OT: Need Another Pep-talk
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|Tue, 07-16-2013 - 9:43pm|
I start my clinicals Monday. I'll be working 40 hrs a week for six weeks FOR FREE. I know it's unavoidable, I'm not the only one having to do it, and it's intended to help me but here's where I'm struggling: two girls from class who live 45 minutes from their site are going to a site not 20 minutes from me. When they (instructors) realized that I lived closer, they tried to get them to switch. I'm assuming that didn't go over well because I found out yesterday that I'll be driving 45 minutes, one way, to do mine - and the best part? It's open on Sundays - OH JOY! The crappiest part though, is that the 20 mins away place is hiring. Why would these girls want to drive that far to work every day(assuming they're hired after their clinicals)? They live in a much larger city than I, wiith a lot more opportunities and in the same city as the school, so I'd assume they'd have better networking potential. Plus, they both have families. I'd think they'd want to be close to their kids in case one gets sick or something?
My mother is encouraging me to go apply for the job but I would feel smarmy doing that . . .
I haven't shared this with anyone at school so I appreciate the opportunity to come here and vent. I know it doesn't sound like it, but I'm tryng to be positive!