Thinking logically I always wanted to be the person with the great career, which is why I went to university to study Biomedical Science, as I have wanted to be a scientist for as long as I can remember. Things never work out as planned, I applied for hundreds of jobs but as the competition was so great I never landed a job in my field, so out of need for something to do I started dental nursing at the practice my mum works at, unfortunately having to go to college at the same time to gain a nurses qualification.
I think this year has made me realise that I dont necessarily want the high powered job and I dont want to live to work, but rather work to live. So although I want to enjoy the job I have, I dont see it as the be all and end all. Right now things at work aren’t great, I mean I love working with the dentist, but the atmosphere in the whole place just isnt good. Mainly because the manageress hired half her family and they are treated far differently and better to everyone else. Normally I wouldnt let this get to me, but now because half the staff hired arent actually needed as theres no work for them to do, but they cant get rid of them as ‘they need the money’ the rest of us have now been told that if we work overtime or extra days, we will no longer get paid, but rather can take time off when it suits the practice. Which will be never, as we cant just randomally cancel patients because we want time off. So my days here may be numbered and I might decide to get back into Biomedical Science after all. I guess we’ll see.