song of the day: Better Than Love - Griffin House
RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!! *Punches and kicks wall, then throws self on floor and rolls around for several minutes jabbering and wailing*
There sure is a lot of crap going on at the moment, and I really am trying to be organized about everything. I am NOT by nature an organized person. My mind is a crow’s nest of clutter. It’s the sort of thing one would expect to find in the back corner of the stockroom of an antique store. We’re talking embroidered lace doilies, and salt spoons, and cookie tins from sixty years ago. Slide that stereo viewer out of the way, please, I’m trying to remember where I put my god damn car keys.
the microbiology knowledge you seek is back in the corner there. no problem.
I am making an effort to organize my brain and my life, but it sure ain’t easy.
I have two big exams this week, and am concerned about passing microbiology. Though I love the topic, this class is officially the most unorganized bullshit EVER! Only two people passed the first exam, and they only passed by one question. We don’t have a proper lab, and the whole set up is bloody ridiculous. Oh well.
And just in case there isn’t enough stress in my life, my midwife flipped her shit and had a stress tantrum. She has neglected to create an on-call schedule for either of her students, and is now angry because it came back to bite her in the ass. Both of us pressed her for a schedule, but she brushed it off because she wanted to be able to just call whenever she wanted. Unfortunately the two of us have school and lives that we need to see to. She called me a couple of times when I was unavailable, and my classmate happened to be unavailable at those times as well. So then she has to do the birth by herself, and is overworked and stressed and pissed about it. She told my classmate not to come back until she had things straightened out, and I find that a tad surprising seeing as how they have worked together before and have known each other several years. Yep. The lady doesn’t want to pay another midwife to work at her birthcenter, and instead is trying to rely on free labor from students. Her birth center is too dang busy for one midwife, and she bloody well knows it. I understand wanting the free labor, but we are students NOT MIDWIVES and her expectations are just unrealistic. My classmate has decided that she is not going back there at all, and I am on the fence about how to handle the situation. I emailed the person in charge of finding us preceptors earlier today just to give her a heads up. This whole situation could easily have been avoided had the midwife just created our on-call schedule in January.
Bullshit things I am tired of hearing : “That’s just how it is when you are a student.” “It’s hard being a midwife, and you have to sacrifice a lot.” “Well, it was like this when I was in school too, so you have to get used to it.” If they want to martyr themselves and be overworked, stressed, and unhappy that is fine by me, but it isn’t how it has to be. Your work doesn’t have to be your whole damned life. And deliberately stressing out and overworking students just because “that’s how it is” is nonsense. We do a lot and put in a ton of time FOR FREE. They think this is building character, but there are other ways to teach and build good character. Enough of this boot camp baloney.
Ok. Done with that for now.
I was doing a little etsy.com research and have learned that the first ten to twenty sales are the hardest to make, because nobody has given your store any feedback ratings yet. Folks want to see ratings so that they know you aren’t going to screw ‘em over. Because of this I went through and priced everything at the lowest possible bargain basement price. I am hoping that the low prices will tempt the etsy shopping population to make purchases from a new store. If that doesn’t work I don’t know what the heck else to try. Do me a favor and go check out my policy page, profile, store banner, etc. and offer me up some feedback. I listened to everything that was said last time, and all the advice was very helpful. I really thank you bundles for your time, and it means a lot to me. http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheTenMoons
I ordered business cards today from vistaprint that are quite pretty. Those guys sure overcharge for shipping though. Three week shipping was six dollars. Really guys? For a tiny box of business cards? Three weeks?