Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Bye-bye Radiology School...

Today I quit Radiology School. Even though I was an A-student and am totally in love with Radiology, the working environment was not for me at all. I am very saddened but how long am I expected to keep forcing something that is not meant to be? One of my instructors was quite horrible, nasty, and mean to me when I informed her of my decision, so suffice it to say that I'm still licking my wounds. Yowza. Ouch. Meanwhile, I have to get up enough nerve to turn in my dosimeter badge and withdrawal paperwork -- which means I have to face the instructors one last time. It kills me to say this, but I'm too weak and beaten down at the moment to do that. They can wait a few days.

I am taking with me some wonderful life experiences from Radiology School. No one can take that away from me. This just wasn't for me. Some folks may want to label me as weak or thin-skinned, but my own personal level of how much BS I could take was exceeded and I know I gave it my all.

Thanks to everyone for the support along the way, and now in the aftermath, too. *hugs* It's time to close that chapter of my life and move on. Goodbye, Radiology School. Let the healing begin.


Chiloe said...

Sorry to hear that everything was so bad at school. That's something I will never understand ... Were you a long way from your diploma?


LoriRay said...

Thanks, Chiloe. I was still over a year away from earning my degree. Regardless, the hospital working environment was not for me. I just don't understand why my instructor had to be so hateful at the end. Oh well...at least I am done with it all now.

Thank you again for your support and hugs.

Rachel S said...

I am sorry to hear that. Maybe it's just a so long for now, not a final goodbye

Mistylynn said...

LoriRay sending you hugs. I for one am very proud to call you a friend and only you know what is best for you. That type of environment is not for everyone. I think the instruction needs a lesson in human relations.
(((((Hugs))))) girl.


LoriRay said...

Thanks a million, gals. Today I found out that our local hospital has 95% of their transcription employees working from home. I'll be looking into that within the next few days. Everything happens for a reason. :)

Lynn, you almost made me cry. It would've been a good cry, and I thank you for your words. I am proud to call you a friend, too. *hugs*