Saturday, April 11, 2009

life sucks

the job interview in waynesville, NC was just cancelled. they already hired someone. personally, i think that's a little crappy. but whatever. that only leaves me one this week - jefferson city. then after that...nothing. no jobs out there to apply for. i'm going to wind up working in some awful clinic that reuses syringes and surgery packs without sterilizing them between patients and that vaccinates yearly and that doesn't gown up for surgery.


i love being kicked (even if unintentionally) while i'm down.

so, since i have an unplanned 2 week hiatus from work, i am staying with my best friend and her husband (coincidentally, my brother-in-law) at the old stomping grounds. i'm trying to relax, regroup, and repair my damaged psyche for the last push of 2 months.

right before i left home on thursday night to come here, my orange tabby made a jailbreak (he does this periodically). mostly he goes and sits on the neighbor's back stoop, beats up the stray living on our back porch, chases some wildlife, and then comes back within 4 hours. i couldn't round him up and left him to forage for himself until my petsitter came by and let him in. except he hasn't come back. and in 36 hours, she has seen hide-nor-hair of him. i'm starting to really fret.

the husband went home today instead of staying here so that he could look for the cat. i'm trying not to feel flutters of panic (but my skin is doing that crawly thing that makes my heart kind of palpitate, and i feel tears just below the surface of my eyelids, and it's harder to breathe than normal).


elizabeth said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about the cat, and the job situation. The right job WILL come up, there will be no settling for a second rate clinic. And I hope the kitty finds his way home asap.

Life in vet school said...

Oh, god -- I'm so sorry about your cat. I hope he's just out having a great time and will be back soon.

Sorry about the job situation, too. But maybe this is just what has to happen in order for you to get the PERFECT job that's just about to open up, which you wouldn't be available for if you'd signed up somewhere else!
Good luck!

Nicki said...

It took me 6 months to find a job after school. I was freaked out and depressed but it all worked out in the end. Good luck.

premenopaws said...

Sometime when you have nothing else to write about, please elaborate on the comment you made here about vaccinating yearly. I am totally not up to date on whatever controversy or varying opinions are out there. The vet I take my cats and dog to does the distemper/combo shot annually, and the rabies bi-annually, as per city ordinance. I also have chosen to have the Lyme vaccine for my dog as we are in one of the worst areas in the country for the disease, and have gotten the leukemia shot for my cats since they are outdoors much of the time.

I tend not to bolt in immediately when shots are due, but usually within a few months I have been getting them done. What would you recommend?