I take my job very seriously and it can become quite stressful. I’m working actual lives and its my responsibility what happens to them and I don’t take it lightly. I’ve worked with many people though who don’t treat it the same it is very frustrating.
I’ve had to break up dog fights, help animals who are having seizures, try to control the spread of diseases, do nail trims on mean animals, feed and clean feral cats, and make sure every animal is medicated. They are not all easy to work with like some people think. Whenever someone finds out I work with animals most people are like “wow that must be so fun” and “you’re so lucky I’d love to just play with dogs all day.” I do have good times with the animals and I enjoy it a lot, but it is not just playing with dogs all day. I can deal with the troubles that arise from the animals, however when my coworkers are not pulling the slack I get very annoyed. I worked with one girl who didn’t like dogs and never wanted to do anything dealing with them. She knew that dogs were a big part of this job why did she come to work here? I don’t get it.
The job is a lot of cleaning and getting things done at certain times. Usually I work with one other person a day unless were very busy then I work with two other people. Were supposed to split the work up and get everything done by around 6 to 6:30 pm. I’ve had many days though were I do 95% of the work load because my coworker is not doing things they should or could be doing. I just feel like I constantly have to pick up everyone’s slack. For example we’re supposed to scoop right after a dog goes in the yard and I’ll put the dogs out after not doing it all day and I’ll find poop everywhere. Which they don’t see it as a big deal, but that’s how diseases spread the most and if a another dog steps in then it gets everywhere.
I am not the best employee in the world, I make mistakes a lot, but I’ll never understand how these people can work where I work and not treat these lives they are in control of with the upmost importance. Rant over.