FOR Maus White, getting up each day and facing the daily grind isn’t so bad.
Mrs White loves her job at Carramar so much that when she retired last year, she decided to return not long after and hasn’t looked back since.
A registered nurse, Mrs White has been in the field for many years and said it’s a decision she will never regret.
“I actually first thought I wanted to be a hairdresser,” she said.
“My mum didn’t want me to be a hairdresser and then when I was about 17, my sister was a nurse and I thought ‘I wouldn’t mind doing that’.
“I started my training in Wagga, I didn’t actually finish because it wasn’t the right time for me. I ended up becoming an enrolled nurse when I was 21.
“I traveled around and moved after that.”
Mrs White has worked at several hospitals in Sydney and Mackay, as well as aged care homes.
Many of her years have also been spent in Leeton as a district nurse and at Carramar.
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Mrs White took a break to have her four children and then, while raising her family and working at the same time, she also undertook her registered nurse qualifications.
Last year she decided to retire, but after the passing of her mother, decided she couldn’t be without her friends at family at Carramar.
“I just love it here to so much,” Mrs White said.
“Our residents are beautiful people. You learn so much from them.
“It really is a privilege and an honour to look after them.”
As with any job, Mrs White said there were some hardships, especially when a resident passes away.
However, she said more often than not, the positives outweighed the negatives.
Working with some of the younger staff members at Carramar is also a pleasing aspect for Mrs White.
“We have some great young people working here … I get on with them really well,” she said.
“It would be lovely to see even more taking up a career in nursing or aged care.
“It really is a rewarding career.”
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