Wednesday, February 25, 2009

crash and burn


I got fired today.
Naturally I'm very upset. Not so much that I got fired because I was looking for a new job anyway. I hated one of the Dr's I worked for and apparently he hated me too. I was still in the 90 day grace period, so my attendance was being monitored very closely. This idiot Dr kept sending me home for the stupidest reasons. One day he sent me home because I started my period. What a jerk. He said he needed me to be on top of my game. I have no idea what that has to do with anything, but i had to go home because he said so. He also said I asked too many questions. Well, I needed to know where all the materials and other instruments were kept if he wanted me to assist him. He didn't like my attitude either. I sang songs and hummed along with the Kozy 105 that was always playing. I guess that was the wrong attitude to have. Anyway, he sent me home enough times that I got fired for it. I know why he didn't like me. I did do something that I probably shouldn't have. I kinda called him out. He had a bad habit of correcting me and his other assistants in front of the patients. It made us all look stupid. I was often humiliated for really stupid things like leaving a blank line on the patient charts. One day I had had enough of his correcting me in front of the patients so I told him so, in front of a patient. I asked him how it felt to be humiliated. I realize now that that was a bad call on my part. Now I don't have a job and no money and a very big house payment. This is the second time in 5 months that I have been unemployed. I don't know if I'm being punished or humbled. Mike says maybe I'm being a little bit of both - pummeled. Sure does feel like it.

5 comments:

demoux family said...

I'm sorry to hear that you lost your job. Hopefully it will work out for the best and you will be able to find something you like better anyway. Good luck.

Manda Jane said...

I'm sorry about your job! I'm about to lose mine as well. It sucks! I hope you can find something soon!!

I saw your comment on my photography blog and I would love to do your pictures :) I think it's great that you are doing what makes you happy!!

average american said...

Thanks. Just this morning at 7:45am I got a call for an interview, so all in not wrong in the world.

Tara said...

I just read all of your blog entries. I had no idea that you have dealt with so much over the last couple of years. I am glad you have found someone who can make you happy. Life is so much more fulfilling when you have someone you can TRULY share it with. I hope everything starts looking up in the other parts of your life.
If you and mike ever decide to move back to Vegas, I know 2 or 3 dentists from my ward in Henderson :)
I think you are such a funny, awesome person. Your spunky comments always make me laugh. I hope you will call me if I can ever do anything for you.

Sparverius said...

Eeek. Sorry about that. Being pummeled is a pretty good description. Always something learn,eh? I hope this other job interview goes well. Maybe don't put your last job as a reference. :)