You should take this list into consideration if you are a young person aspiring to become a good winter driver. If you decide, for example, to become a state human resources administrator, you are very unlikely ever to figure out how to get your car out of the driveway between November and April. If you go to nursing school, on the other hand, you will be able to drive a Yugo with two flat tires and a broken defroster 20 miles through two feet of snow in under 15 minutes.

3 Comments:

Blogger The MSILF said...

I love your Green Acres stories in general.

3/2/09, 1:40 PM  
Blogger Johanna said...

Of the idea that there is a strong relationship between snow-day-ism and profession I am convinced. Of the causal relationship, not so much. I think successful administrators became so because of their innate ability to find excuses to get them out of unpleasantness and act on these.

3/2/09, 7:40 PM  
Blogger NurseExec said...

This one made me laugh. In my state, hurricanes are the thing, not blizzards. The nurses always show up, in droves, and the administrators never do. Way of the world....

3/8/09, 4:42 PM  

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