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What a difference a job makes!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

If you were to believe my DD�s Facebook page, she was distraught to be rejoining the workaday world. That was just posturing!

She graduated from Vet Tech school last October, and hasn�t been able to land the job she wanted. She�s studying for the certification exam this Thursday, and has been as irascible as a bear. I�ve also had to talk her down off the ledge a few times when it seemed she was going to self-destruct.

After a couple of out of town interviews that didn�t yield jobs, I started sending her listings for every vet tech position open on craigslist. I was told that they all required experience, or that the job was below her capabilities. Still I pushed. And she went on interviews, all the while telling me why these weren�t the jobs she wanted.

She came home late last night from her first day on the job. One of those jobs she wasn�t going to get. One of those jobs that didn�t pay enough. And she was flying high! Suddenly this was the best clinic in town, though pricey. So I�d be forgiven if I didn�t switch back to using them again (they had been my clinic of choice for many years.) She�s taking Olive the rat in today to be treated for the sniffles; I hope she gets a discount!

Here�s hoping the cheerful mood continues; here�s hoping that Thursday�s exam is successful. I could use a little less stress in my life, and so could she.

Update: exam was passed!!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WOLFKITTY 1/5/2012 2:59AM

    That's awesome how you've helped her. HEheee. Reading everything, I thought, "Awww... she's so young." I think she'll grow out of all of that, but especially because of your help.

Mommyhood is so important!

I'm still looking for a job after being laid off a few years ago. I'm trying to psyche myself up and post for those jobs that I talk myself out of. Here's some proof positive that it may actually work! ;D So thanks.


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TEDDYBABE 1/1/2012 9:14PM

    Way to go Mom!

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LIBBYFITZ 12/22/2011 6:10AM


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TEENY_BIKINI 12/19/2011 12:05PM


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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/16/2011 7:01PM

    It's great that she is getting to do what she trained for. I hope she loves the job!

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MARY1313 12/14/2011 12:52PM

    Oh that is GREAT!!!!


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DEE797 12/14/2011 9:43AM

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 12/13/2011 7:13PM


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PALMTREEGIRL1 12/13/2011 4:06PM

    This is the BEST of news!!!!

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TIGGER622 12/13/2011 2:07PM

    YAY!!! Congrats!!!! How wonderful!

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JLITT62 12/13/2011 1:18PM

    Congrats to your daughter - AND you!

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CANDOK1260 12/13/2011 1:10PM

    I will be praying for your daughter to do good on your exam.

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BIKERBABYZ 12/13/2011 12:58PM

    Having a job makes a difference, especially when it is a job you enjoy! Congratulations & best wishes for amazing exam scores on Thursday!

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TUFFYBIRD 12/13/2011 12:48PM

    I hope this job turns out to be everything you (and she) hopes for. And you're right ... a job can work wonders!

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CBAILEYC 12/13/2011 12:28PM

    Funny how things work out sometimes.. or how we work them out, I should say.
Congrats to your DD! Here's to both of you having less stress.

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CHANGINGMORGAN 12/13/2011 11:53AM

    Yay daughter! Yeah, I'm having insane difficulties finding work - as a newbie teacher... oy. It's just a terrible time to be hiring in general, much less now. Here's to hoping I get some of her good luck!

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JENN26POINT2 12/13/2011 11:49AM

    Congrats to your daughter! I hope Olive feels better soon.

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BAILEYS7OF9 12/13/2011 11:43AM

    yay! So glad she has a job and has a better appreciation for it!

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HAPPY_AS_IS 12/13/2011 11:34AM

    Congrats to your daughter!!!!!!!

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