Flying Pig 2015

Flying Pig 2015

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

You Just Don't Fit In...

...I thought that was a phrase you only heard as a teenager! Apparently, adults are told that as well. If you haven't already guessed, this is my most recent experience (and the second in the last 3 years).
Just over 3 years ago, when I still lived in Nashville, I lost my first Outpatient PT job because my superior felt I "didn't fit in" with their company's personality...whatever that means. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise because Jimmy and I got engaged shortly after and moved to Ohio.
After moving, I got another outpatient job, ended up realizing it wasn't the right clinical setting for me, and decided to dive into skilled nursing. I LOVED this job. My fellow therapists were awesome, the patient population was fun to work with, etc. Two years later (a.k.a. today), I'm told, yet again, that I don't fit into this clinical setting (and lose my job). In this most recent situation, there are other factors that I will not discuss...but my point is that I was told that I don't fit in. In case you've never been told this: IT SUCKS TO HEAR! Especially when you hear it twice and both situations involve the career you are very passionate about.
In my mind, I feel like it's a "me problem." Why would two different people say this in two different situations if it wasn't me? I know this is totally absurd but that was my thought. I know in my heart I am meant to be a PT...I just need to find the right job for me. I'm only 4 years into my career and I know I have MANY years to figure it all out but, until I do, I'm going to be in constant wonder about if I'm doing the right thing.
My next adventure: Home Health. I've sent out several resumes and filled out several online applications. It took less than a day to hear from a company and I'm already setting up interviews. Just pray that I make the right decision and that I remain confident in my skills. God made me a great therapist...I just have to figure out where he wants me to excel.


  1. It does suck to hear that- especially since it doesn't even qualify as constructive criticism... Any good company knows that their supposed to give sound advice, so you have a chance to rectify it . :-|

    Sorry you're going through this- but I know God will provide!!! (cliche-but true).

  2. Thanks Delaine! They told me I was a great therapist but apparently that company just isn't for me :)