Thursday, January 22, 2009

Who Knew I'd Have to Take a Number

This morning I was still pissed about the whole screech owl thing. I was going over what would be the best way to bring the subject up because I knew she wouldn't. There was no way she was going to talk about anything she messed up. C came in before the screech owl and I knew something wasn't right with her. She's usually talkative, bubbly and hyper. Today I never heard her say too much and she was the farthest thing from hyper.

The screech owl showed up and now I was torn. How do I bring up the whole blame thing and do I do it today because I knew C was ready to boil over. C made it to lunch without anything happening which surprised me. Shes really not one to hold anything in. I can't remember when it happened but I happen to come across the chart of the baby who got the expired shot. I asked if the parents were called so they knew what had happened and that the baby needed to come back to get another shot. This is when the screech owl said she was just sick about what happened yada yada yada. My reply to her was, yeah I heard I also got the blame for it. Oooohhh nooo she said. Her explanation was that she had said I was the last one to give a shot out of that vaccine bottle, 10 days before it expired and I should have put a note on it. I told her wow thats funny I thought thats why they put the date on the bottle because thats where I always check. She didn't have a snappy comeback. I think if she had my fist would have snapped upside her head.

Later this afternoon the pot boiled over. C has been working her ass off at home and at work and it seems no matter what the girl does she doesnt do anything right and someones always riding her ass. Today she had enough. There was a breakdown of epic proportions. I being the great employee that I am covered for her at the front desk lines were ringing people were signing in it was crazy. Now you would think knowing what was going on screech owl would step it up. Yeah ya know damn well she didnt. In fact not only was I answering phones, taking messages, making appointments, doing nurse call backs, I also had to take all the patients back because she sat on her ass.

So I am redoing the resume and putting it out there. And when I get a job with good benifets and pay thats better than the screech owl I will tell her to suck it!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'm Back and I'm Bitchin!

I know its been awhile but I got really lazy about blogging over the holidays and had other stuff to do so here's to me getting back on track!

The only thing I really have to report today is the fact that I am going to have it out with the screech owl tomorrow. She screwed up yesterday and rather than admit she made a mistake what did she do? She blamed ME! I don't work Tuesdays but apparently I am so good I can make her screw up while sitting in my living room 40 minutes from my office!

I get to work today and had a couple people tell me what happened. A kid came in for a well child check and one of the docs ordered a vaccine for the kid. Let me just say that when I went to school it was heavily stressed to check expiration dates on vaccines. We were taught to check the date 3 times. Once when you get it out, once when you draw it up and once before you put it away. I have only been working in my current field for a little over 3 years, the screech owl has been at it for over 35. You would think she would check the date. She didn't until AFTER she gave the shot and was charting.

At this point you might be asking yourself how was this MY fault that she didn't check the date? Well her excuse for screwing up was I was the last one to give that vaccine and I should have written on the bottle, or somewhere else, that it was going to expire soon. Yeah. This is where you scream ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! Thats what I did. From what I understand everyone looked at her like she was on crack when she pulled that excuse out of her ass and it just made her look stupid. I would also like to add this is the second time shes done this in about 6 months. I didn't get the blame last time I forget what her excuse is but it really doesn't matter because she should have checked that date.

I can bet you the usual will happen tomorrow. She will come in to work and not say a word about how SHE screwed up and how she blamed ME for it. Thats ok because you bet your ass I will be bringing it up to her. I have decided that I am going to have her go into the office managers office and confront her there so I will stay calm and not have to be pulled off her.

Just in case though does someone want to start the bail collection now?