My apologies…I need to vent…
So, my BF’s in the Air Force.
He’s a Staff Sargeant/Aviation Technician that works on the B1-Lancer.
He doesn’t deploy for long periods of time, but he does deploy once a year. He spends the better part of each year overseas, and just enough time back home to say hi and prepare for the next deployment.
He left at the end of January, with a projected return of mid August.
Couple weeks ago, he and his buddies where killing time, goofing around during a break and he fell the wrong way. Accidents happen, it’s not like he was trying to get maimed or anything.
At first they told him it was a hyperextended knee, gave him a pair of crutches first, then allowed him to hobble around a bit wearing a knee brace.
THEN…they did an MRI…and let him hobble and put a bit of weight on his leg.
THEN…another MRI…and it turns out that the knee’s broken. He’s got a bone fragment already moved into his leg.
So they’re shipping him off to Germany to put in two screws and a metal plate on it.
I know assessments can’t be done when the body part is too swollen up but why in :!!!: did they release him to put weight on his leg before doing an assessment!!
I’m also on the lookout for another job.
I work as a CNA and between poor staffing on part of our supervisor and snotty RN’s (my apologies to any RN’s here, but there’s some out there that treat us worse than the hired help) I’m at the end of my chain.
Five years have been enough in this job for me. And last saturday I think I hurt my back transferring a patient. It doesn’t hurt terribly, it just “doesn’t feel right”.
I put in an application at the local library (I worked as a library assistant in Mexico for 8 years) and they did call me back, but my school schedule conflicted with their work schedule so I didn’t get it :pout:
15 dlls./hr in a job I can do with my eyes closed and it slips through my fingers :verysad: