In the home stretch!
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|Fri, 12-07-2012 - 1:05am|
I am in the final days of training for the year! I have two students right now...we have them taking models tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday they have their practice practical (iron out any last minute issues) and then their final on Thursday.
It's been a roller coaster. I don't think they really like each other all that much which doesn't help things. They aren't mean but there is some tension.
And because I had some major pain for about a week of it, I wasn't in the mood for any of it! My boss actually asked me if I don't like one of them..i like them both but my tolerance level was low (pain + caity being a 12 yo) and that student was full of excuses all week. After my boss spent two days with both of them she came to me and said, "I get it...you're a saint!" lol. They were both making her crazy! I think a lot of it is anxiety...they are both nervous people and they feed off each other. And then they get snarky...and then they feel unsure...and then they are overconfident!
To top things off, one of them somehow made it through the hiring process without having her license application approved...she's applying from out of state so there are a few extra steps. I found out because I looked at the dept of health website and it listed her as pending! I asked her and she said she hadn't heard anything but when she checked her email at lunch she found one from a week prior starting three delays in her application process: no confirmation of license from CA, her school is not accredited by the state of WA and she hadn't completed the jurisprudence exam. Pretty major stuff! But she didn't seem quite as urgent about it as I was until I told her that she will not have a job until it is straightened out. And then blame blame blame...everyone elses fault...etc etc. She and I had a pretty serious conversation after class that day....
So far no license...she is waiting for the background check to process but got everything else handled. Looks like she might get it a week after she finishes training which wouldn't be bad except it's right in the middle of the holidays so no one can take the time for an orientation...and my boss and I will both be on vacation and we have to give the final okay for her placement. She's 25yo and I hope she is seeing the life lesson in this...I've tried to make sure she is.
I will be glad for this class to be done! What an end to 2012!
On a positive note..my elbow seems to be better. I think it is stemming from my crazy tight shoulder/upper back...which is tight because I need a break! lol. Soon, soon!