You all thought I just skipped this post yesterday, but I really wrote it weeks ago! Here's the link, How 'bout them apples, y'all?
In all seriousness, yesterday did not go my way. As you all know I work in a nursing home. I started there in June. My CNA training classes started in July & lasted until the end of August. Since then, I've been waiting to be contacted to test for my official state certification.
A few weeks ago some of the ladies from my class started getting their letters, but mine didn't come. No biggie, right? Except the last day I can work as an NA without being certified is November 6th. After that, I have to do other things aside from direct care until I take my test.
Although I really don't want to do that, the real problem is this: a coworker & I are supposed to be switching weekends soon so that DJ & I can go away November 5th, 6th & 7th. Because of all this nonsense, I'm not sure we can switch. In a perfect world, we would both pass our test before the end of the month. She passed yesterday! While she was there, she found out that I was also supposed to be there...even though no one ever notified me. I made some calls & found out the testing facility entered my address incorrectly into their system, so I never got the letter, nor was it returned to them. FML.
So I was on the phone with the scheduler from work yesterday trying to explain that I have non-refundable tickets to a convention & hotel reservations for that weekend. Her response was, "Mondays are busy, so I'll get back to you by tomorrow." Well that sounds optimistic, doesn't it?
And now, the waiting game. I feel like my employer is not going to help with out with this, even though it's not my fault. But if they don't, I am so going to be a thorn in their side. I plan to plant myself in the scheduling office until they decide to do something for me...or have me removed.
Wish me luck!