Hey again everyone,
This year I started my first semester in nursing. I've spent the past 2 years finishing up most of my pre-reqs and general ed classes. I work as a vet tech part time (16 hours a week) and have been there for about 5-6 months. The problem is, lately my job has taken a sour turn. Beginning around Christmas, I feel my boss has become Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde. I'm one of two techs that work there, and usually Saturdays I'm the only one there, balancing the front desk and appointments. I've been in the veterinary field for close to 6 years, and my technical skills are proficient. Lately however, nothing I do seems to be good enough. And God forbid that a client comes in early while I'm there by myself, I get cursed at, lashed out upon, yadda yadda. If I ask a question, it's as if I'm the stupidest person in the world.
My nursing classes run from 1-4:30 on Mondays/Wednesdays, and I have A&P on Tuesdays/Thursdays 8am-12. My clinicals start at the end of this month and run from 3pm-9pm on Tuesdays/Thursdays at a local nursing home. I work about 16 hours a week. On top of school/work, I have a 7 month old at home. The lack of time for myself or even school work doesn't bother me too much, I still manage to study and have been an A student, so far. It's the anxiety that my job creates that bugs me. Even on my days off, I'm constantly thinking about and dreading my return to work, even if it isn't for another few days. When I'm at work, the feeling of knots in my stomach is overwhelming. The worst part is, I'm unsure of exactly what I've done to deserve this new status as the "black sheep" of the clinic, and sadly, I'm almost too afraid to ask. I could survive with the loss of income if I were to quit, since my husband is the bread winner of the household to begin with. But with a 7 month old and us trying to save for a home, the income I get goes a long way.
I'd love to hear from anyone who has been in this type of situation before, and what has helped you get through it. I'm not sure how well I will fare once clinicals start, but I'm determined to make it through this job as long as I can.