Friday, May 25, 2007

Timing is Everything

This past week has proven that timing is everything.
Last week I extended here in Fairbanks again, because I haven't been able to find another position here in Alaska...the last recruiter I was working with had wasted time by putting me in for a position I wasn't qualified for. The position was a Ped/onc position (I've wanted to do this!)that requires a PALS certification...which I don't have. I do have the adult version, ACLS, but that doesn't help me one iota.
She swears up and down the position was only listed as an oncology position that said nothing about thing, if PALS was a requirement, 'HELLO!, You aren't reading the whole listing!!!!' To top the whole thing off, the recruiter said, "Call the people you interviewed with (isn't she supposed to be the one doing that?) back and let them know you will take the position if they are willing to take you before you get your PALS or let you work while taking the class. We (agency) can send you to the next nearest city for a PALS class". Some how, I don't think she got it when I said I wasn't willing, nor had the available time, to go to Anchorage, 350 miles away, for a two day class. By the time I'd gotten done with her on this & contacted another recruiter, it was too late to get something in Anchorage or anywhere for than matter.

Any who, this morning, I got up to check my email. There was an email from another recruiter I've been working with. Another position had opened up in Alaksa, Ketchican to be exact.
I'm ready to shoot myself!!! Ketchican is one of the places I'd love to go to!!!
Here is some pictures I've found online so you can see why I'd like to go.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Trip to Denali

Geeze, I got busy and totally forgot to post about our (me , Sarah & Rick) trip to Denali State Park.
Even though we didn't get to see Mt. Denali, it was a beautiful drive. The fun part of the drive was listening to Sarah..."Oh, my gosh, it's BEAUTIFIUL!!","These mountains are absolutely gorgous!!" I have to agree, the park was something else, I wish we had the time to go all the way down to Cantwell so she could see the mountains down there!!
While in the park (the road was open to the 30 mile mark) we saw ALOT of Willow Ptarmigan (Alaksa's state bird) which were still in their winter feathers. We happened upon one small herd (6-8) of caribou, and Sarah spied another small herd in a valley that was about 1/4-1/2 mile away. By the time we reached the end of the road, it was snowing! We had driven out of it on the way back, but it caught up with us. At one point it was coming down so heavy (and mondo huge flakes) I was wondering how much more it would take to get to white out conditions.