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Yeah I don’t agree with that part. Stand up for yourself, you’re a human being and need breaks in order to perform your job.
Same reason I’m not covered in “battle scars”. If your pet shows me obvious anxiety or aggression we’re taking precautions.
Damn, number 10 made me cry a little and I don’t know why.
Literal same here. Typing this through the fog lol.
Why do we need to compare ourselves to human nurses? In one paragraph this text talks about human nurses shading about our work, but also throws shade by saying we do so much more.
To be fair, because it’s the best comparison/image to make. We NEED the public to understand what our title and responsibilities are. I’m a big advocate of trying to make our profession better because it’s truly fragmented and overlooked.
Honestly though, I’m extremely tired of the idea that I need to skip breaks, not pee, not have any life outside of work. Fuck that
This vet tech wishes more places didn’t have shitty management that allow skipped lunches to happen and bladder holding. It’s not acceptable at all and shouldn’t be normalized
Battle scars if you’re a shitty handler and don’t know when to say stop and try again another day on more drugs
While I agree sometimes that is the case, not always though. I’ve been doing it a long time and only have a few. But I’ve seen a cat tear up a coworker after she was done with it and just putting it back in the carrier. It just isn’t that black and white.
My brothers wife is a vet tech and she is a wonderful woman but I could never do what she does and have great respect for her doing this job and doing it well. My mother is a nurse and the one about their back issues reminded me of my mother talking about lifting 200lbs patients into bed and pushing those massive beds from rom to room there’s a reason more than one person pushes those beds.
We’ve had to lift 200lb mastiffs after they’ve been euthanized and it’s insane trying to get them ready for cremation
Knowing how hard human care is, when we (usually) can communicate with our patients, I give full credit! I am a human medical retiree, and have full admiration!
Now, for the REAL question: if Reddit will Allow it: which is the best insurance? My chiweenie is ~7.5 years old, and I really need to get some.
I’ve heard good things about trupanion, and nationwide. I don’t have pet insurance so I don’t have personal experience, I’m only going offbwhat people have told me.
I don’t really care for how the first one throws shade on human nurses. Yes, we’re nurses, but we also don’t save human lives. The work we do isn’t really comparable in that sense. I hate that we have to be compared to them at all. We are not the same as several human nurses.
Yes vet techs do more I recently visiting a hospital cause a family member was in the hospital and he was being moved from ICU to the general care the ICU staff only does ICU they don’t even know anyone working other departments because different departments are so seperated
Most of them? For the first 5yrs of my career I did all the cleaning in the hospital because we didn’t have assistants. I still do laundry every shift. Maybe go get a new job cause you sound hella burnt out my friend.