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最近有人问我为什么写这个 博客–我认为这是一个很好的方式–在一年中的那个时候 传统来反思上一年并为下一年制定解决方案。

At first it was to share personal experience and frustration that I started this blog but more and more it came to be because I felt I could help to give a voice to subjects that many in the profession are thinking about and talking about in the relative anonymity of social media, and in prep rooms and staff rooms. I still see that the profession has so much it can offer and yet in so many ways it falls short of expectations. I also see this blog as an extension of mentoring and sharing experiences. I write for everyone in the profession; students, new grads, experienced vets, practice managers, practice owners, recruiters, corporate and independent. Even if an 文章 does not seem to be written for your group, I think it is useful to know what others are thinking and experiencing. Although this blog is currently focusing 上 recruitment, it is going to cover many more non-clinical topics affecting the profession.

I’ve been told I am brave to put myself out there and voice opinions that may not be palatable to all, that I am harming my chance of being given employment. It’s not that I don’t care what others say but I have got to the point in my life where I feel the need to help improve the 现状, not just for myself but for all my colleagues and those in the future. I want to help people from having the disappointing job experiences like my little sister; there has to be a better way. There are so many things we have right in the profession and should be proud of but obviously some things are not going well. It is because I DO care that I write this blog. This is a healing profession. Healer, heal thyself. Or at least thy industry.

If 上ly 上e person reads this blog and changes the way they think about a situation, I will have succeeded. I’m not here to force change 上 anyone but as a profession we desperately need to evolve to keep up with the rapidly changing world beyond our borders. Evolution is the right way to think about it and should appeal to our scientific minds; it’s a process of making incremental improvements in a sustainable, controlled way, and adapting to changing environmental requirements. Evolution requires variation, pressure and inheritability. We have the pressure, no doubt. We have the inheritability via CPD and verbal training. Variation though? Any new ideas, anything that isn’t what we’ve done before no matter how slightly different, is too often trodden down. Take ideas from outside the profession? Heresy! You all know what happens if you remove all variation from a population, so why are we doing it to ourselves?

No person or business can improve or grow by standing still. This profession can be too insular and inward looking, standing still in the comfort zone despite it becoming increasingly uncomfortable, wondering why this is happening when it worked in the past and vocally moaning about how the world is not like it used to be. We continue down the same path, doing the same things repeatedly but hoping for a different outcome. We need to learn to try new things and new ways. What we are doing currently is not working in many regards and we can do it better. I don’t know how, I am sure no-one else knows exactly how, but we need to be open to consider the possibilities and alternatives in order to develop new, better processes. Otherwise natural selection will continue to work and 上ly the fittest will survive.

I love being a vet and I am an optimist. Just as well really, as after this past year I can see why so many of my colleagues are disillusioned with the profession and leaving or wanting to leave. I believe the right job for me is out there, if I just keep looking for it, and there will be a practice that appreciates what I can do. I discovered that I love trying new things in my work as well as my personal life (weirdly I have always loved trying new things outside of being a vet such as travelling to exotic places – 看到我的另一个blo在这里)。我发现我不应该害怕失败或错误(尽管如果发生错误,仍然可以平衡风险)。我发现我喜欢非临床工作,也喜欢我的临床工作,因此我理想的未来职位需要兼顾两者。

我必须承认我是建设性不满的拥护者, 一些人告诉我的一个属性是负面的,但我想改善 事情变得更好,努力工作并检验我的极限。我有能力看到 问题和错误,但我不想忽略它们,而是想改善它们, 寻找解决方案,而不仅仅是抱怨它们。我不必为此道歉 有意见或发表意见。分歧并不总是坏事 事物–对于创造性地解决问题至关重要。

The easy route is to not speak out, to avoid conflict, to avoid considering change. I have worked with many like this and, far from smoothing things over, it becomes 上e of the key reasons I left that job because nothing ever improved and never would. Repressing these things is what leads to gossip, simmering resentment, feelings of powerlessness and then contagious low morale and poor engagement.

对于那些不想和我一起工作或感到生气的人 以我的写作方式,我并不想冒犯,所以请考虑为什么 你有这种感觉。您不必担心,因为如果您感到受到威胁 被问到,我几乎肯定不想为您工作。如果你是 冒犯了我可以自己思考并做出自己的判断,而不是 害怕发声,那对你有什么影响?你害怕吗 您的权威受到质疑?如果您确信自己的方法是 唯一可行的方式,那么您应该同样有信心解释原因。如果你是 害怕利用团队的全部能力,包括他们的大脑,如何 确定要领导他们吗?我不想废掉你这个 不是权力游戏。我只是想能够为使我的团队, 实践和我的生活会更好。

我没有声称能回答所有问题,但我想鼓励 您可以在当前的局限性之外思考,通常被称为“盒子”。一世 想重新教育您好奇-包括,尤其是 你自己如果您了解这种情况的原因,您将有信心 讨论,解释它,并借助任何来源的更多知识对其进行改进。 那就是科学。让我们开始讨论和辩论。

这不是改变,这是进化。