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Mar. 23rd, 2006

04:05 am

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Ok yes, my love for my job has been the subject of many a post. However, it's very hard to love one's job when one is there for 13 hours straight. No, really. 13. And being a Veterinary Technician is simply *not* the sort of job one can zone out during or even be in "the zone" during. One has to be awake, aware, on the ball, and all that.

Yesterday, our current Weakest Link, P., didn't show up for work for the 2nd day in a row (she phoned and left a message on the machine that she was sick when she was the only Tech scheduled during her shift--it's policy that you have to talk to a human--and then her phone was off the hook all day). So i stayed all day despite my evening plans. A 10 hour day is lovely. It makes good money, i can still be "there," etc. A 13 hour day, however, is simply too long. I'm so lucky that damndirtyzombie was around to cook me dinner and rub my back when i got home. And sorry that i was too grumpy to properly appreciate it until i was rested.

In good work news, Dr. C complimented me on my performance yesterday (i did Surgery Tech stuff for two surgeons at once) and today she gave me permission to plant whatever i want in the empty garden space in front of the clinic. Score. Funny that even drama and quasi-bad stuff doesn't make me hate my job.

In random job news, my job is hiring again. We need people who will, say, show up for work.

I really wanted to take a class at the U this summer, but absolutely all of them meet every week-day. There isn't a single one that meets MWF or TTh or on the weekends. That's really too bad. I miss school, and am feeling out of practice. I have been trying to look at TVI, but i can't really understand what i'm allowed to take from their class schedule, and i'm not sure that i want to take anything they offer.

Did you know that Don Quixote is considered an an archaic spelling and that modern Spanish speakers now spell it Don Quijote? I think this is sad, merely because i find the "x" aesthetically pleasing. Also, i reckon if Cervantes actually spelled it with an "x," so should we. I should wear a sign that says "up with archaism."

Finally, are you familiar with George Bush samples that end up as John Lennon's "Imagine"? I find this so deeply creepy. Somehow, a song about peace and tolerance becomes very 1984 to me when sung by our President-select.

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From:zevhonith
Date:March 22nd, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
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You're posting from THE FUTURE.

You should make T-shirts that say "up with archaism." And then have archaic spellings of common words on the back. I'd wear one.

I always get screwed when I'm playing Upwords with my sister online, because they don't accept almost all archaic words, and I'm always under the impression that they're perfectly cromulent words, and hey, I use them all the time, why don't other people?
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From:_wirehead_
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
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You're posting from THE FUTURE.

whoa, she really is. er... computer still on Dublin time, love? ^_^
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:March 23rd, 2006 05:08 am (UTC)
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{snerk}. I posted from my laptop...it maybe still is on Dublin time. Hee hee.
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From:ickle_tayto
Date:March 22nd, 2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
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that sample is wrong on so many levels..

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From:ad_radian
Date:March 23rd, 2006 08:42 am (UTC)
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Have you heard A Perfect Circle's cover of imagine, or seen the video for it? I found that to be adequately creepy, but well done.

13 hours is too long. I've had a few days like that in the last few weeks. I find that 10 is plenty. 10 hours, 5 days in a row... that's about my limit.
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From:mandy12052
Date:March 23rd, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
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Did you know that Don Quixote is considered an an archaic spelling and that modern Spanish speakers now spell it Don Quijote? I think this is sad, merely because i find the "x" aesthetically pleasing. Also, i reckon if Cervantes actually spelled it with an "x," so should we.

I think this has something to do with the recent alterations to the standard Spanish alphabet. Such as eliminations of the "rr," "ll," and "ch" as independent symbols with unique tonal qualities. I guess while they're at it they should start spelling Oaxaca with the "j" also.

Those crazy Spaniards! I don't know what has possessed them after hundreds of years to mess with something that was working perfectly fine.
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From:luvcraft
Date:March 23rd, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
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In random job news, my job is hiring again. We need people who will, say, show up for work.

what are the pay, hours, and requirements? xuer might be interested.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:March 23rd, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Pay depends on experience. Starting pay for someone with no experience at all would be something crappy like 7$ an hour. They'd like someone with Vet Tech experience or at least animal, lab, or sciency-experience, but they'd probably take someone un-experienced at this point. Hours depend too. We have a morning shift (6:45a to 3p) and an evening shift (1p-8p), and what shifts people work can be arranged. The only definite is that the person needs to be able to work at least a few Saturdays a month (8a-6p). They're quite good at working around school schedules and that sort of thing, and the environment rocks.
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From:xaiax
Date:March 24th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
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I should wear a sign that says "up with archaism."


Too bad the literal Archaeologist doesn't mean what its etymology would indicate. (Old + Word)

Maybe you could go with Archaeophilologist?

(Although just Philologist would work.)

Although, to be properly pedantic, your sign should read "With archaism, up." ;)
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