Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Forum News > The Fire Hydrant


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11991  
Old 02-28-2014, 12:46 AM
Zoom's Avatar
Zoom Zoom is offline
Twin 2.0
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 40,737
Default

Oh, I feel like I"m getting sick? Let's stay up until midnight drinking and reading fanfic!

Because I am an adult.
Reply With Quote
  #11992  
Old 02-28-2014, 08:05 AM
DJEtzel's Avatar
DJEtzel DJEtzel is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 2,664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoom View Post
Oh, I feel like I"m getting sick? Let's stay up until midnight drinking and reading fanfic!

Because I am an adult.
I feel like we'd be such good friends.
__________________

Red Dog's Reconnaissance Man CGC CL1-R CL1-H CL1-F CL1-S USJ
General Patton Vom Winter Storm
Reply With Quote
  #11993  
Old 02-28-2014, 09:46 AM
sassafras's Avatar
sassafras sassafras is offline
such sights to show you
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,742
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PWCorgi View Post
I don't think a difference clinic would make a difference at all, because it isn't the clinic/co-workers, it's the clients that cause all the stress. Except for maybe if they were so terrible that nobody wanted to go there. So...Banfield? HAH!
Clients at a vet clinic causing stress? I'm shocked, wait no I'm not. A veterinarian I was peripherally acquainted with committed suicide recently. It's rough out there, man.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #11994  
Old 02-28-2014, 09:55 AM
Laurelin's Avatar
Laurelin Laurelin is offline
I'm All Ears
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 29,508
Default

Still home sick.

I'm supposed to have a full day of dog stuff tomorrow and I don't want to miss it! Argh!
__________________
Mia CGC - (5 year old Papillon)
Summer TG3 TIAD - (10 year old Papillon)
Hank - (approx. 10 month old Spotty Dog)
Reply With Quote
  #11995  
Old 02-28-2014, 09:59 AM
ruffiangirl ruffiangirl is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Fort McMurray, AB, CA
Posts: 1,681
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PWCorgi View Post
I would never go back as management because I HATED every aspect of being management. And it is stressful. And yes, as an AM I would have to work 38 hours per week. I could do Supervisor, but again, it's management and I freaking hated it. The stress would leave me exactly where I am now. I need a job right now where I can go to work, give zero f*ucks and do my job, then go home.

I know it is. And even though my list of pros and cons very very obviously points to staying at the clinic, all I want to do is leave. Stupid insurance.
Hotel night audit! Man I miss working audit
Reply With Quote
  #11996  
Old 02-28-2014, 10:09 AM
PWCorgi's Avatar
PWCorgi PWCorgi is offline
Priscilla Winifred Corgi
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Twin Citay!
Posts: 14,632
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sassafras View Post
Clients at a vet clinic causing stress? I'm shocked, wait no I'm not. A veterinarian I was peripherally acquainted with committed suicide recently. It's rough out there, man.
Its amazing how many of my coworkers admit that they are borderline alcoholics because of the field. Its insane, and not something I am able to deal with, I'm finding.
__________________

Ado's Gimme Victory RL1* "Siri"
1.5 year old Jack Russell Terrier
Gimme Drugs Not Hugs RL1 "Frodo"
8 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi


*All Siri's rally/obedience titles are to be considered handled by Megan,
because ain't nobody (read: me) got time or skills fo' dat.
Reply With Quote
  #11997  
Old 02-28-2014, 10:18 AM
SaraB SaraB is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 5,714
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PWCorgi View Post
Its amazing how many of my coworkers admit that they are borderline alcoholics because of the field. Its insane, and not something I am able to deal with, I'm finding.
It does take insanely thick skin to work in a vet clinic. I'm not afraid to say that I stopped caring a good 4 years ago. It's just work now, I don't even bitch about clients anymore because that's how little I care. It's a certain detachment that comes with time. Now that being the case, I'm not a vet, I don't have to deal with the consequences of every little decision I make. I learned very fast when I started working at a clinic that the vet career path was not one I was going to succeed in and dropped out of pre-vet quickly.
__________________


Taboo, Zuma, Mighty Mouse, Zinga, Edgar, Zip Tie
Reply With Quote
  #11998  
Old 02-28-2014, 10:51 AM
Kootenay's Avatar
Kootenay Kootenay is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 1,217
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoom View Post
Oh, I feel like I"m getting sick? Let's stay up until midnight drinking and reading fanfic!

Because I am an adult.
Awesome. That is all.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11999  
Old 02-28-2014, 10:53 AM
sassafras's Avatar
sassafras sassafras is offline
such sights to show you
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,742
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PWCorgi View Post
Its amazing how many of my coworkers admit that they are borderline alcoholics because of the field. Its insane, and not something I am able to deal with, I'm finding.
There's definitely a learning curve and a lot of people burn out. I go through alternating phases of love and hate, myself.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #12000  
Old 02-28-2014, 11:11 AM
PWCorgi's Avatar
PWCorgi PWCorgi is offline
Priscilla Winifred Corgi
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Twin Citay!
Posts: 14,632
Default

I found that I was able to deal with the stress of it when I was just working at the clinic and that was all I had to deal with. Now that I threw school into the mix, which is also very stressful (in a general school way with tests and such, the actual field I'm going into has quite low stress itself), I just can't handle it.

And at the clinic there are definitely days that I'm like "I can do this! This is fine!" but they tend to be few days that we actually have same-day appointments available, or nobody has an emergency. But the norm for our clinic is to be booked out at least 3-4 days in advance, and the evenings where we have 5 people call because their dogs eye is swollen shut, their dog hasn't eaten in 5 days and is vomiting, their cat can't pee. And to have me be the bad guy and tell them to get their pet to the e-clinic almost always results in anger from them. IT'S NOT MY FAULT WE ARE BOOKED. IT'S NOT MY FAULT YOU DIDN'T CALL 5 DAYS AGO! If I get told one more time that I must hate animals because we won't do services for free and require payment up front, I might kill someone.

I don't think it helps any that I work in a very affluent neighborhood and therefore everyone is entitled to everything, and they came here one time 4 years ago so they shouldn't have to go to the e-clinic, we should just drop everything because their pet is sick!

/rant.


Doesn't help that my old boss told me to name the date that I want to come back and I'll be on the schedule. Do want.
__________________

Ado's Gimme Victory RL1* "Siri"
1.5 year old Jack Russell Terrier
Gimme Drugs Not Hugs RL1 "Frodo"
8 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi


*All Siri's rally/obedience titles are to be considered handled by Megan,
because ain't nobody (read: me) got time or skills fo' dat.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site