Iv tried but cant figure an answer a good boss will know his employee and treat this issue in house case by case its not a one size fits all
Good point. I feel this would be more the case in small companies where there will be closer relationships. In a big company with say 100+ employees and multiple bosses/managers then it would be more difficult
Well, it's been settled. I now no longer work in any vet clinic .
Got the call from my boss today and had to try very very hard to keep my cool. Not sure if I'd managed to do that by the end of the phonecall . I sent him a text later to keep it professional, thank him and what not and end on a slightly better note than that of the phonecall.
So there we have it. I've gone from having 4 jobs to having 1 which, although I love it, is barely worth the petrol the takes to get there .
Anyway, I am working tomorrow so I'm hoping to get some nice pictures of my little otters out and about. And hopefully I can see if my boss there can try and give me a few days of work during the week (difficult now though as visitor numbers pretty much go to 0 during the week).
Oh well.....what an interesting few weeks it's been.
Sorry to hear that. Hope you can get some more hours at the zoo and hopefully find a job in another vet clinic
Was watching some highlights from crufts this year earlier and had a thought to check the dates for next year. Anyway turns out I wont be able to go as I'm on holiday from the 7th March for a week, the day it starts! Bit put out by this, was hoping it would start on the 6th so I could at least go for one day but sadly not. Its not as if I can just skip the holiday either as my friend paid for us 3 to go and its her present to me for my 21st (early present but hey ho lol) and I am looking forward to it. So looks like I'm just going to have to watch on youtube
I dread the time anything happens to my two. I know I will be no good to man or beast. They are my family. 4 days leave, maybe thats a bit much (afterall it is often only a week for direct family like mother, father, spouse etc) but I do think a day or two would not go amiss for those who feel they need it. Though I do think it should be limited to pets that have a longish lifespan be it dogs, cats horses etc (i.e time off for hamster is pushing the boundaries).
TBH, people play system now, wonder how many people have pulled a sicky in their time! TBH I have not as I would feel guilty as hell but I am quite sure others have.
Bereavement leave in the places I have worked have always had to be applied for via manager and it is discretionary not a right so I would see if this was to come in in same light. i.e any manager who suspected employee was having them on could just reject the request!
Not the same situation but when jay died I ended up having about a week and a half off school because of everything else going on at the time my mental state really deteriorated. There was no point even attempting to go in as I'd be in floods of tears even before the day started. My teachers were sympathetic luckily and were helpful in regards to homework, keeping me updated with lessons etc.
I know that would be unrealistic with work unless you wanted to use your own annual leave, sick days etc but I did really need that at the time. I almost went into a depressive state which can be just as bad as physical health problems.
I agree perhaps a day or two would be more reasonable
I agree it could be abused in that way lotsofcats. People have done that regarding human family members too, lying about their deaths so I wouldn't put it past them to do the same with pets.
Then again the question is regularly raised that just because a rule/law is abused does that mean it shouldn't be there at all? Got to weigh up the pros and cons basically. I think if companies did go ahead with this then they should maybe do a trial period so they could weigh up cost, effectiveness etc etc.
I'm trying to see it from both sides of the argument
This came on my FB feed about the LACS (League against cruel sports) offering 4 days paid bereavement leave when an employees pet dies and the poll is saying whether more companies should offer this? Personally I'm in two minds about it, I do agree that a pet dying can be just as impactful as a human family member dying as we all think of them as part of the family. However I'm not sure logistically how this would work with small companies for example where there are few employees as is. Also what about if someone has multiple pets and god forbid they all pass around the same time, would 4 days leave be given for each pet? Some people handle grief differently too, for example someone may prefer to just go to work and get on with life instead of staying at home and thinking too much. I think what's needed more is a better understanding with employers that pets are part of the family and for some people can be the only family they have so of course they will be devastated when they die.
3 days into the new job and I've decided to leave .
There's no nursing involved in this job at all. I'ts 99% reception work and I am not a receptionist nor do I want to be a receptionist. Sure, knowing how to invoice and order stock and what not might be of benefit to me in the future but it isn't what I want to spend my days doing.
One of the owners (and vets), Chris, is quite nice and down to earth but I mainly deal with Therese the other owner (and vet and wife of chris!) is awkward as heck! She came out to me today and said that my desk wasn't arranged properly and that she'd prefer if I didn't listen to the radio! I spend most of my day alone, if I want to listen to the radio then I'll listen to the bloody radio!
So I'm calling my old boss tomorrow to ask for a straight answer on if I can keep my saturday job or not and to politely remind him that the job is rightfully mine given that I'm still employed there....
