Sunday, February 03, 2013
I cannot wait for tuesday afternoon. I have been on call this weekend and am on monday night. It hasn't been all that stressful so far, just a couple of injured horses. I am just so fed up with work. My bosses are incapable of communicating with each other or me. One of my bosses called me on friday instead of talking to me in person about an issue he has. He was upset I didn't get a bigger deposit for an afterhours surgery I did because they haven't paid the balance. Mind you this was less than two weeks ago so there is still a big chance they will pay. It was late sunday afternoon and the teenage kids brought the dogs in. They only had a small amount of money with them. I listened to them discuss the estimate with their parents and there was assurances of payment. If I didn't do the surgery that night night the dog probably would have died. Then they'd have a $400-600 bill for an overnight stay and drugs and they even more definitely wouldn't have paid that because I didn't take the chance to save their dog when I could have. So I went ahead with surgery. Sometimes I give people the benefit of the doubt. More often than not it is okay. I usually try very hard to get substantial deposits if I at all can.
Anyway aside from the fact I think I dealt with the situation okay my boss doesn't even answer the AH phone when he should which probably accounts for bigger losses than this case or the few others I have would. And besides all that it is illegal to not pay the vet on call for work they have done, whether the client pays or not. So I pointed that out, which he seemed to ignore. I then asked for a set policy on amount of deposits to get. He couldn't or wouldn't answer. If there isn't a policy that we will all have to adhere to then he can't really ask me to do that. Never mind I can name 3 or 4 cases of his afterhours he got ZERO deposit for that have never paid or took 6 months+ to pay.
So I ultimately finished the arguement by driving off from where I was sitting and the phone cut out. He didn't pick up when I called back and he didn't call me back. But I'm pissed. I was pissed about it on friday and I still am. My job is hard enough without dealing with this sort of crap. This is after he tried to tell me on Thursday at 540pm (we close at 530pm) while I was on the phone with a client (literally mid conversation about her dog) that I was meant to be on call. There had been no previous mention of this. Normally I'm on call on monday and he's on thursday. He said we had to share it because the other boss is away. I said he wasn't even on last night because the nurse had forgotten to switch the phone over to the answering machine with the AH message. And I also said no because I have plans. Never mind he goes away on long weekends, takes thursday afternoon and friday off when he's supposed to be on call on thursday night and NEVER switches nights with anyone. There has been at least 1 or 2 times I've done his night in addition to my usual monday. I know my other boss is fed up about it but god forbid he say anything about it.
Anyway I've really had enough of it. I know he's the boss but shouldn't the boss also lead by example?
So what to do about it because it has left me in a huge funk over the weekend. More so than my usual on call funk. My other boss is back from holiday tomorrow. He's probably going to have a busy day but I'm going to make him give me 10 minutes to talk to him. The boss I have issue with won't be back until tuesday so I should be able to avoid him. i really think all of us need to sit down and deal with the topic. So hopefully that can happen.
So frustrated by all of it though. Thankfully I haven't binged even though I have felt a bit like it. I haven't been exercising much either. I had a rest day yesterday because I was so sore. I was fine with that but I was supposed to run this morning. I woke up with a headache so went back to sleep. Then I had a couple of afterhours calls. I walked the dogs this afternoon but didn't make the run I was supposed to. I am about to cook something healthy to go with steaks and then I'll do my physio exercises.
I was hoping my walk would make me feel better but it hasn't. Hence why other exercise just didn't happen. I was hoping venting about this would make me feel better. If this doesn't I'm really hoping I'll feel better after talking to my boss tomorrow.
I'm also thinking that it might be a very good idea to move on to a new job next year when our lease runs out. I just wish I knew what I wanted to do. The options seem to be move to Perth to be near Paul's family and friends, move back to America to be near my family and friends or find somewhere new. I like where we live but there aren't any other practices in the area I'd be that keen to work at. I just have no idea which decision we want to go with.