(Closed) My job is making me feel really defeated

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yikes!  I would much rather “annoy” the vet by asking to clarify a dosage than have to deal with the fallout of an incorrectly written prescription.  I can’t believe the vet isn’t grateful about your attention to detail.  I’m sure at a vet clinic the doses are so different depending on how big the animal is, no wonder it’s confusing.  It doesn’t sound to me like you are doing ANYTHING wrong.

You sound like you need a hug and a nicer boss.  I’m so sorry 🙁

Post # 4
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@nottoocool4school:  Having worked at animal hospitals, I know that people in those types of enviornments do tend to get snippy. Honestly most of those situations are forgive and forget. I used to get barked at by people for things that someone else did wrong or over the most ridiculously petty things. At least 1x a week there was a snippy moment. Everyone was super close, it was just that kind of enviornment tends to brew lots of snippy moments. Everyone is under pressure to get to that next appointment, to finish XYZ and get the day over with.

Just hang in there, if you survive the the first couple of months itll be smooth sailing. Lots of time they know they were snippy and are too proud to admit it, but later down the road when you are closer they will. 

I have seen many many many people leave, having only worked for 2-5 months. If it just started happening I would pull someone aside and ask “is there something I can do to help/fix the situation?” If you feel uncorfortable just start looking for a new place to work. Just beware that this is common in most animal hospitals. 

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