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Old 10-11-2013, 12:28 AM
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Thanks for the encouraging words. I blame myself for this partly. I'm having a really difficult time even getting an interview at the clinics I've applied for. This is only my second one after many applications and 2 years of trying. I started vet tech school but never completed it for various reasons. Is that my problem? That I'm not a real deal vet tech? Perhaps but I know some other people who worked with me at the shelter and have less animal experience than I do were hired at the two main clinics I've been trying to get on at so that can't be the reason. Besides, it said, "no animal experience needed." Ugh! It is really discouraging but at least I have my current job for now. I will find something in the animal field soon.
I'm not a vet tech, I was just an assistant, and had no vet experience at the time I was hired - though I did have zoo experience.

Are you wanting specifically vet clinic, or just something in the animal field in general?
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:32 AM
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I'm not a vet tech, I was just an assistant, and had no vet experience at the time I was hired - though I did have zoo experience.

Are you wanting specifically vet clinic, or just something in the animal field in general?
I'm open to anything animal related really but focusing on vet clinics as they are most plentiful. It's difficult in such a small, rural community. We only have a handful of clinics and everyone knows everyone so they hire friends and whatnot. I've started branching out to other towns. I would love for our shelter to open back up. Unless I move, animal jobs are limited.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:11 AM
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Thanks for the encouraging words. I blame myself for this partly. I'm having a really difficult time even getting an interview at the clinics I've applied for. This is only my second one after many applications and 2 years of trying. I started vet tech school but never completed it for various reasons. Is that my problem? That I'm not a real deal vet tech? Perhaps but I know some other people who worked with me at the shelter and have less animal experience than I do were hired at the two main clinics I've been trying to get on at so that can't be the reason. Besides, it said, "no animal experience needed." Ugh! It is really discouraging but at least I have my current job for now. I will find something in the animal field soon.
This goes for any job, not just vet clinics, but if you have only gotten 2 interviews after applying for a number of jobs I would really go over your resume/cover letter/application with a fine toothed comb. And have someone else look at them, too, before sending them. It's likely that the clinics are getting a crapload of applications and the initial weeding process can be over relatively small things like spelling errors, messy or unreadable applications, crumpled paper, etc. Not saying you're doing any of those things but just triple check everything and ask someone else to proofread for you, too.

ETA: And if they tend to to hire people they know, you can't do much about that. A lot of vets or clinic office managers hate the hiring process and take the path of least resistance. But many vet clinics will accept volunteers, and that can be a good way to get your foot in the door so when a job does open up, YOU are one of the people they already know.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:05 AM
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Good info. I will definitely do those things.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:57 AM
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Meeting with the grad school people.... So far off to bad start. I forgot the guys name (just went blank). I also got covered in mud from falling on my way in.
I know my GPA is too low too so this feels like a waste. But I couldn't not go after my boss told me to. Ugh

This was a bad idea. I suppose I will sit through an hour meeting then thank him and go home and cry because I'm a failure.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:58 AM
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And scheduling this during Summer's procedure was a bad choice. I feel like puking.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:29 PM
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I am apparently not speaking Matt's language today.

Matt: "Something is charging the old credit card."
Me: "Which credit card?"
Matt: "The old one."
Me: "Uh....which one is that? What are you talking about? Are you drunk?"
Matt: "We only have two credit cards!! It's charging the old one."
Me: "Actually, I have three credit cards. And continually saying the old credit card like I'm magically going to decipher your strange language is not working for you so maybe you should say something else."

I want to laugh but I also want to scream.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:22 PM
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Our apartment complex has randomly decided to inspect the whole building, again, on Monday and Tuesday.

Terrible, terrible timing, but it made me get my butt in gear and send out inquiries to rescues about Courage. Gabby's staying with Tim Monday and Tuesday but I don't know what to do with Courage... argh! They'll be here anytime from 9-5 on Monday or Tuesday. I have class 10-2 Monday and work 5-8. I have class 9-2 on Tuesday and don't work after. So annoyed.

They've already inspected 3rd floor twice since I moved in February!
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:35 PM
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Who's Courage? Why is it a big deal about a inspection?
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