Sunday, August 5, 2012
I highly recommend . . .
A night nurse asked me for a letter of recommendation for a job she's applying for.
Problem is, she's not very good.
On second thought, why is this a problem for me? If she wants to quit, or in other words, get out of my hair, I should be happy that I have a legitimate way to help her [get] out.
Unbeknownst to me, she asked another nurse for a recommendation as well. I happened to see the letter on a desk. I was quite impressed that this other nurse had found some good, though non-specific things, to write. I scanned through it for some ideas.
The other nurse saw me. I complemented the letter. "Well, I had to leave out some things, you know, like about how crazy she is," the other nurse explained.
How true. There are patients who are more stable than this nurse.
I can write this letter.