It all has to do with the silly program that I am in for nursing. So... what goes on is that the American Nursing Association has a qualification to give the seal of approval to a school, that the school in question has a program that benefits the community. We, due to the school wanting ANA approval have to perform community service by going to visit senior citizens at their houses. I don't necessarily thing that there is anything wrong with this other than the time commitment involved with it. I would actually do this on my own if given the chance to, but "the man" apparently has to check up on me to make sure that I am doing my part. So I have to perform between 18-20 hours of community service during one of the most busy semesters of the year. Geez. I didn't steal anything, I may have let loose with some swears during a test or something but that's about it. I have about 8 or so hours in and SHOULD have 18 in by the 14th of december, but with my recent diagnosis of appendicitis and removal of said appendix (heheh) I am probably not going to be able to make it even if I wanted to. So now it's time for me to call up the community agency to see if I can meet with my lady before christmas and turn in my timesheet later or something.
This is ridiculous. 18-20 hours? I mean we are getting pimped out by our school for some free labor. I mean that's sad. I would be able to deal with 10 hours, but between work, school, and things like oh... I don't know... life, I am not entirely able to make it. My lady has Dr.'s appointments and PT appointments for most of the week, so if I happen to not be able to make it one week it's almost as if I am screwed. Not to mention that the agency told us that they want us to meet with our seniors 1 hr a week rather than longer than that. That in itself allows 0 leeway for mistakes. This idea sucks, and the fact that my school thought that ANA certification was worthwhile is a silly idea.
I haven't learned anything from this experience other than "the man" IS REALLY out to get me and make my life as hard as he can.