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PostHeaderIcon Back to reality, now get to work!

Well I’m done; I’m finished, that’s it, that’s all, well, just about it.

School is over; actually it was over at the end of February.

Then I had a month of fun at CHEO, and now I’m looking for work.

I finished all of my class room work and exams at the end of February; that was fun.

I haven’t done exams like that, ever. I wasn’t the best student in high school, perhaps it was the fact that I NEVER did home work and I think I may have studies for one or two tests. Yep I was one lazy boy.

Well that sure changed!

So I passed my writhen exam no problem the practical that was a different matter.

Well lets just say that Murphy’s Law was in full force that day, trust me it was a bit of a cluster frack, but we got through it, my lab partner and I were quite relived to have finished and even more relived to have passed.

So then it was out in to the real world! 150 hours of practicum to get or feet wet in the real world and to see if we actually learned any thing.

So I had the honor of going to CHEO, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

That was an amazing experience, I did have a few eye popping moments, like when I was in the blood lab and a kid fainted on me. Yep poor kid passed out cold after getting a blood sample taken, I thought I had done something horribly wrong, but my instructor laughed at me a said “this sort of thing happens all the time! You’ll get used to it!”

Five minuets later another kid fainted, and I had nothing to do with it, felt better after that.

I also got to see the sad part of the hospital, I saw an autopsy on a young child. I won’t go into any details, there not needed.

But even in death something can be learned.

In histology we would prepare tissue samples and slides for the pathologist to exam so that they may learn something about what went wrong.

I got to see and experience a lot in the month I was there, including getting a “supper bug” that knocked me on my ass for three days, haven’t been that sick in a while.

One thing about working in a hospital is if you are sick, they want you to stay home!

Gee go figure if you’re sick, stay at home and get better so you don’t spread it around! What a novel idea!  A few places I used to work could learn from that.

CHEO was fun and a fantastic experience, I hope some day to work there, I can’t say enough about the staff and every thing that they did for me, they are a great group of people.

If you want to read my thank you note that was published in the Ottawa Citizen you can see it here.

I have to get a job, and right now , there’s not a lot of hireling going on, got figure, 8 months ago there were lots of job in my field out there, now not too much and there are a whole whack of us students looking for the same  jobs, lots of competition .

So that’s were I stand right now, looking for work, sending out lots and lots or resumes and waiting, I hate waiting.

I have to; hopefully I won’t have to wait too much longer and I’ll land that big job!

Or any job, need to pay bills at least that will make the bill collector happy!

Oh well back at it  time to see what out there for me!

PostHeaderIcon Timing is everything.

Ok ,you know how “they ” say timing is everything?
Well from my point of view can agree with that.
Let me explain, I just got laid off, yep ,Friday December 5th was my last day at a job I loved , for many reasons including I got to work with people who are smart and it only took me five minutes to get to work and I got to work with lasers, cool.
So the timing thing, try this on for size, this month , we have Christmas, my mother, aunt and father in law are all undergoing treatment for cancer and I have lost my job and there are a few other things that have been an ongoing challenge for the past year, like I said it’s all in the timing, in this case bad timing.
Wow I do sound a bit whiny and bitter and perhaps I just might have a right to be , if this happened to any one else I know I would not begrudge one bit for feeling bitter, I know I am!
So the timing is the shit, nothing I can do about that , and if you want to give advice about karma or astrology or phen shy (maybe my desk is not facing the right way?)You may have to cover you ears when I give you the reality check.
What has happen in my life is totally out on my hands, bad timing is just that bad timing, bad luck, its that same as when you have good timing and good luck , same coin different side.
So I figure I have a choice, or choices, I can sit around and blame my bad luck and bad timing on whatever , Ok I can blame the economy, but again that’s just the way it is.
Or I can take advantage of a nice break to help those in my family who need an extra hand and also see what else is out there I can take advantage of to help me get in to a better job market.
So we shall see , It could have been worse.
The one big bummer was I was finally eligible for stock options (sigh)