Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Yeap I think I now hate my job

Okay it's only a few weeks and I already got my half a month's pay! Thank God, am really happy!

I feel it's more of I endured the karenah of my colleagues to earn my salary rather than I worked for it. Well, it's true that I worked a lot, but honestly that wasn't the hard part AT ALL.

In fact nowadays I just wish to be left alone to do my work. Don't talk to me, don't ask me anything, rather order me to do things, I will gladly do it for you, even if it's washing the toilet, just don't make me answer you.

Didn't expect to come to this point that the extraverted me has chosen to hide in his tortoise shell.

These two Malay nurses can be really kurang ajar at times. The way they scold the patients after they leave, bad-mouthing the doctors, and the dirty+lame jokes they come out with have pushed me to the point where I am just so disgusted with their behavior. Worst of all, they were rejoicing when Israel was struck with fire few days back, said 'Bagus...padan muka.' Goodness is this what your religion teaches you? But Kenneth said cannot blame them cause they were educated to hate Jews since primary school days. Still...eew.

And I really hate it when they say 'study five years but can't even do simple jobs like these.' Take for example today la. Two doctors. 3 assistants. So the other two assisted the two doctors while I had to jaga counter. There were a crowd of patients today I don't know why. I had to register walk in patients, at the same time I also had to collect the patient's card and settle their payments. So suddenly a mother with two kids entered and all three wanted to get their teeth checked. So I had to search for their treatment cards. At the same time, two patients just finished their treatment and I had to get the cards from the doctor and collect money. Plus I had to arrange the date for their next appointment (ortho patients). At the same time also, two impressions came and I was asked to pour cast. So while I was discussing with the patients, mind you I only managed to search for one card out of the three, the doctor passed me another patient's CD and asked me to transfer the old OPG from the CD to the new computer. Can you see how confusing the situation was?

In the midst of the chaos, the other nurse in her impatient tone asked me to faster pour the cast, which I decided to do that later because I know I had to settle the patients first, I'm not that stupid like you malaizhu. Then the other nurse asked me to wash the instruments in the sink and sort of accused me that I was just lazying around not doing anything. Hello can you see what I'm doing here!!!! ARGHHHHH!!!!

So after settling the patients' appointment I quickly went to pour the cast because anytime soon the next patient will be out and I had to settle their payment. I did it in a rush so I knew that the cast will have lots of porosities.

Obviously I got scolded with that same line I hate the most. I said sorry and then I went on to explain that I was in a rush. Then immediately they cut me and said 'then I'm not busy is it, busy sangat...'. I was mad, but I just suppressed it because I knew that I would lose the argument cause two against one.

I wish I could manage such situations better. I think I should always keep calm and carry out the important ones first. I guess I'm still very new so it came as a shock to me, so I was very confused today.

I'm just upset that the doctors treat me better than the nurses. The nurses don't pay me, why do I have to 看他们的脸色做人 (live according to how they want us to be). I just tell myself everytime, one day I may be your boss, so now boss me around all you want, just so you wait.

It annoys me also when they kept calling me Tweety bird because my lips are small and pouty. Hmph... It should be funny if others call me that, but when people that I hate say the same thing to me, it is so insulting man. The other nurse looks exactly Ursula from Little Mermaid. I really want to say it but you know girls, if insulted can cry then I die la, I'm the bad guy. And both of them put so much make up they really look like cakes to me, but not like Secret Recipe type, more like the Indian bakery type, unappetizing and cheap looking.

Kay, rant is over. I still hate you two.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Life as a DSA

It isn't so bad. Not great either.

But one thing for sure, being a dental nurse/assistant isn't easy. It not only requires precision and good memory, it also demands speed, alertness and good human relations.

This is my 3rd day here as an assistant. Most of the time I do reception work. I answer calls, fix appointments, give medicine according to prescription and be a cashier(probably the scariest).

Sometimes I will have to keep patients' bite registration casts properly, to be sent to the lab for either trial denture or fabrication.

Yet to learn: Make occlusal rims for bite registration, mixing alginate and pour casts, ortho stuffs and etc.

Usually patients come in the morning, afternoons are a little more laxed. Sometimes can be very boring and sleepy, esp after lunch. Zzzz...

The wait can be extra painful when it comes to around 4.30, most probably because I was so used to going back by 4.30 for the past five years.

We have a few doctors here, but the one in charge is Dr Lee, he's the one who hired me. He's very nice and friendly. However the others are a little more reserved. Yesterday I met Dr Chin and today Dr Tan. But they didn't talk much to me, they just hid themselves in the room (I saw them watching movie in their laptops, so shuang) until the end.

I work 5 days per week. Thursdays and Sundays are my off days. Actually right now I can't wait for Sunday already, hahaha see how much I dread working, but I sendiri cari pasal want to work so badly.

Every morning I wake up at 7.45am, have to leave by 8.30am before it gets super jammed. Yesterday I left at 8.40, oh my the jam was terrible. Reached in 40 minutes. Today I left at 8.30am, I reached at 8.45am. Seriously.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Today's a boring day, as usual.

I had to purposely wake up late just to pass time. But you know the weather, by 10am it's like you're in a sauna, and my face was really oily, so I had no choice but to wash up.

I didn't even have the mood to eat breakfast, so just ate two slices of sponge cake and a cup of milo and then I headed back into my cell aka bedroom.

Decided to watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, because I want to know who Voldemort, Dumbledore and all these people are. Goodness, the movie lasted 2.5 hours, I almost fell off from my chair while watching.

So at least I know who the bad guys and the good guys are. Basically, Voldemort is the only bad guy la. I thought only Harry Potter and his two friends were the good ones cause the rest all looked evil to me. And Robert Pattinson was inside the movie too but ke le fe only haha.

After lunch I decided to call the dental clinics in Midvalley, Gardens and IOI City Mall. Only IOI City's and Gardens one were kind enough to take down my name and number. The Midvalley one cut me out by saying 'We don't take fresh graduates here.' then straight away put down the phone. :(

Whatever it is, I don't feel so horrible like before. Guess you just have to get used to all the rejections. It's not that bad actually.