I love Thursdays, but it’s not serious. Until May it is the one day I can sleep in because my one class doesn’t start until 12:20p. This one class doesn’t end until 4:00p, but I’m still happy because I don’t have to work. Work now officially sucks. I thought it did before, but I was wrong.
My class and clinical schedules only leave me two week days to work: Wednesday and Friday. That means I now have to pick up the rest of my clients on Saturdays. So I’m cramming 5 days worth of visits into two days and an afternoon (I have class Friday mornings). One aide quit and another isn’t back yet from medical leave for surgery. This means that I’m getting calls nearly every day telling me about a new person to add to my load. Yesterday I talked to the scheduler and told her that I can’t handle any more people on Friday afternoons (now at a total of 9). She responds by leaving me a message today telling me she’s added a new person. On Fridays. Not even a month ago my supervisor told me she really didn’t want me seeing more than 3 people on a school day. Ha.
The patient load wouldn’t be so bad if they all lived near each other. Most of mine live in two neighboring towns, but I have one random guy that lives almost an hour away from any other home. On Boondock Road. Which would be funny if I didn’t have to make that drive.
I have been looking for a new job, but no more seriously than to fill out some on-line applications to some area hospitals. Clinicals, class, and work have been distracting me from updating references, resume polishing, and cover letter writing. Frustration and stress are pushing me to make it happen. Soon.
*sigh* Our time is almost up. Until next week, Thursday….