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Dwight Schrute Works in My Office

Work is a great place to meet many different kinds of people you might not have met otherwise. In my case work situations have often been the beginning of life long friendships. Of course there are also those that have … Continue reading

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Don’t Make Us Buy You a New Finger

It’s always a nice feeling when management tells me that they are concerned about my safety and they don’t want me to get hurt. It gets slightly less warm and fuzzy when management says that the only reason they are putting … Continue reading

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The Goodbyes

I take care of animals in a specialty animal hospital. There is more collective education in specialty clinics, and we can often treat conditions that used to be death sentences. It’s amazing what we can do, but in reality, we … Continue reading

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Closing a Door but Still Holding on to the Doorknob

This evening I walked away from a world that, though small, I built from scratch over the past several months. Today was my last day working in the internal medicine department at my job. Working in this department has made … Continue reading

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The Identity of Purpose of Identity

If someone walked up to you and asked, “Who are you?” how would you answer? Would you just say your name, confident in all that that name represents? Would you say you are a mother/a sister/a daughter/a friend/ a coworker/a … Continue reading

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Invisible Fat Victories: Kicking Off Victory Month Early*

I’ve mentioned recently that I have gained some weight over the past few months. I’m on several antidepressant medications that make me feel like a whale, and the depression itself has been helping me eat way more than a reasonable … Continue reading

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I Fought With a Dog’s Penis, and Eventually I Won

My job is difficult. I work as a veterinary technician in a small animal internal medicine specialty clinic, and despite what you might have heard about veterinary jobs consisting of “playing with puppies and kittens all day,” it is a … Continue reading

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Your Night Shift is Showing

I am not a normal person, but I am often mistaken for one. That either means that I am an excellent actor, or that I generally come across as a fairly intelligent member of society who has her shit together.. … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned on the Night Shift

About three months ago I embarked on a journey of transition in my professional life by starting a new job on the overnight shift.  I’m still working in the veterinary field, but I have given up playing with eyeballs.  I … Continue reading

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The Switch

Well, it appears that I have survived my first week at my new job.  In fact, not only did I survive, I earned the respect and trust of the hardest-to-please doctors and staff members, I earned tail-wag status from several … Continue reading

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