Ok yes, my love for my job has been the subject of many a post.… - 1370°C
Mar. 23rd, 2006
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.