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I Can DO It Myself!!! - Jessie T. Wolf
January 13th, 2005
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I Can DO It Myself!!!
So we have a new vet technician at work, temporarily, I’m told. Not been a very good month, so far, with one of our techs quitting after eight years of work. And our second tech got into a horse riding accident a month back, and broke her hip. She’s now in the hospital for goodness knows how long. X.x I hope she’s well soon. We all miss her here at the vet clinic.

This new guy… now, I know he’s new and all, but he kinda really pissed me off yesterday. It’s one thing to be on a slightly higher status level at work, as far as your title goes. But dammit all to hell, I REALLY don’t like it when someone who’s been working at a place for three bloody weeks thinks that they can tell me how to do my freakin’ job. >.<

For example, last night I came in, and found him sitting on a stool reading. I see him doing that an awful lot. So I immediately start getting to work. First thing I see is a kennel that needs to be cleaned, because the animal had gone home. Before I can even grab a spray bottle, he stops me and says, “Oh, I’ll clean that in just a second.” I said, “Uh... no, it’s okay. I’ll do it now. This is part of my job.”

Later I grabbed a new bag of litter. It’s the clay stuff, so the bag is rather heavy, but I’m used to it, and I’ve been doing it by myself for ages now. He again, gets up from his reading and comes over, saying he’ll do it. I said, “No thanks, it’s okay. I can do it.” I appreciate his help, but it’s really not hard for me to do it myself. But he comes RIGHT up to me anyway, pretty much grabbing the bag from me. I tried pulling it back, again saying I can do it. I don’t need help. But he keeps pushing anyway. So I just let him take the bag, none all too happy that he’s now forcefully getting all into my face like that. Made me wanna scream at the guy, because I felt he was being very rude in not listening to me after I told him multiple times that I don’t need his help. >.<

Again, later on, I’m making up food and medication. He gets up from his reading once more, and comes RIGHT up to me, (guy has no sense of personal space whatsoever!) and starts asking me who the food and meds are for. Again, I told him, “I can do it, don’t worry. This is my job. Please just let me do my job, thanks.” That time he finally started to take a hint, and left me alone. But I tried my best to avoid him for the rest of the night. :/

Now, I’m sure his intention isn’t to make me feel like an absolute moron, and that he’s only trying to help me out. But when I have to tell a person more than three times to just leave me alone, so that I can do my job… yeah, it kind of annoys me just a bit. But I will admit, I am the very proud and stubborn type, when it comes to my job. If I needed help, though, I’d ask for it. I may be small, but I’m capable of doing more than most people would think. I’ve been working there for seven months. I KNOW my damn job, and I do it very well. And people who do what this guy did to me, really makes me feel like he thinks I’m some sort of idiot. I really hope that after yesterday, he’ll have a bit more faith in me, and just let me do my thing.

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From:entropicana
Date:January 13th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
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If he spends that much time reading, he's obviously got very little to do. Maybe he overcompensates by trying to do the jobs of everyone else?
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From:wlfdog
Date:January 14th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
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That's what I'm thinking, yeah. :/ I mean, I don't hate the guy or anything. I just wish he'd step back a little. O.o His job is Vet Tech, not Kennel and Maintenance.
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From:mewmew
Date:January 13th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
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If he spends that much time reading why is he there in the first place? He should either be doing whatever his job there is or he should go home. Can't you tell the boss about his not working on his own?
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From:wlfdog
Date:January 14th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
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Well, already kinda had a talk with him, and he's a bit better now. His job is to do Vet Tech stuff, and that's mostly helping the vet with lab work, surgeries, dentals and sterilization. But in the evenings, it gets slower. I don't really know why they keep him around still, since part of my job is also to help the doctor hold animals for taking blood, urine samples, giving fluids, medicating, and developing X-rays, when they need those things done. I guess they just figure an extra person around is handy, just in case. *shrugs*
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From:kategod
Date:January 13th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
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I don't blame you, I hate it when people do that.
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From:wlfdog
Date:January 14th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
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I'm like, seriously. O.o I'm not handicapped. Jeebus. >.
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From:fiskblack
Date:January 13th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
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You know how I feel about it. Swift boot to the christmas sack should take care of the problem mighty sweetly!

Speaking of christmas sacks. Do you guys like.. install neuticles at your vet office? (www.neuticles.com) Because I think they're a great idea, and I might like to get horse balls installed someday.

Jay Naylor
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From:malamute
Date:January 14th, 2005 01:33 am (UTC)
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Yeah, me too. Goodness knows I don't need to be breeding. ^_^
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From:wlfdog
Date:January 14th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
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*gnaws on you and wags!!* ^^ Puppeh!
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From:malamute
Date:January 14th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
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Squeee! *clings and counter-chew-gnaws* *wag!!* ^_^

Rrowrf!
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From:wlfdog
Date:January 14th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC)
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You know... I have no idea if we do those or not. O.o Though I've heard of them before. :)

And, no. No, Jay. No horse balls for you!! Your balls look just fine the way they are now. ;) *nuzz*
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From:fiskblack
Date:January 14th, 2005 01:54 am (UTC)
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!!!!

But.. but.. I want to feel gorgeous! *sob*!!!!!

PS: thanks :>

Jay Naylor
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From:malamute
Date:January 14th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC)
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Sounds like you're doing the right thing.

I'd probably just start telling him what to do to inherit a subordinate though. *gigglesmirk*... "No, I don't need help with this, but I was going to start on [insert one of his own jobs here]. Would you mind starting in on it?"
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From:blackwingdragon
Date:January 14th, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
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That guy must have some serious relationship issues or something...my guess is he was trying to make you not lift a finger cuz he likes you?That, or he's a complete fucking lunatic XD.
From:khakiwolf
Date:January 14th, 2005 04:39 am (UTC)
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He thinks his manliness and trying to do all your work for you will make you fall in love with him.

Who says chivalry is dead?
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From:ion_seal
Date:January 14th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
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From what I hear, I'd say he's basically clueless how to behave, for what reason I don't know. I know from personal experience that social unwritten rules are not obvious to everyone. Imagine you got stuck on an alien planet.
From his behavior, I'd say he's just trying to be friendly, trying to get to know you, but is not quite sure of how to do it.
If my diagnose is at all on the right side of the truth, then if he's doing something weird, explain to him what he's doing wrong and why it freaks you out. If you would yell at him or just brush him off, he'd probably only be more confused.
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From:wlfdog
Date:January 14th, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
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Well, I did kinda end up talking with him and letting him know how I felt. I was just more annoyed than anything else that he wasn't respecting my personal space, or letting me do my own duties. But he seems be catching on now. :-P
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From:blackwingdragon
Date:January 24th, 2005 07:40 am (UTC)
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It only took him, what...a day?!XD
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