I've been working a lot at my "pay-the-bills" job, I think it's now been over 2 weeks since I've had a full day off. I'm not really complaining even though it sounds like it. I'm very lucky to finally have a job that I love to go to. I've had several "careers" where I felt that the my life was being sucked out of me.
The worst was probably the "bank" job were I was the head of the Research Dept. which was a fancy title since I was the only one in the Dept! It was in the upstairs of an old bank along with the Accounting Dept. and none of us were allowed to pull back the heavy draperies that covered the windows because the view would cause a distraction. But hey, I had a great health care plan! Of course I felt sick everyday that I had to go to work. But back then I moonlighted at a popular bar&grill place so even though I worked constantly, the 2 jobs were so extreme that I was able to handle it. But I was never REALLY happy because I never had time to create.
After those gigs, I worked at a very SNOOTY high-end Department store. I ended up being a area sales manager who was VERY UNHAPPY. It was such a stressful job, meeting with the buyers, supervised the sales staff and having to meet sales quota every month. I felt like such a phony especially when I liked to haunt the Goodwill stores by night and here I am selling $75.00 blouses by day!
Then I jumped out of the frying pan and into a fire. I accepted a position as a office manager at a Humane Society. After a few years of having my heart broken so many times, due to the cruelty of humans against defenseless animals and to say nothing of the fact that I took several needy ones home.
I resigned and took a position at veterinarians office. And that is where I am now.
I have worked in the office, assisted in surgeries, and worked in the boarding area. But I am now the Boarding Manager at the new faculty that was built 2 years ago and I LOVE it. Sometimes it gets very hectic, especially in the summers and over holidays. But most of my clients are repeat customers and I get to spend my days with my "extended" family. So many of the pet owners have remarked how happy their pets are to come to the clinic and laugh as I take their leashes and the four-legged children scamper away with me to go play!
And on the slower boarding days, the vet lets me paint around the clinic! Here are a few photos of things I've done. These are all in the "cat room" except for the little owl who watches them take Xrays!