Not that his answer matters too much as I'll be leaving the new place regradless but if they want me to do 3 or 4 days for the next 2 weeks just to get them by then I can.
My mother feels really guilty now too as she pushed me to take the job but it was false advertising. They don't want a vet nurse, they want a receptionist who likes animals.
That sucks, I'd be very annoyed! Hate that when people lie, if you want a receptionist say you wanted one on the bloody advert! Maybe they weren't having much luck getting one so decided to do this instead?! Hope you can get your work back at the old job.
Sorry to hear you're struggling with rumple milliepup04. I hope you can find a behaviourist who can help but it may also just be a case of managing for now I.e. always muzzling around people. That would be a bit tougher around Millie as well though as I wouldn't think it fair to keep him muzzled all the time. I agree you would probably struggle to rehome him too, not many people want to take on a dog with known aggression issues. Really hope you can figure something out with him
Just to add to the river pic funny thing was he was walking beside me and my mum perfectly when we were carrying it for him, as he didn't want to leave it and would stand there whining until we picked it up . Its like who needs treats when you have a smelly rock instead lol!
Ahh that's a shame bextull hopefully you could still do some work every now and then in the old practice so you don't have to leave completely. I do get that feeling of not wanting to let them down even though the second practice would technically be better for you job wise...
Let Samson off down by the river today as it was quite enclosed. He had a great time and also spent about 10 mins digging a rock out. He was very proud when he got it and carried it for the rest of the walk
We have had a few hedgehog visitors in our garden however I always have to move them on as both Samson and Mario won't leave them alone. Shame as I do love seeing them. I'll always pick them up in a towel and take them over to the park field which is only around the corner from me anyway.
That reminds me too we saw one on the park field the other day and I thought it was a rabbit at first it was that big. Wish I had taken a pic it was huge!
How was the holiday milliepup04 ? I've seen your back home now? Hope rumple was a bit more well behaved and things with your family were ok. Your pics on fb looked nice
Thanks for asking. Just seen I missed your Birthday thread on here, hope you had a great day!
We came home yesterday, not nice going from 19 degrees to 35 degrees! It wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but there were a few moments! Had a few arguments but could have been worse. Rumple was on his lead most of the time in the lodge, and I kept him away from everyone. He wasn’t too bad in there or in the cafe/pub, but when we were out he was a right terror! He completely freaked with all the people and was quite reactive. I put his muzzle on and kept him away from people as much as possible. It certainly wasn’t easy trying to watch him and my mum at the same time! We did have a few nice walks, and managed to find a place where my mum could borrow a mobility scooter so we all managed to go for a walk. The dogs loved it, their all knackered now! It was lovely to go somewhere different, and to get away from housework for a bit, but was still hard work. I’d happily move up there though!
I also managed to speak to that dog trainer guy in the US last night, and he invited me over there and said he’d teach me about training dogs for TV work. It sounds so great, and I’d really love to do it, but don’t know that it will be possible to leave my mum at the moment.
Thanks. Glad to hear it wasn't as bad as you thought it would be, didn't you say you were speaking to someone about rumples reactivity? Nice walks are always good . Do you mean actually going over to US to see this guy, whereabouts? That would be brill if you could go over there .
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Aug 30, 2018 19:43:48 GMT
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scallywag: Ooo we had a lovely weekend weather wise , sorry you never , did that mean no work for you Caz ?
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caz2golden: Both scallywag. I have been stood down at least once a week for last few weeks and had a few dismal days off too. Looks like tomorrow will be a wash out (due to work) and my next days off are when ex hurricane Helena is due to arrive
Sept 15, 2018 18:17:31 GMT
caz2golden: At the moment in middle of 5 days on, 2 days off, 6 days on, 1 day off, 5+ days on. This time of year though always lose a few days to weather. Grabbing what I can while I can, after-all I can have a break come mid Nov!!
Sept 15, 2018 18:22:12 GMT
scallywag: Un predictable then ? No luck with another job ?
Sept 15, 2018 18:26:17 GMT
caz2golden: I really should be looking! Problem is I enjoy what I do, just a shame it does not pay enough to live on!
Sept 18, 2018 16:34:25 GMT
scallywag: Shame . Enjoy it whilst you can , your a long time couped up in an office again
Sept 18, 2018 20:41:56 GMT
caz2golden: If only you could see the view from my place of work, no one would swap it Storm Bronagh has stopped work today! Could I cope being back in an office now !! I think I could get cabin fever! Then again to be dry, not too cold or hot is appealing!
Sept 20, 2018 19:55:17 GMT
Gillykat: I think I'll order some of those worming tablets for myself!!! Nemo has been bouncing around like Tigger on speed since I dosed him!!!
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