I’m a nurse and I work really crazy hours. For context, I have three possible shift times (but they always end up going into overtime), which are 7:00am-3:00pm, 1:00pm-9:00pm or 9:00pm-7:00am. I cycle through these shift times over the monthly roster and it’s really important that I can get to and from work easily with my car. As a woman, I’ve grown up fearing being alone at night or in the dark, so I definitely wouldn’t want to catch public transport and walk home alone for any of these shifts. It’s just not safe – especially in my nurse’s scrubs.
That’s why I’m always very serious about staying on top of my log book service. In the Adelaide CBD, it’s not hard to find a mechanic who suits your needs and understands your car, which is even more of a reason why I get my car serviced regularly. It’s not like it’s hard to do and it has significant benefits for me. If I didn’t get my car serviced regularly, I’d likely be in danger going to and from work, which I really don’t want to be. My profession is dangerous and scary enough as it is. I don’t need any extra stress in my life.
The last time I took my car to the mechanic, I actually needed cooling system repairs. Adelaide mechanics know their stuff, so when the mechanic told me that I needed an aircon regas before going into summer, I didn’t disagree. I have quite a long drive home from the hospital each day and it’s nice to have the added comfort of being able to turn on my car air conditioning whenever I need to do so.
Sometimes I wish that I had chosen another profession than nursing. It would be nice to work regular hours and be able to build relationships with the people around me, but alas, I chose to save lives.