About two and a half years ago I went back to work as a nurse consultant for an up and coming company, the TIDI Corporation. The job was touted as a consultant/independent contractor position—work when I wanted kind of job and the pay was very good. It all sounded great—it’s exactly what I did for the much bigger corporate giant Kimberly-Clark for twelve years—except TIDI didn’t offer the nurse consultants many assignments. My last assignment was in March, 2016, almost a year ago.
Fast forward to TIDI acquiring some niche market healthcare companies and there is more potential work. I am in Charlotte, NC attending a strategy meeting with these young, baby faced gung ho folks who make me feel ancient yet energized! It’s been a long, long time since I sat in a meeting for an entire day but I survived! Tonight we were rewarded with an excellent dinner at a downtown Charlotte restaurant—300 East—sweet potato ravoli, potato cakes, onion/horseradish sauce on hanger steak—not your average cowboy fare for sure but oh, so good!
And I experienced Uber for the first time—trip to the restaurant was frightening—I had to tell the guy to “STOP”—emergency vehicles were coming through the stop light and he was just going to go. Once the emergency vehicles were through, he then proceeded to run the red light and we were almost hit. He stopped ON the train tracks and our boss in the back seat said, “we need to MOVE, there is a train coming!!!” The trip back to the hotel was much less exciting—thank goodness!!
One more day here then I fly home Friday morning to the cowboy and Emmi.